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We loved hanging out with Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen so much that we couldn’t wait to have them back in the van. You saw them last in our Sweet Spirit episode but now they’re back with A Giant Dog’s harder rock edge.

Loved hearing a brand new song (above) and another (below) off of the band’s Merge Records debut.

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Sherman “WoRm” Johnson might be easiest to find at a computer. The OKC-based hip-hop engineer and producer is a natural behind the board but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have his own hunger to perform.

He was joined by Darrell Jones, Ashlee Watkins, Taylor Johnson and Jeff Kraetzer (DJ Chips).

Rain put a damper on Norman Music Festival’s afternoon performances so we decided to throw a concert celebration with Austin’s biggest party band. Sweet Spirit thrilled us with two songs before the rain subsided, and they rocked the festival’s main stage.

Party on.

Lauren Barth thought she was just visiting Tulsa but ended up being one of its most talented new residents. The songwriter has a debut album ready called “Forager” and invited the record’s producer Jesse Aycock to join her in the van.

What a pair.

Although the Spy Van’s roots are firmly planted in Oklahoma City and Norman, the green machine can’t resist that Tulsa Sound.

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It’s a long walk from Oklahoma City to New York, but we’re glad Luke Dick made the trek during the holidays. We’re big fans of his latest album “ABRAƇO” and it was a treat to hear him play “Connected” with his friends David Leach and Nooch in the Spy Van.

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Only a couple hours away from Oklahoma City is Denton, Texas. It’s the homebase for Midlake and it’s only a tank of gas away. However, it still feels surreal to have the band pile into the Spy Van. The sextet is known worldwide and its new album “Antiphon” would fit nicely in any year-end music list.

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