World Premiere: Sun Valley Station – “Church House”

In the modern music era, the visual arts are often as important as the auditory elements of breaking a song. Shrinking attention spans, TikTok virality and the ever present YouTube are like vintage MTV on steroids. Bands seeking to break through understand that to make things happen, they must crank out content that will be shared and discussed. This has led to an entire new career path for creative types as many of the major bands in this scene and nationwide now hire full time content creators. Some bands, like Sun Valley Station, know when to call in the big

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RIP Chad Sullins

Chad Sullins passed away unexpectedly from an aortic valve rupture on June 27, 2021. Chad Sullins was under appreciated and over talented. He wrote great songs and delivered them in a natural style that conveyed whatever emotions he was trying to put across. This is a significant loss for the Oklahoma music scene and Red Dirt at large. While never quite reaching the top of the mountain, Sullins carved out a career that was admired by his peers, lauded by critics and attached to by fans. Sullins cultivated a strong base in Stillwater, but had diehards in every pocket of

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Mile 0 2021: Love Conquered Uncertainty

Ponce de Leon first discovered Key West in 1521 during his expedition to Florida in search of the Fountain of Youth.  I first discovered Key West via the tales of Jerry Jeff Walker coaxing Jimmy Buffett down there in the early 1970’s.  500 years after Ponce de Leon first hit the island, many of us made our fourth trip down to the tip of the continental USA for another Mile 0 Fest.  The festival is the stuff dreams are made of.  Pretty much everything you can draw up in a utopian setting for a music festival is in play here. 

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Mile 0 Fest 2021: Forging Ahead in 4th Year

As we prepare to embark on our fourth journey down to the magical island hamlet known as Key West, it is with perhaps greater excitement than in any of the previous three.  This fact has nothing to do with the lineup, the change in date or any logistical matters.  It is simply a pent-up Covid response that we’re finally getting to do something normal and fun.  Kyle Carter and the gang set the bar high with their first three forays into hosting a festival.  And they have continued to be leaders throughout the pandemic.  Optimistically putting their necks on the

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Clique Bait

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest contributor is none other than The Puzzle Man himself, Seth Jones of The Seth Jones Band. When he’s not healthcaring about his day or making odd remarks on Twitter you can find him and his tunes at https://sethjonesmusic.com/ Have you ever been in a clique? Of course you have! Maybe you didn’t know it, but you were. A clique is loosely defined as a small group of people, with shared interests, who spend time together and do not readily allow others to join them. Your clique could simply be you and a few of your best

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