This Song: Jackie Venson (Rerun)

This Song

This Song: Jackie Venson (Rerun)

Posted by on Mar 2, 2020

In this rerun of an episode originally recorded last February, Jackie Venson explains how seeing  “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina,” from the movie “Evita,” changed the way she listened to music and the way she saw herself. Then she describes her journey from classical pianist to blues guitarist. It’s a tale of soul expanding love, self crushing doubt, and musical perseverance.

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Venson will be co-hosting the Austin Music Awards on March 11th at ACLive at Moody Theater. Get your tickets here.

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This Song: Citizen Cope

This Song

This Song: Citizen Cope

Posted by on Apr 26, 2019

Clarence Greenwood is Citizen Cope,  an American singer-songwriter who has been making entrancing blends of rock and soul music since the early 2000’s.

In this episode Citizen Cope details how his emotional connections to legends such as Randy Newman and Trouble Funk aided his understanding of the powerful energy that music can have. Cope then goes on to discusses how his experiences of the last seven years — which include reconciling with his estranged father and becoming a parent himself —  led him to the songs on his latest record “Heroin and Helicopters.”

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Nina Simone

Liner Notes

Nina Simone

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015

Songwriter, pianist, singer and arranger Nina Simone is as well known for her contributions to music as she is for her activism. Simone’s musical style is a fusion of pop, gospel, blues and classical music. During the civil rights era Simone leveraged her popularity to spread the message of racial equality.

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SoundCheck

Music News 07.17.14

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014

FFFest Aquatic Olympics; Beyonce comes back home; RIP Texas blues legend Johnny Winter.
This is your SoundCheck.

Music News for July 2, 2013

SoundCheck

Music News for July 2, 2013

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013

Houston blues legend passes; Jay-Z is changing the RIAA game; Richie Havens’ final resting place.
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