Tomorrow, KUTX takes over the ABGB for WinterJam 2017, an afternoon of free live music to help cure your winter blues. This year, we’re spotlighting the diversity of our local music scene with three pretty different artists: old school country crooner James Hand; ’60s psych-poppers Tele Novella; and Central Texas hip-hop crew Third Root.
Last year, Third Root injected much-needed activism into the scene with its standout album Libertad. At the time, I noted how community-oriented the outfit is, and it’s reflected in the music. On “Third Root Radio,” MCs Easy and MexStep lay down their mission statement: this isn’t East or West Coast rap; this is Third Coast, built around producer Adrian Quesada’s Texas-sized funk sound. Listen to a Studio 1A version of the song below and join us tomorrow.
–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer My KUTX