Bobby Long 4.11.19

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Bobby Long 4.11.19

Posted by on Apr 11, 2019

In his fourth album, Sultans, Bobby Long worked with close friend Jack Dawson and tributes the final product to their teamwork.  Their friendship took the initial ‘getting to know you’ formality out of the creative process between artist and producers. The British singer-songwriter journeyed from his current home in New York to Austin Texas to join host Jay Trachtenberg in Studio 1A. The two talked about the new album, the creative process, and Austin music connections. Long will be playing tonight at the Cactus Cafe. Make sure you take a listen to the session below.

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-Simone Puglia, KUTX Intern

Host-Jay Trachtenberg

Producer: Deidre Gott

Engineer-  Jake Perlman


Jackie Venson 4.3.19

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Jackie Venson 4.3.19

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019

Austin native and guitar goddess Jackie Venson is on a roll. Forbes recently  named her one of “15 Women-Fronted Musical Acts Getting Their Due At SXSW 2019.” In addition, Venson is the third woman in 37 years and first African American woman be dubbed “Best Guitarist” at the Austin Music Awards. Venson is all about female empowerment. Uplifting lyrics paired with impeccable guitar skills make for a powerful sound that she owns.  Venson’s new album, Joy, is out April 5 and showcases her ability to master many genres. A self-proclaimed “Genre Hopper,” Venson talks with Jay Trachtenberg about what to expect on her new album and her upcoming shows in Austin. A listening party for Joy will be at Native Hostel on April 4. Followed by that will be an album release show at Paramount Theater April 12 w/ Sweet Spirit. Venson will be performing with her full band creating a sound and a night that is sure to be unforgettable.

Simone Puglia, KUTX Intern

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Host: Jay Trachtenberg

Producer: Deidre Gott  

Engineers: Cliff Hargrove & Jake Perlman

Photo: Julia Reihs

Best Songs Ever 4.5.19

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Best Songs Ever 4.5.19

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019

Photos (L/R): Grupo Fantasma, Tame Impala, Mavis Staples

KUTX’s Matt Reilly shares this week’s Best Songs Ever!

 


Grupo Fantasma- “Cuidado” 

First up, music from Austin’s Grupo Fantasma. Their new album American Music Vol. VII is a continuation of the process that makes them both wholly unique and beloved: mixing various musical influences to create songs that are infectious, relatable and danceable. This song is the perfect example: it’s called “Cuidado.”


Tame Impala-“Patience”

Next, we take it down under for the Australian outfit Tame Impala. Kevin Parker and company made their name as a psych rock band but have since transitioned into a, dare I say it, smoother band. This song makes us want to go roller skating. It’s called “Patience.”


Mavis Staples-“Change”

Finally, American icon Mavis Staples. Lyrically, it’s a song that would have worked in the civil rights era just as easily as today, giving it a timeless quality. Add to that the gut- bucket blues production and you have a song rooted in both past and present, which shows us that not that much has changed since we were first introduced to Mavis over 60 years ago. It’s called “Change.”

Carrie Rodriguez 4.1.19

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Carrie Rodriguez 4.1.19

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019

At this point, Carrie Rodriguez is nothing short of Austin music royalty. She is known for her songwriting, her singing in not one but two languages, her impressive fiddle playing, and now her Laboratorio concert series.  Laboratorio is Rodriguez’s experiment of an all-star band with guest artists. Each concert is a different collaboration, creating new music and a different electric experience each show. Rodriguez stopped by Studio 1a this week with special guest Davíd Garza to give us a sneak peek of what we can expect this Wednesday’s Laboratorio– 8 pm at the Cactus Cafe.

-Simone Puglia, KUTX Intern

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Host- John Aielli

Producer-  Deidre Gott

Engineer- Jake Perlman Cliff Hargrove

Photo-Gabriel C. Pérez

Rayland Baxter 4.1.19

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Rayland Baxter 4.1.19

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019

After Rayland Baxter took the stage at Stubbs this weekend, he was kind enough to stop by Studio 1A to chat with KUTX’s Jay Trachtenberg about memorable shows, his latest album, and Austin’s notorious pollen. The Nashville native found solitude and a creative spark in an old rubber band factory in Franklin, Kentucky. This calculated move gave Baxter the necessary seclusion and freedom to create. His latest album, Wide Awake, is out now on ATO Records. The lyrics discuss the crossroads many of us find ourselves on in life with a soulful sound. A man known for always being on the road, Baxter headed off to Flordia after his studio session with us. Before he left, he played a few extra songs for us, which you can listen too below.

– Simone Puglia, KUTX Intern





Host- Jay Trachtenberg

Producer: Deidre Gott

Engineer: Jake Perlman

Photo: Tristan Ipock