Sunday, January 31, 2010

Last day of voting today, Payne County Line Oklahoma Music Awards voting ends at Midnight tonight.

Just a quick reminder, if you have not voted, please go to and click on the ballot on the home page and vote for your favs...  2010 Payne County Line Oklahoma Music Awards voting ends at Midnight tonight.

Thank's for taking time to vote!


Friday, January 29, 2010

The Zig Gazette

The Zig Gazette Vol 8

Jan  29 2010

Jim Ziegler, Scott Mariner, Michael Johnson, Jim Downing

Saturday Jan 30 Kat Daddy's in Muskogee

The Zigs Second Blue Period

                Back in the nineties, there was a rash of mortality too. Phil Seymour was the Zigs' lead singer and he passed away after a long battle with Leukemia. Not long after that, David Tanner succumbed to diabetes, after battling alcoholism for many years. Jim Ziegler threw in the towel after that, for a while anyway.

                Last year around Memorial Day we lost Frank McPeters. Frank had a lot of grief on his plate and just caved in. We surely didn't see that coming. Neither did we foresee the loss of Bill, except in hindsight.

                But we're not quitting - even though playing this band (or any) can be hazardous to your life expectancy; we wouldn't have it any other way. This is who we are and we are going to keep at it come high water. And just because you pass on doesn't mean you're out of the band. We have almost a whole band on the other side now. If you listen with the right kind of ears you can hear them playing and singing along with us; we do.

                It was esophageal cancer that took Bill. Jeff Nix has a family history of it too and asks that we warn people about it. He had a special treatment for his Barrett's Syndrome that may have saved his life. It can start with acid reflux, so if you have that, be aware.

                Bill's personal humility was reflected in his playing. The bass is not a spotlight instrument, but it's like the keystone. Bill played fewer notes than most bassists, but that gave each note more impact. He was aware of playing 'the space between the notes' as a guy on Bourbon Street once said. Drummers loved his playing; it was open and the music could breathe.

                Initially, Bill was not familiar with a lot of the Zig catalog. Sometimes he didn't know what song Jim was starting. One night Jim began "Bang A Gong" and Bill started with a country bass line. People swarmed to the dance floor, even though it was an unusual groove for that song. I immediately thought "We have a new hit! Let's put a horn section and a steel guitar on this like a Van Morrison treatment."

                Kevin Flint played with us at The Raddison three days after Bill died. "I'm hearing Bill telling me to play less." He said. Good advice from beyond the veil.

                We'll continue to share quotes from Bill as we recall them. One night we were asked to play a little extra. I opined that it's never a bad thing to give more than you bargained for; it helps with repeat business.

                Bill joked "Well, I'm a whore - but I'm not a slut!"

                Sometimes he would play on his own name. Don White said his girlfriend came home and said "I saw your friend at the store. You know, that bass player – Rafflesnaffle." Bill would sometimes call and say "This is Rafflesnaffle."

                We can never overstate the essential goodness of Bill Raffensperger the person and the musician. He was fun to hang out with and a joy to make music with.

                Our forthcoming album is going to have Bill's son Adam playing guitar on at least one song.

Saturday Jan 30 Kat Daddy's in Muskogee


                Ted Bullinger took pictures of The Zigs at Magoo's about a year ago. The color is very good. You can see them at:

The Powerpoint slide show from Bill's service is on Youtube at:

If you search Bill Raffensperger on You Tube, several videos come up. There are some with Cale in the studio, and some from the 2004 tour. Bill also appears in a couple of videos with Tommy Crook and Scott Musick. Those of you who are not from around here ought to check out Tommy Croook. He's one of the best guitarists in the world, and we are not exaggerating.

Scott Mariner is back on board with us. "I'm ba-a-a-ack" he grinned at the Radisson gig. It's his third tour with us, or third sentence. He was telling us about Revolution In Their Heads, a book of complete Beatles recording sessions. George referred to Revolver as their "Avant guarde a clue." phase.

Scott also said Markham was backstage with Bobby Keys at a Stones gig and some kid was telling Charlie Watts that he wanted to be a drummer. Charlie said "How dreadful."

Saturday Jan 30 Kat Daddy's in Muskogee

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mama Sweet

School just started back, but are you tired of it already? Its a new year, but are you tired of it already? Well, why don't you let us help ease your pain. Come to the Deli on campus corner in Norman, OK this Friday night and we will help you forget your troubles with great music, cold beer, hard alcohol, and awesome people! See you there! -AH

Nick Gibson Newsletter - 1.27.10

Howdy guys!

I'm sitting here listening to the demos of the new songs I've written! I'm really excited for you guys to hear the new stuff! We're working on getting them into the shows! I'll definitely be playing them at the acoustic gigs, so make sure you come out to those!

I just got back from Nashville, TN last week! I had a great time writing with my good buddy Justin Lantz, and we wrote a new tune called "You And Tennessee" that I'm super stoked about! Big thanks to Richard at Black Ink Music Publishing and of course to Justin! And also to Tyler Cain for his help in recording the demo of "The Quick And The Dead"!

I'm headed back to Nashville in Feb to do some more writing, and I can't wait to see what I come back with!

Favorite lyric of the new song "You And Tennessee"...
"...there was never any question / it was always in my plans / I was born to hold a guitar in my hands..."


Shows this week!

Wednesday Jan 27, 2010
Crow Creek Tavern
Tulsa, OK
Nick Solo Acoustic

Friday Jan 29, 2010
Flytrap Music Hall
Tulsa, OK
Nick And Tony Acoustic (w/ Mountain Sprout, Dirtfoot, and Brandon Jenkins)

Saturday Jan 30, 2010
JC Cowboys
Weatherford, OK

Come out and jam with us this week! Hope to see you guys there!

Dwight Yoakam

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Native American Music Awards & Association
JANUARY  2010                                                                                            Volume 12

Top Stories

New 2010 NAMA Membership Application & 12th Annual Nammys Nomination Submission Form Now Available

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new 2010 NAMA Membership Applications & 12th Annual Nammys Nomination Submission Forms are now available on the Awards website.  Please use this application to register as a national Advisory Member of the Native American Music Awards to submit eligible recordings for nomination consideration for the Twelfth Annual Native American Music Awards. The annual Advisory Board membership fee is $100.00.  Any Advisory Board member can sponsor and/or submit any recording for nomination consideration. All recordings released, rereleased and/or manufactured after January 1, 2009 and before January 31, 2010 will be accepted. All eligible recordings must be available for purchase by the general public. Please enclose Four (4) copies of each recording you are submitting for nomination consideration. As a member, you are entitled to submit one full-length CD or DVD recording for nomination consideration free with your membership and an unlimited amount of full-length CD or DVD recordings thereafter which are subject to a $25.00 entry/administration fee per recording. This fee is not based on a per category submission. You may enter a CD or DVD for an unlimited amount of categories. You may enter each recording into as many categories that are deemed appropriate. No recordings should be entered into more than one music genre category, i.g, Best Pop and Best Country. There is no limit on the number of recordings you can submit. You must be a registered member in order to submit recordings for nomination consideration. 

Artists Donate Tracks For New Music Download Page
To Benefit Children of Haiti & Pine Ridge

First initiated by the kindness and generosity of NAMA Artist of the Year, Jan Michael Looking Wolf and CEO of Spirit Wind Records, Donald Blackfox who donated their music tracks to assist the Native American Music Association's  501(c)(3) non profit programs, our NEW Music Download page has just been launched and continues to expand. That same spirit of generousity and compassion is now being shared among other leading music makers, nominees, and Native American Music Award winners who have also offered to graciously donate their gift of song for a special cause. Featured artists include: Jonny Lipford, Backyard Blues Band, Jeff Ball, Dail Martin, Michael Bucher, Apryl Allen, Scott Tweedie, NAMA's own Marco Capelli, Nadjiwan, Sacred Winds, Jack Gladstone, Thunder Hawk Singers, Story Tellers, Richard Soaring Owl, Jan Michael Looking Wolf,  Arvel Bird, Jana Mashonee, Michael Longrider, Chris Ferree, Joseph Firecrow, JJ Kent, Evren Ozan, Ken Quiet Hawk, Michael DeMaria, Jamie Coon, Mike Serna and NightShield among others.  All the featured artists have agreed to donate all proceeds from these 99 cent downloads which will directly contribute to; Helping the Orphans & Children of Haiti and Providing Emergency Winter Heat for children on the Pine Ridge Reservation. All proceeds will be helping the orphans & children of Haiti through a combined program with Save The Children, an organization that has remained in Haiti for over 22 years, as well as the Association's program, Put The Heat On! which provides emergency Winter heat for families with infants & young children on the Pine Ridge Reservation. We would like to express our sincerest appreciation and thanks to all of these artists for their generousity, compassion and kindness. Any Artist interested in contributing and donating a song to Help Haiti or Put the Heat On! are welcome to join. Just send your MP3 to 

Artist of the Year Jan Michael Looking Wolf Engaging in National Drug & Alcohol Prevention Project for Reservation Youth with his new CD Breakin Free

    Jan Michael Looking Wolf Breakin' Free 

NAMMYS Artist of the Year Jan Michael Looking Wolf is engaging in a National Drug & Alcohol Prevention Project for Reservation Youth with his new CD, "Breakin Free".  Jan Michael Looking Wolf is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and resides close to his reservation in Western Oregon. He is a Kalapuya Native with Celtic decent who is committed to the path of the native flute.  Looking Wolf has become an accomplished Native Recording Artist with 16 CDs and 2 DVDs recorded on various Indie Record Labels  and has earned 39 national award and nomination recognitions. Most recently, Jan Michael won the prestigious "Artist of the Year" Award at the 2009 Native American Music Awards. He also won for NAMMY Flutist of the Year in 2008. His prior work ranges from Solo Flute, blues, jazz, classical, to Indie Rock with a full band. In 2007, the CD, Spreading Wings, climbed to no. 10 on the New Age Charts. His newest release entitled, Breakin' Free, on Spirit Wind Records, is an edgy rock recording with vocals and some hard hitting instrumental tracks with his characteristically native flute solos. The release of  Breakin' Free is central to a project Jan Michael Looking Wolf is now spearheading as a national outreach effort to native youth for Drug and Alcohol Prevention. Copies and posters with an anti-drug abuse message will be distributed to every tribal nation in early 2010. A Free Download of the title track song is available exclusively to NAMA members. See the code below.

Redbone's Tony Bellamy Passes at Age 63

Tony Bellamy with Eagle & Hawk

Tony Bellamy of Redbone, an N.A.M.A. Hall of Famer passed away on Christmas morning at the age of 63 in Las Vegas, Nevada with his family by his side. Anthony, or Tony "T-Bone" Bellamy and Redbone were inducted into the N.A.M.A. Hall of Fame 2008.  Tony was a Mexican-American Yaqui Indian who became the lead guitarist, pianist and vocalist for the Native American band. Redbone became established as a Native American rock group in the 1970s. They reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1974 with the hit song, "Come and Get Your Love." Originally formed in 1969 in Los Angeles, California, the band consisted of Patrick Vasquez, Lolly Vasquez, drummer Pete DePoe and Anthony "Tony" Bellamy. The group signed to Epic Records in 1969, and released their debut album, Redbone, in 1970. The follow-up album, Potlatch, featured the song "Alcatraz," which dealt with the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island. Their first commercially successful singles were, "Maggie," and "Witch Queen of New Orleans" (1971) which also became a huge hit in the United Kingdom. In 1973, Redbone released the political, "We Were All Wounded at Wounded Knee" which reached the #1 chart position in Europe. By 1974, Redbone had reached the Top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 charts with "Come and Get Your Love". The Pop/Funk/Disco song was certified Gold by the R.I.A.A for selling over one million copies and is still heard today on radio stations and commercials throughout the country. Born as Anthony Avila on September 12 1946 to parents James and Olga Bellamy, Tony Bellamy died at age 63. He has five siblings. It was originally reported that Tony was born in 1940 and was 69 years of age, but it was later corrected as 1946 and Bellamy passed at the age of 63. Bellamy's family confirmed that Tony originally used a birth year of 1940 so that he could legally play in the clubs.

Put The Heat On! 2010 Campaign Launch

Christmas Day On Pine Ridge

PUT THE HEAT ON! Winter Aid Relief Effort - Following a record breaking blizzard last year that knocked out power and created expotential life threatening situations on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, The Native American Music Association launched a Call To Action and created a  Winter Aid Relief Program, entitled, Put The Heat On!.  The Program raised over $15,000 in funds and directly purchased emergency propane and electric heat for families who had no heat.  This past December 22, 2009, the Governor of South Dakota ordered the state Emergency Operations Center opened because of a major winter storm that pounded South Dakota. On December 29, 2009, Oglala Sioux Tribe President Theresa Two Bulls declared a State of Emergency for the Pine Ridge Indian Agency Reservation due to severe winter weather. A Christmas Day snow storm dumped 36 inches of snow on the reservation, and along with high winds caused blizzard conditions throughout the reservation. Roads leading up residences were blocked, children were prevented from getting to school and families from getting to stores to purchase food, fuel and other necessities. Sick or disabled residents, cannot get to the Indian Health Service Hospital or clinics to receive medical care. This year, the Association has been asked to help over one dozen families with elders and young children in need of emergency heat. It is severely cold on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Winter is harsh, and there are families trying to survive the Winter with NO HEAT in their sub-standard trailer-like home. 100% of all donated funds are tax deductible and go directly to the cause. 

NAMA Gives Santa 100 Brand New Toys
for the Rosebud Rervation

LATEST TOY DRIVE EFFORT - We Helped Santa find Rosebud! Membership donations from our second annual Toy Drive helped provide brand new toys for one hundred needy children on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation.  Brand new stuffed Teddy Bears and stick horse toys were purchased and shipped out to Rosebud in early January. A special thank you goes to our donors for their generousity on both our toy drive efforts. The youth population of the Sicangu Oyate (Rosebud Sioux Tribe) spanning from ages 1 thru 18 is 7500. Some of these children can now share in the Holiday spirit thanks to our help.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Brandon Jackson

Acoustic tonight at Dirty's in Stillwater. Showtime: 11pm
Brandon Jenkins

Brandon Jenkins Looks like we're signing with a national booking agency! I'll let you know the details when they are finalized! It's gonna be a good year!

Brandon Jenkins

Brandon Jenkins Friday, Jan. 29th, 8 p.m. - Flytrap Music Hall Event Center, 514 East 2nd Street, Downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. Advance tickets $12. At the door $15. Doors open at 7. Might want to get your tickets in advance in case they sell out. You can buy them now at

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Bo Phillips - Next week, full band shows in Tulsa and Coffeyville!!

Cowboy Spirit: Battle of the Bands 2010


Keith Anderson will perform at Tumbleweed on Feb. 12 to help OSU students raise money for scholarships.

Cowboy Spirit: Battle of the Bands 2010 @ Tumbleweed on Friday, Feb. 12th, starts at 9 p.m. 

Carnegie  -  The Fiascos  -  Evan Michaels  -  Radio Conflict  -  Taylor Weston

And performance by:
Bo Phillips Band, Battle of the Bands 2009 Champion

All concert proceeds fund OSU scholarships. $15 tickets available at
The first 200 tickets purchased come with a free T-shirt.

 irit: Battle of the Bands 2010 is CASEY DONAHUE

Friday January 29th, Tumbleweed will host CASEY DONAHUE

Friday February 5
th, Tumbleweed will host PAT GREEN


Friday March 5th, Tumbleweed will host GRETCHEN WILSON

In keeping with TUMBLEWEED TRADITION, 2010 will see many more shows and several special events. 

 Artists that are being looked at in 2010 include; Miranda Lambert, Randy Rogers, Kevin Fowler, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Bellmay Brothers, and ZZ TOP. 

 We look forward to hosting these terrific artists and many, many more.
Tumbleweed Concerts
Th,Fr,Sa 8:00pm - 2:00am

Joel Melton

Saturday in New Braunfels

We have a few upcoming shows that you may want to get on your calendar.  Would really like to have some of you make it to New Braunfels tomorrow afternoon.
Saturday, January 23rd
Oma Gruene's Secret Biergarten
 @ 2:00 P.M.
1263 Gruene Road
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 237-5746

Friday, April 2nd
House Concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 3rd 
The Blue Door in OKC, Oklahoma @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 17th 
There's Something in the Water Music Festival at the Regency suspension bridge in Regency, Texas @ noon.
My thanks to everyone that made it to the Woodie Guthrie festival show at the Blue Door.  It was sure a great time. 

Friday, January 22, 2010

Dylan Hammett

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Dylan Hammett Live


Saturday, January 23, 20108:00 PM - 12:00 AM CST


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Chad Sullins & the Last Call Coalition tonight at Stillwater Plaza w/ friends..

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Letter Edged In Black - from Zig Gazette - thanks for sharing

The Letter Edged In Black 

Bill would've been 70 this year. He tried to take care of himself; he quit smoking and drinking years ago, not that he was ever much consumed by either. He never cared for illegal refreshments. He'd had a heart attack and a bypass operation. A few years ago he was diagnosed with MS, but it went into remission. A few weeks ago he said he'd been having trouble swallowing, but he ate all that was on his plate. Had I known his family history, I would have said something, but it may have already been too late then. 

He had fallen several times since the onset of MS. Last week he fell in the bathroom, got stuck and burned his shoulder on a heater. At the hospital they diagnosed esophageal cancer, possibly stage 3 or 4. The testing was awful. Tuesday he called to ask "Can I go now?" 

He passed on Wednesday morning January 13. 

He pretended to be a curmudgeon, but he was a kind and sensitive man. Well, he could be scathingly satirical, but he usually asked us not to repeat any of those things. (Hmm. I wonder what he's said about us?) He claims he was bitching about something and someone asked him if there was anything that he would actually like. 

"All I want is a woman that looks like Jane Fonda and plays the drums like Chuck Blackwell." He said. 

Bill may have been THE first rock and roll bass player in Tulsa. He started on Tuba and upright bass, and it's pretty certain he had one of the first electric basses, a Dan Electro someone gave him. There was this guy who watched him closely at some of those early gigs. The guy bought a bass and was soon taking Bill's gigs away from him. That guy was Carl Radle, who unequivocally cited Bill as his favorite player. When Clapton's band inducted Carl into the Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame, it was Bill who played bass. 

It was Frank McPeters. who suggested we ask Bill to join The Zigs. Drummers and bassists have to click. I never thought he'd even consider it, but he had no shame. We have to admit we're now spoiled for life having played with Bill for the last six years. All bass players must now stand in his shadow by our reckoning. 

He was a brilliant thinker and loved to read and watch science shows. He was quick-witted and often cracked us all up with his comments. 

Bill played with Johnny Cale for most of the last 40 years and probably often before that. They'd known each other half a century. Cale has written a couple of hundred songs and he often doesn't play them the way they are written. Imagine memorizing a catalog and being able to identify the song and recall it. 

When Flash Terry toured Europe he took Bill along. 

The last three years Bill also played with Tommy Crook on Friday nights at Lanna Thai. Trying to follow where Crook is going is no small feat. Crook plays songs with lots of chords and is likely to change key without notice. 

Bill, like Cale, is of the generation that was playing in the early days of rock and roll, so they had to know current hits and a lot of the old standards from the forties and before. 

Bill had the right feel for rock and roll. Some bass players are dubbed 'frustrated guitar players' who play busily. Bill was content to keep it simple and occasionally toss in some incredible lick just to remind you that he knew his axe inside-out. Like many unique players, his tone seemed to be in his hands - no matter what axe he played. 

Humility was part of his credo. He brushed off compliments and disliked having his picture taken. He did not drop names, but occasionally something would slip out. This was usually only if there was a funny story involved. "That was the night Steve Stills sat in." or "Frank Zappa? I had dinner with him in Hawaii." He opened for The Band at Carnegie Hall. He was in the first Clapton's Crossroads documentary and is in the Cale documentary. Last time out, Tom Petty sat in. There's really no telling how many big names played with Bill or how many hugely famous people he met. He knew that was no true measure of who he was. 

He was a good man; kind and generous. He was also very smart, wise and funny. If I can make time, I'd like to go through the Gazette archive and pull out all the funny comments he's made. 

"You know why people play bagpipes? Because they can't play guitar." He joked. 

We loved Bill like a brother. His talent and personality will be sorely missed. 

At Bill's service:

"Vestibule. Isn't that a great word? I always liked rotunda. How about alcove?" –Bill and two other guys talking about words.

            Bill sat in a café with two friends who were doing trick with straws and matches. He said "You guys do more worthless stuff better than anyone I know."

            Once a girl was asking Bill to dance with no success. She asked "If you love music so much, why don't you want to dance?'

            "If you love it so much, why don't you want to play?" he inquired.

            Dale Shipman introduced himself. I talked to gene Crose who said Bill offered to play with him any time he had a gig.  I saw Johnny Williams, Walt Richmond, Tommy Crook, Damon Daniel, and Chuck Blackwell. I got a picture of Danny Cornett and Rob Armstrong. Don White, David Teegarden, Bill Davis, Steve Hickerson, Walt Richmond, Jim Byfield, Richard Coffey, Gary Gilmore, and Polly Ess were there. In fact, I could count the well-known Tulsa musicians who weren't there on one hand.

            Karstein said people always had trouble with his name. They checked into a hotel in Berlin and Bill said "My name is Bill Raffensperger; R-A…"

            The clerk interrupted "We know." Bill was delighted.

Markham called me out; "Where's Jim Downing?" I followed Karstein.

            I wanted to take a picture from the front. I said "I'd like to have a picture of this crowd. I'm the only one here I've never heard of." That got a huge laugh. Bill would've been glad that we were laughing.

            There was a slide of Bill and Jimmy standing outside Carnegie Hall with a poster that said "The Band and J.J. Cale". That slide show is on Youtube, as are many Cale videos with the band of Tulsans including Bill.

            The paper said Bill was donating his body to science. I would joke that science called and said "No, thanks."

            We honored him. He was a honorable man.

            Bill's kids said he was always encouraging them and telling them he was proud of them. Bill taught his kids that it's OK to have cookies for breakfast if mom isn't around. He liked baking cookies and the family joke was that they were known as "Aunt Bill's" cookies.

            There was a jam with Gary Gilmore, Karstein, Byfield, Danny Timms on keys and Johnny on sax.



"His playing lifted me up." – John Hoff 
"He was one of the kindest souls I've ever met...." -Wanda Watson 
"Amen Wanda. He was one of the nicest guys I ever worked with. Everyone who ever knew him will miss him." Michael R. Green 
" I am saddened to think that not enough people knew his genius." -Greg Lew 
"Bill was the best, a great friend, a wonderful person and an excellent musician." –Rocky Frisco

John Fullbright Signs with Music Road Records

John Fullbright
Austin, Texas music label Music Road Records recently added Oklahoma folk singer-songwriter John Fullbright to its artist roster.
Purchase Live at the Blue Door on iTunes or CD Baby.
Fullbright is currently finishing up a new record at Cedar Creek Studios in Austin.
Music Road Records was established in 2007 by musician and former Stillwater resident Jimmy LaFave, recording engineer Fred Remmert and Dallas businessman Kelcy Warren. The label is home to LaFave, Slaid Cleaves and Sam Baker.

VIDEO: Colourmusic - “Put In A Little Gas”

Here’s Colourmusic’s video for “Put In A Little Gas”, off their debut album f, monday, orange, february, lunatic, 1 or 13.

Native Lights’ Blackwater 7″ Available Today

Native Lights - Blackwater 7″
Native Lights‘ Blackwater 7″ is available digitally today on iTunes. It’s also available in limited-edition red vinyl, as well as black vinyl, via Hardwork Records.
The 7″ features their original song “Blackwater” and a really great cover of OMD 1982 song “Of All The Things We’ve Made”. The songs were recorded at Blackwatch Studios in Norman.
“The title track Blackwater displays a moody yet precise melody carried through with heavily effected guitars and feedback. The vocals sound far away, a droning melancholy chant of ‘I want to drown in your Blackwater / I want a taste of your Blackwater.’” Independent Cause

Bourbon St & Mooney's Pub

Hey good people! If you're new to the mailing list, thanks for signing up! Here's what I've got on the books for this weekend....

Friday night, I'll be playing solo at Bourbon St. Cafe in Bricktown. Music is from 7pm-10pm. They've got great food too!

Saturday night, the full band will be rockin' Mooney's Pub for the Grand Re-opening! Music starts at 9pm so please come join us for some good times! Mooney's is located just off I-35 and Indian Hills Road in Norman.

Happy trails...til we meet again!
Camille Harp

Monday, January 18, 2010

Rockin Horse - Ponca City

Wild Wed-Ladies get in FREE& get domest.8-12,Guys drink free domest. 8-12 w/cover,Fri-Be Happy Fri- Free dmst 8-12,Sat Nick Gibson live @ RH

Wanda Jackson live interview, listen online this Wednesday @ 7 pm eastern time!

Wanda will be calling in to the Nardwuar Radio Show this Wednesday at 7:00 pm eastern time. Her legendary career, upcoming single release, and Knitting Factory concert will be among the many topics discussed.

To listen Live tune in to WFMU 91.1 fm in New York, 90.1 fm in the Hudson Valley, and everybody can listen online at

Up North the interview will be broadcasted live on 101.9fm in Vancouver and on their web site at

Fans may also call in and talk to the Queen live on air by dialing (604) 822-2487

Friday, January 15, 2010

Camilla Harp

Hello friends!

This Saturday I will be playing solo at Libby's in Goldsby.  I'll start around 9pm.  Libby's is a great little place just a couple miles south of Norman at the Goldsby exit.  Great food, great atmosphere!  All ages and no cover charge!

See you there!

Wanda Jackson

TULSA, Okla. – Oklahoma rock icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson is set to appear at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa at 11 a.m. on Jan. 15. Jackson will be signing and donating one of her signature Daisy Rock guitars for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa’s private music collection.

Jackson will also be available for an autograph signing for local fans.

“Wanda Jackson is a perfect representation of what Hard Rock Casino Tulsa is all about. She is part of Oklahoma’s rich musical heritage and a monumental figure to rock and roll. Some of Wanda’s items that we will have here are items that help set the stage for rock and roll music. And by having her here in person, not only will our guests get to see a living legend, but hear from her personally about her soon-to-be-released songs,” said David Stewart, CEO of Cherokee Nation Entertainment, which operates Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa and Cherokee Casinos.

Known as one of the pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly music, Jackson is releasing a new single, which will include an A- and B-side, on Jan. 26 from her recent recording sessions with music ingenue Jack White, frontman for the White Stripes.

The songs are covers of Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good” and early British rock band Johnny Kidd and the Pirates’ “Shakin’ All Over.” The single will be initially released on iTunes and seven-inch vinyl by White’s Third Man Records.

White, who also leads the bands Dead Weather and The Raconteurs, has produced his own records, as well as the 2004 release of country superstar Loretta Lynn’s Grammy award-winning album “Van Lear Rose.”

White is reportedly a huge fan of Jackson’s. Jackson rose to fame in the ‘50s after touring with Elvis Presley. Jackson moved into the direction of rock ‘n’ roll music, not common for female vocalist of the time, at Presley’s request. Jackson also briefly dated Presley in 1955.

In addition to recording several rockabilly hits including “Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad,” “Fujiyama Mama” and “Let’s Have a Party,” Jackson also attained a successful career in mainstream country music from 1966-1973. Some of her country hits include “Tears Will Be The Chaser For Your Wine,” “My Big Iron Skillet” and “Fancy Satin Pillows.”

Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 4, 2009, at the request of many famed artists including Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen. Jackson is also a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Music and Oklahoma Country Music halls of fame, as well as the International Gospel and German Music halls of fame.

Jackson currently lives in Oklahoma City and continues to tour internationally. She is married to her manager, Wendell Goodman.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is the host hotel for many celebrities, musical artists and sports stars, among others. In addition to its excellent guest service, dining and entertainment, the hotel offers several luxurious, rock-inspired suites to accommodate guests.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located on Interstate 44 at exit 240A. For more information, visit or call (800) 760-6700.

For more information and hi-res photos of Wanda Jackson, visit her website at

Thursday, January 14, 2010

OklaFilm & OklaMusic
Thursday, January 14, 2010 - Sunday, January 17, 2010

Prepare to step back into the past, because This Week in Film & Music is filled with events to transport you into another time and place. Remember a simpler era with the Wanda Watson Band, as Wanda sings soulful blues reminiscent of Etta James or Aretha Franklin. The Golden Globe nominated film, A Single Man,offers a return to the glamorous 1960's, as well as the seedy underbelly that lurked beneath the glitter in Los Angeles. Then, let the Native American story of Barking Watershow you Oklahoma's roots, and the people that continue to define it. If you're already missing the last decade, this week promises a wistful look back on the past.
 Thursday, January 14
Barking Water

Following the success of Sterlin Harjo's first film, Four Sheets to the Wind, the Oklahoma filmmaker has returned with another poignant story about life and love. Barking Water follows Frankie as he seeks the help and forgiveness of Irene, his one true love until they parted ways for good, to get him out of the hospital so he can go home to his estranged daughter and new grandbaby to make amends. Together, Frankie and Irene set out on the road, where the eclectic and colorful mix of people they meet along the way says as much about Oklahoma's diversity as it does about humanity. The story takes viewers for a ride in the backseat of Frankie and Irene's old car, listening to their past and the rhythmic soundtrack that sets the beat for a redemptive road journey.

Ada , McSwain Theatre, 130 W. Main, (580) 332-8108, 6 p.m., $5
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 Thursday, January 14 - Sunday, January 17 
35 Shots of Rum 
Set among a small circle of friends and neighbors in a Parisian suburb, 35 Shots of Rum is a warm, funny and enchanting film. Lionel, a metro conductor, lives with his beautiful university student daughter, Josephine, in a bustling apartment complex. Lately, Josephine has been spending time with Noé, a handsome young neighbor, while Lionel is finding himself drawn into a romance with close friend, Gabrielle. As their lives are pulled in different directions, father and daughter realize they must confront an aspect of their past in order to embrace what lies ahead.
Oklahoma City, Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr., (405) 236-3100, Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., $8.25
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 Thursday, January 14 
Franke Lee
Tahlequah's own native family band Franke Lee consists of brothers Mike, Daniel, and Michael Franke on all the stringed instruments and family friend Aaron Lee on drums. The group plays a wide range of rock fused with reggae. Some songs have a pure rock and roll feel, while others are pure reggae. There are harmonious blends between the two with other genres included. A very fun upbeat set of music specifically aimed at getting crowds to dance.
Tulsa, Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., (918) 584-2306, 6:30 p.m., $9
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 Friday, January 15 
Craig Morgan
Craig Morgan 
is country music's stealth star. He's had back-to-back #1 singles, massive radio airplay - including country's biggest hit of 2005, solid album sales and a belated nomination in 2006 as the Academy of Country Music's New Male Vocalist of the Year, yet his recognition factor has not quite caught up to the scope of his popularity and his level of success. That is all about to change with his latest album, Little Bit of Life, his fourth studio album.
Durant, Choctaw Coliseum, 3702 Choctaw Rd., (580) 931-8645, 7 p.m., $35-$45
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Friday, January 15 
Wanda Watson Band
Very rarely will you find an entertainer whose style and charisma matches their talent or vice-versa, yetWanda Watson delivers on both counts. Hard-charging and aggressive on one song; tender and emotionally sincere on the next, Watson makes every song her own. She is a definitive blues artist and her influences of Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, and Kim Carnes are apparent in her larger than life vocal ability. The show includes a Catfish or Bar-B-Que Dinner with the purchase of a ticket.
Muskogee, Civic Center, 425 Boston St., (918) 684-6362, 7 p.m., $10
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Friday, January 15 - Saturday, January 16 
The Beaches of Agnès
The Beaches of Agnès 
is a cinematic autobiography by Agnès Varda, an innovative and whimsical journey through her extraordinary artistic life. The film weaves together footage from her vast body of work, old photographs, and present-day sequences with intimate anecdotal voice-overs. Varda looks back on her childhood, her work as a photographer and installation artist, her marriage to filmmaker Jacques Demy, and the birth of the French New Wave. Featuring Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker, Catherine Deneuve, Alain Resnais, Harrison Ford, Jane Birkin, Michel Piccoli and Gereard Depardieu - even Jim Morrison makes an appearance.
Oklahoma City, Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr., (405) 236-3100, 8 p.m., $8
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Friday, January 15 
A Single Man
Written and directed by former head of Gucci designer Tom Ford, A Single Man is based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. Set in Los Angeles in 1962, during the height of the Cuban missile crisis, it is the story of a British college professor (Colin Firth) who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner. This film has been nominated for three Golden Globes including Best Actor for Colin Firth.
Tulsa, Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis Ave., (918) 592-3456, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m., $8.25
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Saturday, January 16 
Stoney LaRue
Having grown up in Oklahoma, country music star Stoney LaRue has been playing shows in the state his whole life. He even recorded his Billboard-charted release, The Red Dirt Album, in Tulsa. However, he reached critical acclaim when he recorded a cover of the Mike Hosty hit, "Oklahoma Breakdown." LaRue fuses more traditional country with a bit of rock and roll.
Idabel, Phil's Big Rock, U.S. 259, (580) 286-7077, 8 p.m., $20

Sunday, January 17 
Travis Linville
Hailing from the small town of Chickasha, Travis Linville has performed 200 shows per year for the last 12 years all over the U.S., Canada and Europe as a solo artist, band leader, and as a jack of all trades sideman. The popularity of the underground release "Uncertain Texas" led to the formation Linville's band the Burtschi Brothers. After the Burtschi's disbanded in 2006, Linville has been honing his solo show into a unique work of art.
Norman, Othello's, 434 Buchanan, (405) 360-2353, 7 p.m., FREE!
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Sunday, January 17 
Nathaniel Bartlett
In a blend of electronics and the marimba, Nathaniel Bartlett will perform Immersive Music, engaging his audience in sound that is manipulated by speaker-placement. With the audience positioned in the center of the cuboid loudspeaker array, a three-dimensional sound field can be projected into the audience space, resulting in kinetic audio sculptures.
Tulsa, Living ArtSpace, 307 E. Brady St., (918) 585-1234, 8 p.m., $7-$10
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