When vibrant singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot took the stage last year in Norman's Winter Wind concert series, things weren't exactly going her way. The weather was bad, she was exhausted from traveling, and her guitar was lost at the airport.
But the German-born performer took it all in stride, borrowed a guitar from one of the locals, and put on a fantastic show for a capacity crowd at the Performing Arts Studio in the historic Santa Fe Train Depot.
"I loved my trip to Oklahoma, even though my guitar didn't make it," said Duvekot. "I can't wait to come back. I was just telling my press agent that two of my favorite places from my tour last year were Oklahoma and Canada."
The Winter Wind crowd must have loved her, too, for Duvekot was invited to return to Norman for Sunday's encore performance. And this time, she'll have a new guitar with her: a Gibson Hummingbird.
"I do worry about taking it on the plane, though," she said.
Duvekot, who now lives in Boston, has big-league folk credentials:
" She won the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Competition;
" The Boston Globe named her debut studio CD, "Big Dream Boulevard," as the best folk album of the year; and
" Bank of America recently used one of her songs for a commercial.
"That was quite a surprise," said Duvekot.
And it didn't hurt financially either, she admitted. "Jim Chastain