Moving Panoramas 2.19.19

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Moving Panoramas 2.19.19

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019

They say home is where the heart is and, for Leslie Sisson, that home is Texas. After living in Brooklyn, the songwriter moved back to her home state to be near her family and not long after Moving Panoramas was formed. Their second album, In Two, is out Feb 22 and embodies the next chapter for the group as they move forward with life. All the songs on the record have a duality of meaning that allows the listener to interpret it as they will. Their dreamy rock sound gives voice to the hardships life can bring but always offers a way to overcome the demons that haunt us. Deep stuff, we know. Leading up to their album release show Friday, Moving Panoramas stopped by Studio 1a to give us a taste of the new album in a KUTX After Hours session.

 

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Written by Simone Puglia-KUTX Intern

Host: Ryan Wen 

Producer: Deidre Gott                                                                           

Broadcast Engineer: Jake Perlman & Cliff Hargrove                                                       

Cameras:  Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon & Precious Parker

Editing: Julia Reihs

Photo by Precious Parker for KUTX                           

 

Dale Watson 2.15.19

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Dale Watson 2.15.19

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019

We were pretty lucky to have Dale Watson come to Studio 1A to share songs off his new album. Call Me Lucky, released Friday, Feb. 15, is Watson’s 32nd album and contains his staple classic country sound. Though the Austin music scene has a claim to Watson,  he recorded the new album in Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis, TN.  Such a historic studio setting could not have been more fitting to capture the iconic sound of Watson and his Lone Stars. Now splitting his time between Texas and Tennesse, Watson’s visit to Studio 1A was all the more special. Check out Call Me Lucky, out now.

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Written by Simone Puglia – KUTX Intern                                                                                       

Host: Jody DenbergProducer: Deidre Gott                                                                           

Broadcast Engineer: Jake Perlman & Cliff Hargrove                                                       

Cameras:  Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon, Salvador Castro, & Juan Figueroa                                                 

Photo: Salvador Castro

Edit: Tristan Ipock


Artist Profile: Ephraim Owens

Black History Month

Artist Profile: Ephraim Owens

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019

For Black History Month we’re turning the spotlight on several prominent black musicians both past and present whose contributions helped put Austin music on the map. KUT reporter DaLyah Jones produced these profiles for KUTX with help from Clay Shorkey of The Texas Music Museum.


Ephraim Owens (Nov. 4, 1972)

Trumpeter Ephraim Owens is no Austin-native, but the Music Capital has continued to lay claim to the Dallas-born Blues, Gospel and Jazz (his favorite) musician. While growing up in the Big D, Owens talents were backed by a mother who sung and a father with an ear for the blues. In elementary school he joined the school band after being pushed by friends. Soon after, church members at his family’s Pentecostal church began to hear the sharp, metallic drones of Owen’s trumpet solos. Owen’s father later enrolled the young artist into Dallas’ first high school for African Americans, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts — known for educating Erykah Badu, Norah Jones and fellow trumpeter Roy Hargrove. Hargrove, who passed last year, piqued Owen’s interest into Jazz at the professional level. He also gravitated towards more underground artists like Austin’s Kenny Dorham and Freddie Hubbard. After high school he spent two years in the DFW area attending community college and playing area clubs until he later enrolled into Texas State University (Southwest Texas State) where he studied Music Education before dropping out and moving to Austin in 1996. Since then, Owens has played all over the city — regularly, The Continental Gallery and Elephant Room — and the world. He’s also joined various musical groups, like the Texas Trumpets, and has recorded with the likes of Mumford & Sons, Sheryl Crow, Badu and is on tour with the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Austin is both another home and a captive to the rich and soothing vibrations of Owen’s trumpeting skills (and not as often-ly used flugelhorn).

– DaLyah Jones, KUTX News

Research assistance and archival material provided by Clay Shorkey of The Texas Music Museum

 

Emily Wolfe 2.13.19

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Emily Wolfe 2.13.19

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019

Fans of heavy hitting guitar rock need look no further than Austin’s Emily Wolfe. Since the tender age of 5, Wolfe has been honing her guitar skills. A talent she has put to good use on 5 studio records including her newest self-titled album, out Feb. 22. Like her previous work, Wolfe’s excellent guitar work is backed up by her powerful vocals and creative songwriting. Wolfe stopped by Studio 1A to give a taste of her new album before she performs at Austin’s Mohawk Friday, Feb.15.

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Written by Simone Puglia – KUTX Intern

Host: Jay Trachtenberg

Producer: Deidre Gott

Broadcast Engineer: Jake Perlman & Cliff Hargrove

Cameras: Salvador Castro, Tristan Ipock, Jorge Sanhueza-Lyo

“Missionary Son” by Emily Wolfe

“Bad Behavior” by Emily Wolfe

Lesly Reynaga 2.14.19

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Lesly Reynaga 2.14.19

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019

Lesly Reynaga is on a roll. She was just named Austin360’s Artist of the Month for Jan. and has a new album, Dual Passport, composed of pop ballads with a strong message. A University of Texas graduate, Reynaga has dived into her music, pulling from her experience as a Mexican/American woman unapologetically living out her American Dream. Catch Reynaga at KUTX’s The Breaks Presents: Love Lockdown this February 15, 2019, 9:00 P.M. at Empire Control Room and Garage. If that’s not enough for you, listen to her performance from Studio 1A.

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Written by Simone Puglia – KUTX Intern

Host: John Aielli

Producer: Deidre Gott

Broadcast Engineer: Jake Perlman