Native Floridan Steven Lewis makes music from his bedroom utilizing virtual instruments.
The band keeps a connection to Oklahoma through Norman-based Megalith Records.
Martin turned his focus to songwriting after a short career in football.
David Bowie, Broncho, Jabee and A Tribe Called Quest highlight a strong list of 2016 local and national releases.
The 12-track cover album Redemption & Ruin pays homage to the musical artists who have influenced the band in the past.
“He wouldn’t let us be just good enough,” Simmons said. “If we could make it better in certain spots, he would definitely encourage us to make it better.”
He uses a loop pedal and nontraditional instruments to add depth to his music.
Taylor has been drumming in jazz and blues clubs since he was a teenager.
Fans can enjoy the band’s new song “Keep Up” as an early Christmas present.
Monetathchi incorporates 14 Chickasaw words into her new album, to be released Saturday.