black ugg slippers Cache resident plans career as songwriter
A local girl who knows what she wants and is going after it is following her heart and talent to live the dream.
Cache’s own Cori Emmett is working part time as a hostess and training to be a pharmacy technician, but that’s mainly for the backup “survival plan.” Her No. Riley’s in Marlow, and a new CD almost ready to release, this girl is on her way. Leann Rimes’ version of “Blue” led to nonstop singing by the wee Cache songbird. In succession, Emmett learned to play the violin, then the guitar, and at the age of 14 formed her first band, the No U Turn Band, and began performing throughout Southwest Oklahoma and Texas. 1 hit with ‘Easy’ by Rascal Flatts and Natasha Bedingfield.”
She sat in for Elam’s recording sessions at Nashville’s prestigious Blackbird Studio and said she witnessed firsthand what it takes to make a record. Studio owner John McBride asked her, “Hey do you have any songs Martina (McBride) can record? She’s looking.”
Emmett has since played at the NBA Thunder Opening Day Celebration; Chesapeake Boot of Oklahoma; Oklahoma City’s Opening Night New Year’s Eve Celebration; and many fairs and festivals, clubs and corporate events. The 77th Army Band has named her an honorary member.
Emmett and her band cover a range of styles from new country to classic rock music. She has a range of original songs that she performs, and on April 26 her first CD, “Released,” will be available. She said the music is radioready and she feels like there’s something for
“I got some great advice from a vice president from one of the publishers on Music Row,” Emmett said. “He said that you want to record the best songs that you can get your hands on this is what I’ve done.”
Emmett’s gearing up for a five night run at the Apache Casino and Hotel April 16 20. She’s slated to play the Water Stage of the Oklahoma City Arts Festival April 27 and Lawton’s Arts for All on May 10. Other big shows are slated to follow. Emmett said some other big plans are in the works,
but the future will wait to be seen.
Duncan born Aaron Hutto and his band of Drive Thru Mystics reached a radio milestone this week. The group’s CD, “A Thousand Years of Oblivion,” is ranked No. 1 on KDVS Top 30 Records of the Week. KDVS is a student run, community, independent, freeform radio station based in Davis, Calif. KDVS broadcasts on the web and at 9200 Watts on 90.3 FM in the Sacramento Valley from UC Davis.
“This is the first time I have been No. 1 at something,” Hutto said. “Wow, this is huge for me.”
GoldSkye Ranch’s “Gold Skye’s Got Talent” event showcasing some of Oklahoma’s best talent competing for cash prizes and more kicks off this Saturday. Winners in the music and vocal artist categories have the chance to win 20 hours of studio recording time and production at the ranch. Entry is free and contestants can range from 3 years old to adult. Dance groups, magicians and comedians are also welcome to enter.
Performances will follow April 13 and 27, and the grand finale will be May 4 at the ranch, 14277 NE Dillon Lane in Fletcher. There’s no cost to attend and secure parking is available.
For more information visit GoldSkye’s Facebook page.
Atlanta Bread Company Bakery Cafe, No. 2 N. Sheridan. Fridays, free. 581 1177. Mr. Frank (solo guitar) plays first third Fridays of each month; Logan and the Guys play second fourth Fridays. Wednesday through Saturday, live music. Free. 357 6800. alternative/metal/hardcore/punk. Live music Friday: Southern Heretics and Southern Aggression; Saturday: Point Loma, Out Spire and Light the Fire.