My KUTX: Brennen Leigh

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My KUTX: Brennen Leigh

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014

Brennen Leigh is most notable for her work as a singer-songwriter, but she’s also a fantastic multi-instrumentalist. Leigh grew up playing in a family band in Minnesota before moving to Austin, attracted to the thriving music scene. She has captivated audiences from Europe to South America, and collaborated with songwriting greats such as Jim Lauderdale, John Scott Sherrill and David Olney. You can see Brennen play at The ABGB on July 27 and at The White Horse on August 1 – but not before you listen to her My KUTX session.

Check out Brennen Leigh’s MY KUTX session below. 

 Brennen’s List:

1. Engine One-Forty-Three – The Carter Family

2. Gambling Barroom Blues – Jimmie Rodgers

3. Freight Train Blues – Roy Acuff

4. Run Em Off – Lefty Frizzell

5. Fair Swiss Maiden – Roger Miller

6. Half As Much - Ray Charles

7 Custer – Johnny Cash

8. You Put Me Here – Melba Montgomery

9. Little Bit Slow to Catch On –  Dolly Parton

10. Nobody’s Darling But Mine –  The Louvin Brothers

11. With Body and Soul – Bill Monroe

12. The Homecoming-  Tom T Hall

13. Irma Jackson – Merle Haggard

14. The Julia Belle Swain – John Hartford

15. Rolling Along – Lucinda Williams

My KUTX: Graham WIlkinson

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My KUTX: Graham WIlkinson

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014

Austin-based songwriter Graham Wilkinson has been influenced by a number of things in his life, everything from his travels to his exposure to so many different kinds of music that he could never narrow his personal style to one genre. He embraces them all – rock, bluegrass, punk, reggae, country, roots, you name it – which is a perfect recipe for a great Guest DJ!  

1.  Bob Dylan – Abandoned Love

2.  Bob Marley – Soul Rebel

3.  New Lost City Ramblers – When First Unto This Country

4.  Aaron Robert Wilkinson – Fair Margret

5.  Levy – Wednesday or Holy Water

6.  Hayes Carll – Long Way Home

7.  HAIR Soundtrack – Frank Mills

8.  Arrested Development – Pride

9.  The Strokes – the end has no end

10.  The Wailing Souls – Jah Jah Give Us Life To Live

11.  DESCENDENTS – Suburban Home

12.  Grateful Dead – Broke Down Palace

My KUTX: Akina Adderley

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My KUTX: Akina Adderley

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014

Described as “the little woman with the big voice”, Akina Adderley has claimed the spotlight of the Austin Soul and R&B scene. Since the debut of Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys in 2009, Akina has been featured on the cover of the Austin Chronicle and the band was named one of Austin Monthly’s 10 Bands to Watch in 2012. Led by vocalist and songwriter, Akina, the sound of the 9-piece band has been described as a rich and brassy combination of rock, funk and classic R&B.

Akina’s List:

  1. Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
  2. Nancy Wilson – The Old Country
  3. Jeff Buckley – Everybody Here Wants You
  4. Stevie Wonder – All I Do
  5. Roberta Flack – I’m The Girl
  6. Donny Hathaway – Jealous Guy
  7. The Slip – Children of December
  8. Apollo Sunshine – Magnolia
  9. Drew Smith’s Lonely Choir – New Year’s Day
  10. Bill Withers – Kissing My Love
  11. Rufus (feat. Chaka Khan) – Maybe Your Baby
  12. Joni Mitchell – Amelia
My KUTX: Black Pistol Fire

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My KUTX: Black Pistol Fire

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014

Black Pistol Fire is a Canadian Rock and Roll duo that split’s time between Toronto, Ontario and Austin, Texas. Their wild and energetic rock-and-roll sound has been described as a mix of classic southern rock and garage punk, garnering comparisons to early Kings of Leon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The White Stripes, and Clutch.The band features Kevin McKeown on Guitar/Lead Vocals and Eric Owen on Drums. The two have been friends since kindergarten and began playing music together when they discovered a shared passion for rock and roll music in high school. We’ve grown enamored with the boys and their energetic take on rock n’ roll and we’re pumped that they took an hour out of their busy schedule to play KUTX guest dj for an hour.

 

Kevin & Eric’s List: 

  1. Nirvana – Sappy

  2. Led Zeppelin – Trampled Underfoot

  3. Kings of Leon – Head To Toe

  4. Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley

  5. Raphael Saadiq – Stone Rollin’

  6. Black Joe Lewis – Skulldugging

  7. Ray Charles – Night & Day

  8. Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

  9. The Sonics – Shot Down

  10. Ty Segall – Thank God For Sinners

  11. Shannon and the Clams – You Will Always Bring Me Flowers

  12. Jack White – Black Bat Licorice
  13. The Allman Brothers Band – Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
My KUTX: Jon Dee Graham

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My KUTX: Jon Dee Graham

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014

Having been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times, once as a solo artist, again as a member of The Skunks and most recently as a member of the True Believers, there is no doubt that Jon Dee Graham is a staple in the Austin music scene. Graham plays everything from singer-songwriter folk, to punk rock – he is truly a jack of all genres. You can find him just about every Sunday, and Wednesday at the Continental Club, where he has been playing almost every week for the past 17 years.

Listen to him take hold of the airwaves, playing The Clash, Desmond Dekker, The Movement, and many more on My KUTX this Saturday, June 27th at 6 p.m.

1) Vicente Fernadez- Volver Volver

2) Alexander “Skip” Spence – Little Hands Clapping

3) The Clash- Police on My Back

4) Desmond Dekker- The Israelites

5) Mike June- Hard Times

6) Chris Spedding- Hurt By Love

7) The Movement- Do Ya

8) John Stewart- Gold

9) Matthew Ryan- Could’ve Been Worse

10) Charles Mingus- Haitian Fight Song

11) Johnny Thunders- You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory

12) Rocky Erickson- Starry Eyes