Cosmico 02.19.19

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Cosmico 02.19.19

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019

Photo by Dorothy Megan Bennett

While recovering from a motorcycle accident, lead singer Greg Denn experienced a moment of songwriting inspiration. It was the excitement from this that pushed him to make a speedy recovery. Subsequently, in 2017, Cosmico was formed. They released their first two singles in the fall of 2018 along with two awesome music videos directed by Bennett Creative. Their debut album, “Overthinker Know it All”, is produced by local, Grammy nominated producer, Chris “Frenchie” Smith. The release show is on Feb. 22nd at Empire with A. Sinclair and Slomo Drags. While you’re waiting to hear the new album, scroll down and check out the Studio 1A session with an interview!


Moving Panoramas 2.19.19

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Moving Panoramas 2.19.19

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019

They say home is where the heart is and, for Leslie Sisson, that home is Texas. After living in Brooklyn, the songwriter moved back to her home state to be near her family and not long after Moving Panoramas was formed. Their second album, In Two, is out Feb 22 and embodies the next chapter for the group as they move forward with life. All the songs on the record have a duality of meaning that allows the listener to interpret it as they will. Their dreamy rock sound gives voice to the hardships life can bring but always offers a way to overcome the demons that haunt us. Deep stuff, we know. Leading up to their album release show Friday, Moving Panoramas stopped by Studio 1a to give us a taste of the new album in a KUTX After Hours session.

 

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Written by Simone Puglia-KUTX Intern

Host: Ryan Wen 

Producer: Deidre Gott                                                                           

Broadcast Engineer: Jake Perlman & Cliff Hargrove                                                       

Cameras:  Jorge Sanhueza-Lyo & Precious Parker

Photo by Precious Parker for KUTX                                                   

 

Frederico7 2.18.19

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Frederico7 2.18.19

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019

photo by Juan Figueroa for KUTX

Frederico7’s Pan-American soul music is a result of his diverse background. Born in Brazil, he has lived in Mexico, Argentina, and, finally, settled in right here in Austin. Speaking English, Portuguese and Spanish, the singer-songwriter isn’t short of words or rhythm. Frederico7’s music is a fusion of Afro-Brazilian rhythms, American Funk, Soul, Dub and Psychedelia. His debut album, Exótico Americano, is set to be released on Feb 23rd. The album tackles themes of unity and resilience while sharing the melodies that embody a diverse American continent. Frederico7 plays a record release show at Empire Control Room on February 23rd but in the meantime, we’ve got his session from Studio 1a RIGHT HERE!


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Dale Watson 2.15.19

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Dale Watson 2.15.19

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019

We were pretty lucky to have Dale Watson come to Studio 1A to share songs off his new album. Call Me Lucky, released Friday, Feb. 15, is Watson’s 32nd album and contains his staple classic country sound. Though the Austin music scene has a claim to Watson,  he recorded the new album in Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis, TN.  Such a historic studio setting could not have been more fitting to capture the iconic sound of Watson and his Lone Stars. Now splitting his time between Texas and Tennesse, Watson’s visit to Studio 1A was all the more special. Check out Call Me Lucky, out now.

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Written by Simone Puglia – KUTX Intern                                                                                       

Host: Jody DenbergProducer: Deidre Gott                                                                           

Broadcast Engineer: Jake Perlman & Cliff Hargrove                                                       

Cameras:  Jorge Sanhueza-Lyo, Salvador Castro, & Juan Figueroa                                                 

Photo: Salvador Castro

Edit: Tristan Ipock

Robert Ellis 2.14.19

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Robert Ellis 2.14.19

Posted by on Feb 18, 2019

For his new album, Texas Piano Man, Texas songwriter Robert Ellis swaps the guitar for a grand piano and a white suit. That may seem like a big leap for an artist largely known for more traditional country sounds but a quick chat with Ellis reveals a deep love for larger than life rock ‘n’ roll piano men like Elton John and Leon Russell. For him, it’s another way to explore what it means to be a Texas musician. “With Texas, people expect a certain thing and they want a certain thing, and I fought that for a long time,” he says. “I’ve realized though that Texas shouldn’t be made a category. I want to redefine to the outside world what it means to be Texan a little bit.” Robert Ellis is scheduled to appear at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin from March 11th through the 17th. Ellis will then launch his Texas Piano Man headline tour in Oklahoma City, OK on March 23rd. Follow along with the links below and listen to his session HERE:

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