Live from Cain's

Hosted by critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks, and featuring a talented house band of Tulsa musicians led by Paul Benjaman, “Live From Cain’s” is a smart and edgy concept for public radio combining the power of live music with thought-provoking and entertaining conversations.

“We’re excited to be building on the tradition of live radio from this historic venue. As the home of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys in the late 30s, the Cain’s Ballroom hosted daily broadcasts with Wills and his band that reached audiences across the U.S.,” says “Live From Cain’s” co-producer, Kelly Burley. “’Live from Cain’s’ is an opportunity to bring smart, edgy entertainment to a national public radio audience and a great platform to showcase not only national talent, but Oklahoma talent, as well, and to highlight Tulsa as a premier destination for music, tourism and culture.”

Robbie Fulks is a singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer and songwriter. His most recent release, 2018’s Wild, Wild, Wild! with Linda Gail Lewis, has been featured on NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, and in American Songwriter, Paste, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. His 2017 album, Upland Stories, earned year’s-best recognition from NPR and Rolling Stone among many others, as well as two Grammy nominations, for “Folk Album” and “American Roots Song” (“Alabama at Night”).

Robbie’s radio experience includes multiple appearances on WSM’s “Grand Ole Opry”; PRI’s “Whadd’ya Know”; NPR’s “Fresh Air,” “Mountain Stage,” and “World Café” and “Laura Ingraham Show.” From 2004 to 2008 he hosted an hour-long performance/interview program for XM Satellite Radio, “Robbie’s Secret Country.”

Like the title of her 2016 Dave Cobb-produced release, Ain’t Who I Was, Texas-based singer, songwriter and storyteller Bonnie Bishop has evolved after six albums and more than a decade on the road. Her gorgeous, soulful vocals and skilled songwriting have grown to embrace a broader sound that incorporates not only her country roots, but also blues, jazz and R&B. Grammy-award winning Bonnie Raitt has recognized Bonnie’s talent, covering two of her songs, including the hit single “Not Cause I Wanted To” on Raitt’s critically acclaimed comeback album Slipstream.

Paul Benjaman and the Oklahoma Specials

Building on the Tulsa Sound made famous by Leon Russell and JJ Cale, musician Paul Benjaman expands the groove-based genre to encompass most styles of American music, including rock, funk, country and blues.

Paul has played or toured with the likes of Jason Isbell, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams. His “Sunday Nite Thing” at Tulsa’s legendary The Colony Bar is a long-running, laid-back weekly jam featuring a rotating cast of local artists and touring musicians. In addition to Paul’s signature guitar and vocals, “The Oklahoma Specials” will showcase the best musicians Tulsa has to offer.

As a songwriter and brakeman on the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, in 1974 Kevin Odegard was invited to play guitar on Bob Dylan’s masterpiece “Blood on the Tracks” album on Columbia Records. His guitar opens “Tangled Up In Blue.”

$25 - $40


Be a part of a live radio broadcast! “Live from Cain’s” is a smart and edgy public radio show concept combining the power of live music with thought-provoking and entertaining conversations. Hosted by critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks and featuring musical guest Bonnie Bishop and a house band led by Paul Benjaman, this event will be performed in front of a live audience and recorded as a pilot for eventual broadcast on public radio.

Advance $25
Day of Show $28
Door $28
VIP $40, includes a reception following the event

There is a $2 fee that applies to each ticket purchased at the Box Office!

No re-entry! No smoking! No refunds!

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