Green Corn Revival is the project of songwriter Jared Deck and wife, Jacy. Originally formed in the spring of 2009, GCR has been a collective of friends around Weatherford, who have come together to create a cinematic soundtrack of the pioneer spirit.
Jared wrote many the songs that would form Say You’re a Sinner, the band’s first album, in fall/winter of 2008. His “landscape” of eclectic memories and experiences from his Western Oklahoma youth became the blueprint for a new sound, and a new project. “I’d really rather not admit that the songs are about heartache” the “Holly/Orbison-esque” frontman shared charmingly, during an interview in autumn 2009. Even so, the two-part, 11-song album has been embraced by fans and acclaimed by critics since its release in September 2010. “…it’s about reconciling what you thought growing up, about the world, life, people, religion, love, etc., with what you think now… and how that changes you…”
Having been labeled Countrypolitan, Cowpunk, Retro-Rock and the like by fans and press, the band prefers making up their own Western OK inspired genres, such as “Rodeohead”, “Shoegraze”, “Emoo”, and the ridiculous list goes on.
These dustbowl kids hit the ground running in 2009, and have played regionally as well as locally, including many festivals, such as SXSW 2010 & 2012, NX35, Norman Music Fest, Tulsa International Mayfest, Sundance Access Film Music Festival, and several multi-state tours.
GCR worked with the Legendary Wanda Jackson, opening for and backing the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer, multiple times in 2010/2011 as she toured her new record produced by Jack White, The Party Ain’t Over. Highlights included playing SXSW with the Queen of Rock,and opening for/backing her at her Album Release show in Oklahoma City to a sold out crowd in January 2011.
Other notable musicians GCR has played with include The Heartless Bastards, Ha Ha Tonka, Hot Club of Cowtown, The Watson Twins, The Low Lows, Cotton Jones, Grandchildren, Somebody’s Darling, and many more.
Say You’re a Sinner (named for a line in the album’’s haunting eleventh track, disco-baptismal hymn, “Blue Water”) has garnered reviews from popular music blog Twangville, Maverick Magazine (UK), Americana.UK, There Stands the Glass (premier Kansas City Music blog), NPR, and local love from the The Oklahoman, Oklahoma Gazette, and Oklahoma Today, among others. The album received airplay on The Spy in Oklahoma City.
In March 2015, the band announced its breakup.
|Jared Deck – vocals, guitar
Jacy Deck – keyboards
Brandon Cink – guitar
Cora Gutel – vocals
Clayton Roffey – bass
Drew Simmons – drums
|Natalie Houck – vocals
Ryan Houck – guitar, banjo
Kenny Holloway – drums
Miles Johnson – bass
Tyler Paul – drums
Kyle Burrows – guitar
Stephen Rozzell – guitar
Caleb Creed – keyboard
Brett Burrows – guitar