Oklahoma Lottery is Karen Jonas' first solo record and she's going to work her way up to a place at the bar among a very crowded field of country-rock women. Karen Jonas has a knack for writing barroom ballads. Her songs about gangsters, ne'er do wells, and down and outers will make you want to buy someone a drink. You'll tap your foot despite yourself. You'll want to commiserate with her about her lost loves even while you back away slowly.
I'm adding "Suicide Sal," "Oklahoma Lottery," "I Never Learn," and "Lucky."
Karen Jonas was featured on episode 185.
Karen Jonas was formerly a member of the duo The Parlor Soldiers which were featured on episode 81.