Green Corn Revival never set out to be a country band, but while much of the group's sound reflects the landscapes around its hometown of Weatherford:
big horizons and endless expanses, the seven-piece's debut, "Say You're a Sinner," has a distinct "countrypolitan" feel, with horns and echoing drums making time with the steel guitar.
"You know, we felt like the album was going to mirror or really flesh out what our show was all along," said Natalie Houck, who shares vocals with lead singer Jared Deck. "People have used the word cinematic a lot, and it does create a words-and-music picture of Western Oklahoma."
Green Corn Revival, which also features Natalie's husband, Ryan Houck, on steel guitar, dobro and banjo, along with Miles Johnson, Stephen Rozzell, Tyler Paul and Jacy Charlton, performed songs from "Say You're a Sinner" at a CD release party Sept. 24 at Opolis, 113 Crawford in Norman, with guests Siren, Ali Harter and Little League Hero.
The band has only been together a little over a year, but Green Corn Revival has risen quickly in that short period, working as Wanda Jackson's backing band at South By Southwest in April and playing tirelessly at Oklahoma City area venues.