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Mike McClure

July 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mike McClure started playing guitar at the age of ten, after watching Willie Nelson in Honeysuckle Rose. As a kid, he honed his music in the garage behind his parents house in Tecumseh, Oklahoma, then moved to Stillwater in the early 90s, where his musical education continued at The Farm – the infamous birthplace of Red Dirt Music. McClure is a founding member, lead singer and songwriter of the legendary Oklahoma band, The Great Divide, who signed with Atlantic Records in 1998; fellow Okie Garth Brooks later recorded one of his songs. 

McClure has also produced albums for numerous bands, including the Turnpike Troubadours, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Kaitlin Butts, Tom Skinner, Whiskey Myers and many others, and worked for over a decade with the legendary Producer Joe Hardy (ZZ Top, Steve Earle). He has spent three decades as a touring musician and released ten albums of his own. If you look at the last several years of his life, you realize there has been a life-altering awakening. There has been reckoning, renewal and growth – some by choice, some by fate. Looking Up, a highly acclaimed album released in 2020, found him getting sober, wrestling with insecurity, and finding new love for both himself and others, as he discovered the best way to live is to live in truth and to be present, no matter what. Forever an inspired songwriter, Mike McClure recently released a new album with The Great Divide, and recorded an album with his wife Chrislyn Lawrence, under the name Crow and Gazelle, in February 2023 at the farm and studio of Steve Ripley. In 2022, Mike McClure was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.


July 12
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Crystal Theatre
401 W Broadway St
Okemah, OK 74859 United States