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Dustin Prinz - Eleven

Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
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Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
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Colourmusic — May You Marry Rich

There’s always a sense of danger when debuting songs in a live setting and playing them well. Without having heard the studio versions, expectations are set according to the live incarnations. But capturing the breadth of free-flowing atmosphere and sheer volume on a disc, vinyl or digital file isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially for a band as vociferous as Colourmusic.
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Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

As titles go, Churches into Theaters is an apt descriptor for the debut album from Oklahoma City rockers Em and the MotherSuperiors. It’s a reverential record, one that shares the gospel of classic rock, blues and soul but embraces the need to refashion it for modern times, channeling The Dead Weather, Grace Potter and Cage the Elephant along the way.
03/25/2014 | Comments 0

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
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Oklahoma Lottery picker has second career as songstress


Tory Troutman March 8th, 2007

Singer-songwriter Cara Black resumed performing a year ago after a nearly five-year break.   Black is one of the most visible musicians in the metro: Her regular gig is drawing numbers and smiling on ...

Singer-songwriter Cara Black resumed performing a year ago after a nearly five-year break.
 
Black is one of the most visible musicians in the metro: Her regular gig is drawing numbers and smiling on television for the Oklahoma Lottery.
 
"I'm one of the original three hired to just do the voice-overs, but once they saw me, they just had to put me in front of the camera. "¦ No, seriously. "¦ Their words, not mine," Black said.
 
STEADY GIGS
While Black is a natural for television, she's pretty comfortable on the stage, too, having honed her skills in Chicago before coming back home to Oklahoma City.
 
Whether playing jazz, funk, R&B, rock or soul, Black keeps busy with steady weekly gigs. Catnapping between jobs keeps her adrenaline at the ready for quick release at showtime.
 
"It's like a light switch that comes on when I'm onstage," she said. "It gives you a boost of energy."
 
MULTIMEDIA WORK
Although Black works around people with TV experience, she's the only one in the music business.
 
"Everyone seems to get a kick out of the fact that I'm a working musician, and once they hear me perform, they seem to like what they hear," she said.
 
As if television, music and radio work weren't enough, Black is a member of the Kiowa Nation and appears in American Indian film director Sterlin Harjo's "Four Sheets to the Wind" as a featured extra. "Tory Troutman

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