Austin Music Experience: José James, Country Funk & More

This week on the Austin Music Experience, country funk—you heard that right. It’s something of a made-up genre that ran parallel to a lot of pop music in the ‘60s and ‘70s, and it’s the subject of a new compilation that features Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, and Townes Van Zandt like you’ve never heard them before. Zach Cowie, the man behind Country Funk, talks with us about how he found these gems and the odd link between hip-hop and country. Also, the late Stephen Bruton, sideman to Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, and Delbert McClinton, gets his close-up in an emotional new concert film, The Road To Austin. Plus, into Studio 1A with the critically acclaimed José James, who offers up a stunning cover of Al Green. Join us Friday at noon and again at 11pm on KUTX 98.9, or anytime in the player below!

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