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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.

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.

Check out this upbeat, poppy ditty from Oklahoma City-native Allie Lauren.

Lauren is living in Arkansas but she’s still determined to play at home. She’s even got a gig this week at RAW: Oklahoma City.

We promise her performance will be twice as infectious and fan as her kazoo solo.

Allie Lauren

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.

It’s unfair to call JD McPherson a blast from the past.

He’s more of a force to be reckoned with in the present.

Exhibit A: The Broken Arrow schoolteacher turned rockabilly frontman has been steadily building enthusiasm for his debut album “Signs and Signifiers” for about two years. The album is phenomenal and has enough rock to fill the Grand Canyon.

NPR recently caught up with McPherson to discuss his vintage recording methods and his eclectic music taste.

We discovered that first hand in the van when McPherson broke into a Morrissey cover and a Ike Turner cover after giving a blistering performance of “Signs and Signifiers” closing track “Scandalous.”

It comes as no surprise McPherson is set to perform as the Wednesday night musical guest on Conan this week. Good thing we caught him before a concert at VZD’s because he’s going to be pretty hard to pin down with as he tours throughout the U.S. this summer.

Who else thinks this guy has a bright future in store?

Check out some photos after the jump.

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