Acclaimed for their instrumental prowess, onstage charm and soulful vocals, Vintage Wildflowers has developed an enthusiastic legion of fans with their vibrant Celtic, folk and bluegrass blend. Their music reflects the lives and backgrounds of these three women, melding the trio’s wide-ranging musical interests with their Celtic music obsession. The trio debuted with a sold-out performance at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s 2009 Summerstage Festival; their performance in 2010 at the University of Tulsa’s Concerts with Commentary series featured a standing-room-only crowd that overflowed the concert hall into the lobby and hallways of the building. Equally at home before sold-out festival crowds and coffeehouse audiences, Vintage Wildflowers has performed everywhere from the North Texas Irish Festival in Dallas to the iconic Route 66 landmark Coleman Theatre (Miami, OK) to the Canebrake Resort at Ft. Gibson Lake (Wagoner, OK) and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
They’ve appeared in concert at the Customs House Museum (Clarksville, TN), the OKMozart House Concert series, the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, the Champaign Urbana Folk and Roots Festival, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts, the American Heritage Music Festival, Americana Unplugged, the Dallas Acoustic House Concert Series, the Midwest Harp Festival, the Claremore Bluegrass and Chili Festival, the Three Rivers Museum, Stone Bluff Cellars, Vintage 89 (Guthrie, OK) and the new Lorton Performance Center at the University of Tulsa.
With the 2011 release of their second CD “Lovely Madness” and their performances on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and on the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, they’ve earned national acclaim and a growing reputation for creating music that is respectful of tradition yet distinctly their own. Vintage Wildflowers music can be heard on radio stations from Alaska to the British Isles; they have been featured on NPR’s Folk Salad, Folk Sampler, Celtic Connections, Behind the Mike (Wilmington, DE) and Funk Roots Radio. Hometown fans recently voted them “Best of Tulsa Bands” in a poll sponsored by Greater Tulsa Reporter newspapers.
The Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa selected Vintage Wildflowers to participate in the 2009-2010 Harwelden Institute, presenting educational concerts in local elementary schools. In 2011, Vintage Wildflowers was invited to join the Oklahoma Arts Council State Performing Artist Roster and the Mid-America Arts Alliance Performing Artist Roster; the trio also participated in the Acoustic Oklahoma recording project. The Irish-American Club of Tulsa selected Vintage Wildflowers as their "Irish Person of the Month" for July 2012 in recognition of their contribution to the Celtic music scene in Northeast Oklahoma. In December 2012, Vintage Wildflowers music was chosen to accompany the holiday greetings message sent worldwide by the University of Tulsa's Petroleum Abstracts.
In June 2014, the trio released their third album "In Full Bloom". After a 6 month break in the second half of 2015, they resumed performing with their seventh appearance at the North Texas Irish Festival in Dallas, TX in March 2016.
Vintage Wildflowers are:
Abby Bozarth - fiddle, accordion, harmony vocals,
Dana Fitzgerald Maher - Celtic harp, piano, harmony vocals, whistle
Audrey Schmidt - lead vocals, bass, guitar
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