50 years ago, the British invaded the U.S. in the form of the Beatles, the Stones, the Who, and more. This week, Austin musicians are paying tribute with a show at ACL Live, featuring local favorites alongside British Invasion veterans like Eric Burdon and the Zombies. On the Austin Music Experience, we talk with Eric Burdon about the Animals, teaming up with Bruce Springsteen, and where the term ‘British Invasion’ came from. Plus, Centro-Matic, Shinyribs, Alejandro Escovedo, and Ian McLagan’s British Invasion covers, hard-rocking Philly group Strand of Oaks in our Studio 1A, back and forth with Loudon Wainwright III, and more. Join us Sunday at 6pm on KUTX 98.9 and KUTX.org.
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They’ve been called “more a legend than a band,” but every so often, Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock get the band back together. Today on the show, a classic live performance from the Flatlanders (ahead of their gig on Sep 20 at the Paramount), and a look at the roots of the band, including how they turned an insult into a band name. Speaking of the Flatlanders, cosmic country arguably had a big influence on Israel Nash, the KUTX artist of the month. He’s in our Studio 1A playing songs from his stellar new album. Plus, back and forth with Robert Plant, and more, on this week’s edition of the Austin Music Experience. Join us Sunday at 6 p.m. on KUTX 98.9 and kutx.org, or anytime in the player below!
From Grammy nominations to Blues Music awards, Ruthie Foster has been keeping the blues alive for almost two decades. This week on the Austin Music Experience, the Texas native is in our Studio 1A to chat about and play songs from her new album Promise of a Brand New Day. She talks about Mavis Staples, the influence of gospel, and how her next album could be polka (maybe). Plus, Laurie Gallardo has the inside scoop on Project ATX 6, which sends local musicians to music festivals all around the world. Also, a look at a festival in our own backyard, back and forth with Ryan Adams, and more. Join us at a new time (but the same place): Sunday at 6 p.m. on KUTX 98.9 or anytime in the player below.
This week on the Austin Music Experience, we’re going into Studio 1A for a pair of concerts from artists on different ends of the spectrum. Tinnarose is a relatively new Austin band taking cues from classic rock and pop from the ‘60s and ‘70s. And Bobby Patterson is a lifer—the Dallas native has almost five decades of soul and R&B work under his belt, and he’ll tell you about it–he’s a true showman. Plus, back and forth with Shovels & Rope—one from the archives, and one from their new album. Join us Friday at noon and again at 11 p.m. on KUTX 98.9 or anytime in the player below.
The music of Todd Snider can often be two things at the same time: country and rock, funny and sad. He’s got a new book, I’ve Never Met A Story I Didn’t Like, and this week on the Austin Music Experience, we talk with Snider about getting arrested, the influence of Jerry Jeff Walker, and his sometimes-unclassifiable style. Plus, the Alvin Brothers (Dave & Phil Alvin) are in our Studio 1A—the veterans of L.A. roots rockers the Blasters pay tribute to bluesman Big Bill Broonzy with music and conversation. Also, the genre-mashing duo Sylvan Esso, Thao without the Get Down Stay Down, and more. Join us Friday at noon and again at 11 p.m. on KUTX 98.9 or anytime in the player below.