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What to do in Oklahoma on July 21, 2012: Hear Turnpike Troubadours at the Wormy Dog Saloon

by Brandy McDonnell Published: July 21, 2012

Mustang Brewery Anniversary Party with Turnpike Troubadours Oklahoma City, OK

Today’s featured event:

Hear Oklahoma red dirt rockers the Turnpike Troubadours at 9:30 tonight at the Wormy Dog Saloon, 311 E Sheridan. The Troubadours and openers Brandon Clark Band are playing the Wormy Dog in honor of the Mustang Brewing Co. Anniversary Party. Information: 601-6276 or www.wormydog.com.

Earlier this year, I got the chance to talk to the Troubadours’ singer/songwriter/guitarist Evan Felker about the band’s new album, “Goodbye Normal Street,” released in May on Bossier City Records. With “Goodbye Norman Street,” he and his cohorts focused on capturing a “real band-playing kind of feel rather than a sort of perfect to-the-metronome kind of record.”

“The things that you hear on the radio, especially country radio, a lot of time are just really Auto-tuned and lined up perfect and it lacks any kind of a soul to it. It doesn’t really sound like real people are playing it to me. And we just wanted to give a really good representation of what we are and what we can do as a band,” he said.

“We wanted to sound like ourselves playing, and sometimes that’s easier said than done … especially in the studio because the studio’s a pretty unnatural place to be trying to get an energetic take or really get into it. You’re just in kind of a sterile room by yourself and it’s quiet … it’s not like playing a live show.”

To read more of my interview with Felker, click here.

For more events, go to www.wimgo.com.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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