Ride It Like You Find It
“Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don’t change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.”
― Woody Guthrie
“Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) was one of America’s greatest folksingers and most influential songwriters. Although born in Okemah, Oklahoma, Guthrie’s true home was all of America—“from California to the New York Island,” to take a line from his most famous song, “This Land Is Your Land.” Woody’s songs celebrate the beauty and bounty of America and seek the truth about our country and its people.”
The Woody Guthrie Centre
During an interview, Isaac, Taylor and Zac spoke about being independent musicians, making music for different audiences, the musicians they would most like to write with and how they have moved on musically over their 22 years of performing.
It must have been a thrill to speak on a public platform in a place dedicated to the music and legacy of such an influential and radical songwriter, but also inspiring to know that 3CG records sits at the heart of the Tulsa district which actively promotes the arts and honours those who have made extraordinary contributions.
When Hanson first set up their label on a quiet street in downtown Tulsa, they may have had little idea of the vibrant, cosmopolitan community that was set to grow up around them and of which they would become an essential part.
Now, eleven year’s on, there is celebration of Hanson’s remarkable achievement in business, music and riding life.
If anything is true about Hanson, it is that they take opportunities and risks. They don’t just change with the demands of life, but they generate the new, deliberately, consciously and with enthusiasm.
A lot has been said about beer over the last year, but who could have anticipated The Hop Jam?!
Certainly, The Brady District, has looked like the perfect setting for a festival for sometime, but the particular invention of Beer + Music = Awesome, that Hanson recently unveiled, was surely a surprise for most.
Along with many others, we will be attending this year’s MOE and The Hop Jam.
We are excited to be able to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Underneath, hear Hanson outline the vision for their music and be present for Hanson’s music festival.
It is almost impossible to communicate just how big a deal this year’s celebration will be.
Those who have followed Hanson’s career since the early days, or done their research, will appreciate how close to the line Hanson have walked at times, and just how much they deserve this success.
It is always exciting to follow this band. Their determination not to milk a dead cow, means that you never know what is around the corner or at the end of the line. This year The Hop Jam, next year – who knows.
If you are travelling to Tulsa this year, safe and happy travels.
If you are not visiting Tulsa this year, have nothing but hope.
We are sure that the best is yet to come.
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