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Going Solo in the Red Dirt

I’ve been enjoying Brad James’s work as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter for many years, so I was happy to see that Horton Records was bringing out a new disc…
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A Musical Testament to Steinbeck

Drummer, composer, and bandleader Jared Johnson’s affinity for John Steinbeck’s work isn’t just a fan thing. He’s actually created a full-blown jazz concert inspired by Steinbeck’s GRAPES OF WRATH. To…
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The Tulsa Zeitgeist

Maybe you’ve asked yourself why, of all the great music acts to come out of  Oklahoma, Leon Russell seems to be the one who still inspires the most intense emotion.…
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THE CLEANSING: BOOK I

It was somewhere around 15 years ago that my longtime chum Robert A. Brown started sending me letters, usually a page or so long, written with a manual typewriter on…
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Coming Full Circle

The first time I interviewed bassist Dean DeMerritt, following his return to Tulsa from Atlanta four years ago, he told me he’d read and enjoyed GHOST BAND, my spook novel…