Meet the Band

McSwain's longtime performer Jae L. Stilwell and the Crossover Band entertain McSwain patrons each month, performing everything from country renditions of your favorite songs to classic hits. Jae L. and the Crossover Band have more than 30 years of experience in the music business and performing. The group came together in 2009 and have recently performed live for the KSBI Oklahoma live show.

Debbie Allen

Lead & Backup Vocals

Debbie Allen’s musical roots run deep, sharing the stage with duet partner and cousin, Jae L. Stilwell, for more than 30 years. Debbie and Jae L. have appeared on numerous stages across Oklahoma, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas, receiving multiple awards, including Duet of The Year and Group of The Year. Along with Jae L., she has opened for a number of top country music artists, like T.G. Sheppard and Porter Wagner.
As a long time local performer, Debbie has been given the opportunity to enjoy what she loves most in life, being home with her family and entertaining the music fans who enjoy their Saturday night outings at the McSwain Theatre.

Deni Stubbs


Deni Stubbs started playing rhythm guitar at the early age of 10 in her father’s western swing band. She later transitioned to the bass guitar. After high school, she traveled on the road for 10 years and opened for Johnny Paycheck, George Jones, David Frizzell and Shelly West, David Allen Coe and other notable country singers.

After losing her father in an automobile accident, Deni moved to Oklahoma. In 1988, she began her career with KWTV News 9, met the love of her life, Stewart Stubbs and started a family. Music is a big part of her life. She enjoys studio session work, playing in local Opry-type music shows and the band Overdrive, which will always hold a special place in her heart. The McSwain Theatre has been such a blessing in her life. She is grateful to work with talented musicians and beautiful people who share the same passion of making wonderful music.

Deni has two daughters, a son-in-law, and two of the sweetest grandsons that keep her busy. She is retired and loving life with her husband.

Gary Bryan


Gary Bryan has been associated with McSwain since 1995, where he performed with the McSwingers and has more than 35 years experience playing the drums and percussion.

Gary began performing in bands in junior high, playing at rodeos, civic functions and a few high school proms.  Later, Gary became a member of the Sundowners Band, playing shows across Oklahoma and Texas for nearly 20 years. He has been a member of the house band for the Rodeo Opry in Oklahoma City. Gary is currently playing for Overdrive, Clancy Davis and Philip Bauer’s Johnny Cash show.

Gary and his wife, Cheryl, have been married for almost 25 years and have a son, Blake, and a daughter, Madison. Gary also has a daughter-in-law, Noelle.  

Greg Griffin

Acoustic Guitar

Ada native Greg Griffin has been with the McSwain Theatre since 2004 as an acoustic guitar and bass player. With more than 30 years experience, Greg’s musical talents are heavily influenced by his large family of musicians.

Greg has performed a wide range of music, including rhythm & blues, jazz, rock, gospel and country. In addition to playing with Crossover, he has performed with the Jeff Sibble Band and enjoys teaching private music lessons.

Greg and his wife Laurie live in Stratford, Oklahoma, where he plays with the praise and worship team at Strafford Freewill Baptist Church.

Jae L. Stilwell

Lead & Backup Vocals

Born and raised in Ada, Oklahoma, Jae L. Stilwell has shared her gift of music with audiences since the first grade. Together with her cousin, Debbie Allen, they have made numerous appearances on television, radio and the live stage. A veteran to the music scene, Jae L., has performed with country music legends Faron Young, T. G. Sheppard and Lee Greenwood. Since 1992, Jae L. has managed the McSwain Theatre.
Family comes first to Jae L. and her bio wouldn't be complete without mentioning that she is married to Mitch Sasseen, has two sons, Brandon and Brad, two daughter-in-laws, Laura and Kristin, and nine grandchildren, Sydni, Cameron, Carson, Henry, August, Violet, Maxton, Berklea and Lincoln.

Jody Teeter

Band Leader & Bass Guitar

Jody Teeter has been involved with music since he was 10 years old. A part of the early McSwain band from 1995-2003, Jody has returned to the McSwain as a member of Crossover. An accomplished musician, Jody has been the rhythm guitarist, background vocalist and band leader for a variety of performers, including: Katrina Elam, Nashville Star 2005 winner Ericka Jo, bassist for Philip Bauer’s Johnny Cash tribute, a Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton tribute as well as up and coming country music artist Clancy Davis. Jody also spends his time entertaining and playing with the band Overdrive. 
Jody lives in Lindsay, Oklahoma with his wife, Chastity.  They are the proud parents of three children, Dylon, Courtney and Madison.

Mike Price


Mike joined the McSwain Theatre band, Crossover, in 2009 and has more than 55 years of music experience.

His musical repertoire includes writing, choral and orchestral arranging, pianist, guitarist and vocalist. He has five years’ experience playing piano in the house band of the Oklahoma Opry and the popular variety band Sailor. He played at Maker’s Piano Bar in Bricktown for eight years and has performed in the house band at the Centennial Rodeo Opry, a country music show in the historic Stockyards City in Oklahoma City.

Mike has three sons, Joel, Chase and Chad, one daughter, Lauren, daughter-in-law, Shea, two granddaughters, Bryna & Kali, and resides with his wife, Dana, in Edmond, Oklahoma. 

Tara Scott

Lead & Backup Vocals

Tara Scott began performing at the McSwain Theatre in 2008 and joined the McSwain band, Crossover, in 2010. Raised in a musical family, Tara sang in a family gospel group at the age of 10.

She has been a regular cast member and backup vocalist at venues such as The Wichita Theatre, Opry Station, The Oklahoma Opry and The Rodeo Opry. She enjoys singing with talents such as Clancy Davis and Overdrive, a band she has been a member of since 2008.

Tara works as a Speech Language Pathologist in Duncan, Oklahoma, where she lives with her husband, Chad, and three children, Aiden, Eli and Ava Claire.

Wayne Morton

Steel Guitar

Wayne Morton has entertained audiences for more than three decades. An original member of the McSwain Musical Theatre from 1992-1997, Wayne returned home to the McSwain in 2006.

Wayne plays the pedal steel guitar, fiddle and the Dobro. Wayne is an active member of the Oklahoma Steel Guitar Association and has also performed on stages across the United States, including Oklahoma Opry, the Rodeo Opry, as well as Nashville's premier country music hotspots, like Legends' Corner, the Douglas Corner Cafe and The Broken Spoke. In 2009, he performed in Norman, OK at the Sooner Theatre's production of Always Patsy Cline.

Wayne has three personal instrumental CD’s and an instrumental album Sleepwalkin' in Wayne's World. He has two kids, seven grandkids and lives with his wife, Debbie, in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Between he and his wife, they have five kids, and nine grandkids.