CLASSEN SCHOOL OF ADVANCED STUDIES GUITARS 2005
If any one wants to know if music is alive and well in Oklahoma City just check out Classen SAS Guitars 2005. How about 150 guitar players gathered in one place! The Classen School of Advanced Studies (SAS) guitar program, under the direction of Jack Jones, is doing amazing things in giving guidance to young musicians. This is a great sampler of the guitar program – beginners to advanced.
Blue Review is a young up and coming blues group from Norman, Oklahoma. While looking back and studying blues masters such as T-Bone Walker and Howling Wolf they are also looking forward and forging their own original sound and songs.
Sometimes recording projects come along and from the very start you know it will be a very special event. This was one of those projects. Native Praise is a choir of approximately 100 women of Native American decent. The songs are traditional hymns, unaccompanied, with lead singers rather than a director, sung in the languages of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma. A true spiritual journey guided by the matriarchs of their Native American people.
STAR OF TRAGEDY – BLEEDING FOR YOU
Rock group Star of Tragedy has produced a strong debut of six originals. The band features two lead vocalists, male and female, which gives them a very diverse sound. Be on the look out for shows through out the Midwest.
VALORIE JAYNE & THE WILD CARD BAND
Contemporary country featuring the vocals and song writing of Valorie Jayne. Stand out cuts: My Memory’s Coming Back to Me, written by well known “Trader Price” brothers, and 5th & Memory Lane by Valorie Jayne and Ed McKean, guitarist for the Wild Card Band.
THE BOYERS – GLORY BOUND
Southern gospel featuring the vocals of Cody Boyer. Along with his father Jimmy Boyer and uncle, Bob Boyer, Cody Boyer is creating his own style of southern gospel while staying within the tradition.
SELBY BROWN – NEW BEGINNINGS
As the title for her new CD says, Selby Brown is onto New Beginnings by starting the fall semester at the prestigious Vassar University School of Music in New York. Selby’s CD demonstrates her powerhouse vocals on a wide range of material. Broadway to country, she delivers the goods. Defying Gravity from the Broadway show “Wicked” is especially strong with help from singer Kylie Esco, these girls give the original soundtrack a run for its money.
Oklahoma City group 2 AM have just finished tracking a six song EP at Lunacy Records. This is a very strong outing from a group of seasoned musicians. The Band features Adam Aguliar, lead vocals and guitar; Austin Sphere, bass (both from Sub Roza); and Brian McMasters, guitars, vocals; and Ryan McMasters, drums (both from Lotus Netti). The EP features a couple of songs that are destined for radio. They’ve got the songs and the live show to go with it. Check out the live clips – lots of fun!
WORKS IN PROGRESS
Stephanie Musser is completing her new CD “Divinely Intoxicating,” with help from woodwind master, Earl Helfy, percussionist, Steve Short and bassist/producer, Dave Copenhaver. Stephanie is using her keyboard and vocal skills to create music that touches all of the senses.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Albert Aguliar is currently tracking at Lunacy Records with rhythm section of percussionist, James Keys and bassist/producer, Dave Copenhaver. The songs are taking on a sound similar to John Mayer or Dave Mathews. The trio is currently performing dates in Oklahoma City and Norman. Be on the look out – very cool music!!!