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Honesty is her best policy.

Seconds after Ali Harter finished playing a new song in the Spy Wagon, she blurted, “I fucked it up, but I don’t care.”

That’s enough to make Honest Abe blush. Shortly after, she went on to say that she knows the song will eventually get better.

And we believe her.

Harter is an Okie musician that’s been crafting her acoustic ballads for several years.

Her songs have taken her around the world and landed her on prime-time television.

Lucky for Oklahoma, the new mother hasn’t slowed down her musical prowess and continues to make the rounds in local venues.

Take a couple minutes to get to know Harter because she’s the kind of artist that won’t stick around forever.

That’s the honest truth.

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Every so often, a band passes through Oklahoma and there just isn’t excuse to greet it with the van.

Folkie Chris Bathgate caught our attention with his soulful, dusty Tiny Desk Concert on NPR.

We met him outside of The Blue Door.

Although the Michigan native is stripped of his powerful, electric backing band in the van, Bathgate’s passionate lyrics and musical talents burn brightly.

“Ain’t it good to be alive,” he repeats in the chorus of “Calvary.”

We think so too.

Bathgate is a reminder of the simple beauty and charm hidden within music. His music is one of those things you don’t know you miss until it’s gone.

Hopefully, we can expect him back in Oklahoma before too long.

Make sure to look out for his new EP “Old Factory.”

Check out some stills after the jump.

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Howdy VDubbers, the Spy Van was more than busy this week.

A new artist advanture with The Society artist Tim Krause was filmed at Live on the Plaza on Friday.

Early Saturday morning, our filming crew saddled up for a Cowtown VDub Session in the historic Stockyard City with Ali Harter (an Okie famous around the world). She performed a new song that is uniquely Ali.

Make sure to check back soon for these episodes and a NEW episode from Green Corn Revival.

Stills from Tim’s Session

Stills from Ali’s Session

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.

This Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter sure cares a lot about Oklahoma.

Beau Jennings is a Tulsa native who holds on tightly to his roots.

We met him during the second day of Norman Music Festival 4.

His passion for music and our state can be heard in his song “The Verdigris” and will be seen in his upcoming film project “The Verdigris: In Search of Will Rogers.”

The film will trace the life of Rogers throughout the country.

Jennings’ mission is to keep Rogers’ life and impact alive.

If this interests you then check out the Kickstarter page and donate a few dollars to the film. There are only a few days left to do so. The film is a few thousand dollars short of its goal and time runs out on May 21.

Jennings has involved a lot of local talent in the making of the film.

The trailer reveals Chad and Jarod of Blackwatch Studios are working to make the film. The duo record a lot of great music in Norman. Also, Bradley Beesley is attached to the project. His documentary “The Fearless Freaks” expertly detailed the Flaming Lips’ rise to fame.

If anything, you should at least keep your eyes open for the release of this new film.

Rock on.

Here’s Beau Jennings’ video on Vimeo if that’s your thing.

I’m still trying to wrap my mind around this fact.

Oklahoma City-native singer/songwriter Audra Mae is related to Judy Garland.

Garland is Mae’s great aunt.

But even greater than that is Mae’s voice.

This song is from her upcoming album.

Here’s Mae’s song on Vimeo if that’s your thing.