You may not realize it, but there are some great American musicians coming from Oklahoma these days, with the likes of John Moreland, JD McPherson, and John Fullbright among a fresh wave of young Oklahoma natives receiving widespread critical acclaim and touring nationally. M. Lockwood Porter is an Oklahoma native currently living in Berkeley who may be poised to join his fellow Oklahomans in the national Americana scene with the release of his debut LP, Judah’s Gone. The album’s 11 tracks cover a wide range of styles, from basic folk to straight-up rock and roll, with a little classic country influence thrown in from time to time. Porter will be releasing the album at Bottom of the Hill Thursday night, backed by a five-piece band complete with a pedal steel guitar, which may just be my favorite instrument. The title track from Judah’s Gone is below, followed by Porter’s release show details.
Great American Cities, Matt Jaffe & The Distractions, M. Lockwood Porter
Bottom of the Hill
July 11, 2013