My KUTX: El Tule

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My KUTX: El Tule

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016

El Tule formed in Austin about ten years ago, and across four albums, the band mixes together cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggae, and more. It’s a big band sound but with a modern approach, and this week on My KUTX, we turn over the controls to a few of the members. Singer and guitarist John Dell and conga player Matt “Matteo” Turner are the guest DJs, spinning an hour of their influences and favorite songs. And if you want to hear El Tule live, you’ve got a few chances coming up: they’re live in our Studio 1A on Tuesday, July 26 at 1 p.m., and on Wednesday, July 27 they’re playing the Wine Down, a free show at 3TEN at ACL Live. Tune into El Tule’s My KUTX on Saturday, July 23 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Playlist:

1. James Brown – “I Feel Good”

2. Phish – “The Landlady”

3. Ibrahim Ferrer – “Compositor Confundido”

4. Johnny Colon – “Merecumbe”

5. Ray Barretto – “Guarare”

6. Gov’t Mule – “What Is Hip?”

7. Celso Piña y su Ronda Bogota – “Cumbia Poder”

8. B-Side Players – “Taquerito”

9. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs – “El Muerto”

10. Fruko y Sus Tesos – “Soy Como Soy”

My KUTX: My Jerusalem’s Jeff Klein

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My KUTX: My Jerusalem’s Jeff Klein

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016

My Jerusalem is the KUTX Artist of the Month for July. Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

My Jerusalem formed in New Orleans but moved to Austin a few years ago, but the funny thing is, they don’t really sound like either of these cities. There’s something distinctly British and dark about their music, gothic and romantic in equal measure.

Fittingly, singer and guitarist Jeff Klein plays a lot of dark, British music as our guest DJ this week on My KUTX. He talks about how artists like David Bowie and the Cure influenced My Jerusalem’s new album, A Little Death, alongside ’60s soul singers like Ray Charles and Jan Bradley. Tune in on Saturday, July 16 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Playlist:

[intro music: My Jerusalem – “Rabbit Rabbit”]

1. Angelo Badalamenti – “Twin Peaks Theme”

2. David Bowie – “Sound & Vision”

3. Leonard Cohen – “Chelsea Hotel #2”

4. Bauhaus – “Dark Entries”

5. Ray Charles – “(Night Time Is) The Right Time”

6. Edwyn Collins – “A Girl Like You”

7. Neil Diamond – “Juliet”

8. Grinderman – “Palaces Of Montezuma”

9. Nina Simone – “Strange Fruit”

10. The Cure – “Lovesong”

11. Jan Bradley – “Mama Didn’t Lie”

12. The Replacements – “Hold My Life”

13. Roland Pöntinen – “Gymnopédie No. 1” (Erik Satie)

My KUTX: Kevin Morby

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My KUTX: Kevin Morby

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016

Photo by Gabriel Perez/KUTX

Kevin Morby was born in Lubbock, but like a lot of folk musicians, he’s lived all over: Kansas, New York, and now Los Angeles. His music also feels somehow out-of-place. On his third album, Singing Saw, he reaches back to that rich well of ’70s folk rock for influence, sounding like Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen thrown together. The songs Morby picked for his guest DJ set definitely reflect this sound, but since he travels a lot, he also played a bunch of music that’s perfect for a road trip. Tune into My KUTX on Saturday, July 9 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Playlist:

[intro music: Kevin Morby – “Dorothy”]

1. Big Thief – “Paul”

2. Bill Callahan – “The Sing”

3. Bobby Charles – “I Must Be In A Good Place Now”

4. Nina Simone – “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”

5. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – “Fly Into Mystery”

6. Townes Van Zandt – “No Place To Fall” (Live)

7. Hop Along – “Powerful Man”

8. Peter, Paul & Mary – “500 Miles”

9. Wilco – “I’ll Fight”

10. Jaye Bartell – “Light Enough”

11. Gene Autry – “Deep In The Heart Of Texas”

12. Margaret Glaspy – “Emotions & Math”

13. Tom T. Hall – “That’s How I Got To Memphis”

My KUTX: Jimmie Vaughan

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My KUTX: Jimmie Vaughan

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016

Jimmie Vaughan is one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, and his own brother Stevie Ray Vaughan would probably be the first to tell you. Jimmie helped put Austin on the blues map after moving to town from Dallas in the ’70s. This week on My KUTX, he spins a lot of his favorite blues and R&B, songs that he first heard while growing up in Dallas. This is a re-broadcast of an episode taped in 2015, but Jimmie plays all American music, so we think it’s perfect for July 4 weekend. Crack open a cold one and have a ball, y’all: tune in Saturday, July 2 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Playlist:

[intro music: Jimmie Vaughan – “I Ain’t Never”]

1. Slim Harpo – “Baby Scratch My Back”

2. The Nightcaps – “Wine, Wine, Wine”

3. Freddie King – “Hide Away”

4. Bill Doggett – “Hold It”

5. Little Tommy Tucker – “High Heel Sneakers”

6. Jimmy Reed – “Big Boss Man”

7. Webb Pierce – “I Ain’t Never”

8. Stonewall Jackson – “That’s Why I’m Walking” (Live on The Porter Wagoner Show)

9. Gene Ammons – “Miss Lucy”

10. Ray Price – “Nightlife”

11. Muddy Waters & Buddy Guy – “Wee Wee Baby”

12. Lil’ Son Jackson – “Rockin’ & Rollin’”

13. B.B. King – “Rock Me Baby”

14. Little Richard – “Directly From My Heart To You”

15. Chuck Berry – “Too Much Monkey Business”

My KUTX: Will Courtney

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My KUTX: Will Courtney

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

Austin’s Will Courtney spent years with the local folk-pop outfit Brothers & Sisters before striking out on his own. His solo material dials up the Neil Young-meets-Beach Boys sound, especially on his new album Planning Escapes, which is out July 15 via Wren & Shark. Courtney celebrates with a release show at Hotel Vegas on July 1. He’s also our guest DJ this week on My KUTX, playing an hour of his favorite songs and influences. Tune in Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Playlist:

1. The Beach Boys – “Don’t Worry Baby”

2. Gene Clark – “From A Silver Phial”

3. Linda Ronstadt – “Break My Mind”

4. Elliott Smith – “Going Nowhere”

5. Eggs Over Easy – “Face Down In The Meadow”

6. Townes Van Zandt – “Still Lookin’ For You”

7. Emmylou Harris – “She’

8. Crazy Horse – “Look At All The Things”

9. Al Stewart – “Year Of The Cat”

10. Ron Sexsmith – “Hard Time”

11. Greg Butera – “Luck In My Cup”

12. Doug Sahm – “Catch Me In The Morning”

13. George Jones – “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?”