In a town with as many talented musicians as Austin, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. Not for Erin Ivey. The local singer/songwriter has been wowing Austin audiences for more than a decade with her deeply personal songwriting and moving vocals. She brought the magic to Studio 1A in advance of her May residency at The Townsend. Listen to the session below and keep up with Erin’s latest with the link provided.
All female alt-rock band The Mrs. stopped by Studio 1A this week to play a few songs off their newly released album Five Minutes. The Mrs. was formed after Andra Liemandt put her daughter into piano lessons and was told she should pick up an instrument and learn as well. She recruited her best friend Jenny Mason to join her and they learned bass and drums eventually writing their own music and recruiting their other core members Mandy Prater (guitar) and Larissa Ness (keys) to fill out their lineup.
Focused on writing songs that not only entertain but also empower those who listen to them, The Mrs. create harmony-filled pop songs inspired by everyone from Kelly Clarkson, to Ed Sheeran to The Go-Go’s. They play Stubb’s Indoor tonight 5/23 with Nobody’s Girl.
–Claire Hardwick, KUTX Intern.
Host: John Aielli
Audio Engineer: Ryan Graham, Cliff Hargrove
Producer: Deidre Gott
photo by Mike Flanigin
For Jimmie Vaughan, ‘the blues’ is more than a genre. It’s a feeling he’s been chasing ever since he picked up a guitar as a kid growing up in 1950s Dallas. “Music is not about what it is labeled, but rather how it makes the listener feel.” On his latest album, Baby, Please Come Home, Vaughan drives the point home by paying tribute to a variety of players who inspired him as a young guitar slinger learning the craft. Whether it’s the foundations of country music in Lefty Frizell’s “No One To Talk To But the Blues” or Gatemouth Brown’s swinging “Midnight Hour”, Jimmie Vaughan breathes life into a new collection of American classics. Vaughan brought an all-star cast of Austin musicians to Studio 1A to play a couple of tracks off the new album and tell us about his two-night album release party at C-Boys Heart & Soul this Friday, May 24th and Saturday, May 25th
Atlas Maior is thrilled to announce the release of their new full-length album Riptide, out May 3, 2019, and will celebrate the release with a hometown performance at Stay Gold on May 24, 2019. Riptide represents the group’s most dynamic and intricate effort to-date as the eleven song album traverses American and Progressive Jazz, Middle Eastern and Indian traditions, and Latin American musical idioms. The result creates hypnotic, transportive soundscapes with powerful melodies and gripping passages that are uniquely Atlas Maior.
photo by Gabriel C. Pérez
The psychedelic rock band Dead Meadow returned to their almost twenty year musical career last year with a new album, The Nothing They Need. Their first release since 2013’s Warble Womb, their newest album sees them returning to their signature hard riffs, layered guitars, and melodic vocals by lead singer Jason Simon. This release also came about as an opportunity to work with collaborators that had contributed to their albums across their career since they got their start in Washington D.C. in 1998.
The eight song album features everyone whose ever gotten the chance to play on a Dead Meadow song but maintains the three core members Simon, bassist Steve Kille, and drummer Mark Laughlin. Dead Meadow stopped into Studio 1A before their show with Saint Pé and Sailor Poon at Barracuda, chilled out as ever. They talk about the process of recording a new album with their self-run record label Xemu Records, and what it’s like to get everyone back in the studio to play together again after so many years.
–Claire Hardwick, KUTX Intern
Host: Laurie Gallardo
Producer: Deidre Gott
Audio Engineer: Cliff Hargrove, Chris Preston
Camera: Gabriel C. Pérez
Edit: Gabriel C. Pérez