Indie artists collaborate on Christmas album

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- A small group of indie artists has teamed up with a local businessman and a recording studio to try and establish Oklahoma as the Indie Christmas Music Capitol of the World.

For the third year in a row, Oklahoma indie artists have collaborated on a Christmas album.

Jonathan Fowler, the General Manager at Fowler VW in Norman, is the indie Christmas visionary.

This year the album is called A Blackwatch Christmas Vol. 2.

It is the second time the indie Christmas album has been recorded at Blackwatch Studios in Norman.

"Oklahoma has a long history with Christmas music. Gene Autry was the cowboy Christmas king. Gayla Peevey had, 'I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas.' All those are classics." said Ryan LeCroix of "So why can't these be the new Christmas classic songs?"

There are ten indie artists including: Graham Colton, Stardeath & the White Dwarfs, Brine Webb and Denver Duncan.

Jazz/Funk artist, Denver Duncan, did cut seven on the Christmas album, a song he wrote about his mom.

Duncan thinks the indie Christmas album is a fantastic idea.

"I haven't seen anything nearly as cool come out from anywhere else at all." said Duncan.

"The best gift about christmas is the love we all have. Oklahomans are all about love." said Boss the Puppet, who is featured in a music video with Brine Webb, one of the artists on A Blackwatch Christmas, Vol 2.

There are some FREE vinyl records available at Guestroom Records at NW 36th and Western in Oklahoma City and at Fowler VW in Norman.

You can also download the music at the Fowler VW Christmas website.

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