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Songs tattooed in Roth's soul leave indelible mark

Cade Roth stopped into Studio Blanket/Tent Fort for this week's edition of "Today's Best Soundemonium!" with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and your plucky columnist to share some tunes and talk about this weekend's Inkin' Oklahoma Tattoo Convention

Roth and his bandmates, Ryan Joyce and Brad "Red" Wolf, will be returning to the main stage at the Apache Casino Hotel Event Center, 2315 E. Gore, for a 3 p.m. set Saturday. They'll also play another set around 5 or 6 p.m., he said.

Now stripped down to a power trio, Roth and company are focusing on an organic, groovy sound. "We've kinda stripped back to acoustics," Roth said. "It's been pretty cool; people are liking our sound."

You heard that sound through the singer's solo performance of new song "Silver Linings" for the show. Another original that's sure to be a keeper for an upcoming album: •Cade Roth — "What's Left of Me Now" —

Influence by The Band comes through with Roth and Carr's performance: •Cade Roth & Steve-O — "Ophelia" —

Roth said he and his bandmates have about six or seven songs ready for their follow up album to "Deviate," easily one of 2017's best local albums. He said the band has been making inroads into the Texas scene while expanding its scope throughout the state. Following Saturday's show at the tattoo convention, Roth will be at Blake Shelton's club in Tishomingo to perform. He'll be returning there Dec. 15 and 23. 

There's a lot more shows on the horizon — "We're playing just about every weekend," Roth said. You can keep up with their busy schedule and other news via the Cade Roth & The Black Sheep Facebook page. 

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With 60 years in the business, Charlie Daniels has refined himself into an American icon. To understand why, all you have to do is catch him live in concert. 

Last weekend's set by the Charlie Daniels Band before a packed audience at the Apache Casino Hotel Event Center proved the proof in the pudding. Known as a country music icon, Daniels and his bandmates are at their best as a Southern Rock combo. "Legend of Wooly Swamp" is everything you could want from a triple guitar send-up, filled with searing guitar solos and boot stompin' rhythms — there's more in common with the Allman Brothers Band than Bob Wills.

The band hit the right notes with classics "The South's Gonna Do It Again," and "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." It was an unexpected and electrifying take on Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" that was the night's highlight.

With this talented band behind him and the stamina of a bear, I can almost see Daniels owning the spotlight for another 60 years. 

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Southwest Oklahoma's musical son Jimmy Jack Whitaker receive a special induction last Saturday. He was inducted into the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame Saturday night. He also earned "International Producer of the Year" honors. 

"One of the greatest honors I have ever received," Whitaker said. "I am in there with some great people and the 23rd inductee. Number 23 is my favorite basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan. Thank you CGMA for this Honor and God bless You. I am still numb!"

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Halloween is a treat for more than kids and this weekend, the adults can get out and show off their best tricks. If you go out, make sure you're dressed your frightful best for all the costume contests.

The Allen Biffle Band will be kicking things off with a 9 p.m. Friday night show at the Guitar Bar, 1816 SW 11th. Wyatt Zane will bring his songs to BackPorch West, 5370 Cache Road, for a 6 p.m. show.

On Saturday night. DuPree will be house band for Shamrock's Rocking Halloween bash at 8 p.m. at the venue, 3134 Cache Road. Cody Newby and Tito Lindsey Band will be knocking out a "nothin' past the 90s" special show starting at 4 p.m. at Red Dirt Reloaded, 6425 Cache Road. Lindsey and company, along with Walking Johnny Band, will also be at Fubar Saloon, No. 4 W. Lee, at 9 p.m. Nov. 2 for a late Halloween fest. Mor'gun Fontaine and the illusory cast of ladies will make for a bodacious "Drag Me To Hell!" event at the Railhead Saloon, 909 S. Sheridan. Triple Threat and NDN Tymes will provide the soundtrack for the Halloween costume party at Robinson's Landing Marina & BBQ, north side of Lake Lawtonka.

And if you're in the mood for a road trip, catch local heroes Paid in Spades open for Doyle of the Misfits at 7 p.m. at 89th Street OKC, 8911 N. Western. They'll be paired up again, along with the Cutthroat Bastards, for a Dec. 18 show at the Railhead. You can hit up the band for tickets to either show.

If you missed it Thursday, tune in Sunday to the radio show for Paid in Spade's take on Tenacious D's "Jesus Ranch." It's beyond amazing!

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Roth, a show favorite, was great fun with this week's edition of "Today's Best Soundemonium!" with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist. A heckuva songwriter and guy, he's also pretty sly with The Great Soundforce.

Jokey got one more spooky set-up together for this week's joke set-up. Here's the punchline:

"Because they don't have any organs."

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