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A Shooting Star

My hometown of Chelsea, with a population that’s fluctuated between 1,500 and 2,500 for most of its existence, is one of those little Oklahoma...

Pain is Part of the Process

It’s a cliche, I guess – the idea that any artists who choose to go where their art takes them are, as a part...

Last Man in the Band

One of the nicest things about working with author Steve Todoroff on his upcoming biography of Leon Russell, Longhair Music, is that it has...

Trucking in Memorabilia

Out of the plethora of show-biz memorabilia displayed inside Jim Halsey’s seven-room office suite, the Tulsa-based country-music impresario has plucked, on this day, a...

The Sideman

After more than four decades of performing before audiences in venues large and small, even as he deals with a disease that’s robbed him...

A Tribute To Tulsa Sound

What seemed to be an offhand comment made during a sad occasion turned into something far greater for Don White, the veteran Tulsa-based singer,...

A Punk Music History

Those of us who’ve spilled a lot of ink and devoted blocks of airtime to what many call the classic Tulsa Sound know that...

Regaining His Groove

If he and his longtime musical partner Joey Harlan had just gotten a good break or two, had been at the right place at...

Background Man

Back in the late ’60s, my friend Steve Olim and I made a couple of movies, using ourselves and some of our fellow Oklahoma...

Mining for Solid Gold

Tommy Poole readily admits he’s “not expecting to make millions” on the new CD he produced and engineered, even though it’s got a two-time...