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Roughly 3,300 people live in Okemah, Oklahoma, a town with vintage red brick storefronts,a dive bar called the Rocky Road Tavern, a name that means“things up high”in Kickapoo, and a strange track record of birthing great American songwriters:Woody Guthrie is from Okemah. Grammy-nominee John Fullbright is, too. Evan Felker belongs on that list. Felker is the frontman, cofounder, and primary songwriter for Turnpike Troubadours,a virtuosic band of country-rock road dogs who, on any given night of the week, will play for a much bigger crowd than the populations of Okemah and Wright City combined. Singer/guitarist Felker, fiddler Kyle Nix, steel and electric guitarist Ryan Engleman, bassist RC Edwards, drummer Gabe Pearson, and Steel and accordion player Hank Early deliver punch after punch of smart rock-and-roll that sells out huge venues throughout the Midwest and South and packs legendary haunts like The Troubadour in Los Angeles. Their highly anticipated fourth album, A Long Way From Your Heart, contains sharply drawn characters and the range of challenges they face to create a tapestry that’s compelling and ultimately, inspiring. “This whole record is about resilience in the face of tragedy––tragedies of different sizes,” Felker says. “Just getting your nose down and dealing with it.”Visit Artist Website Get Your Tickets