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.


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!


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

This Song: Molly Burch

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This Song: Molly Burch

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

Molly Burch always knew she wanted to sing, but she just needed to find the right song.  Hear how  Billie Holiday’s “God Bless the Child” has helped her find her way as a singer from the first time she heard it in middle school.

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