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You know that saying, “They don’t make ’em like they use to.”

Well, it’s time you meet John Paul Keith.

One part Buddy Holly and the rest parts catchy as hell.

That’s the best way to describe the rockabilly songs coming from Memphis-based artist.

The good people of Okie Dope records invited Keith to perform at VZD’s, and he was kind enough to share a song from his latest album.

Enjoy this blast from the past because they do make ’em like they used to.

Check out some stills after the jump.

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Last month, we caught up with Okie via Germany artist Jeremy Watson.

It was one of his first showings in our state, so let’s give him a warm welcome and check out what he has to say about his creations.

Check out some stills from the shoot after the jump.

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After Ben Kilgore finished his set at the Mustache Bash on Wednesday night, a women in the crowd asked me who had just performed.

(I get this question a lot because of how my jeans fit and because I’m holding a camera at every concert ever.)

When I answered with the name Ben Kilgore, the new fan paused and said, “As soon as I heard his voice, I had to sit down and listen.”

I’m sure this had everything to do with the Tulsa-based singer’s commanding voice.

It’s unreal.

But I was most surprised by Kilgore’s thoughtfulness.

I approached him about performing a quick song in the Spy Wagon, and it seemed like his world stopped for a minute.

He got quiet, as if the songs he knew were battling for position in his head and heart.

I’m glad he picked Otis Redding’s “These Arms of Mine.”

Not only was it a highlight of his set, but also Kanye West/Jay-Z’s track “Otis” is fresh in my mind.

Oddly enough, you can hear one of Kanye’s earliest songs playing in the background near the end of this song.

No matter who’s covering Redding, you’re in for a treat.

Here’s the song on Vimeo, if you are all fancy like that.