Saturday, February 27, 2010

Nick Gibson

Playin' tonight in Claremore, OK at Will Rogers Downs! Show at 9pm! Dancin', booze, and music! You can't go wrong! See you there!
Ordinary Outlaws at Willies Saloon tonight (Saturday). Come party with us!!!!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Nick Gibson is playin' a reunion show tonight at Ell's in Stillwater with Randy and Chris! Show at 10!

OklaFilm & OklaMusic
Thursday, February 25, 2010 - Sunday, February 28, 2010

February and its winter chill are coming to a close; let's all hope there's warmer weather and the chance of a fresh start right around in the corner, as This Week in Film & Musicis all about new beginnings. The Old 97's may have some years on them, but their country rock sounds as fresh today as it did fifteen years ago. The critically acclaimed film Precious is about a teenager's struggle against all odds, a truly heartbreaking, yet inspiring, story about passion and growth. Come rock out with Hush Hush Commotionas they celebrate three years of making great music. Experience something new this week, and turn over a new leaf of your own with all of these events.
 Thursday, February 25 
Old 97's One of the most popular bands in the alternative country rock movement, the Old 97'shail from Dallas and draw their inspiration from classic country, punk, and power pop. After forming in 1993, the band has released more than twelve albums, including2008'sBlame It on Gravity, their first new album in four years.Thackerville, WinStar Casino, 777 Casino Ave., (580) 276-4229, 8 p.m., $20 For more information:

 Thursday, February 25 
Forever the Sickest Kids Alternative rockers Forever the SickestKids have been steadily gaining fans since their debut EP in 2007. Around that time they were named by Alternative Press as the Number One Underground Band (That Won't Stay That Way For Long). FTSK released their 2008 debut album Underdog Alma Mater, and have had five successful EPs along the way. Their single, "Whoa Oh! (Me vs. Everyone)" charted on numerous Billboard lists and was also featured in several commercials.Tulsa, Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., (918) 584-2306, 7 p.m., $21 For more information:

 Thursday, February 25
Edgar Cruz
Voted "Best Guitarist and Entertainer" by The Oklahoma GazetteEdgar Cruz provides one full night of entertainment. Covering hit classics and introducing his own influence to the instrument, Cruz is known for his soothing yet gripping playing as well as his encouragement of audience interaction. Cruz's performance will highlight Yukon's 3rd Annual Chips and Salsa event, which invites concertgoers to sample selections in a homemade salsa contest immediately preceding the
show.Yukon, Robertson Activity Center, Hwy 66 & Mustang Road, (405) 350-8920, 7 p.m., $7 For more information:

 Friday, February 26 
Trailer Choir's Best New Country Duo/Group, Trailer Choir, have been busy living up to that title. After playing 50 shows opening for Toby Keith, and releasing their debut album,Off the Hillbilly Hook, they've gained a dedicated following. Vocalists Crystal Hoyt, "Big Vinny" Hickerson and Mark "Butter" Fortney take turns belting out their catchy country tunes, such as "What Would You Say" and "Rockin' the Beer Gut."Miami, Buffalo Run Casino, 1000 Buffalo Run Blvd., (918) 542-7140, 7 p.m., $10 For more information: 

 Friday, February 26 
The Non Experimental, ambient rock group The Non hails from Oklahoma City, with Mack Hawkins on the drums, Zach Zeller on both guitar and piano, Tom Bishop on the bass, and Wil Norton rocking the guitar. The group has been delivering high-energy, dynamic performances to fans for years. Their sophomore release, Tadaima, is a continuation of the intricate chords and haunting lyrics they use, trying to find perfection through instrumentation.Norman, The Opolis, 113 N. Crawford, (405) 820-0951, 9 p.m., $10 For more information: 

 Friday, February 26 - Saturday, February 27 
Precious Academy Award nominated Precious centers around Claireece "Precious" Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a girl from Harlem born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother (Mo'Nique), a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. With a new chance at success in an alternative school, Precious begins a journey that will lead her from pain and powerlessness to love and self-determination.Oklahoma City, Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr., (405) 278-8237, 8 p.m., $8 For more information:

 Friday, February 26
Hush Hush Commotion
For their three-year anniversary, Oklahoma's own Hush Hush Commotion is returning to play the energetic, indie rock tunes that have made them a local favorite. By combining elements of rock, pop, southern blues and group vocals, Hush Hush Commotion offers something for everyone. Their most recent release, In Control, proves why they've lasted three years, and why they'll last several more.Oklahoma City, The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western Ave., (405) 607-4805, 7:30 p.m., $6 For more information: 

 Saturday, February 27
Mama Sweet
Blending a mixture of blues and country, Mama Sweet believes they sound more like outlaw country. With their 2007 album, Welcome to the Well, and 2008 live album,Now. Here. This., the band blends rock, country and sound that truly embodies the nature and beauty of Oklahoma. The band is comprised of band leader Aron Holt on vocals and guitar, in addition to Alan Orebaugh on electric guitar, Boyd Littell on bass guitar and vocals, Dan Walker playing keys and accordion, and Tyler Howell on drums.Norman, The Deli, 309 White St., (405) 329-3534, 10 p.m., $5 For more information: 
www.the deli .us/

 Saturday, February 27 
Connecting Souls for a Cause: Haiti Relief Benefit To raise money for the relief efforts of Haiti, the Oklahoma City Farmers Market is hosting a fashion show and concert. Opening the event is the eclectic band Treo, who play a mix of blues, reggae, jazz, country and rock. They'll be followed by Oklahoma locals, such as metal group MunkieGunn, hardcore rockers Promusia, and the garage punk bandTheBoomBang.Oklahoma City, Farmers' Market, 311 S. Klein, (405) 232-6506, 7 p.m., $15 For more information:

 Saturday, February 27 
Fat Dixie Seminole-native FatDixie mixes the best components of rock and country music to create a unique southern rock sound. Vocalist Jared Sutton reveals tangible stories through his smooth lyrics, characterized by a slight twang. Jarrod Baker contributes powerful guitar melodies that compliment Sutton's voice, while adding a hard rock element. Bassist Bobby Jack Miller and drummer Jeremy Wilson add their skill to create the effect of more than just a local band.Stillwater , Eskimo Joe's, 501 W. Elm Ave., (405) 372-8896, 10 p.m., FREE! For more information: 

 Sunday, February 28 
David Olney Over an impressive professional career spanning four decades, David Olney built a reputation not as a kind hearted troubadour, but as a performing songwriter with a sharp literary mind that often cuts to the bone of the human condition. His latest release,Women Across the River, showcases more of the impressive country and folk music he's been making for years.Norman, Performing Arts Studio, 200 S. Jones Ave., (405) 307-9320, 7 p.m., $15 For more information: 

 Sunday, February 28 
circles and spinning wheels & if i could crowd all my souls into that mountain After spending the last few years traveling the globe, Melody Owen collected video works from various artists, and organized them into two distinct screenings. The first, circles and spinning wheels, is a compilation of animations, mini-documentaries, music videos, and experimental films that feature the curves and planes of circles. The second, if i could crowd all my souls into that mountain, features videos by an international cast of characters as they document themselves around the world.Tulsa, Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis, (918) 592-3456, 2 p.m., $7 For more information: 
www. circlecinema .com 
Chris Booth is going to be jamming at Ell's tonight with Randy Burch and Nick Gibson! Hope to see you all there!!

Jason Stringfellow and Ordinary Outlaws...

Catch'em if you can!
Feb 25 - JC Cowboys-Jason Stringfellow Acoustic -Weathorford
Feb 26 - Copperpenny-Jason Stringfellow Acoustic - Stillwater
Feb 27 - Willies Saloon - Stillwater
Mar 03 - WORMY DOG SALOON- Jason Stringfellow Acoustic-OKC
Mar 04 - Copperpenny-Jason Stringfellow Acoustic-Stillwater
Mar 05 - Peckerheads-McAlester
Mar 11 - Copperpenny-Jason Stringfellow Acoustic-Stillwater
Mar 12 - RD’s County Line-Mulvane, Kansas
Mar 13 - RD’s County Line-Mulvane, Kansas
Mar 17 - Brannigans Ballroom-St. Patrick’s Day-Stillwater
Mar 18 - Copperpenny-Jason Stringfellow Acoustic-Stillwater
Mar 19 - Mercury Lounge-Tulsa
Mar 24 - EOSC Ballroom-Willburton
Mar 26 - Club One-Shawnee
Mar 27 - The Rockin’ Horse-Ponca City
Apr 01 - Tulsa County Line-Tulsa
Apr 03 - Route 66 Bar - Oklahoma City
Apr 08 - Wildcats-Wichita, Kansas
Apr 09 - Waudbys-Russell, Kansas
Apr 10 - Lazy E Arena w/ Molly Hatchet, The Doors and more-Guthrie
Apr 30 - Willies Saloon-Stillwater
May 01 - Panther Creek Mudstock-Non, OK
May 14 - Crowbar-Talequah
May 20 - Guitars Rock N Country Bar-Joplin, Missouri
May 22 - Jimmy’s Somewhere Else Bar-Panama
May 27 - Soundstage at the Hayride-Shreveport, Louisiana
May 29 - Lil’ Joe’s Grill and Tavern-Shreveport, Louisiana
Jun 05 -A Walk for A Cure-Oklahoma City
Jun 11 - RD’s County Line-Mulvane, Kansas
Jun 12 - RD’s County Line-Mulvane, Kansas
Jun 26 - Joe Painters Annual "Pig Racing, Squirrel Boil and Opossum Flogging"-McAlester
Jul 09 - Million Dollar Elm Casino-Sand Springs
Jul 10 - Million Dollar Elm Casino-Sand Springs
Jul 31 - 6th Annual White House Bash-Stuart
Aug 20 - Million Dollar Elm Casino -Bartlesville
Aug 21 - Million Dollar Elm Casino -Bartlesville
Sep 26 - Ryan Page Memorial Concert -Somewhere, OK
Thank you for your support!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mama Sweet

Hello friends, Wichita was fun! Some okies drove up to see us & we met some cool peps from KS too! This weekend, we are back at home, The Sweet's home anyway. On Saturday, we will be playing at The Deli in Norman, OK. The Deli is home, but instead of holding back, we always put the hammer down & go at it full throttle. I hope you'll be there to witness the excitement! Here are some of our upcoming dates. Mark them in your calendar now! 3/4 Budros in Ardmore,OK 3/12 The Deli in Norman, OK 3/20 OKC Limits in OKC, OK 3/26 Lakewood Bar & Grill in Dallas,TX 3/27 Golden Light Cantina in Amarillo,TX 4/2 The Deli in Norman, OK 4/17 Belle Isle Brewery in OKC, OK 4/30 Petty Party @ The Deli in Norman, OK (A full night of Tom Petty Songs performed by Locust Avenue, Mama Sweet, & The Workweek!) 5/7 The Deli in Norman, OK Keep an eye on our calendar page on for changes & additions! Peace, Aron Holt
Last Call Coalition Thursday Chad is acoustic w/Jason Stringfellow and friends at JC Cowboys, Friday full band in Altus at Woodys


Sunday, February 21, 2010

No Justice ...

New Label, Carved Records, Opens Doors

Diverse roster emerging following first Country artist signing, No Justice 

(Nashville, TN – Feb. 8, 2010) Dallas-based independent record label, Carved Records, has officially opened its doors for business and signed its second artist in just two months with the addition of Texas chart-toppers, No Justice.

Founded by entrepreneur and CEO Tim Porter in 2009, the Carved Records team is anchored by VP of Operations Phil Thomas (formerly of UMG Distribution/Fontana, RED Distribution) and Label DirectorJenn Littleton (CO5 Music, former Sr. Marketing Director/A&R Geffen Records).

“Carved Records was founded with a mission to encourage artistic integrity and career longevity,” says Carved Records CEO Tim Porter.  “The Carved Records family has already signed two very unique and very diverse acts in No Justice and Texas Hippie Coalition, which is something that our label will continue to do in the pursuit of our creative vision.  Our intent is not to sign as many acts as we can, but to keep our roster manageable so that we can build careers with them.” 

The label’s first Country artist signing is No Justice, a five-piece band from Stillwater, Okla.  The group has enjoyed significant regional success and airplay in Oklahoma and Texas, playing more than 150 dates per year and landing numerous No. 1 singles on the Texas charts, including “Never Come Back” and “Don’t Walk Away.”

“No Justice is a band that has proven hit-making ability,” says Carved Records VP of Operations Phil Thomas.  “These guys have enjoyed great success regionally with multiple No. 1s, and we can’t think of a better act to introduce to Nashville and the rest of the nation than Carved Records’ first Country signing, No Justice.”

The No Justice team includes veteran Nashville artist manager Scott Welch of Scott Welch Management and veteran agent Jon Folk of Red 11 Music.

“Jon and I are excited about the partnership between No Justice and Carved Records,” says No Justice manager, Scott Welch.  “The industry is going through a very challenging evolution today.  To be successful in developing an artist globally, it takes great talent, work ethic, and the “special sauce” known as passion.  Carved has demonstrated to all of us that they have the expertise and the “special sauce” to be one of the new forces in music.”

No Justice is currently in Nashville completing their debut album for Carved Records with producer Dexter Green.  The project expands on the group’s Country, Rock and Roots sound and is scheduled for a late spring 2010 release.

For more information on No Justice and Carved Records, visit:  For label inquiries:

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Brandon Jackson

Tonight at The Office Lounge in Weatherford, OK w/ Evin Brady. Showtime 10pm. See ya there!

Jason Boland and The Stragglers

 'High In The Rockies'. 
Hold on, lots to digest.

Release date: 4/20 as we all know and giggle at. Retail and download via iTunes.

Three pre-release shows will be added to calendar as soon as I'm done with this: 4/15 Wormy Dog, OKC; 4/16 Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa; Billy Bob's Texas, Fort Worth. You will be able to purchase the album at each of these shows but quantities are limited to first come first serve.

Online presales will begin March 1st on, all preorders will be mailed out to arrive on or before 4/20. Every presale will come with a kick ass new koozie that looks just like the cover art. So pretty.

Beginning at our show at Outskirts on March 4th, you will be able to purchase the album at the merch booth. You will be given the kick ass koozie and a coupon, take the coupon home and go to, follow the instructions to enter the cd code and your mailing address, the cd arrives on or before 4/20. 

JB&S will have a midnight cd release party at Hastings in Stillwater on Monday the 19th. Probably have some door prizes or pizza to share. Possible in-store acoustic appearance, working on logistics.

Adding a show on 4/20 at The Rib Room in Fort Smith with possible Hastings in-store appearance that day, show will most likely be 'buy cd get show free'. Details coming soon.

I think that's it for now, more and more details following soon about how you can get 'High'.
Chad Sullins and the Last Call Coalition Tonight in Canton at Cookies Club with Cale Lester. Gonna be doin things a little different, come check it out.

Sugarfree allstars

Playing tonight in Norman at the Hidden Castle, 1309 24th Ave SW, for "Outlaws & Allstars". Doors at 7p, our set is at 11p. Let's get funky!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ordinary Outlaws This Fri. night in Denison, TX @ the Drunken Mule! Sat. night @ JJ's Waterin' Hole in Holdenville, OK! Hope to see u on the road!

Mama Sweet - Wichita, KS

Hey Friends, I feel like I haven't seen you in forever. The good news is that we are playing this Saturday. It will be the Sweet's debut in Wichita, KS. We will be playing @ America's Pub. I think you all know by now that when we play somewhere new I like to have a great showing. So, I hope all of you in Kansas will come out to see us & I hope the rest of you will consider taking a road trip to come see us this Saturday! I can't wait! -Aron
Michael Ray McClure

updating the reverbnation music page tonight. should be up pretty soon:
Bo Phillips -

Tomorrow starts a whirlwind of CD Launch parties. Get to the Wormy Dog early!
4th Order
Don't forget, Roller Derby this Sat. Band starts at 6pm, bout starts at 7pm. Payne County Expo. Live rock with 4th Order!!!

Note from Jim Downing

Tulsa Musicians

Note from Jim Downing

I have been approached by a reputable publisher about writing a book on the history of Tulsa Music.

I explained that my personal knowledge only goes back about 50 years, but they said that should be adequate; that's quite a large scope.

My problem is that these books are mostly pictures. They are requesting that I gather about 200 high-quality photographs, or images scanned to their high specifications.

And that is the hitch. Even Teb Blackwell, who is doing the Oklahoma Bands and Discography book, doesn't have that many pictures, and many of them are not of the quality this publisher requires.

So I'm sending out this inquiry to Tulsa musicians on the Gazette mailing list. Do any of you have quality prints of old Tulsa bands? Do you know of anyone who might have an archive of such? I would be responsible for borrowing these and sending them back after the publisher scans them.

Please reply to this address.



Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Friday Chad Sullins acoustic at The Horseshoe in Yukon, Saturday Full Band in Canton at Cookies Club..
Bo Phillips - Hey folks, "Perfect Girl" has moved up to number 2 on the most requested on Check 'em out, and request!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Brandon Jackson

Acoustic tonight at Dirty's in Stillwater with my friend Sam Caire. Showtime: 11. Drink Special: $2.50 Pitchers
Joe Mack

Joe Mack this week - Bill Erickson! - 2/18 Fayetteville, 2/19 Tulsa, 2/20 Stillwater! Next week Iguana Cafee in Tahlequah gets busy on 2/23 with Elephant Revival and 2/25 with Travis Linville! Bill's shows are free to the public, Iguana shows are $5. Advanced tix available!

Midwest Kings

Urban Tulsa Weekly

Urban Tulsa Weekly Midwest Kings: Live Thurs. Feb. 18th at Flytrap Music Hall and I have some tickets. First correct response wins two tickets. Question: Name of the 2004 album released by MWK? (only allowed one win per concert)

Urban Tulsa Weekly

Urban Tulsa Weekly Midwest Kings: Live Thurs. Feb. 18th at Flytrap Music Hall and I have some tickets. First correct response wins two tickets. Question: What is Andy Skib's other project called?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Jason Boland and The Stragglers

Hey fans! We have added a ton of new tour dates to the website, we have new merch for sale, and you can pre order your copy of the new album "High In The Rockies". Head on over to and check it out, and be sure and sign up for the newsletter.

We hope to see you all out at one or more of the CD Release Parties we have coming up:

4/15 - Wormy Dog Saloon - Oklahoma City, OK
4/16 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
4/17 - BIlly Bob's Texas - Fort Worth, TX
4/20 - The Rib Room - Little Rock, AR
4/21 - Larry Joe Taylor's Texas Music Festival - Stephenville, Tx
4/22 - Lucku Mule Saloon - Abilene, TX
4/24 - Lonestar Jam - Austin, Texas
4/25 - Hog Creek Icehouse - Waco, Texas
4/28 - County Line BBQ - San Antonio, TX
4/30 - Hurricane Harry's - College Station, TX

Hope to see you all soon!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Brandon Jackson

Acoustic at StoneWolf Casino tonight. Start between 6:30 & 7 and will play until 10.

Nick Gibson

Come out to the Steel Horse Saloon in Seminole, OK tonight! 9:30pm! I'm sick as a dog but I'm gonna make the you have no excuse!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Ordinary Outlaws - Toby Keiths Bar and Grill in Bricktown tonight! If you're goin' to the PBR come on over before or after and hang w/ us!

Sweethearts and Singles!

Hey friends!  Come celebrate with your sweetheart or celebrate your single-dom at Libby's Saturday night for an early Valentine's Day treat!

This will be a full band show so lots of action and lots of fun!

Hope to see you there.  Music starts around 9pm.


Chad Sullins

Last Call Coalition TONIGHT at Classics in OKC.. New tunes and good times..

Thursday, February 11, 2010



Country Music Superstar to Guest Judge

Queens” Episode
Episode Premieres on Logo, Monday, February 15th at 9/8C
and on VH1, Tuesday, February 16th at 9/8C

FairfaxVA- A country music superstar with a dynamic style all her own, Tanya Tucker will be a guest judge on the February 15th episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race (airing at 9/8c on Logo and the following Tuesday at 9/8c on Vh1).  Tucker will sit alongside RuPaul, fashion journalist Merle Ginsberg, designer Santino Rice and actress Kathy Najimy for a special show that finds the contestants discovering their “country” characters. 
Hosted by drag icon RuPaul, the competition series is in its second season where drag queens run through fashion and talent challenges in front of a panel of judges in the hopes of becoming “America’s Next Drag Superstar.”  Captivating, fun and full of surprises, RuPaul’s Drag Race has become a bona fide pop culture hit and a ratings smash.  RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Mondays at 9/8C on Logo and is rebroadcast on VH1 the following Tuesday at 9/8C.
Tucker’s recent album, My Turn, was released to critical acclaim and bolstered with a slew of appearances on television such as the Larry King Live show, GAC, CMT and on NPR’s Weekend Edition.  My Turn found Tucker taking on classic country songs originally recorded by the greatest male country legends of all time and turning the tables, giving classics such as “You Don’t Know Me” and “Oh, Lonesome Me” a powerful reconstruction from a woman’s point of view.  The Boston Globe declared that “Lovers of retro country will rejoice over this” and the Philadelphia Inquirer agreed, saying “It’s hard to imagine a more well-executed tribute.”
Only 13 when her provocative “Delta Dawn” caused a nationwide stir and became a Top 10 country hit, Tucker has built one of the most successful and compelling careers in music.  Considered one of the very few females of the “outlaw” country movement, she holds a Grammy award, two Country Music Association awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, and three CMT Awards.  23 of her albums have landed in the country Top 40 chart since her 1972 debut, and she has amassed 10 #1 country singles, 33 that have reached the Top 5, and 41 in the Top 10.
About Saguaro Road Records and Direct Holdings:
Saguaro Road is an imprint launched by Direct Holdings Americas Inc in 2008, the company that markets and sells audio and video entertainment products under the Time Life brand, using it under license from Time Warner Inc.  The label focuses on artists that have a uniquely American, roots oriented sound and has recently released albums from the Blind Boys of Alabama, Patty Loveless, Joan Osborne, and Edwin McCain.

Time Life and the Time Life logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies, used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.  Headquartered in FairfaxVA, Direct Holdings Americas Inc.'s history began in 1961 as a direct marketing division of Time Incorporated specializing in music and books.  The business has been operated as a separate company since the mid-1970s when it relocated to Virginia, and has since grown to become one of the world’s largest direct marketers of audio and video products throughout North America, Europe and Australia.  The Company has set the standard in the direct response industry by pioneering direct marketing techniques and building one of the most trusted and recognized brands in commerce.  The Company now also sells its products through major traditional and non-traditional retailers around the world as well as via the Internet.  The Company was sold in 2003 to private investors. Saguaro Road Records is a trademark of Direct Holdings Americas Inc.

Logo is the world’s leading ad-supported cable, satellite, online, mobile and digital entertainment gay and lesbian-themed network, from MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). Launched in 2005, Logo’s cable channel is in more than 46 million homes across the United States and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including, Logo’s content is distributed across all leading download-to-own, streaming and mobile services. The most influential brand for the most influential audience, Logo provides a mix of original and acquired entertainment as well as news, social networking and community building that are authentic, smart, fun, entertaining, and inclusive. Logo joins MTV Networks' roster of popular and highly targeted brands which include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.
World of Wonder (WOW) was founded by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey in 1990.  Since then the company has amassed a library of branded properties across all platforms, including such well known films as Party Monster, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Inside Deep Throat and television shows Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, Million Dollar Listing, Fantasia: For Real, and Man Shops Globe and the entertainment blog The WOW Report (

For further information, please contact:

Jolyn Matsumuro                                 
The Brookes Company            
(310) 558-3000 x202                         

Kirt Webster
Webster & Associates
(615) 777-6995
Chad Sullins and The Last Call Coalition Tomorrow in OKC at Classics and Saturday in Enid at The Frisco.
No Justice will be at Longhorn's Saloon in Manhattan, KS tonight.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Brandon Jackson

Check out Brandon Jackson live on KIRC 105.9FM in Shawnee today at 5:30!!

McSwain Theatre - Ada, OK

Asleep at the Wheel

Saturday, February 13
7:00 pm

Billed as the Kings of Texas Swing, Asleep at the Wheel is sure to keep you awake during this entertaining performance at the McSwain Theatre. For nearly 40 years they’ve driven home the western swing tunes you love. The nine-time Grammy Award winning Asleep at the Wheel will perform cover hits made famous by Bob Wills as well as a few favorites of their own. Asleep at the Wheel will feature its toe-tapping fiddle and its steel-slapping guitar, the sounds associated with western swing!

All seats - $25.00 (includes tax)

Tickets on Sale Now!

Rhonda Vincent
Friday, March 5
7:30 pm

Deemed the name "New Queen" of bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent and The Rage are at the top of their game performing new hit music that brings bluegrass to a higher level. The seven-time International Bluegrass Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year is sure to capture the audience with fan favorites such as "Stop the World", "Crazy Love" and "8th of January."

Premium Tickets - $25.00 (all ticket prices include tax)
Balcony Tickets - $20.00
Upper Balcony Tickets - $10.00

Tickets on Sale Now!

Come Alive Tour with Mark Schultz and Point of Grace
Sunday, March 7
7:00 pm

It’s music that will uplift you! Award-winning Christian and country music artists come together to perform fan favorites such as "Letters From War" and "How You Live (Turn Up the Music)" during one night of spiritual entertainment for the entire family. Don’t miss your chance to see legendary performers together for the first time in concert - Mark Schultz and Point of Grace.

Platinum Tickets - $30.00 (all ticket prices include tax)
Premium Tickets - $25.00
Lower Balcony - $20.00
Upper Balcony - $10.00

Tickets on Sale Now!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Stillwater Oklahoma's youngest rockers??? ACE, 02 06 2010, 4th Grader's, from an elementary school in Stillwater, OK...

These guys rock... they are put on a great show, they are talented, and they wrote a new song  today in 30 minutes, according to the photographer, entitled "My Life", title - subject to change, haha... so is life, right!

Is a new record in the wings?? time will tell.

And if you think I did it because...

you would probably be correct!

Rock on ACE!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Chance Anderson

Chance Anderson with full band at Willies Saloon, Stillwater, tonight! Come Party!

Friday, February 5, 2010

When Taylor Swift sang with one of the best female artist Stevie Nicks....

Truth hurts but someone has to say it… that was not right at all to arrange Stevie Nicks  to sing with dookie Taylor Swift.  Poor Stevie   

There was a TV show about a grandpa who refused to accept the truth that he was dead. So, his family thought of a way to convince him to leave.  During breakfast as theirgrandpa sat down to eat, he began to pepper his food and the lid fell into his plate, dumping all the black pepper. When he finished sneezing, he saw his deteriorating nose still in the napkin and that is when he realized he had no choice but to go away.
When Taylor Swift sang with one of the best female artist  Stevie Nicks,  I believe Taylor and her management realized  it’s time  to leave and take her white trash  ‘queer hooch chi coo dance ’ off stage.    Stevie Nicks was the pepper in Taylor and her management’s noses.    Although she has some believing the world is flat, some Americans are ill from her off key voice that continues to HOG the awards that she does not deserve and look forward to her leaving for good.  Sorry Taylor fans but she is not a real singer and the world is not flat.

With or with you, I  support time for talent and absolutely thrilled to hear about  bands  in the USA music world like Jason Boland and the Stragglers…thank goodness there is evidence that talent does exist; JBS is a must see display & demonstration from a handsome,  A-Z multi-music talented group.  Stoney Larue’s laudable voice alone is like an entire angelic choir and his Arsenal band provides the brawn.  Brandon Jenkins is one of the supreme song writers and his voice is invincible.  This is the talent that music is all about…it’s the connection of each person having the kinship to a distinctive group while remaining an individual being.  While everyone is living in a Taylor Swift flat world, JBS, Stoney Larue & the Arsenals, and Brandon Jenkins…are 100% USA home grown ships sailing a round world.   Hide and watch babeeJBSStoney Larueand Brandon Jenkins are the crackle that is in the simmer to a WELL DONE, SIZZLING hot show.

Thank you for your time and I apologize if you have a blackberry screen. 

PJ Moore
#1 Oklahoma Red Dirt Music Cheerleader

Red Dirt Rangers

Red Dirt Rangers will be playing tonight (2-5-10) in Tulsa at the legendary Mercury Lounge, located at 1747 S. Boston. Show starts around 10:00 pm and the cover is only $5.00!! We'll be rocking out with the full 6-piece band, so bring your dancin' shoes. As usual, be the first to mention this note and I, Brad Piccolo will buy you the beverage of your choice. Must be present to win. Tonight's show is brought to you by love, the emotion that's been making people feel gooey since 1 million B.C.

Carrie Underwood

Country Music Association just announced that Carrie Underwood to perform at CMA Music Festival!

Slash Interview from Guitar Center Website


Slash is more than just a musician, he's a legend. Best known for his work with Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver, Slash has also served as a first-call studio gun-for-hire who has played on records by Alice Cooper, Daughtry, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, and Iggy Pop. But for the first time since he shot onto the scene more than two decades ago, Slash is going the "lone gunman" route and releasing his first bona fide solo album. Unlike Slash's Snakepit, which released two albums, and Slash's Blues Ball, the group he toured with in the late Nineties, this new project, called Slash and Friends, is not a band but rather a true solo effort that features a variety of different singers, musicians and songwriting collaborators. As a result it exposes more of Slash's breadth as a musician than his band efforts.

"I went into different areas where I could play music that I couldn't necessarily do in my own bands," says Slash. "I went in a lot of different directions, which was fun to do."


One look at the list of singers who recorded with Slash on the album reveals the guitar slinger's very diverse tastes. In addition to legends like Alice Cooper, Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, Meat Loaf, Ozzy Osbourne and Iggy Pop, the album features vocals by rockers like Chris Cornell, Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, Kid Rock, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold and Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother, pop stars like Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas and Adam Levine of Maroon 5, and even hip-hop icons Cypress Hill. All members of the original lineup of Guns N' Roses sans Axl Rose – Steven Adler, Duff McKagan and Izzy Stradlin accompany Slash on several songs, and heavy-hitters like Flea, Dave Grohl, Travis Barker and Ronnie Wood added their instrumental prowess as well.

"The thought process for this album started when I was on tour with Velvet Revolver during the summer of '07," says Slash. "I was on the bus writing my autobiography and I mentioned that I wanted to do an album where I could have a bunch of people guest on my record because I'm so used to doing sessions on other people's records. That seemed like a good idea and it stuck in my head, so when the Velvet tour ended I started writing material. I had some bad experiences on the last Velvet tour so I wanted to do something to get away, to get peace of mind and do something outside of a band situation for once in my life."

While many albums featuring an all-star cast often fall short of their goals due to a lack of focus, the Slash and Friends record avoids such downfalls thanks to generous helpings of Slash's tasteful, high-octane guitar playing, which holds everything together by providing a common rock and roll thread.

"I'm pretty much a rock guy," says Slash. "I don't think that's ever going to change. I don't think anybody expects me to change either, but I do sometimes go off the beaten path and do something like what I did with Michael Jackson. That wasn't like the Guns N' Roses vibe, but as a musician I love being around people who are great at and really love what they do and have made great music. I've grown a lot as a musician, and I've done a lot of things that I wouldn't be able to do if I was stuck in a one-dimensional rut. When I play with all these different people I learn new things. It's fun and, attitude-wise, it's still as rock and roll as anything else I've done."

Slash may have abandoned working within a typical band format for this album, but he still relies on his same tried-and-trusted tools when laying down tracks in the studio and performing on stage. Since day one he has remained a devoted Gibson Les Paul fanatic, and Gibson and Epiphone have returned the favor by issuing a variety of Slash signature Les Pauls over the years. Guitar Center sold out of his 2008 Gibson Custom Signature and USA Signature models a long time ago, and only a handful of his limited-edition Gibson USA Goldtop and Epiphone Goldtop models are still available. Fortunately, Gibson announced a new Slash signature Les Paul model guitar at the NAMM show back in January, giving Slash fans a new guitar to look forward to.

"The new Slash model Les Paul is identical to the 1986 Les Paul that I got in 1987," he says. "That was the main guitar that I used to record Appetite for Destruction, a lot of what was on the Use Your Illusion records and most of what I played on the Velvet Revolver albums. I used that guitar pretty much on my entire solo record as well. It's an amazing guitar. When I bought that guitar it had Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro-II humbuckers in it. Because those pickups sounded so perfect I've never changed them. I've put those pickups in all of the new Gibsons that I've gotten since, and those are the guitars that I take on the road with me. "

Gibson's Slash signature model guitars are identical to the guitars that Slash uses in every way because they are the guitars that Slash uses. If you can afford one, Slash says that it's the perfect way to soup up your setup because he simply hasn't found anything better since he started playing them more than two decades ago. For those with tighter budgets, the Epiphone Slash signature model guitars provide similar sound and performance, and they even include the same Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro-II pickups.

"The Epiphones are really great guitars," he says. "If you have a thousand bucks to spare you should get an Epiphone Les Paul and be done with it. They're an amazing bargain."

Slash recommends that aspiring players start out by getting the best guitar that they can afford: "Get a good guitar. There are so many different products out there, so you really have to focus on what sound you want to get. Find out what players who have a sound that you like are using. The same thing goes for amps. For me, guitar tone is almost as important as how I play. I started off with a Gibson Les Paul copy, a Fender Princeton amp and an MXR Distortion + pedal, and that influenced the direction that I've followed with my tone. It was exciting to me, and I developed my sound starting from that point. You have to have an idea of what kind of sound you want and then go for it. It's very personal and it's really up to your own ear."

Slash has also relied almost exclusively on Marshall amplifiers since the early days of Guns N' Roses. In 1996 Marshall released the limited-edition Slash Signature JCM 2555SL two-channel 100-watt head, which was based on another limited-edition Marshall – the 1987 Marshall 2555 Silver Jubilee – which was Slash's favorite amp. He still relies on those amps, along with a classic JCM 800 head that he used for recording most of his new solo album, and new Marshall Vintage Modern series heads.

"The Vintage Modern is a great head," he says. "I use that a lot live and in the studio. There's a studio that I record in all the time that has a Vintage Modern 2466 100-watt head that I love. I do a lot of one-off guitar solo sessions with it. The Vintage Modern combined with my signature 2555SL is one of the best amp sounds I've ever been able to produce. It's a very simple setup, and it sounds great."

Slash hints that he's working with Marshall on a new signature model amp that's based on the JCM 800 that he used to record Appetite For Destruction. Combined with his new Gibson signature model guitar, which is based on the Les Paul that he used for those sessions, that rig should prove to be sonic nirvana for players who want to replicate Slash's tones on classic GNR songs like "Welcome to the Jungle," "Paradise City," "Nightrain" and "Sweet Child O' Mine."

Even if you're not in the market for a new guitar or amp, Slash says you can soup up your setup just by trying a new set of strings. He has remained a dedicated user of Ernie Ball strings since he "worked in a guitar store as a kid" and tried every brand of strings available at the time.

"Ernie Ball strings consistently sound great," he raves. "They don't oxidize too fast, and they don't break. They're tremendously reliable. Once I find something that works, I stick with it. I'd rather concentrate on learning how to play something than think about my gear all the time because I'm experimenting with things. Ernie Ball strings have always worked for me, and I've tried literally everything else.

"I have a custom .011 to .046 set," he continues. "My playing style tends to be heavy handed, so I like something that hits back. I like everything to be very sturdy and strong. I can't handle thin picks and thin strings. I need to have really heavy strings – especially on the high end – that don't yield too much so I can really put some effort into my playing. I guess I just feel comfortable making everything difficult."

Although Slash likes to make his playing difficult, he prefers to keep his setup as simple as possible. In addition to his guitar and amp, his only other equipment is a handful of effects – namely a wah, a delay for "a 'Welcome to the Jungle' effect," a compressor and an overdrive pedal. "The wah is like an instrument unto itself," he says. His wah of choice is a Jim Dunlop SW-95 Slash signature Crybaby wah, which features a built-in high gain distortion circuit and a Fasel inductor that is tuned to Slash's specs.

With his solo album in the can, Slash is looking forward to participating in new projects. In fact, one of those projects could be yours thanks to a contest that Guitar Center and Ernie Ball are sponsoring. The winner will be recording a three-song EP with legendary Guns N' Roses producer Mike Clink, and Slash will perform on the EP's single.

"This is an interesting opportunity for me to find a really great band that hasn't been able to get its foot in the door otherwise," says Slash. "I'm looking for something that is good, that has heart, that has soul, that has some original musical ideas, something with energy and something that's got life. I'm looking for someone who's really got something to say."

Slash adds that all styles of music are welcome: "I'm like a music slut, you know. I'm out playing with everybody. You can find the essence of rock and roll in all different kinds of music. It's a unique statement or energy or emotional content that you can find in all different kinds of music. I like to think that my own style is evolving. I still feel very inspired when I pick up a guitar. This last record that I just worked on was a lot of fun to do because I really didn't have any rules. What inspires me at this point is just the guitar itself."

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Shooter Jennings "God Bless Alabama" from Sundown in the City on Vimeo.

Shooter Jennings "California Via Tennessee" at Sundown in the City from Sundown in the City on Vimeo.


Shooter Jennings Official 

we are proud to announce a partnership with The Public Record to bring another track, Don't Feed The
Animals from the album to YOU for FREE with the chance to JAM with the BAND!
Visit Shooter's Page at The Public Record to download the tracks.
We're looking for REMIXES of the song, as well as individual instrument PARTS
submitted for a collective FAN JAM version that will be assembled. The best of
the best of these will be included in a Don't Feed The Animals (SINGLE)
to be released in March. We're also looking for fan-made videos so we can chose
the best parts and assemble a fan-video for immediate release! The times they
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technology has awarded true fans!


Forget everything you thought you knew about Shooter Jennings. 

The acclaimed singer-songwriter is kicking off a bold new chapter in his career with new band HIEROPHANT and Black Ribbons (Black Country Rock/Rocket Science Ventures), a mind-blowing 70-minute opus that completely obliterates genre distinctions. On this unprecedented work, twanging dobros coexist with Nintendo chipsets; brutally assaultive passages alternate with moments of unabashed tenderness, and surreal Floydian soundscapes float above smoking slabs of whiskey-soaked southern soul. It’s an electrifying thrill ride across a dense, dark and gloriously decadent musical landscape. 

At its core, Black Ribbons is a concept album about truth—searching for it, locating it, wrestling with it and eventually coming to terms with it. From the opening track (and lead single) “Wake Up!,” a pummeling psychotropic stomp that sets the album’s tone, to the synth-injected paranoiac anthem “When The Radio Goes Dead,” this elliptical narrative takes the listener on a harrowing, life-affirming and altogether rapturous journey.

Binding the whole thing together with alchemical deftness is acclaimed novelist Stephen King, who provides the voice of Will O’ The Wisp, a late-night talk-radio host who is in the last hour of his final broadcast before the airwaves are overtaken by “government-approved and regulated transmissions.” In retaliation for his muzzling, he speaks his mind like never before, punctuating his rants with selections from the discography of Hierophant. Throughout the album’s 14 songs, Will O’ The Wisp flits in and out, painting an apocalyptic picture of what America could become in the not-so-distant future, while offering his loyal listeners—from whom he is about to be permanently cut off—the unvarnished truth.

The seeds of the album were planted during a particularly intense period for Jennings. He and his fiancée had just had their first child, Alabama, and sobered by this blessed event, he was feeling restless about his artistic direction and ready to take stock of himself as a human being. On 2008’s Waylon Forever, Shooter, with the help of long-time producer Dave Cobb and his band the .357’s, had resurrected and recreated music for an album Shooter and his father, country music pioneer Waylon Jennings, had started when Shooter was 16. The album, featuring Waylon’s voice over progressive re-workings of some of his hits, foreshadowed what was to come, as Waylon’s voice acted as a launching pad for Shooter and his band’s musical experiments.

Jennings considers Waylon Forever “a bow tied on the past—the swan song of what I’d been doing up to that point,” as he puts it. “And after the birth of our daughter, I was doing a lot of soul searching. My record company wanted me to change my recording process to fit their idea of how a record was made and I just wasn’t into that, so we parted ways.  I found myself on my own as an artist for the first time in six years, and at that moment, I was forced to face exactly who I was, my mistakes included—it was like everything was on a plate sitting right in front of me. I had this urge to open up everything I had inside of me and put it down on the page. So I started writing and it became sort of a cleansing process. Then I called up Dave Cobb and told him I wanted to make a different kind of record—a new adventure. And no matter what people would think, it was important to not be afraid of anything. I was ready to follow my inspiration, wherever it took me.”

So in September of 2008, Jennings left New York and headed to Los Angeles to begin recording the album. He took the long way, driving cross-country in an old RV. It was during this trip that everything changed—the financial systems fell and the world went into a panic. 

“I remember sitting there in the driver’s seat listening to whatever I could find on the radio. I would tune in to various AM stations, talk shows, political commentary, and some very dark and bizarre stuff that you can only find while twisting the dials in the middle of nowhere.  There was so much fear and speculation about howAmerica and the rest of the world was going to survive—if at all—and so many people more than willing to exploit it. A very clear picture of a looming police state and a very dark oppressive worldwide political regime began to reveal itself. I had always loved late-night talk radio, but for the first time, I was right there with them, traveling with the fear and the lack of answers, and I was completely captivated.  I realized I wanted to create an experience like this, taking it on a fictional level to a possible future.”

The cross-country drive also cemented the notion of having the record narrated by a DJ. By the time he got to L.A., Shooter was overflowing with ideas, the concept for the album already taking shape in what he calls “this inspirational spark that cracked my mind open.” He and Cobb holed up in the producer's basement studio and laid down all kinds of sounds on a multitude of axes and machines. After they’d programmed the bulk of the tracks, they brought in a pair of .357 alumni, bass player Ted Russell Kamp and drummer Brian Keeling, along with his buddy, the virtuoso guitarist Jonathan Wilson (host of the Wednesday night LaurelCanyon jams). The core players, a.k.a. Hierophant, replaced the programmed parts and recorded several designated tracks from scratch live off the floor. On the title track, Robby Turner played acoustic and dobro and Bobby Emmett played keys, while Shooter’s mother, outlaw country’s first lady Jessi Colter, and his sister, Jennifer Davis, sang background vocals.

Ten months later, the massive undertaking was complete—except for the crucial role of the DJ. After numerous failed attempts, Shooter finally got hold of King—who was a fan and had written Shooter into his best-selling novel Lisey’s Story (2006). The author was intrigued by the invitation and came on board after he’d heard the finished tracks and read the outline for how Shooter intended the album to play out. King then proceeded to become Will o’ the Wisp.

To this day I've never met or spoken to Mr. King,” says Shooter. “Someone who had business contacts with him put us in touch and I presented my ideas to him. Through a string of emails we went back and forth about the character and the story of the album, and the few weeks later I had a recording of The Last Night of the Last Light on my doorstep. It was like a digital correspondence with a spectre from the other side—very dark, eerie and profoundly mesmerizing stuff. I'm extremely grateful and honored to have him on this record."

With Black Ribbons, Shooter Jennings has created something true to himself, to his art and his beliefs. Sonically, it draws from Jennings’ disparate influences—the Beatles’ White Album, Skinny Puppy and Ministry to Lynyrd Skynyrd and Black Oak Arkansas. At the same time, it forms an intensely personal song cycle, as this young artist probes his own roiling psyche and the tumult of modern-day existence.“

I gotta admit that early in the process, I went through a few moments of self-doubt,” he says.  “But the experience of making the record shut those demons right up.  The bigger picture became much clearer to me and I knew I didn't have just a record on my hands, I had a mission. It was like being blind-folded but trusting your instincts so that when you jump, you land on your feet. I'm extremely proud of this record and the fact that we were able to push my vision through one hundred percent. I know some folks may be surprised at how different this record is compared to my previous works, but I'm sure once they dig in they'll find something that speaks to them. After all, it's the twisted road that matters, not the destination."