KUT & KUTX Virtual Holiday Sing-Along

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KUT & KUTX Virtual Holiday Sing-Along

Posted by on Dec 16, 2020
Kevin Russell of Shinyribs  – photo by Michael Minasi for KUTX

KUT 90.5, Austin’s NPR Station, and KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience presents a virtual holiday sing-along. Premiering Sunday, December 13 at noon and available on demand through January 1, 2021.

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The KUT Holiday Sing-Along started in the early 1980s when KUT/X host John Aielli, an accomplished vocalist, gathered with friends and fans to sing carols in the Texas Capitol rotunda. Over the years, the sing-along outgrew the rotunda and moved outside to the Capitol steps. In 2002, KUT paired up with the Downtown Austin Alliance to combine the sing-along with the annual Capitol tree lighting and Downtown Holiday Stroll, where Aielli hosted solo until being joined by KUTX host Elizabeth McQueen in 2016.

The holidays may look a little different this year, but KUT and KUTX aren’t letting that get in the way of connecting people through the power of song.

The 30-minute special, hosted by Elizabeth McQueen (co-host of KUT and KUTX’s new podcast Pause/Play), features holiday favorites sung by Austin musicians Molly Burch, Gina Chavez, Eimaral Sol, and Kevin Russell of Shinyribs, with a special appearance by our beloved John Aielli.

 Happy Holidays from KUT and KUTX!

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Musicians: Kevin Russell: vocals, ukulele; Eimaral Sol: vocals; Billy Blunt: guitar; Gina Chavez: vocals, guitar; Molly Burch: vocals; Dailey Toliver: guitar; John Aielli: vocals

Credits: Host: Elizabeth McQueen; Executive Producer: Sylvia Ponce-Carson; Producer: Erin Geisler; Program Director: Matt Reilly; Cameras and Edit: Gabriel C. Pérez, Julia Reihs, Michael Minasi; Audio Mix and Master: Jake Perlman; Graphic Design; Lisa Kirkpatrick; Title Sequence: David Fried; Set Design: Jacquie Fuller; Original Music: Jack Anderson; Production Manager: Deidre Gott


KUT and KUTX would like to thank Whole Earth Provision Co., Central Texas Food Bank and ABC Home & Commercial Services whose sponsorship help make this event possible. Special thanks also goes out to mmmpanadas and Janie Orr.


KUT/KUTX Holiday Sing-Along 2020

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Glen Hansard // Gina Chavez (Episode 13, 2015)

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In this episode of “This Song” host Elizabeth McQueen sits down with  Glen Hansard  to talk about a song and an extraordinary experience around that song that made him know, for sure, that he would be a musician.  She also talks to Gina Chavez about a genre she heard in Argentina that hit her in the center of her being and helped her find her artistic voice.

Check out videos from Glen Hansard’s Studio 1A performance on Vu Haus.

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Hear songs from Gina Chavez’s studio 1A performance.

Download a live version of her song  as part of our “Song of the Day Podcast.”

Subscribe via iTunes or Stitcher to get the new episodes of  “This Song” delivered to you as soon as they come out.

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