Gavin DeGraw and Collective Soul will be performing at the Spirit Bank Event Center tonight, July 7, beginning at 7pm.
Described as a talent, who in just a few short years has become one of today’s premier singer-songwriters, DeGraw, is said to have “done it the old-fashioned way.”
As noted on his official website, “On the merits of his creative abilities, perseverance and a healthy, homegrown perspective, he has established himself as a magnetic voice in popular music. Now, DeGraw adds a new chapter to his celebrated narrative with the March release of FREE — a raw, organic sounding collection of songs that showcases Gavin’s earthy charm and ever-evolving songwriting talent.”
“My intention on FREE was to stay out of the way of the songs,” DeGraw says. “We kept the production very minimal in order to get everything that lies between me and the audience out of the way. By removing all the bells and whistles, you really make room for someone to pay attention to the songwriting.”
His co-headerliner, Collective Soul, an American rock band that has enjoyed popularity on alternative rock, mainstream rock and pop music radio, has recorded seven #1 rock hits. (as outlined on Wikipedia)
The group broke into mainstream popularity with their hit single "Shine" from their debut album Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid, released in 1993 and with their self-titled debut in 1995, with songs such as “The World I Know,” “December,” “She Gathers Rain,” and “Gel.”
This band is currently promoting their most recent release, "Afterwards." As stated on the group’s official website, “Afterwords (El Music Group) is the new studio album from Collective Soul. It is the seventh studio album by the hard-rocking band from the tiny town of Stockbridge, GA that’s gone on to become multi-platinum hit-makers playing all over the world.
Bright as California sunshine, the first single “Hollywood” features an undeniable melody with tinges of ’80s pop. Singer/ songwriter Ed Roland puts a bouncy energy to his sly lyrics that compare Tinsel Town to a naughty girl (or is it the other way around?):
“Yeah, Hollywood/ You know I love you more than one man should/ Yeah, Hollywood/ kiss me, kiss me good.”
Tickets for this double headliner tour can be purchased at the Spirit Event Website. The offer the best prices. Tickets can also be purchased online here:
Prices range from $36-$143, respectively. Tulsa Today’s own photographer Kevin Pyle and staff writer Ernie will be at the show this evening. Say hello if you get a chance to see them!
Schedule of upcoming DeGraw and Collective Soul shows following tonight’s performance.
7/9 Southhaven, MS – Snowden Grove Amphitheater
7/10 Chicago, IL – World’s Largest Block Party
7/11 Columbus, OH – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
7/13 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
7/14 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
7/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution