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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.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Downtown Tulsa 

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Mack truckin’

9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 

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Chevy cruisin’

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

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Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

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Justin Witte - Projections & Reflections

None April 2nd, 2009

Justin Witte's music isn't terribly complicated. He plays straightforward, acoustic blues with a soulful quality that is far too uncommon in today's music landscape. A guitar, a harmonica and a voice were all he needed to craft his latest album, "Projections & Reflections."

It's obvious from the first track, "Bring It on Home," that Witte is heavily influenced by Bob Dylan's early acoustic work. The harmonica alone is enough to draw comparison. His style, however, is much more blues than folk.

His lyrics tell tales of love and loss, heartbreak and hope. "It seems so long since you've been gone / Honey baby, some things won't go away," he sings on "No More." "I won't do it no more / I said I ain't gonna cry for you anymore." On "Babylon," Witte tells a story that's open for interpretation and analysis, allowing the listener to fill in his own personal situation to fit the lyrics: "I left my home / I'm just a simple man, Lord / I'm trying to find the promised land / I'm on my way to Babylon."

His recording approach on the album only complements his guitar style. The songs sound as if they're played through in a single take, and one can even hear the squeak of his chair on a couple of the tracks. It's a raw recording' a suiting approach for a simple-structured blues album.

Witte is making the rounds, playing bars and coffeehouses throughout the state, including an 8 p.m. Saturday show at Bolero Tapas Bar & Spanish Grill, 200 S. Oklahoma."”James Lovett

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