Date Sunday May 16, 2021 Time Doors 7:00pm Showtime 8:00pm Location Mercury Lounge (map) 1747 South Boston Ave. Tulsa OK 74119
James Reed - “After a short hiatus where he set the pen down in lieu of focusing on his career as a contractor, earlier this year the native Kentuckian left his toolbelt behind and transferred all his focus to his true passion that was forever cemented in his wheelhouse: songwriting. Prior to his pause from music, James had recorded an album and played shows on the Appalachian circuit. Though he certainly showed promise back then, the combination of taking a chance to pursue music full-time and the evolution of a worldwide pandemic seemed to have a culminating and powerful effect on his drive and determination. Few possess the dedication to their craft that I’ve seen on display time and time again over the past several months from James, and it’s evident in the trajectory his career has taken in an unprecedented time: at the beginning of 2020, he was still relatively unknown, yet at the end, he has released a fabulous EP with a growing list of shows under his belt, while well on his way to becoming a household name in the region." Lance Rogers has drawn from his blue collar roots, the love of his Kentucky home in the Bluegrass region, and the heart of his varied musical influences to craft songs that appeal to story lovers everywhere. You'll hear traces of your own memories and life experiences in the unmistakable originality of a hard-working Kentuckian's unique, sometimes raw, perspective as he paints musical portraits that touch a range of emotions.Lance is currently in studio finishing up his debut album, which will be released this spring, 2021.