Bearfoot to take stage April 12

Award-winning Bluegrass band Bearfoot will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in OCCC’s Bruce Owen Theater in the last CAS performance of the season, said Lemuel Bardeguez, director of Cultural Arts.

The band is comprised of Angela Oudean, fiddle; Jason Norris, mandolin; Nora Jane Struthers, vocals; P.J. George, multiple instruments; and Todd Grebe, vocals.

Bearfoot won its first award in 2001 as the Telluride Bluegrass Band Champions just two years after forming the band. Other winners of this competition include Nickel Creek and the Dixie Chicks, according to Bearfoot’s website.

Bardeguez said the band is originally from Alaska. Ten years and four albums later, Bearfoot is now based out of Nashville, Tenn.

This band is so unique, they have been labeled a new genre, NewGrass, Bardeguez said.

“They are kind of a modern bluegrass, infusing their own kind of brand,” Bardeguez said. “The instrumentals are a little unusual but it is traditional bluegrass.

“It is a whole bunch of young kids, not much older than students here.”

Tickets prices are $12.50 for students and children, $19.50 for senior citizens, OCCC faculty and staff members, and OCCC Alumni Association members. General admission is $24.50.

For more information, contact the Cultural Arts office at culturalprograms @, or call 405-682-7279.

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