Oklahoma music

Terry Farris / Alexa Ace

This is No Cover, a production of KOSU and Oklahoma State University and hosted by Matthew Viriyapah. On this episode is Oklahoma hip hop artist, Jabee.

August's edition of Heavy Rotation, chosen by NPR member stations, features new music from Sylvan Esso, Sault, London rapper Little Simz and more.

All of this month's picks are available to stream on the Heavy Rotation Spotify playlist at the bottom of this page. And don't forget that you can discover all the amazing music programming happening across the country by clicking the links to each station's website, included below.

This is episode 11 of No Cover, a production of KOSU and Oklahoma State University and hosted by Matthew Viriyapah. This episode features Oklahoma hip-hop producer Dr. View.

This is No Cover, a production of KOSU and Oklahoma State University and hosted by Matthew Viriyapah. On this episode is Oklahoma indie rock singer-songwriter, Samantha Crain.

All around the country, NPR member stations are not only a vital source of news but music, arts and culture, too. We are grateful that music stations never stopped providing their unique blend of programming for listeners during this ongoing pandemic. They also provided critical support for their local music economies.

We usually ask our stations to pick songs that are in heavy rotation on their broadcast logs for this series. But given that we're halfway through 2020, we wanted to know our station's favorite songs of the year so far.

Terry Farris

From guitar wizard Charlie Christian to James Brown's "chicken scratch" guitarist Jimmy Nolen and the legendary GAP Band to pop songwriting powerhouse Ester Dean, Black musicians from Oklahoma have contributed greatly to the music landscape.

In an effort to shine a brighter light on Black musicians from Oklahoma, we asked two Spy hosts — Don Data of No One Man and Jabee of Grand Union Radio — to curate a playlist.

Alexa Ace / Terry Farris

This is No Cover, a production of KOSU and Oklahoma State University and hosted by Matthew Viriyapah. On this episode is Oklahoma rock & roll singer-songwriter, Beau Jennings.

This is No Cover, a production of KOSU and Oklahoma State University and hosted by Matthew Viriyapah. On this episode is Oklahoma City noise-rock band Chat Pile.

Our Daily Breather is a series where we ask writers and artists to recommend one thing that's helping them get through the days of isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Who: Jimmy Webb

Where: New York City

Recommendation: Model airplanes


I find myself at home, like most of the world right now. But for me it is a bit of a luxury because I spend so much time on the road. My touring and concerts have been postponed until the world opens again.

This is No Cover, a production of KOSU and Oklahoma State University and hosted by Matthew Viriyapah. On this episode is Tulsa-based singer-songwriter, John Moreland.

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