Jamal French was ready to play his very first instrument but ran into a problem. He had no idea how. But music runs in the family. His father, Brother Num, is a Grammy-winning percussionist and former Burning Spear touring member. French was maybe 4 at the time, not much taller than a bass drum, and he followed his dad onstage at State Fair Park with the rough idea he was supposed to shake a tambourine. "I've played percussion since then," French said in an interview with The Oklahoman.
You won't need many guesses to figure it out. Just listen to Margo Price's delivery in the opening seconds of her sophomore album opener "Don't Say It." The rockin', honky tonk track bears a resemblance to the vocals and confidence of Maud-native Wanda Jackson. "I love Wanda and 'Hard Headed Woman.' It's one that I've covered several times," Price told The Oklahoman in a recent phone interview. "I keep hoping that I'm going to get the chance to write with her. I've admired her for a long time."
It's a new year and my inbox and web browsers are flooded with notable Oklahoma releases. Take a look at a few that stick out and belong in your headphones. There's a fuzzy, wuzzy warmth to Husbands' music that already made it a perfect fit for a cassette tape. Well, luckily, the OBNEAC Tape Club has paired with the Oklahoma City-based band — fronted by the bedroom recording antics of Wil Norton and Danny Davis — for a two-track tape.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".