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Out of a Mercedes Trunk and Deep Freeze

Although I’m well into my fourth decade of writing about music, especially Oklahoma’s music, I’m reminded regularly how much more I have to learn....

Jazz on a Summer’s Night

A pair of CDs highlight the rich rewards of commercial jazz.

The Heart Sings

Sure, he’d already made plenty of it, giving us thousands of live performances, scores of original songs, and a good number of albums to...

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...

Billy Parker

I’ve known Billy Parker for maybe 30 years now. I’ve been around him in all sorts of situations, and I’ve watched what he usually...

The Return Of Tom Skinner

Local legend returns to recording with Tom Skinner CD.

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...

Dracula’s Ghost

I’ve written in this space before about monster kids, those baby-boomer boys (mostly) who grew up immersed in the golden era of escapist horror...

Do You Know Cargoe?

This Tulsa band is hoping to build upon their success from nearly four decades ago.

The Tulsa Zeitgeist

A couple of months ago in this space, I wrote about a then-upcoming event at Tulsa’s Will Rogers High School auditorium, honoring the musical legacy...
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