MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: Stonegate Fence performing at large events | Arts-entertainment

Stonegate Fence, a band from the ’70s, has ongoing its legacy of participating in in Tahlequah for the previous quite a few several years.

David Forrest, a participant of quite a few instruments, begun the band in 1973 with a team of Tahlequah High School graduates.

When the band to start with started doing in the ’70s, Forrest mentioned, their 1st demonstrate was with 4 associates who only understood how to perform 3 tunes, which they performed above and more than for two several hours.

“Even we obtained sick of it,” reported Forrest. “They liked it, but we had been like ‘Three music. This is embarrassing.’ In two hours, we ended up worn out of it, but all people experienced a excellent time.”

Given that that 1st live performance, Stonegate Fence now performs all their very own music and does not adhere to a person genre, as they carry out almost everything from The Seaside Boys to reggae to pink dust.

Forrest said the band plays a range of audio since he and the other users really don’t want to hear to one genre all the time.

“That’s why radio stations often engage in some thing unique – of training course, you can locate stations that can engage in the similar detail – specially when you’re out in community and actively playing in the group,” mentioned Forrest. “Not everybody likes the similar issue. We play it all since we like various factors.”

Stonegate Fence continued to participate in songs for a number of several years close to Tahlequah and eventually split up, but reformed about 5 a long time in the past when Forrest’s nephews wanted to get concerned with music.

He said audio has changed significantly above the a long time considering that he was that 18-yr-outdated, primarily on the complex side of music and how more youthful musicians are commencing to show up more.

“Youthful people now have accessibility to so a great deal stuff and they have this kind of huge pros,” stated Forrest. “They are youthful but they are good for the reason that when I was rising up all we had to mess with was a cassette. It is amazing since we have – oh my God, the devices we have! – almost certainly 10 instances much more gear than The Beatles experienced when they performed in stadiums.”

Forrest said the 6-member band does not have any new new music in the is effective, but are perhaps on the lookout into making extra.

“The thing is we just do it because we like it. We’re not out to get prosperous or nearly anything,” said Forrest.

Test it out

Stonegate Fence will perform April 1 at Lake Brews and BBQ at Sequoyah Bay Fort Gibson Lake April 8 at Creole Fest in Muskogee April 15 at the fifth annual Crawfish Competition in Tahlequah April 28 at the Pink Fern Competition at Tahlequah and Might 5 at Piddle’s Cajun Bar and Grill.