Austin Music Experience: Joe Ely, The Civil Wars & More

When you hear the name Joe Ely, you think country, blues, rock-and-roll, but electronic music? This week on the Austin Music Experience, we find out the story behind B484, a “new” old album that Ely made in the mid-80s with the help of some cutting-edge technology: an Apple II Plus computer and a Roland 808 drum machine. None other than Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak writes the liner notes, and Ely somehow finds himself in a room with Madonna and James Brown talking electronic music–you don’t want to miss this interview…

Also, we say goodbye to the Civil Wars, who announced their breakup this week. Plus, Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes bring costumes and choreographed dance moves to Studio 1A (which you can see in the video below), Spoon’s Beatles connection, our artist of the month, and more. Join us Friday at noon and again at 11pm on KUTX 98.9, or anytime in the player below the video.

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