Songwriting legend John Prine just released, “The Tree of Forgiveness,” his first record of original material in 13 years. He sat down with host Elizabeth McQueen at a live taping of This Song at Waterloo Records to talk about Bob Dylan’s “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll,” songwriting, empathy, and why he had to sequester himself in a hotel to write for the new record.
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Watch to the full interview of John Prine’s This Song episode from KUTX’s Facebook page
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Miles Francis, who has played with Antibalas and backed up Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, just released his first solo EP Swimmers along with a companion visual album directed by Charles Billot. Listen as he describes how two very different songs — Prince’s “Let’s Pretend We’re Married” and The Beach Boys “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)”– showed him how music can convey a range 0f feelings, and helped serve as a template for his own work.
John Cusack comes to Austin’s Bass Concert Hall on June 15th for a screening of High Fidelity followed by a live Q&A moderated by KUTX host Susan Castle! Before the trip to Austin, we caught up with the actor and screenwriter to talk with him about the process of adapting Nick Hornby’s novel into a screenplay and the importance of music and music cues in the film. Also, he tells us how listening to The Clash’s “Armagideon Time” as a teenager opened him up both politically and musically and how he knew which songs to put in the movie.
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Greg Gonzalez, bass player for Austin’s premiere Latin funk outfit Brownout describes how Anthrax’s version of “Bring the Noise” introduced him to Public Enemy, which in turn introduced him to the music of James Brown and ignited a lifelong love affair with funk music.
Brownout just released an album of Public Enemy interpretations called “Fear of a Brown Planet.”
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KUTX presents John Prine “This Song” Live Interview and In-Store Appearance Monday, June 4th at 2pm.
Come celebrate the release of John Prine‘s brand new album, Tree of Forgiveness with this special event.
The interview and performance will be from 2pm-3pm. John Prine will be signing records from 3-4pm
Purchase a copy of Tree of Forgiveness on CD or LP and receive one FREE priority admission wristband for the in-store. Did you already buy the CD or LP from Waterloo Records? Cool! Just bring it by the store to get your wristband. Subject to capacity!
KUTX will be streaming the interview on Facebook Live. Checkout the KUTX Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/kutxaustin/