Congratulations to Tulsa’s historic Cain’s Ballroom. It was just listed as one of the “10 fabulous U.S. music venues” by CNNGo.com. The list features live music venues that have “launched careers and are still the backdrops for music history.”
Cain’s rich history is pushing a century of music now. For years it was home to Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. Others who’ve played there include Tex Ritter, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Ernest Tubb. But don’t think country twang is the only genre of music heard there. Metallica, Elvis Costello and Sid Vicious and the Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan and Ted Nugent have performed there. And more recently, Hanson, The Band Perry, Gavin DeGraw, Jason Mraz, The Black Keys and Snoop Dog. Pretty diverse bunch of musicians.
CNNGo.com goes on to say this about the venues on its list and specifically about Cain’s:
“But as anyone who has ever been to these 10 venues knows, nothing beats the adrenaline, the exhilaration of watching an amazing performance live in a beautiful space, or the rush of discovery that comes with witnessing the birth of a newcomer who you know will become a massive star.”
“Still going strong, the Cain’s manages to be both a landmark in the National Register of Historic Places and a pioneering live venue where you’re as likely to see the Josh Abbott Band and the National Fiddler Hall of Fame Induction as The Polyphonic Spree and dubstep deejay Excision.”
Let me add one more to the list … DJ Big Jug Doug.
Big Jug Doug is a freshman at the University of Oklahoma. In the past six months, Big Jug Doug has performed for events at OU, Oklahoma State, the University of Tulsa, as well as local high school proms and parties. And on May 18, he’ll be the opening act at one of the “Top 10 music venues” in the country, Cain’s Ballroom. Pretty cool, huh?
He calls himself Big Jug Doug.
I know him better as Jacob Bradshaw, my son.
Click here for Big Jug Doug’s website, and to contact him to perform at parties and events.