Last month, KUTX launched Stage To Studio: we’re taking a few artists from the monthly Open Mic at the Cactus Cafe (usually the first Wednesday of every month), and we invite them into the KUTX studios to record a few tracks. Then, fans can vote on which artist they liked best, and the winner will get their song played on-air as the song of the day.
This month’s winner is Tricia Mitchell. The Austin native has been playing music since the age of five, picking up the piano after leafing through her sisters’ Joni Mitchell songbook. Her life has taken her to a lot of unusual places–working at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, driving a delivery truck for a bakery–but throughout it all, she’s maintained her love of music. Mitchell released her debut album, Purple Room, while living in New Hampshire in 2003. After relocating to Austin, she took to performing in coffee shops and SXSW, and she’s inspired others as well: longtime songwriter Sara Hickman recorded two of Mitchell’s songs for her 2006 album Motherlode. Today, we present a new song called “Real Girls” that Mitchell recorded live at KUTX.
Be sure to follow KUTX on Facebook for information on the next Stage To Studio.