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As a full-time musician from Tulsa, OK, Travis Kidd averages roughly 250 shows per year as a solo artist and with his rock trio, The High Mids. His style can be hard to pin down, incorporating elements of classic and southern rock, country, blues, and folk, proving Kidd to be an eclectic mix as singer/songwriter and acclaimed guitar player.

Simply calling him a southern rocker begins to touch on it, but doesn’t do him justice or take into consideration his involvement in the regional music scene on a number of levels.

As a songwriter, Kidd has won a number of awards and was recognized as an official Oklahoma Centennial performing artist in 2007 with his song “Oklahoma Sunset” which was included as a nominee in the Centennial’s search and naming as the Oklahoma’s official state rock song.

As a musician, Kidd teaches “Intro to Live Music” and “Intro to electric, acoustic and bass guitar” for elementary and middle school music appreciation programs in the Tulsa area.

As a performer, Kidd’s hectic schedule sees him play roughly 70% or more of his shows within Oklahoma, including featured appearances at a number of larger events including Tulsa International Mayfest, blues and BBQ festivals, Country Fever and as a repeated guest performer at the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah.

Overall, Kidd’s career as a musician displays a balance between performance, giving back to the arts and both incorporating and showing his deep Oklahoma roots. Although he is often included within Red Dirt circles, he doesn’t consider himself a true part of the Red Dirt scene. Instead, Kidd’s culmination of influences and love for his home state shine through to create what might be best and simply described as “Oklahoma music”.

 

AWARDS
Tulsa World Spot Music Award Winner:
*Best Country/Americana Artist 2006 & 2007
Tulsa World Spot Music Awards:
*Americana Artist Nominee 2002-05
N.W. Arkansas Music Awards:
*Best Male Vocalist - 2002
Ozark Music Awards:
*Solo Performer of the Year 2001
Ozark Music Awards:
*Best Male Vocalist - 2000
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PERFORMED WITH OR OPENED FOR...
J.J. Cale
Monte Montgomery
Leftover Salmon
Hank Williams Jr.
The Kentucky Headhunters
Hank 3
Charlie Daniels Band
Dixie Chicks
Todd Snider
Charlie Robison
Shooter Jennings
Robert Earl Keen
Pat Green
Cross Canadian Ragweed
Jason Boland
Randy Rogers
Wade Bowen
Great Divide
Jack Ingram
Boys Names Sue
and many more...
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FESTIVALS
Woody Guthrie Folk Fest : 2000-2007
Tulsa International Mayfest : 2002-2007
Country Fever - Pryor, OK : 2006 & 2008
Bike-lahoma - Pryor, OK : 2008
Grape Ranch Red Dirt Harvest Fest : 2007 & 2008
Bikes, Blues and BBQ - Fayetteville, AR : 2004-2006
DFEST - Tulsa, OK : 2005-2007