Jaimee Harris 02.26.19

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Jaimee Harris 02.26.19

Posted by on Feb 27, 2019

Jaimee Harris is an American-folk star on the rise. Her edgy look takes her iconic Americana sound to a new level. Her new album, Red Rescue, came out in October and has received high praise for its’ epic instrumentation and relatable lyrics. While being influenced by great Americana musicians that came before her, Jaimee Harris is unapologetically herself. She stopped by Studio 1a right before hitting the stage at The Cactus Cafe. Listen below to her chat with KUTX’s own Laurie Gallardo.

 

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Written by Simone Puglia-KUTX Intern 

Host: Laurie Gallardo

Producer: Deidre Gott

Broadcast Engineer: Cliff Hargrove

Photo: Salvador Castro for KUTX

 

Frederico7: “Nature of Love”

Song of the Day

Frederico7: “Nature of Love”

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019

Frederico7’s Pan-American soul music is a result of his diverse background. Born in Brazil, he has lived in Mexico, Argentina, and, finally, settled in right here in Austin. Speaking English, Portuguese and Spanish, the singer-songwriter isn’t short of words or rhythm. Frederico7’s music is a fusion of Afro-Brazilian rhythms, American Funk, Soul, Dub and Psychedelia.

His debut album, Exótico Americano, is out today. The album tackles themes of unity and resilience while sharing the melodies that embody a diverse American continent. Come celebrate the release of Exótico Americano with Frederico7  tonight at the Empire Control Room on East Seventh Street. For now, let’s play something we can bop our heads to. From Frederico7,  here is “Nature of Love.”

-Simone Puglia

Photo by Juan Figueroa

Artist Profile: Anastasia

Black History Month

Artist Profile: Anastasia

Posted by on Feb 21, 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.


Anastasia 

Many critique the invisibility of *female* rappers in the city outside of events like SXSW and JMBLYA, but Stacy “Anastasia” Smith has continued to persistently grip the attention of fans, artists and music venues like she does her mic. Anastasia formerly Anya was born in the Capital. The rap artist, vocalist and writer delivers candid lyrics and deeply-sensual vocals. As a young girl, her father helped her find her love for rap after teaching her how to deliver speeches like Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a Dream.” Anastasia honed her skills by reading, writing, performing and ciphering during lunch in high school. Since then, she’s released several projects over the past eight years — “Pretty Color Bad News” (2011), “The Unkind Summer” (2012), “CAKE” (2016) and Kale & Yoga” (2016). Over time she’s been recognized as one of Austin Hip Hop Awards Best Female Artist, performed for Sound on Sound Fest, Urban Music Fest, SXSW and more. In 2015 she launched CAKE, a nonprofit organization that empowers female musicians. Anastasia has performed alongside acts like, Scarface, Aesop Rock, Boosie and more. Last month, Anastasia launched record label CREVIVAL (Creative + Revival) with Death Row records Co-founder and CREVIVAL CEO Lydia Harris. Her most recent work, “Born To Love You,” allows a look into her R&B side, further proving her validity as not only a creative artist but a flexible musician not looking to follow the water current constantly reminding us of Missy Elliot and Lauryn Hill.

– DaLyah Jones, KUTX News

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

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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