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We suggest finding a box of tissues before watching the above video.

A couple months ago, we set out to make a mother feel special to celebrate Mother’s Day.

We recruited the Über talented Denver Duncan and set to work building the mother of all Mom’s Day contests.

We asked VDub enthusiasts to send in what makes their madres special, and that’s how we found the maternal wonder known as Norene.

With the help of Norene’s kids, our crew set up in Lower Bricktown and completely surprised Norene with a song about her mother ways.

All the lyrics of the song directly relate to stories, memories and moments the family has shared together.

Denver’s soulful captured that and we can’t wait to see what happens when Father’s Day comes around.

Just kidding, but not really.

Check out some stills after the jump…

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Last month, we caught up with Okie via Germany artist Jeremy Watson.

It was one of his first showings in our state, so let’s give him a warm welcome and check out what he has to say about his creations.

Check out some stills from the shoot after the jump.

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New York-based hip hopper MC Frontalot visited The Conservatory in OKC, so we grabbed him to record his original track “Spoiler Alert.”

You’re not going to find a hotter band in this country.

But that’s mostly because Dallas-based rockers Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights decided to play in OKC in the midst of the hottest summer in the our planet’s history.

However, JTNL is toasty warm in other ways too.

We mean career wise.

The band recently got off of a blistering tour with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and the Texans are working on a Fall tour.

The VDub crew was lucky enough to grab JTNL just long enough for the band to bust out a brand new unreleased tune. As soon as the song was done, everyone bolted out of the van.

It wasn’t because of Ferris’ driving, it was because the van become an inferno.

If you don’t believe how hot it was, watch closely because throughout the new episode and you’ll see beads of sweat dripping off of drummer Jordan Cain.

BTW, Jordan has a sweet knuckle tat.

He was hanging out in the top of the camper portion of the van.

We told you this band was hot.

Get used to it.

Here’s the Vimeo link if you are a big shot fancy pants video person.

After Ben Kilgore finished his set at the Mustache Bash on Wednesday night, a women in the crowd asked me who had just performed.

(I get this question a lot because of how my jeans fit and because I’m holding a camera at every concert ever.)

When I answered with the name Ben Kilgore, the new fan paused and said, “As soon as I heard his voice, I had to sit down and listen.”

I’m sure this had everything to do with the Tulsa-based singer’s commanding voice.

It’s unreal.

But I was most surprised by Kilgore’s thoughtfulness.

I approached him about performing a quick song in the Spy Wagon, and it seemed like his world stopped for a minute.

He got quiet, as if the songs he knew were battling for position in his head and heart.

I’m glad he picked Otis Redding’s “These Arms of Mine.”

Not only was it a highlight of his set, but also Kanye West/Jay-Z’s track “Otis” is fresh in my mind.

Oddly enough, you can hear one of Kanye’s earliest songs playing in the background near the end of this song.

No matter who’s covering Redding, you’re in for a treat.

Here’s the song on Vimeo, if you are all fancy like that.

Random is hearing Kyle Field of the LA folk project Little Wings tell a story about the dangerous combination of a moving car and a bear.

Finding a 12 string guitar with 11 strings is a little random too.

But most random is finding a blue VW van sitting behind Gray Owl Coffee just begging Field and Sherree Chamberlain to play a song.

Mind you, this episode wasn’t filmed inside our famous green van, but it was more than suitable for a surprise session.

After a last minute show decision, Field decided to visit Norman after a Dallas show fell through. Chamberlain approached him about singing on the song “Look at What the Light Did Now,” which Feist is known to cover.

When Chamberlain showed up to the coffee shop, she was gleaming at the opportunity to practice the song. After a last minute trip to Blackwatch Studios, she found a suitable guitar and we headed behind Gray Owl to perform this gentle track.

Please enjoy.

Here’s Little Wings’ song on Vimeo if that’s your thing.