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January 2018

If you ever listen to a conversation between music lovers, you’ll almost always hear them discuss what a deep talent pool we have in Tulsa. In truth, an amazing breadth of talent is spread across our state. What most people don’t realize, however, is just how rich Oklahoma’s musical heritage is. Over the years, Oklahoma artists have helped shape nearly every genre of music, from jazz and rock to pop, swing and country. And we’ve selected our 20 most influential singers, songwriters, instrumentalists and even a producer. Let the debates begin.
Model: Bailey Conover
Photographer: Valerie Grant
Venue: Spinster Records (11 E. M.B. Brady St. | Tulsa)

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