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The Blvd Show courtesy of WyteShdw

So our last show at The Blvd was pretty great.  Everyone loved when we played “Bills”, the energy for “Low and Easy” was spot on and “Worried Man”came out sounding superb as well.

After the show my cousin Fred aka WyteShdw told me something that made me feel good inside. He simply pointed out that he liked being able to hear everything clearly, the singing, guitars and drums. What he was referring to was our Ep that was recently released a few months back.

Fred had a new found appreciation for our music because he listened to the tracks from our Worried Man Ep. Which I found to be really inspiring because it made me feel like we’re on the right track. We put a lot of effort in to recording that Ep and its helped educate us as a band on what to do for the Lp. We’re going to try and self produce it which will be interesting and a whole lot of fun.

If you haven’t listened to our Worried Man Ep yet, it’s available to be listened to for free at and if you love it, its only five dollars for the digital download. We also sell CDs and shirts at our shows so if you want to bring home a piece of Great Okra history come out November 16 to celebrate me and Aaron’s birthday. We’ll be playing The Go Lounge in La Mesa along with a few other bands.

We’re continuing to contribute to the San Diego music scene so come out and buy me and Aaron a beer!

We’ll be releasing a full length Lp as well so keep checking back.

Written by,

Neil Blackman

Brick by Brick

We’ve come a long way as a band. Developing musically, we’ve grown more cohesive. We understand each others strengths and weaknesses.

Learned first hand what we enjoy playing and don’t enjoy playing. I’m looking forward to the concept album we’re putting forward. It’s the first time I’ve ever really been a part of something of this magnitude.

I don’t want to go too much into detail now. There’s a lot to the new album that will introduce The Great Okra in a new yet familiar light. But to go back to what I was taking about earlier, this past year has really reminded us as a band to really revisit what we love about the music we play.

Does anyone still remember our first show? What about those old tracks that seem to have disappeared from our set list? We’ve out grown them but not enough to drop them entirely. I’m starting to look back at those old songs and really appreciate them for what they gave us back then.

If you’re curious about what I’m talking about take a trip to our YouTube page. You can revisit a few of our old shows and really see how much we’ve grown.


Written by,

Neil Blackman

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