Tulsa time
Bama Pies' mural displayed on side of community resource center building. (Doug Hill)

In late August, Buddy Guy performing at Tulsa’s storied Brady Theater was the destination. It afforded an opportunity for the wife and me to live on Tulsa time for the 36 hours we were able to stay.

Arriving around noon day of concert, lunch was in the Brady Arts District, followed by a tour of the Woody Guthrie Center. It’s a compact, multi-media museum of Guthrie’s life, art and times.

We then checked into the boutique Campbell Hotel, which dates back to 1927 and is centrally located on old Route 66. The hotel’s rooms are themed, and ours was dedicated to Leon Russell (appropriate since he was one one of the most difficult interviews I’ve ever done).

A stroll around Tulsa University campus found the grounds rich and green. Soon after, dinner was at the remarkably good Dena’s Lebanese Cuisine.

That night, Buddy Guy joined a roster of past performers that included Enrico Caruso at the Brady Theater. The 81-year-old blues man turned in an energetic show.

Next morning included a visit to the magnificent Philbrook Museum of Art. Thirty-six hours simply wasn’t long enough, and plans for another trip to Tulsa are in the works.