Nothing is better than hanging out and listening to some great music so we thought we would provide some tunes to listen to as you are hanging out at BucktheNorm.com. The following are some great Oklahoma bands that we thought you might enjoy, so…enjoy.
Oklahoma Red Dirt band Mama Sweet first came onto the local music scene in the Spring of 2002. Led by vocalist and guitarist, Aron Holt, and joined by Alan Orebaugh on electric guitar, Boyd Littell on bass and vocals and Giovanni Carnuccio on drums, the band opened for the Oklahoma famed Hosty Duo for the first gig. Holt broke off from the band shortly after the first gig, but after a brief hiatus to New York, he rejoined his band mates and Mama Sweet fell back into place, using material Holt had written in New York. The band then recorded their first professionally mastered album, “Welcome to the Well” with the help of producers Travis Linville and Trent Bell. Mama Sweet continues to play with prominent regional acts like Jason Boland, Jack Ingram and others. In 2008, Smith Entertainment discovered “Welcomed to the Well” and worked with Mama Sweet to re-release the album. As the album discovers new fans, Mama Sweet continues on, playing gigs throughout the region.
Michael Bendure is a singer/songwriter and musician from Norman, Oklahoma. Michael’s influences growing up were Norman’s local singer/songwriter community, his dad who plays the piano and his mom who always sang harmony during church hymns. Michael started playing the guitar at age 12 with three lessons, then taught himself from there. Michael’s sound is original acoustic soul-dump folk rock with a smidge of nostalgia thrown in the mix. You can find Michael playing acoustic shows at local venues and singing his songs about life, love, ideas and observations. Find Michael online at:
Student Film is an Oklahoma indie rock band, made up of Justin, vocals/guitar, Zac on the keys, Eric, drums/vocals and Seth on bass. Student Film got its start in March 2003 and just released their latest album Generator, Operator, Destroyer in March 2009 which can be downloaded at www.studentfilmmusic.net. You can also check out Student Film on Myspace, Twitter or Facebook.
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