Recorded in the portico at Union Station, Edgar Cruz is our next performer for Scissortail Streams, our weekly musical showcase.
He is familiar to Oklahoma City audiences, as well as to audiences across the country, Europe and South America. Since 1995, Cruz has been a headliner at the prestigious Chet Atkins Guitar Festival every July in Nashville and has performed at major art and music festivals in Oklahoma since the late 70’s.
Those who have witnessed Cruz’s performance immediately become entranced at the precision, speed and complexity with which his fingers strike the strings of his guitar to create a symphony of sound unusual to just one instrument.
He has been named the Oklahoma’s Top Performing Artist and/or Acoustic Guitarist for more than 10 years by Oklahoma Gazette and has been acknowledged for contributions to numerous civic and charitable events. In addition, he performs at weddings, receptions, banquets, schools, churches, conventions, fiestas, memorials and for other special occasions.
In 2010, Cruz was named a Distinguished Alumni by Oklahoma City University from where he earned a bachelor’s degree in guitar performance. He was also added to the Hispanic exhibit at The Oklahoma History Center.
His You Tube video of “Bohemian Rhapsody” has over 20,000,000 hits worldwide. Cruz has produced 19 CDs covering a multitude of genres along with two award-winning DVDs.
Look for the fifth Scissortail Streams session on our Facebook page and the Scissortail Park OKC YouTube channel beginning Friday, April 24.
Enjoy this free concert and please remember – the Park’s pathways and grounds remain open daily for walks and respite. Our park is here for you.
Special thanks again this week to Mortimer Creative, and Ty Calanni, technical stage manager for the Park, for recording our Scissortail Streams online concerts.