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Thanks-Thanks A Lot - Special Signed Copy Pre-Order

Billy Parker’s sincere nod to those who helped make him what he is today: a performer with several national hits; a trailblazing, multiple-award-winning deejay; and nothing less than the Voice of Oklahoma. Pre-order your signed copy today!

Twentieth-Century Honky-Tonk

The Amazing Unauthorized Story of the Cain’s Ballroom’s First 75 Years in the words of the people who made it happen. From 1924 through 1999, TCHT tells it all, from Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys to U2, the Police, and Van Halen—as Cain’s became an essential stop for breakout acts and cosmic cowboys.

The Cleansing Series

Join WPA folklore collector Robert A. Brown and his seventh sense in the fear-fraught hills of 1939 Arkansas. Get caught up on all the strange magic, weird secrets, and way-out witchery in the critically acclaimed SEVENTH SENSE and its sequel, SATAN’S SWINE.

Sinister Serpent
The Cleansing: Book 3

The final installment of the CLEANSING trilogy barrels to a conclusion in SINISTER SERPENT, which finds WPA Folklore Project worker Robert A. Brown roaring through the foreboding Arkansas hills on his souped-up Indian motorcycle, pursued by unknown terrors. 

Latest News

15 JANUARY 2022

When the music that would become known as Western swing took off from Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, via Tulsa’s Cain’s Ballroom and radio station KVOO, a lot of…
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9 JANUARY 2022

Like the blues and other musical genres, Western swing — especially Western swing from the ‘30s and ‘40s — loves its double entendre songs. One of the best-known, whose origin…
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1 JANUARY 2022

1. “She’s Killing Me,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 2. “What Am I Doing Hangin’ Round?” the Monkees(for NORMA HAMBRICK) 3. “Show Me the Way to Go Home,” Milton Brown…
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25 DECEMBER 2021

It just may be that all the holiday company has mostly, or completely, left your place after a big Christmas day, and you’re settling down with a big tankard of…
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18 DECEMBER 2021

For my money, the late Michael Nesmith never got the credit he should’ve gotten as a writer, vocalist, and musical innovator. I’ve always felt he was especially suited to SWING…
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11 DECEMBER 2021

compositions from songwriters ranging from George Gershwin and Irving Berlin to Hank Snow and Johnny Bond, this week’s installment of SWING ON THIS offers a little something for everyone with…

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