Tulsa’s Western Swing Renaissance

Musicians old and young are bringing Tulsa’s indigenous music form back home.

Nostalgia For Yourself

When I was 15 years old, my friend Paul McSpadden came to my house for a visit, bringing with him something rare and beautiful:...

Explosive Sounds

Thirty years ago, give or take a few months, a new double-record album appeared on the shelves of Oklahoma music stores. Featuring a trippy...

Do You Know Cargoe?

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

A Band Roped into Success

With a brand-new, double-LP, vinyl album – and accompanying digital download – called 25 Years of the Great Divide, a groundbreaking Oklahoma band has...

Going Solo in the Red Dirt

It’s hard to believe that a new CD and LP – The Brad James Band at Fellowship Hall (Horton Records) – is the first-ever...

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...

Like Father, Like Son

Untold numbers of Oklahomans have streamed into Nashville for decades with tunes in their hearts, stars in their eyes and lyrics scribbled in their...

Number 100 Brings Us Back To Claremore

With all thanks to Vida and Dan Schuman, respectively publisher/founder and president/editorial director of Oklahoma Magazine, I wrote my first two entries for what...

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...
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