Friday 25 Jul
 
 

Planting the seed

Chelsey Cope’s new band, Elms, is as earthy and native to Oklahoma as the trees that are their namesake. The soulful folk four-piece’s debut EP, Parallel Lines, was recorded at Bell Labs Recording Studio in Norman and is on its way in September. But the band has already given us a tease, with its first single, “Burn,” going live on SoundCloud on July 14.
07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Solomon Burke-Nashville


None December 14th, 2006

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Shout Factory

Solomon Burke was country when country wasn't cool, recording some R&B hits in the Sixties with one foot in Nashville, Tenn. Now he's gone whole hog, recording an entire album at guitarist Buddy Miller's home in Music City. Predictably, there are a lot of unnecessary duets on the disc, but none are obnoxious, as Burke isn't serving up old warhorses. 
 
Dolly Parton surprisingly fares best with Burke on her own "Tomorrow Is Forever." Gillian Welch is almost nonexistent on "Valley of Tears," and even duet queen Emmylou Harris seems a little out of her element, as do Patty Griffin and Patty Loveless. 
 
But the king of rock 'n' soul really doesn't need duet partners. With a voice (and body) as big as a house, and these spare, mostly acoustic arrangements with an excellent group of pickers' including Sam Bush and Al Perkins' further embellishment is superfluous.
 
- Tory Troutman

 
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