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Horseshoe Road Brings Its Oklahoma Sound to Belle Isle Library

The name “Horseshoe Road” may make you think of many things, but music is the right one.

Horseshoe Road is the musical duo you saw and heard on the Oklahoma Centennial TV commercial playing “Oklahoma Rising,” and they are appearing at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, in a concert on Saturday, December 6, 2008, from 2:00 to 3:00pm. The free event is called “Special Holiday Concert with Horseshoe Road: It’s More Than Caroling.”

Horseshoe Road is Kyle Dillingham and Brad Benge.  Kyle plays the violin, although he won’t object if you call it a “fiddle,” and Brad is on guitar.  It’s been said of them that “if these musicians don’t make you tap your foot, your leg must be asleep.”

Belle Isle librarian Ann Meeks  is eagerly awaiting Horseshoe Road’s holiday concert.  “I know that anyone who comes to hear them,” Meeks said, “is going to have a good time.   Kyle is from Enid and Brad is from Sallisaw, so the two of them know the kind of music Oklahomans like best, and how to play it.”

The Enid News described it as a combination of bluegrass, gypsy jazz, western swing, rock, gospel and country.  “They adapt to whatever style strikes their fancy.”

“Special Holiday Concert with Horseshoe Road: It’s More Than Caroling” is suitable for all ages, but seating is limited.  Call the Belle Isle Library at 843-9601 for more information, or check out Kyle’s and Brad’s website at www.Horseshoeroad.net.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org