DJMM 2-15-2018 We’re Still Rocking!

You requested it, we did it. Yep, here it is. Just as you asked ! “It wasn’t God who made HAWWNKK-EY TAWNK Ang-ellls !” LOL.. Yeah, we did it. At long last we did a Kitty Wells cover.
Doc and the MadMan dust off the Dreadnought and bongos for a stab at one of the classics. Although many of us weren’t born when Ms. Wells was in her prime, her chart busting classic still sounds as good today as it did when Edsels and Studebakers ruled the road.
If that’s not enough to keep you glued to your seats, then stick around for some WONDERFUL news about our Uber-talented friend Trevor McBain. Trev recently announced something exciting about his own singing career. We don’t want to spoil it for you, but it rhymest with ShmAmerican SmIdol !
Also, we back off the comedy and music for a solemn look at school shootings and offer prayers and condolences to the good folks down in Florida. May God be with you all until we meet you again.
Also, we back off the comedy and music for a solemn look at school shootings and offer prayers and condolences to the good folks down in Florida. May God be with you all until we meet you again.

 

DJMM 6-15-2017 Gracie & Zana

If I could dance, I’d dance like Gregory Hines married Fred Astaire. If I could play guitar, it would be Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eddie Van Halen’s love child; Sing? It would have to be Aretha Franklin and Pavarotti’s woods colt. But today folks… we had Zana Johnson and Gracie Murrell come to the DJAMM studio and wail for us… never been more impressed ! These lovely young prodigies are as bright and beautiful inside as their sunny exteriors would dictate, and the voices they hide inside those wonderful selves came out tonight with a glory and fervor rarely experienced outside of heaven. Zana and Gracie both are Haskell County products and members of Oklahoma Kids; a wonderful group of young folks who travel around the country making the Sooner State even more marvelous than anyone had imagined before. They shared with us a few original tunes, some covers and even taught the Kings of South Broadway what a’ capella means ! Join us tonight for Gracie and Zana / Zana and Gracie to get the treat and surprise of your early summer ! We DJAMMed it tonight ! – Doc and MadMan

DJMM 12-8-2016 Consider the Raven

Consider if you will, a young band with a great mindset, heads square on their shoulders, squeaky clean, friendly and hard working. Now consider the fact that they’re home grown, talented and own a sound like no other you’ve ever heard in any genre of music. Now… Consider the Raven is the name. Trevor McBane, Kelsey Shelton, Kyle Shelton and Levi “Fiddler” Mason visited with Doc and the MadMan tonight. Back home for a short break after their first tour with BIG name Christian band, Cleansed by Fire, CTR has a new look, a fresh name and the same great sound that launched their burgeoning success when they called themselves The Kingdom. It only required the tiniest bit of urging to get them to sing a few of their original tunes for us, plus an old time honored favorite. Christians by nature, theme and heart, their cross over appeal is certain to win fans from every corner of the popular music charts. Tune in and turn on to these brilliantly talented young people on their third visit to DJAMM Studios. We be DJAMMin’ tonite! – DJ and MM. Peace IN!!!

DJMM 7-29-2016 Stress on the Rich Special

Who says that only L.A. and NYC are the best places for music in America? Obviously some grossly misinformed people who haven’t heard Stress on the Rich !

Three members of Stress on the Rich, a young Fort Smith, AR band rocked our socks with their acoustic chops on Friday, July 29th ! WOW, what a micro-set they hit us with.
Lead guitarist Dillon Taylor with Dillon Yother on acoustic bass and Travis Taylor on vocals, brought it TO US in DJAMM studios; playing no less than four of their original songs and teasing us with another ! I say again, WOW ! Doc and the MadMan were alternately choked up with emotion, recovering from cold chills and set back in their studio chairs as these impressive, talented and “together” young folks worked hard.
The guys were so blown away, they didn’t even bother to banter their usual “hows it goin’ ” dialogue. That’s correct; the entire show was dedicated to the music of these four friends who boast their own recording studio and over 60 collectible guitars. OH, and lest one forget, their ages added together wouldn’t equal the speed limit on I-40.
In a special emotional segment, SOTR presented a song they wrote about the late Jarrett Chord Chapman, a Stigler Kindergarten student who succumbed in 2015 after a battle with a rare form of brain tumor. The song, Drive that Train, begins about 51 minutes into the podcast, and appears on the group’s first EP which is named by title in the show.
Tune in for this week’s show and know that music is made here in the foothills of the Ozarks !
Keep it coming, guys! We loved having you!
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DJ and MM

DJMM 7-16-2016 Partnering for the Park, Bobby Mouser and The Kingdom

“So, Doc, Madman; how did you guys spend your Saturday?” Well, let’s see, we went to the nicest city park in Eastern Oklahoma, listened to some great music, talked to some exciting and informative people about wonderful things happening for ALL of us, and had a great cheeseburger to boot !
That’s right. MadMan and Doc spent the day at Roye Park in Stigler where the organization Partnering for the Park hosted a fundraiser day with games, LIVE music from great bands and capped it off with a golfball drop where dozens of prizes were given away. Those things alone were just, well, pretty darn cool.
But that wasn’t all of it. We caught Stigler’s City Manager Bobby Mouser as he was buzzing from task to turn and quizzed him about the exciting developments taking place in the City of Stigler, not the least of which is the construction of a new hospital ! Yep, it’s in the works and word from Bob is that if the stars align, we hope to turn the first shovel full of dirt by this fall ! WOW !
Hang in there, it gets better.
As DJAMM was getting ready for the show, they looked up to see none other than the members of The Kingdom strolling by ! On a last minute booking, this dynamic and fresh faced group of uber-talented prodigies agreed to come to the Partnering for the Park event and play their own brand of Southern Spiritual Rock and Oklahoma Tusk for the good folks there! What a day ! They played after Bob Martin and the Day Job Quitters and right before the delightful Dante Miller, an amazing up and coming talent on the Oklahoma music scene; and Stress on the Rich, a staple in West Ark and Eastern Oklahoma, As if THAT much more wasn’t enough, they came by the podcast booth and shared their plans to hit the road with a Billboard charting band for almost two months this fall !
Now, gentle listeners, if this hasn’t pumped you up to come on board and give DJAMM a listen this week, then you’re coming up short. It’s rich with entertainment, this Dr. Jeffrey and The MadMan, Partnering for the Park Event Special ! – DJ&MM

Genre-bending Southern rockers The Kingdom kickstart Summer tour, tease new single ! (begins at 14:20 into show)

Introducing, The Kingdom, The Band. Do they play Christian rock? Sure they do. Just ask ’em.

But, as many southern rockers would say, that ain’t all.

Nope, not even close.

To see these young people is to witness the invention of an entirely new flavor of rock and roll. It’s original, genre-jumping, sandal stomping, southern style jams.

Hold on a minute. We’re getting ahead of ourselves. First, close your mind’s eye and picture not just another rock band, but the most gifted group of young people you’ve ever met. Imagine now their music, a dynamic, untraveled approach for not just rock, but the soul of all traditional rock, with an out-of-the-box spiritual flair.

You’ve never heard this before. Huh-uKingdomh… nothing even close.

Now, open your eyes… and your ears !

In this June 23, 2016 appearance, wholesome, fun loving music phenoms The Kingdom  blow Dr. Jeffrey and the MadMan away with unbelievable vocals, harmony, instrumentals and musical arrangements tight and powerful enough to make a composer blush ! WOW! Alternating between panting through sweltering Oklahoma heat and feeling goosebumps over the original music… it’s enough to catch musical pneumonia !

Their music almost certainly defies category and description, but suffice it to say, that if you listen to The Kingdom on DJMM, you’ll witness the emergence of what is almost certainly the greatest new genre-bending band of the era.

They’re self-styled country pop / Christian rock / soul / southern rock and so much more rolled into one… or six, made into one. The sound is fresh, unique, honest. The camaraderie they share is as organic as the friendship that brought them together.

OH, and did we mention that they dropped a previously unreleased single with US last night?! They hit us with a hot new track of their original dit, Flesh and Bone. How cool is THAT?