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Turnpike Troubadours (David McClister / provided)

Turnpike Troubadours celebrates five years of Medicine Stone Music Festival ahead of a new album release

Turnpike Troubadours celebrates five years of Medicine Stone Music Festival ahead of a new album release

The band will host an album release show Oct. 20 at The Criterion.

FarWestern

Far Western shows Japan’s country music and bluegrass scenes at deadCenter Film Festival

The documentary screens 7 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 Sunday at Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16.

Robert Earl Keen, photographed in Kerrville, Texas on July 4 2016. Photograph © 2016 Darren Carroll

Texas country singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen stops Dec. 16 in Midwest City

Keen revisited his landmark recording on recently released Live Dinner Reunion.

Straying from the norm

Photo: Doug Seymour Don’t bother asking The Stray Birds how they came up with their beautifully evocative name. Even they’ve forgotten by now. “We were trying to name the project and felt like we should be some kind of bird. Obviously, The Byrds is out,” said Oliver Craven, the band’s jack-of-alltrades. “We travel around a

Mountain Smoke — Roads Well Traveled

Maybe enough time has passed that I can enjoy this truly American art form once again. How can songs like the Brooks & Dunn cover “Brand New Man” or the redemptive “Wild Horses” not make you fall in love with this Oklahoma group? The original “American Dream” is a patriotic spiritual that isn’t cloying or

Vesper recipe

With two albums surveying themes of hope, redemption in Jesus, and supernatural healing to their name, it’s no surprise that The Vespers are a band of Christians. But are they a Christian band? A closer look at the college-aged siblings’ output and business acumen suggests they’re aiming for the former. “When we got together, we

Union labors

You’re already familiar with Dan Tyminski whether you realize it or not. Currently Alison Krauss and Union Station’s resident guitar and mandolin picker, Tyminski lent his stark bluegrass tenor to the singing voice of George Clooney’s character in the Coen brothers’ 2000 film, O Brother, Where Art Thou? His performance of “Man of Constant Sorrow”

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