Singer-songwriter Jacob Alan Jaeger is bringing an Americana-folk hybrid that is both electrified and melancholic.
The former frontman of Austin-based band Ghosts Along the Brazos is embarking on a solo outing with his upcoming debut album Wineskin, set to be released in early April. Though we don’t know much about what is to come, Jaeger seems to be shedding just a bit of his acoustic country skin for a fuller sound. Featuring local musicians Kristopher Wade and James Gwyn in his band, Jaeger’s first official single “Coastal Texas” is a slow burning production, an easy ode to his roots set on a steady rhythm, featuring a dash of bright harmonica.
by Marla 03.25.15
The Blue Hit, is recognized by many sources as one of the most fascinating sounds to come out from the Austin music scene.
It all began in the spring of 2007. Grace Rowland, the voice, has been performing music her whole life in addition to studying Music Education at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. Inspired by the likes of Portishead, Charlie Parker and Maynard Keenan, The Blue Hit, brings us delicately-crafted melodies on acoustic instruments. The trio is completed by band members, David Moss on cello, and John McGee on guitar, and together they achieve the simplicity of a raw and melancholic sound that makes the listener feel as if they are in the same room as them.
Come see for yourself and catch the trio at their next local show on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at Strange Brew Lounge Side starting at 9:00 p.m. Click here to buy tickets or click below to stream their live performance at KUTX’s Studio 1A.
The Monks have returned to Austin after a three-year absence and they’re kicking off a tour of the Live Music Capital!
The Monks of Ganden Shartse‘s tour of Austin extends from March 23rd to April 18th. The mission of the tour is to raise funds for the Monks’ monastery in southern India. These tours are the sole means of income for these schools and in turn, they educate children and young adults, provide health care (as well as to the local population) – all free of charge.
Scheduled events in Austin include an evening of Monks and momos (food prepared by the monks), talks and Q&A’s, chanting offerings, empowerments, personal healings and blessings, and the creation of a sacred work of art – Sand Mandala, at City Hall. At various events, they will also be selling jewelry, scroll paintings (Thangkas), incense, CDs,
prayer flags and other goods made in Tibet and Nepal.
You can check out the Monks of Gaden Shartse around town until April 18th and you can stream them right here at KUTX!
Gurf Morlix, the unusually named Austin-based musician, conjures up an authentic and affecting world through his music.
The Austin Music Hall of Fame-inductee, multi-instrumentalist, producer, vocalist, and songwriter has been creating various iterations of Americana and roots rock, both for himself and behind the scenes, since the 1980′s. Known for the clear simplicity of his sound and the challenging depth of his stories that utilize his stark writing and gritty voice, Morlix has worked with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Robert Earl Keen, Slaid Cleaves, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Mary Gauthier, Tom Russell, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Eatin’ At Me, his latest and eighth solo release, continues to paint the portrait of a dark and grim world, beckoning his audience to lean in closer.
You can stream Gurf Morlix’s music right here on KUTX.
The Wind & the Wave are a “happy accident” that have grown into a full-fledged band.
The Austin-based duo consisting of Dwight Baker (the wind) and Patricia Lynn (the wave) create a propulsive indie-folk rendition complete with a drop of sweet pop melodies, percussive clapping, and a clear, energetic vocal delivery. After meeting in 2009, the Wind & the Wave’s debut album From the Wreckage, a collection of songs with a touch of country and rock, was released this past summer. Their latest EP, “Covers One,” inspired by their musical contributions to the drama Grey’s Anatomy, delivers a sincere venture into the world of covers, featuring songs by a diverse array of artists, including Stevie Nicks, Sia, R. Kelly, and Regina Spektor.
You can catch the Wind & the Wave performing live on the 21st of March at Little Woodrow’s, and you can stream their music live right here on KUTX.