The "Tulsa Sound" Is Alive and Well on the Popular Local Label Known as Horton Records

Nov 8, 2016

On this installment of ST, we learn about the Tulsa-based, volunteer-run, non-profit Horton Records, which began about five years ago, and which aims to -- as noted on its website -- "provide support and tools for band management, promotion, booking, merchandising, and distribution in order to help local and regional musicians fulfill their artistic goals and further promote local and regional music on a broader scale. Artists that we work with are actively involved in a variety of programs and workshops that stimulate, inform, and engage future generations and other demographics in the rich musical heritage of our region." Our guest is Brian Horton, the president of this important and quite active endeavor, who tells us about some of the standout artists on his label -- including Dustin Pittsley, Paul Benjamin, Wink Burcham, and Jesse Aycock -- while also previewing a special fundraiser, The 3rd Annual Rock-n-Folk-n-Chili Cook-Off, which Horton Records will present at the Cain's Ballroom on Saturday the 12th.