The New Tulsa Sound
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Genres
Rock, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Americana
Location
Tulsa, OK
Labels
Horton Records
Website
http://www.hortonrec...
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The New Tulsa Sound

Fassler Hall presents THE NEW TULSA SOUND Vol. 2:  The Church Studio Sessions is a compilation of established and emerging Tulsa artists. It's an amalgamation of styles and sounds that somehow works in a magical way with the common threads being quality musicianship and the city of Tulsa.

In February 2012, a group of Tulsa musicians came together for 10 days at the legendary Church Studio in Tulsa, OK to share each others' spirit of collaboration and community.  Much like their highly revered and deeply respected predecessors and originators of the Tulsa Sound, this family of artists exudes a similar, unique musical quality that continues to pour from this place.  This recording documents the fellowship that was experienced at those sessions.  It was a magical moment in time with smiles, laughter, and even tears of joy and fulfillment.  They hope you feel some of that same love and spirit and pass it on.  Peace from Tulsa! 

The first installment of this compilation, The Colony presents THE NEW TULSA SOUND Vol. 1, was released in June 2010 and features 18 artists from the Tulsa melting pot of music.  Both releases are available from Horton Records.

Discography

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Members

  • Paul Benjaman Band
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    Role / Instrument:
    Builds on the classic Tulsa Sound with a sense of groove that covers most styles of American music
    Influences:
    J.J. Cale, Leon Russell, Warren Haynes
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  • Pilgrim
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    Role / Instrument:
    More of that Tulsa Sound with a mix of rock, funk, country, and blues with a high-energy, tight delivery
    Influences:
    Wilco, J.J. Cale, John Prine
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  • Wink Burcham
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    Role / Instrument:
    Witty, heartfelt songs ranging from old-fashioned country, to grass-roots folk, and Motown-inspired blues
    Influences:
    John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Ben Harper
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  • The Panda Resistance
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    Role / Instrument:
    Instrumental pieces drifting between danceable anthems, merciless post-rock ditties, and experimental love songs
    Influences:
    Mogwai, Do Make Say Think, Explosions in the Sky
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  • Desi and Cody
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    Role / Instrument:
    An eclectic blend of folk, rock, and country with a dash of pop familiarity – oozing beautiful melancholy and modern romance
    Influences:
    The Civil Wars, The Head & The Heart, June Carter & Johnny Cash
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  • Dead Sea Choir
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    Role / Instrument:
    An epic marriage of cinematic landscapes and indie-pop sensibilities
    Influences:
    Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Sigur Ros
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  • Fiawna Forte'
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    Role / Instrument:
    Roaring, guitar-swinging, barefoot banshee
    Influences:
    Chrissy Hynde, Concrete Blonde, PJ Harvey
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  • Refund Division
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    Role / Instrument:
    Indie alternative with a Euro-pop feel
    Influences:
    Pedro the Lion, The Cardigans, Phantom Planet
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  • Dustin Pittsley Band
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    Role / Instrument:
    A unique combination of different genres, blending blues, rock, jazz, and jam band
    Influences:
    Gov't Mule, Allman Brothers Band, Doyle Bramhall
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  • Vandevander
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    Role / Instrument:
    Molten blues and greasy rock grooves wrapped together - emotionally raw and transparent
    Influences:
    The White Stripes, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin
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  • Gogo Plumbay
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    Role / Instrument:
    Definitely jazz. definitely not jazz
    Influences:
    Galactic, Medeski Martin & Wood, JFJO
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  • Steve Pryor
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    Role / Instrument:
    Blues Americana that also taps the roots of rock, jazz, and country - a Tulsa guitar legend
    Influences:
    Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Kimock
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  • Whirligig
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    Role / Instrument:
    Roots-based jam band goodness with laid back rhythms and smooth, delicious guitar tones
    Influences:
    Allman Brothers Band, The Band, Grateful Dead
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  • And There Stand Empires
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    Role / Instrument:
    Densely orchestrated instrumental music, at times slow and melodic and at other times heavy, distorted and dark
    Influences:
    Do Make Say Think, Russian Circles, Sun Ra
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  • Low Litas
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    Role / Instrument:
    Indie shoe-gaze garage rock trio
    Influences:
    My Bloody Valentine, Pixies, Sonic Youth
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  • Jesse Aycock
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    Role / Instrument:
    A unique brand of early rock, folk, psychedelic, and country with lyrics straight from the soul
    Influences:
    Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Gram Parsons
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Media

Photographs

  • Jesse Aycock
  • Steve Pryor & Dustin Pittsley
  • Gogo Plombay
  • Mandi Larsen of Low Litas
  • Fiawna Forte
  • Costa Stasinopoulos of Dead Sea Choir
  • Desi and Cody
  • The Panda Resistance
  • Wink Burcham
  • Beau Roberson of Pilgrim
  • Paul Benjaman

Audio

Them Tulsa Boys - PAUL BENJAMAN BANDFassler Hall presents The New Tulsa Sound Vol. 2: The Church Studio SessionsPlay →
Easy People - PILGRIMFassler Hall presents The New Tulsa Sound Vol. 2: The Church Studio SessionsPlay →
Town In Oklahoma - WINK BURCHAMFassler Hall presents The New Tulsa Sound Vol. 2: The Church Studio SessionsPlay →
Agnes & Myrtle - THE PANDA RESISTANCEFassler Hall presents The New Tulsa Sound Vol. 2: The Church Studio SessionsPlay →
Big Dream - DESI & CODYFassler Hall presents The New Tulsa Sound Vol. 2: The Church Studio SessionsPlay →
Nemesis - DEAD SEA CHOIRFassler Hall presents The New Tulsa Sound Vol. 2: The Church Studio SessionsPlay →
Crying Tree - FIAWNA FORTEFassler Hall presents The New Tulsa Sound Vol. 2: The Church Studio SessionsPlay →
Dying of Thirst - REFUND DIVISIONFassler Hall presents The New Tulsa Sound Vol. 2: The Church Studio SessionsPlay →
The Ocean - DUSTIN PITTSLEY BANDFassler Hall presents The New Tulsa Sound Vol. 2: The Church Studio SessionsPlay →
The Wicked Dance - VANDEVANDERFassler Hall presents The New Tulsa Sound Vol. 2: The Church Studio SessionsPlay →
Okie Locate - GOGO PLUMBAYFassler Hall presents The New Tulsa Sound Vol. 2: The Church Studio SessionsPlay →
Heat - WHIRLIGIGFassler Hall presents The New Tulsa Sound Vol. 2: The Church Studio SessionsPlay →
Dark Dirt Road - STEVE PRYORFassler Hall presents The New Tulsa Sound Vol. 2: The Church Studio SessionsPlay →
Working - AND THERE STAND EMPIRESFassler Hall presents The New Tulsa Sound Vol. 2: The Church Studio SessionsPlay →
Busted - LOW LITASFassler Hall presents The New Tulsa Sound Vol. 2: The Church Studio SessionsPlay →
Love Is Life - JESSE AYCOCKFassler Hall presents The New Tulsa Sound Vol. 2: The Church Studio SessionsPlay →

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