In addition to great barbecue and world class Dutch Oven desserts, Charlie Adams Day will be filled with toe-tappin’ music throughout the day starting at 9 a.m. with Lerin Thomas singing the Star Spangled Banner.
Following Lerin will be Newkirk’s own Two Old Men and a Lady – better known as Dale and Gayle Eisenhauer and their sidekick Ken Wilson. With Dale on acoustic guitar, Gayle on keyboard bass, and Ken on harmonica, this trio brings back the classic country, western, and pop music of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.
Dale has been in several bands in the northern Oklahoma area for the past 43 years. He puts his heart and soul into every song he performs from ballads that tug at the heart to wild and raucous southern rockabilly that keeps you stomping your feet and clapping your hands. Gayle did the traditional piano lessons as a child and most actively played music in her church until Dale started her playing bass on a keyboard/synthesizer. Ken Wilson has been a Ponca City dance music icon for several decades. Ken’s ability as a comedian is the real focal point. He has a bag full of tricks and no one knows when they are coming out.
“AcoostiX” is made up of two friends who also happen to be musicians. Mark Strange and Bill Hobbs have spent the last eight years making up two-fifths of the No Deny Band. The guys enjoy music of all genres, and this is carried over into their style and sound.
Mark has been in the music field for many years playing throughout Kansas and Oklahoma specializing in classic and modern rock. Bill has been in the music field for many hears as well and plays guitar and piano. He started singing when he was six years old and was trained in voice by coaches Christi Miller and Francis Duck.
Pake McEntire and his beautiful wife Stephanie McEntire have been a favorite at Charlie Adams Day for a number of years. Pake started singing with his family which included his sisters Reba and Susie with their first living room hit single – a song about their Grand Pap, “The Ballad of John McEntire” in the 1970’s.
Pake, a former RCA recording artist, has toured the United States and parts of Canada since the early 1980’s, landing three Top-Twenty hits on Billboard’s Country Charts: “Saving My Love for You”; “Every Night”; and “Bad Love.” Pake is a singing fiddle player and loves real country songs with a lot of good, easy-listening country ballads.
Cordelia Clapp, RN, BSN, is a Native American born in Sells, Ariz., to a full blood Pawnee Indian mother and a full blood Spanish father. Clapp taught herself the Native signing of “God Bless America” after 9/11, as she felt that sharing the Native culture with others would help heal the hearts of America. She stated that a spiritual sharing of the Indian culture has fulfilled her nursing career. She is often the opening presenter of numerous conferences nationwide with the Native signing of the Lord’s Prayer and “God Bless America” in full regalia. Cordelia has added Oklahoma Rising to her program after the Oklahoma Centennial. Cordelia’s presentations will bring tears to your eyes.
All the musical entertainment for Charlie Adams Day is made possible through a matching grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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