My KUTX: Carson McHone

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX

Carson McHone

My KUTX // June 6, 2020

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Carson McHone grew up in Austin, attending shows at the Cactus Cafe with her family. In fact, it was the “family affair” atmosphere of the Cactus that first drew her in. “It’s always been a very special spot,” she says, and in recent years, McHone has launched her own music career from the Cactus’ stage. This week on My KUTX, we’re reairing McHone’s 2018 guest DJ set, which features famed Cactus alumni like Townes Van Zandt and Lucinda Williams alongside McHone’s wide-ranging influences. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, June 6 at 6 p.m. or any time in the player above.
–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


[intro music: Carson McHone – “Good Time Daddy Blues”]

1. Townes Van Zandt – “Rake”

2. Roger Miller – “Leaving’s Not The Only Way To Go”

3. Steve Earle – “Fearless Heart”

4. Willis Alan Ramsey – “Painted Lady”

5. Uncle Walt’s Band – “Don’t You Think I Feel It Too”

6. Lucinda Williams – “I Lost It”

7. James McMurtry – “Childish Things”

8. Patty Griffin – “Driving”

9. Alex Cameron – “Candy May”

10. Tristen – “Glass Jar”

11. Molly Burch – “To The Boys”

12. Blake Mills – “Cheers”

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