Rolling Stone: Tulsa is ‘experiencing a resurgence’

Rolling Stone: Tulsa is ‘experiencing a resurgence’
Downtown Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — Rolling Stone said Tulsa could be the next Austin in one of a series of articles in which the magazine is highlighting eight cities dedicated to live music.

The article cites several examples of Tulsa’s rich music history, and reasons for a growing resurgence in the city’s arts scene.

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J.J. Cale and Leon Russell, two architects of the Tulsa Sound, are both name-dropped in the article. The Tulsa Sound is a mixture of country, rock and other genres that has been developed by artists from Cale and Russell to Eric Clapton, Roy Clark and so many more.

Rolling Stone also cites multimillion-dollar investments from billionaire philanthropist George Kaiser. His money built the nationally-recognized Gathering Place and acquired the archives of music legends Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan.