The Centennial Rodeo Opry -  August 26, 2017

The Centennial Rodeo Opry - August 26, 2017

Lauren Lee & Liberty Road, Hannah Davidson, Brett Pellegrino, Glenn Sulley, Jillian Sulley

Sat, August 26, 2017

7:00 pm

Rodeo Opry

Oklahoma City, OK

Adults - $15.00

Children 7 -12 years - $7.50

Children 6 years & younger - FREE

 *Military discount available at box office with military ID

Lauren Lee & Liberty Road
Lauren Lee & Liberty Road
Lauren Lee and Liberty Road are from Southeastern Oklahoma. Lauren began playing fiddle at 13 and started singing at 17. She always had a desire to learn fiddle after discovering Alison Krauss at a young age. She learned all of the basics on her own by ear and 3 years into her playing, her music took a turn of a lifetime. She was introduced to Herman Johnson of Shawnee, OK. Herman is a Master Fiddle...r who has won many competitions including National Championships. Lauren studied under Herman for four years and has continued to stay very busy pursuing her own music career with Liberty Road and also giving private lessons for fiddle and mandolin. Sawyer Lee is Lauren's younger brother. He started playing the guitar at age 11. After Lauren started learning more fiddle tunes, she needed a backup guitar player, so Sawyer stepped right up. His talent is completely raw with no formal training but has earned the respect of many and now quite often his peers are heard saying, “That’s Sawyer’s style, how does he do that?”. His current songwriting skills have shown his ability to cross genres and bring them together with a contemporary feel. Robbie Lee is the father of Lauren and Sawyer. He has always had talent in music by playing different instruments starting in high school. He eventually settled with the drums playing mostly Country and Western. After Lauren and Sawyer started learning more progressive styles in 2004, they decided Dad needed to learn the djembe. After receiving his first percussion *toy* for Father's Day, he quickly added more percussion instruments that now give the band its own style and the largest case to carry.

Their debut album, "Don't Look Back" was released July of 2006 on Four Count Records. Lauren and Sawyer lend their songwriting skills to 3 of the songs, while family friend and fellow songwriter Jerry Dilday contributed 4 songs including the title track. The rest of the songs are all traditional standards which Lauren and the guys have added their personal style to.

The new album, which is titled, “2nd Floor” was released in April 2009. The album was a project that spanned over 2 years since the completion of “Don’t Look Back”. Lauren and the band claim that “2nd Floor” has taken their music to the next level of growth and maturity they were striving to reach. Choosing music for the album was a difficult process because they knew they were growing tighter as a band and wanted material that would show just that. The end result was a very personal and intimate collection of material. Lauren wrote two instrumentals, which are totally focused around the fiddle. Lauren and Sawyer together wrote one instrumental that is a true definition of their personal style and ability to combine instruments in a unique way. Jerry Dilday is featured as a songwriter on 4 tracks while lending lead vocals on 2 of his songs. There are two songs on the album that were written by influential folksingers, Jimmy LaFave and Ellis Paul. Lauren and the band hope that the listeners will be led by the emotion and purity that flows through the entire album, from the very first opening chord to the very last note. The versatility in the styles of music that is played is something that the entire band strives for. So, with that passion, they strive to play music that will touch anyone of any age. The band is thrilled with the reception of their new work. Maverick Magazine/UK gave their CD an awesome review stating that it is “A highly polished pleasing and faultless second album” with a 4 out of 5 star rating.
Glenn Sulley
Glenn Sulley
Glenn Sulley was born and raised in Newfoundland, an island located on the eastern coast of Canada. His musical roots stem from both of his parents, his mother was a singer and his father played guitar. As a young boy, he sang in church and in his grade school choir. It wasn’t until ninth grade, that he got interested in learning to play the guitar and writing songs. “My father taught me two chords, and in a short time, I managed to teach myself the rest.”

As a teenager, he was lead singer for several pop and rock and roll bands, and acted and sang in various musical theater shows. As a young adult, he toured and recorded with an Irish Celtic band, “The Clancy’s.” He also performed solo gigs throughout eastern and central Canada. He has performed the “Star Spangled Banner” on national T.V. for the NBA, NHL, and the (WTA) Women’s Tennis Association. He has written and performed several radio and T.V. commercial jingles, both in Canada and throughout Oklahoma. He has won two “Silver Mike” awards for local (Oklahoma) and national jingle work, received “honorable mention” in two national songwriting contests, and many of his original compositions have been performed and recorded by various musicians, both in the U.S. and Canada. Recently, one of his original songs was published in “Chalice Praise”, a contemporary Christian songbook. Several of his original songs, also appear on a compilation he recorded with local Christian band, "Walking Temple."

He is currently the “band/worship leader” for the contemporary service at First Christian Church in Edmond.

He lives in Oklahoma City, with his two sons, Colton and Cooper. Glenn is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University and is employed at OU Physicians.

His most recent project was a recording of original music, titled, “Glory Road.” He recorded this CD with his music partner, David Sisson. Glenn and David currently perform as a duo at venues within the Oklahoma City area.

Glenn really enjoys singing at the Opry, and especially has a “blast”, when he occasionally performs with his “musical buddy”, Marty Summers.
Jillian Sulley
Jillian Sulley
Jillian Sulley grew up in Broken Arrow, OK where she began singing at the age of 12 with the Oklahoma Bluegrass Music Association. Jillian’s love of music allowed her to perform for nearly a decade with the ‘Opry Gang’ band in festivals and community events around the Tulsa metro.

After college, Jillian began work in the field of Emergency Management and now works as the Emergency Manager for Devon Energy in Oklahoma City supporting U.S. Operations.

In the past 3 years, Jillian has restored her love for music by singing at the Centennial Rodeo Opry in Oklahoma City and turning the duo, Sulley & Sisson into a trio. She is grateful for her fiancé, known musician Glenn Sulley, and her family for supporting her desire to sing. Jillian’s desire is to ‘make people smile through music’ and hopes that sharing her passion will accomplish exactly that.
Venue Information:
Rodeo Opry
2221 Exchange Ave
Oklahoma City, OK, 73108
http://www.ohfo.org/