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When Josh Roberts isn’t busy recording in Nashville or touring throughout the country, he finds some time to land back in Oklahoma.

We managed to catch him last October for a quick session.

Stay tuned for a new episode next week with Tyson Meade of the Chainsaw Kittens.

Check out some stills after the jump.

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We wouldn’t be surprised if The Polyphonic Spree has never heard the expression “too much of a good thing.”

The band’s current line-up sports nearly two dozen members and we fit a dozen of the Dallas-based crew inside of the van for a joyful rendition of “It’s the Sun.”

This is some of the most fun we’ve had with a band in the van.

We hope the joyful nature of this episode is contagious much like the Spree’s energetic, life-affirming concerts.

Sit back, turn it up and enjoy the show.

Here’s the Vimeo version of the spot if you’re fancy.

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When something’s simple, it’s usually because someone worked hard to make it that way.

That’s precisely why we think OK Sweetheart deserves attention.

Erin Austin isn’t living in Tulsa anymore, but she still plays in Oklahoma under the moniker OK Sweetheart during her active tour schedule and makes sweet ’60s-inspired pop songs sound as easy as Sunday morning.

If you are in Norman this week and have the means then we highly suggest you visit OK Sweetheart and Brine Webb performing at The Opolis.

It can be a lot of work getting to a show, but you should know OK Sweetheart will make it easy on you.

Check out some photos from the shoot after the jump…

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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.

Get ready for a ton of VDub Sessions content from Norman Music Festival 4.

First we’d like to share a series of portraits taken inside of the Spy Van.

Musicians, festival organizers, journalists and photographers piled in as we tried to capture the people that make this festival great.

Click here to see several more photos.

Audra Mae

Kite Flying Robot

Jonathan Fowler

Kelly Kerr