Oklahoma music

A film focusing on the life and career of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker will hit theaters this spring.

The biopic, titled Born to Be Blue, follows the trials and tribulations of the Yale, Oklahoma native. The official description calls it "a re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker's musical comeback in the late 60's".

The film stars Ethan Hawke as Baker.

The band School of Seven Bells wrote its final album together in 2012, but it's only now being released. They didn't know it at the time, but one of the band's two members, Benjamin Curtis, was about to be diagnosed with cancer. He died the following year at the age of 35.

Last night, the rest of America got to see what we've known here in Oklahoma for years: John Moreland will move you.

The Tulsa musician's powerful lyrics, skillful fingerpicking, and gravelly vocal delivery collectively have the ability to turn you into a puddle of tears. And, you'll come running back for more.

Rolling Stone called it "an emotionally riveting performance."

Ryan LaCroix, host of KOSU's All Things Considered and co-host of The Oklahoma Rock Show, shares his 10 favorite Oklahoma albums of 2015:

10. Grooms - Comb the Feelings Through Your Hair

After the departure of Emily Ambruso, I was a bit worried about the future of Grooms. But, Travis Johnson and company delivered a solid album with some of the best songs they've ever put out.

Oklahoma Rock Show's Top 25 Songs of 2015

Dec 18, 2015

Last night, we counted down the top 25 Oklahoma songs of 2015. In total, we played 430 new songs on The Oklahoma Rock Show in 2015, so our final list was extremely competitive.

Check out our picks below.

25. Rachel Brashear - "Variations on a Theme"

ANNA & ELIZABETH
Anna & Elizabeth

These simple, stripped-down, raw, traditional Appalachian ballads, hymns and story-songs are delivered with beautifully blended harmonies. Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle are on a mission to shine new light on old songs and pass the tradition to a new generation. This is pure folk music — it doesn't get much better than this. (Linda Fahey)


CAITLIN CANTY
Reckless Skyline

Several contenders with Oklahoma ties have been nominated for Grammys. Check out this complete rundown from The Oklahoman's Brandy McDonnell.

This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney.

Today, Matt looks back on his favorite 2015 releases from Oklahoma musicians Beau Jennings, Sports, and Samantha Crain.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

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These days, for many people in country music's mainstream - and beyond it - the genre's version of "sexy" is corny. Rump-shaking dudes in man buns beckoning women who frankly feel a little harassed into their flatbed Fords... At their worst, country's 21st-century dreamboats operate on the principles of hair metal, mixed with CrossFit. That's the stereotype and the perception, anyway.

Former Tulsa band Ok Sweetheart has a song ("We've Got Love") featured in a new commercial for the jewelry chain store Zales.

The song is featured on the band's 2011 album, Home.

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