The biggest musical influence in Opal Agafia’s life is her mom. Agafia characterizes herself as a “lifelong serious shower singer,” saying that she grew up singing with her mother, DeAnna Smith.
I drove to Okemah in early December to see folk singer and songwriter Tim Easton. Easton was on the first leg of a multi-city recording session for his new album Exposition. After we had lunch at the Hen House Café I took some pictures of him working in his makeshift
From the moment she began to sing “Trance” from the Brick Café stage, Mary Battiata had this writer’s short hairs standing at attention. The song, from her second full-length […]
Making his fourth appearance as a performer at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Johnsmith thrilled the audience with a rock ’n’ roll attitude brushed over a solid folk foundation. […]
Born and raised on the Wind River Indian Reservation near Lander, Wyoming, soulful singer-songwriter Garrett LeBeau grew up virtually without music. […]