This Song: John Prine (Rerun)

This Song

This Song: John Prine (Rerun)

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020

Beloved American singer-songwriter John Prine is on many people’s minds right now. He is currently in stable condition on a ventilator due to symptoms from COVID-19. Our hearts go out to him and his family.  This episode, recorded live in 2018 at Waterloo records, is a testament to Prine’s creativity,  kindness and generosity of spirit. In it, he explains how Bob Dylan’s “The Lonsesome Death of Hattie Carroll” changed his life and goes in-depth on his own songwriting process for his album “The Tree of Forgiveness.

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Strand of Oaks 4.16.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Strand of Oaks 4.16.19

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019

Timothy Showalter, a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, is the front man for folk-rock ensemble Strand of Oaks. On tour showcasing his latest project Eraser-land, Strand of Oaks balances slow and heartbreaking lyricism withdrawn and booming instrumentation to form a truly authentic sound for listeners. Timothy takes this instrumentation through sobering pain and nostalgic anguish to deliver intensive songs detailing relational issues, growing old and lonely, and coloring depression. It’s a feat that is incredibly difficult to even discuss, let alone to write and sing about. However, Strand of Oaks does simply that, and without even knowing it you find yourself recalling similar memories from a not so distant past alongside with him. What a beautiful thing to behold.

To listen to this unique and heartfelt sound check out Strand of Oaks full Studio 1A interview and session below, and to listen to their newest record, “Eraserland” click here.

-Felix Kimbrell, KUTX Intern

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Union Specific 4.10.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Union Specific 4.10.19

Posted by on Apr 12, 2019

photo by Tristan Ipock/for KUTX

Union Specific serves classical country inspired indie-folk music, that is extremely vulnerable in performance. Austin’s very own Tyler Wallace is the leading man and singer-songwriter for Union Specific, and since the summer of 2008 he’s been putting out a plethora of six-string pleasantries honoring his contemporaries like Hayes Carll, and more. To hear some of these songs come to life, check below for our full Studio 1A session. You can also check out Union Specific performing live at the ABGB this Saturday supporting the release of his new album “First Burn, Then Change” out this week!

-Felix Kimbrell, KUTX Intern 

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This Song: Patty Griffin on “Secret World” by Peter Gabriel

This Song

This Song: Patty Griffin on “Secret World” by Peter Gabriel

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019

Patty Griffin’s latest record “Patty Griffin” is a gorgeous acoustic exercise in vulnerability.  The album was borne out of a period in her life where she stepped back from music to undergo treatment for breast cancer.

Listen as she explores all the ways that Peter Gabriel’s  “Secret World,” from his epic breakup record up US, impacted her life and her songwriting. Griffin also explores how her friendship with George Reif inspired the song “Luminous Places,” and how important it is for her to allow herself to be vulnerable in her work.

That’s what I would always like to try to arrive at. Something that’s deeply true and that I learn from. Then I’ve really got something to give”

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This Song: Warren Hood on “High Hill” by Uncle Walt’s Band

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This Song: Warren Hood on “High Hill” by Uncle Walt’s Band

Posted by on Mar 27, 2019

In the early 70’s Uncle Walt’s Band, the acoustic trio made up of Champ Hood, Walter Hyatt and David Ball came to Austin, TX from Spartanburg, SC. The band brought with them a unique acoustic sound that melded folk, jazz, blues and pop.  Though the music of Uncle Walt’s Band never caught on nationally, it continues to inspire countless Texas musicians like Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin.

Listen as Warren Hood, Champ Hood’s son, describes how hearing the song “High Hill” gave him a deep appreciation for the music of Uncle Walt’s Band while helping him process his grief around the loss of his father.

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