John Fullbright–”Full” of Creativity and “Bright” Songs–To Play at Harmony House Concerts!
On Sunday afternoon, August 12, 4-6 pm, John Fullbright will fill Harmony House with his talent. He will not only be singing his original tunes, but also be playing his “heart out” on his keyboard, acoustic guitar, and harmonica. We have watched this phenomenal young musician blossom and have witnessed his career soar like a red-tailed hawk over Oklahoma skies during our attendance at the Woody Guthrie Festival for the past three years. John just happens to hail from Okemah, Oklahoma, where Woody Guthrie was born. In 2010, almost every featured musician had John playing back-up and singing harmonies. In 2011, House Concert Producer Faye Weddell said, she had the good fortune of sitting beside one of his middle-school teachers who told her stories about John’s tireless efforts to develop his musical talent in his boyhood and youth. They were both there to hear him play his very own set onstage of his former Middle School Auditorium ( where he usually took a backstage part in theater performances when in school). The crowd was enthralled with John’s burst of talent and he received standing ovations.
This year, (2012) John opened on the mainstage of the “Pastures of Plenty“, where hundreds gathered to commemorate what would have been Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday. Again, the audience was inspired as John shared many songs from his new CD, “From the Ground Up”, and he played an encore.
Greg Johnson, who runs the Blue Door venue in Oklahoma City, has observed and encouraged John’s career over time. He recalled how John would come to his venue and listen to some of the most-talented performers. He seemed to absorb what each had to offer and then honed his own style. In the preface of John’s new CD, Johnson states that John has the remarkable talent of writing both “head songs” that make you think and “heart songs” that make you feel. Although John does not try to emulate Woody
Guthrie, he does believe that like Woody said, ”All you can write is what you see.” For more information about John Fullbright’s music, visit his website, www.johnfullbrightmusic.com. You can also visit the Harmony House website, www.WildscapeAcres.com to read what some major news media have said about John. His style is “his own” and cannot be keyholed into any one genre.
Make reservations for John Fullbright’s show by calling 903/583-2661. Please leave your cantact information and number of seats desired. The suggested donation is $15 per person. To prepay, make your check to John Fullbright and mail to Faye Wedell; P.O. Box 812; Bonham, TX 75418, to be received by Aug. 6. If you prepay but have to cancel, please do so by August 6 to receive a refund. Guests may also opt to pay at the door. However, if you make a reservation, please be respectful and attend; otherwise, you will still by held responsible for payment. Seats are limited, and this concert may be a “sold-out” performance with a “waiting list,” Weddell said.
Harmony House Concerts are held in the casual atmosphere of Wildscape Acres, which is located about 10 miles North of Bonham, Texas, and about 65 miles NE of the Dallas metroplex. Concerts are held inside in the ambiance of this vintage home amidst natural surroundings of the prairie landscape. If you need directions, please state this when making reservations. John will perform two 45-minute sets with a 30-minute intermission for guests to enjoy bottomless cups of coffee, tea, punches, and treats provided. A basket will be placed on the breakfast room table for optional $1 cash donations to defray the expense to the hosts.
After the concert, there will be an optional Refreshing Potluck Summertime Salad Buffet for those wishing to partake. Salads, breads, and desserts are suggested menu items. Faye and Scott will provide Chicken Salad. If you plan to attend, please notify us so we can make preparations for you and coordinate the menu.