Casey Van Beek and the Tulsa Groove are veteran musicians whose individual histories include stints with legends like Eric Clapton, Bonnie Riatt, Linda Ronstadt and more. Known for their sultry, laid-back "Tulsa Sound", their new album released in April 2020 called "Heaven Forever" adds their own flavorings, yet is also reminiscent of the sounds of forerunners Leon Russell, JJ Cale and Elvin Bishop. This album, produced by band member Walt Richmond is sponsored by the nonprofit Little Village Foundation, that seeks out music happening in communities created by artists with non-traditional backgrounds, but often deep experience performing. The Little Village Foundation records and produces a CD album free-of-charge as a gift to the musicians and as a means of supporting community-based artists.
Recently, onJuly 8, Casey Van Beek and the Tulsa Groove appeared on Working from Home, a streaming series produced by the Little Village Foundation as another means of sharing these traditional roots style performances during a time while musicians can not play in their typical venues. Link to it on their website or via Facebook.
Tonight, on KDRT's Silver Nine Volt Heart, DJ Rodriguez will speak with Casey Van Beek on the phone from the studio, and we'll get a chance to hear about the new album and the many colorful stories that come along with the "cast" of seasoned musicians and that legendary Tulsa Sound. Tune in Th July 9 at 5 -7 PM at 95.7 FM or stream at kdrt.org