Travels with Tucker

Travels with Tucker

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Okies from Muskogee

Any fans of The Voice may remember last season's banter between  Blake Shelton and the Swon Brothers about the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Well, we had to see it, and after spending the night in the back lot of the Creek Nation Casino (free camping!) we made our way through Muskogee to the old freight warehouse, now a museum and labor of love for Ronald D., the curator.  He gave us a private tour of the tiny museum and obviously loved Oklahoma's contribution to American music. Guess what, he's right!  Woodie Guthrie, Merle Haggard, Patty Paige, Vince Gill (my favorite), Col. Tom Parker (Elvis' first manager), Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Roy Clark...the list goes on. Very fun place and worth spending the night in Muskogee, what has to be the most downtrodden and depressing place we have seen in our travels across America.
Some of the signed guitars in the HOF
The best thing about downtown Muscogee is the collection of artist-decorated guitars randomly distributed

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