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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.
04/01/2014 | Comments 0

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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Metro guitarist makes living as cruise ship musician


Mike Robertson March 13th, 2008

Oklahoma native Jason Cadamy is living his dream of getting paid to play the guitar, even if it's not the most ideal situation: spending long stretches as a musician-for-hire on cruise ships. In Jan...

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Oklahoma native Jason Cadamy is living his dream of getting paid to play the guitar, even if it's not the most ideal situation: spending long stretches as a musician-for-hire on cruise ships.

In January 2000, Cadamy found himself at sea working as a cruise ship musician. Although he was thrilled to have a chance to play music for actual money, he said the job wasn't easy and the cruise line expected more out of its musicians than riffing on old John Coltrane tunes.

"Sight reading is a big part of what they're looking for," he said. "You show up, and as soon as your jacket's off, you're in the middle of your rehearsal, and as soon as you're settled in, it's time to play this piece of music you may have never seen before."

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Cadamy said the schedule typically involves learning up to six sets of material on any given day.

"They throw a piece of music in front of your face and tell you, 'We play this in an hour in front of 2,000 people. Make sure that you don't screw up, or you're fired,'" he said.

The job is stressful, but he said the hard work is worth it.

"I guess first and foremost, the greatest thing is getting to play music for a living," Cadamy said. "But after playing music for a living, having a pizza in a café in Venice by the Rialto Bridge doesn't suck." "Mike Robertson

 
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