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
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!!!
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 !
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-uh… 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?