This Song: Krissy Teegerstrom on “Mojo Pin” by Jeff Buckley

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This Song: Krissy Teegerstrom on “Mojo Pin” by Jeff Buckley

Posted by on Jun 26, 2019

On the last episode of This Song until the fall, Krissy Teegerstrom, a self-made artist, creative consultant, podcaster, and designer at Featherweight Studio talks about how listening to “Mojo Pin” by Jeff Buckley transported her to a place beyond the real and showed her how to follow her creative intuition. Jeff Buckley’s performance style confirmed the idea of creation as a form of devotion and self-expression, something that Krissy, at first, felt like she couldn’t relate to. Inspired by her own roundabout journey to an artistic life, she started a podcast about overcoming obstacles creativity. That podcast, fittingly titled Beyond + Back, has accumulated ten episodes in its first season, talking to artists like Aimee Mann and Billy Joe Armstrong. The second season will be released on  Saturday, June 29th.

Recorded at the Tiny Texas Podcasting Festival this conversation with Krissy Teegerstrom is an inspiring look into creativity, the arbitrary obstacles we use to limit ourselves, and what opening yourself up to the unknown can do for your art.

KUTX Intern, Claire Hardwick

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Black Pumas’ Eric Burton on “(Sittin’ On)The Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding

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Black Pumas’ Eric Burton on “(Sittin’ On)The Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding

Posted by on Jun 18, 2019

Black Pumas, the new musical project by California native Eric Burton and Grammy Award winning producer and guitarist Adrian Quesada has been taking the Austin music scene by storm- even winning Best New Austin Band and Best New Song for “Black Moon Rising” at the 2019 Austin Music Awards, all before they’ve even released their debut album.

On this episode of This Song, Eric Burton, the lead singer of Black Pumas,  talks about what he learned about honesty and connection from Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” and how he went from busking on the Santa Monica Pier to fronting a band in Austin, Texas. His generosity and gratefulness for the art he creates are palpable in this interview, which was recorded live in front of an audience of aspiring teenage podcasters at the 2019 ISAS Arts Festival.

Stream the Black Pumas debut record right now at Relix.

Black Pumas debut album comes out this Friday 6/21 on ATO Records and you can catch their release show at Antone’s the same night.

-KUTX Intern, Claire Hardwick

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This Song: Tiarra Girls on “Just a Girl” by No Doubt

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This Song: Tiarra Girls on “Just a Girl” by No Doubt

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019

Austin based sisters Tori, Tiffany and Sofia Baltierra have been playing as the Tiarra Girls since they were in elementary and middle school. Listen as they describe how seeing the video for No Doubt’s “Just a Girl” influenced them all stylistically and helped them find their voices as young women in music. They also tell the story of the genesis of their song “Leave it to the People” and trace how that song’s release has helped them see their music as a way to empower their community and advocate for the change they want to see in the world.

Tiarra Girls will be playing Chingona Fest on June 22nd at Hops and Grains Brewing along with Tribes and Bidi Bidi Banda. Get Tickets to Chingona Fest here.

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This Song: Rhett Miller (rerun)

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This Song: Rhett Miller (rerun)

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019

Musician, writer, and frontman for Old 97’s Rhett Miller launched his own podcast “Wheel’s Off With Rhett Miller” earlier this year.  In it, he talks to artists about what it’s really like to live a creative life.

In this 2017 episode, he describes how hearing the Jewish Lesbian Folk singer Phranc perform ‘The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll” changed his life and showed him the power of musical connection.

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This Song: Strand of Oaks on “Lazarus” by David Bowie

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This Song: Strand of Oaks on “Lazarus” by David Bowie

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019

“This is the sound that quasars make when they’re being born or the resonant frequency of the big bang.”

Timothy Showalter, who leads the folk-rock band Strand of Oaks, chronicles his journey through depression on the band’s new record, Eraserland. Listen as he describes how hearing David Bowie’s “Lazarus” at the end of the recording process helped him see how powerful documenting dark times could be. Then hear how the process of making Eraserland helped bring Showalter to the other side of his own dark times. “(The record) exists in this wonderful place where it did start in a pretty dark place personally, but where it ended up turned out to be the brightest most love filled moment.”

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