- N-town reviews
Music review: Watermelon Slim’s newest album a musical treasure
Album name: Bull Goose Rooster (2013, NorthernBlues Music) Musician: Watermelon Slim and the Workers Why you should listen: William P. Homans aka Watermelon Slim would be an unforgettable character even if he had never sung a single song. ...
Book review: Bad Monkey hits the spot with crime, comedy
Book: Bad Monkey (2013, Random House, Inc.) Author: Carl Hiaasen Why you should read: “Bad Monkey” tells the story of Andrew Yancy, a functioning alcoholic with a laundry list of other character flaws who has been suspended from his job as ...
Book review: And the Mountains Echoed tells flawless story of love, sorrow
Book: And the Mountains Echoed (2013, Riverhead Hardcover) Author: Khaled Hosseini Why you should read: Resting at No. 3 on both the New York Times and USA Today’s bestseller lists, Khaled Hosseini’s “And the Mountains Echoed” is yet ...
Music review: David Egan poetic lyricist
Album name: Self-titled (2013, Rhonda Sue Records) Musician: David Egan Why you should listen: David Egan has been around the block a few times and that acquired wisdom is to our advantage in this set of tunes straight from the heart. The ...
Book review: Star Wars great for kids
Book: Star Wars: Vader's Little Princess (2013, Chronicle Books) Author and Illustrator: Jeffrey Brown Why you should read: When I was a young boy I would run through the halls of my home holding my plastic X-Wing fighter while pretending ...
Music review: Kirsten Thien’s live music a treat
Album name: Solo Live from the Meisenfrei Blues Club (2013, Screen Door Records) Musician: Kirsten Thien Why you should listen: Ask any musician what the toughest gig is. They’ll tell you it’s playing all by your lonesome with just a ...
New Kids on The Block delight Oklahoma fans
It was billed as “The Package.” A concert that featured three separate tours of boy bands from the ‘80s and ‘90s was folded into one package deal.
Music review: Wayne Hancock’ music is a smooth “Ride”
Album name: Ride (2013, Bloodshot Records) Musician: Wayne Hancock Why you should listen: At age 48 Wayne Hancock has a terrific new album. Known as a hard-working journeyman singer and rhythm guitarist, this is an exciting 11th addition ...
Book review: Eternity brings mystery from Oklahoma author
Book Name: Eternity (2013, Beachhouse Books) Author: Sandra McMahan Why you should read: “Eternity” has everything readers want in a summer novel: mystery, romance, conflict and obsession....
Music review: Deadstring Brothers’ sound endearingly scuffed
Album name: Cannery Row (2013, Bloodshot Records) Musician: Deadstring Brothers Why you should listen: John Steinbeck’s 1945 novel “Cannery Row” is about a scruffy community of friends in Monterey, Calif., during the Great Depression. ...
- More N-town reviews Headlines
- Music review: Watermelon Slim’s newest album a musical treasure