Dustin Perkins, Chase Sanford, and Jared Mitchell, longtime friends both on stage and off, shared the stage at the new Barbay venue at Marina Del Rey (Lake Texoma), in/near Kingston, Okla., Saturday night, Aug. 27.
Dustin has been sitting low in the music business for the past three years, and this was his official coming-out-of-retirement (though temporary, just for the one night), event. But as his songs showed, he hasn’t been idle in the songwriting department. Lots of new songs offered up, along with his tried-and-true originals from previous recordings and shows.
Chase, too, has been on a short hiatus, but has come out on several times on previous Saturday nights, song-swapping with other area songwriters as he did with Dustin and Jared.
And Jared — well, he fronts the Jared Mitchell Band, which just played the weekend before at Gilley’s, Choctaw/Durant. His band is made up of everyone in the Spur 503 band, including its former lead singer, Chance Cody.
This venue is a temporary one, with the new Marina Del Ray owner building a new one during the winter to be opened when the lake season begins again in earnest. Scene In Town will keep you up to date as we get updates ourselves.
Meanwhile, this next weekend, Labor Day Weekend, will see the end of the music season at Barbay, with Aaron Einhouse playing Friday night, JB & The Moonshine Band playing Saturday night, and Pat Green playing Sunday. And there’s no cover charge for those shows.