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February 12, 2014

‘Sweetheart’ evening slated in Perkins on Saturday

STILLWATER, Okla. — Monica Taylor and The Red Dirt Ramblers will be featured in concert at the Old Church that sits among the other historical buildings in Oklahoma Territorial Plaza at 7 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. with an old-fashioned potluck supper at 6:30 p.m.

“Everyone is welcome to bring a favorite dish to share or just come and enjoy all the great vittles with us,” Taylor said.  

There will also be a dessert auction throughout the evening and bake sale to benefit the Cimarron Breeze and Cimarron Songwriter Series. Everyone is invited to bring a dessert of any kind and hand it over to the ladies at the auction table.

“We appreciate all the yummy desserts and potluck dishes,” Taylor said. “This evening is free to all, but a suggested donation of $10 to $15 a person is asked for consideration. This love offering goes to these five professional musicians.”

Coffee, tea, water and soft drinks will be available for purchase, but no alcohol will be sold or permitted at the event.

Taylor, known as the Cimarron Songbird, is a longtime member of the Red Dirt music family. She travels all over the country performing her original and favorite old country and bluegrass songs at concerts and festivals with other artists like Sam Baker, Ells Paul and as The Farm Couple. Her band is made up of Gene Williams on guitar, Don Morris on bass, and Jared Tyler on dobro, mandolin, and guitar. Each of her band members are reknown artists and songwriters. They have traveled and recorded with some of the best in the business during their careers, including Jimmy Lafave, Martin del Ray, Brewer and Shipley, Dwight Yochum, Emmy Lou Harris, John Cowan and Luke Bula, Malcolm Holcomb and The Red Dirt Rangers.

Travis Fite, a guitar man and vocalist, will render a few tunes with the Red Dirt Ramblers. All of the band members are from Tulsa while Taylor resides in a barn house with her husband Dwight Johnson near Perkins.

“You will enjoy fabulous multi-instrumentalists and three- to four-part harmony with great original songs and some special love songs from their favorite country and folk artists,” Taylor said.  

For more information about the evening and all of the Cimarron Breeze concerts held in the old Methodist church, visit or call 405-612-3183 or 405-547-2411.

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