Dallas’ Bobby Patterson has been a songwriter, producer, promoter, label executive, even a radio DJ, but he’s first and foremost a singer and performer, and he’s got a great new album. This week on the Austin Music Experience, he gives us the full Bobby Patterson experience…you don’t want to miss this. Also, Nicole Atkins is live in our Studio 1A with conversation and a couple of songs, and you’ll hear why she’s currently touring with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Plus, back and forth with the Bon Iver-related group the Rosebuds, into the archives with Iron & Wine, and more. Join us Friday at noon and again at 11pm on KUTX 98.9.
Alejandro Escovedo has been called one of the most important songwriters of his generation, his music spanning everything from roots rock to punk rock. He’s shared the stage with the likes of Bruce Springsteen and the Sex Pistols, and his rock-and-roll excesses nearly cost him his life. In 2008, Escovedo looked back on his life with the album Real Animal, which critics hailed as one of his best. That same year, he debuted many of the songs live on the historic soundstage of Austin City Limits. This week on the Austin Music Experience, we’re spotlighting this performance in full. Alejandro Escovedo, live in concert and in conversation, Friday at noon and again at 11pm on KUTX 98.9 or anytime in the player below.
This week on the Austin Music Experience, country funk—you heard that right. It’s something of a made-up genre that ran parallel to a lot of pop music in the ‘60s and ‘70s, and it’s the subject of a new compilation that features Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, and Townes Van Zandt like you’ve never heard them before. Zach Cowie, the man behind Country Funk, talks with us about how he found these gems and the odd link between hip-hop and country. Also, the late Stephen Bruton, sideman to Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, and Delbert McClinton, gets his close-up in an emotional new concert film, The Road To Austin. Plus, into Studio 1A with the critically acclaimed José James, who offers up a stunning cover of Al Green. Join us Friday at noon and again at 11pm on KUTX 98.9, or anytime in the player below!
The temperature’s rising, the grills are firing up—it’s summertime. This week on the Austin Music Experience, a summer mixtape, but with a Texas twist. We’re offering up summer-themed songs from Texans old and new, like ZZ Top, Sly & the Family Stone, and Divine Fits. Plus, ahead of his annual 4th of July picnic, Willie Nelson gives us the inside scoop on another American classic—his guitar Trigger. And what would summer be without a little live music? We’ve got live favorites from Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Local Natives, Grupo Fantasma, and more. Grab the sunscreen and a beach chair—listen below!
Latin funk and hard rock seem like a strange pairing, but this week on the Austin Music Experience, we’ve got two bands that are making it look easy, thanks to Austin’s Adrian Quesada. Spanish Gold features Quesada alongside members of Hacienda and My Morning Jacket, while his longtime band Brownout covers Black Sabbath under the name Brown Sabbath. Live music and conversation with both bands about growing up in Laredo, Yo! MTV Raps, and how a joke turned into the talk of the town. Plus, new music from Willie Nelson–Band of Brothers is the name of the album, his first of original material in almost two decades. Also, we go back and forth with Alt-J—a live track from the archives, plus a preview of their upcoming album. Join us Friday at noon and again at 11pm on KUTX 98.9, or anytime in the player below!