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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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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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You know that old joke in the rock world about bands turning it all the way to 11?

Meet Red City Radio.

They use 11 as toilet paper.

The Okie band’s aggressive and catchy tunes have propelled them to tour outside of the state and even Europe.

They are headed back on tour soon, but we were lucky to catch them for a double song treatment in the streets of downtown Oklahoma City. The first track “An Introduction of Sorts” is off of the band’s latest release “The Dangers of Standing Still” and the second track is off of the 2009 EP “To The Sons and Daughters of Woody Guthrie.”

Hold on to your ear holes and turn this episode all the way up.

Go ahead, scare your coworkers.

Here’s the Vimeo video if you’re into that sort of thing.

Check out some stills of the band after the jump.

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