Just as he did at SCOTS first Ithaca appearance 20 years ago at the old Haunt, Johnny Dowd will open the show. Earlier this year, the local icon released yet another stellar album, “Twinkle, Twinkle,” which puts his distinctive spin on some traditional folk, blues and campfire songs such as “Darling Clementine” and “Tom Dooley.” Learn more at johnnydowd.com.
These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Oklahoma
We used science and data to determine which cities in OK are redneck heaven.
- August 20th, 2015
What redneck criteria did we use?
In order to rank the most redneck cities in Oklahoma, we had to determine what criteria makes a redneck.
We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Yelp and Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:
The dictionary definition categories
- Small towns
- Least amount of high school graduates
- Lives in the south or midwest
And the stereotypical categories
- Number of dive bars per city
- Number of mobile home parks per capita
- Number of tobacco stores per city
- Number of guns and ammo stores per city
- Walmarts, Waffle Houses, Bass Pro Shops, and Dollar Generals nearby
Note: For the sake of getting reliable numbers, we counted places within a city’s border, as well as within a short driving distance.
1. Pauls Valley
Tobacco stores per capita: 1st in OK
Fishing/bait shops per capita: 2nd in Oklahoma
Gun stores per capita: 2nd
Dern tootin’, Pauls Valley! You have the official bragging rights as being named the most redneck city in the entire state of Oklahoma. You may now brag to your friends and share this endlessly on your Facebook walls.
Lets see why. There are just a lot of rednecky things to do here. In Pauls Valley, you’ve got the most tobacco stores per capita, and the 2nd highest number of places to get bait, tackle, guns and ammo in the state.
The Washita River meanders right outside of town, and rednecks here have their very own lake, Pauls Valley Lake, which is stocked with crappie, catfish and black bass.
Pauls Valley is south of OKC on I-35. In looking at the numbers, no wonder so many rednecks live here.
You can imagine how many Pauls Valley residents shoot armadillos from their porches.
Today features Johnny Dowd. So if you start with a rock base, add a bit of punk and run it through a gritty synth filter, here is where you’d end up. Check out his album “Twinkle Twinkle” below and listen with us today from 6-7 pm!
Johnny Dowd: working on a new record
- June 5th, 2018
Johnny Dowd is working on his next record. Too early to tell what it will sound like at this stage, but it will see the return of Kim Sherwood-Caso:
Hello good people. Working on a new record. Pretty early in the process, but so far it’s sounding like a grungy garage rock thing, circa 1965. My buddy Mike Edmondson laid down some nasty guitar tracks, and I tracked some vocals yesterday. Speaking of vocals, I’m going to get my old singing partner Kim Sherwood-Caso on this record. Sort of a return to Wrong Side of Memphis, nice and raw. Anyway, that’s what it’s sounding like at this point. Don’t hold me to it.
HCTF review of Twinkle, Twinkle.
Jim White Plays Guitars & Talks Jesus At Dingwalls & St Mary’s Guildford
“He then told us about how he hooked up with Johnny Dowd for the album they did together as Hellwood and also just how quickly Johnny re-wrote Jim’s lyrics for A Man Loves His Wife a super dark and twisted tale that sounds like it was being played on a back porch in the middle of nowhere rather than in good old Dingwalls the venue he played the first time he played here.”
– Posted by Simon Phillips | 29/11/17 |