SXSW 2023 Ones To Watch: Garrett T. Capps & NASA Country

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Garrett T. Capps & NASA Country

SXSW 2023 Ones To Watch

All this week, KUTX profiles the Ones To Watch—seven must-see artists at SXSW 2023. Hosted by Jody Denberg and produced by Art Levy.

You’ve heard the phrase, ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’? Well, Garrett T. Capps likes to mess with Texas. As he describes himself, he is “San Antonio’s resident cosmic country gonzo honky tonk weirdo freak.” Or as the headline in Rolling Stone online screamed in boldface: “Meet the Texas Weirdo Mixing Kraftwerk with Doug Sahm to Create ‘Kraut Country’.”

Like Willie, Waylon, or Kacey Musgraves, Garrett T Capps and his band NASA Country come from a long line of Texans adding their own spin to country tradition. In Garrett’s case, he blasts that tradition to the cosmos. He and his band blend synth and twangy guitar with lyrics about outer space and social unrest on their latest album People Are Beautiful. It’s an original recipe: fans of country, psychedelic rock, and electronic music can all find something to like in the music.

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