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Horseshoe Road Brings Its Oklahoma Sound to Downtown Library

What is the sound of Horseshoe Road?  No, it’s not a hammer striking an anvil.  It’s not that kind of horseshoe.

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 Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, in a free concert on Monday, June 2, 2008, from 7:00 to 8:30pm. The program will be presented in the 46th Star Auditorium on the library’s fourth floor.

            “Horseshoe Road is Kyle Dillingham and Brad Benge,” said Downtown librarian Darlene Browers.  “Kyle plays the violin, although he won’t object if you call it a ‘fiddle,’ and Brad is on guitar.  If these musicians don’t make you tap your foot, your leg must be asleep.”

            Their music is pure Oklahoma.  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.”

            But Horseshoe Road doesn’t play gigs just in Oklahoma City and Enid.  The band has also been a hit in concerts as far from home as Japan and Thailand.

             I’m convinced,” Browers added, “that audiences will fall as much in love with these musicians as the musicians are in love with the music they play.”

“Music From Horseshoe Road” is suitable for all ages, but seating is limited.  Call the Downtown Library at 606-3879 for more information.

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.