Carter Sampson and Joe Mack will be playing in Copper Bar’s First Friday Series, a taste of Oklahoma. They will be performing April 6, 2012 from 8:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.

Sampson lives in the arts-supporting supercenter of Fayetteville, Ark. and Mack in the eclectic foothills near Tahlequah, Okla. Simultaneous studio sessions at Travis Linville’s Dirtybird Recording Studios near Norman, Okla. helped these two Okies cross paths frequently enough to continue performing together in the panhandle state, and Mack even made an appearance on Sampson’s Linville-produced 2008 effort, Good for the Meantime, which contains brutally honest tunes from “Jesus is Coming to Ohio” and the title track to the hopeful ballads like “Honeybee” and “Disappear.” Almost simultaneously, Mack released an eclectic solo studio effort, This Crazy World, which includes lucid, lyrically-driven songs like “Fortune Teller” and “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda” to toe-tapping jams like “Little Feet” and “Thrift Store Shoes.”

Recently, Carter released her third studio album Mockingbird Sing, recorded in Fayetteville and featuring the find musicianship of her backing band, The County Seat, on new Sampson favorites like “Queen of Oklahoma” and “Don’t Leave Me Stranded.” And Mack released Pieces – beautiful, barebones acoustic recordings of some of Joe’s older material which spans the gap between folk, pop, funk, bluegrass and jazz from the title track to “Backwoods Farmer’s Daughter” to “Fallin’.”

Since 2009, Sampson and Mack have logged serious highway miles together across Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Colorado, performing a plethora of their own material and a few choice favorites by Woody Guthrie, Graham Parsons, Dolly Parton, John Prine, Grace Potter and Bob Dylan among others.

“We are thrilled to have such a dynamic duo playing in Copper Bar. It is very humbling these recording artists want to play Copper Bar because of the historic significance of Price Tower. These artists could make much more money in sold out shows but prefer to share in a World Heritage Nominated building,” says Executive Director Timothy Boruff.

For more information please contact Copper Bar at (918) 336-1000.

About Price Tower

The landmark destination for art, architecture and design, Price Tower Arts Center, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, provides local, regional and global audiences with the experience of great art, architecture and design in an arts complex whose centerpiece is Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper, the Price Tower.

This National Historic Landmark building, completed in 1956, contains a museum with permanent and changing exhibition galleries, original and restored historic Wright interiors (available by tour), and The Wright Place museum store. The building has also been nominated as a World Heritage Site.

Visitors may also experience Wright's masterpiece as guests of Inn at Price Tower, a high-design hotel that the Arts Center has created within Wright's skyscraper, along with the Inn's eclectic Copper Bar.

Historic tours are available with advanced reservations. Admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors (65+), $10 for children 18 and under and includes admission to the museum exhibitions (applicable sales tax not included). For more information, call 918.336.4949 or visit the web site at