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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Kevin Fowler, long time friend of the show, checks in with our Whataburger Performance of the Week this week. You know Kevin is going to have a good ol' beer drinking song on his new record "How Country Are Ya?" This one is called "If I Could Make A Livin' Drinkin.'"
Here's our take on what went down at the 16th Annual Bowen Classic in Waco, TX. This two-day Charity Concert and Golf Tournament hosted by Wade Bowen has become a real highlight for fans and musicians who make this a big part of their festival season. If you haven't been, then you need to put it on your calendar for next season This is a wonderful event, and one we are so very proud to support and be a part of.
This week in our Whataburger Performance of the Week, we have Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis. These two have collaborated together in some capacity over two decades. Well, we are particular excited to see them playing in the same band! Here they perform "Motor City Man" from their "Our Year" album!
This week in the Acoustic Motel, Jack Ingram introduces a singer/songwriter that we think you should be paying attention to. Here is Jack bringing on Brandy Zdan (http://www.brandyzdan.com)!
Zane Williams fell in love with Country Music a little later than most his peers. But from that point on, he hasn't stopped working hard on his craft. He is a talented songwriter who continues to impress fans throughout the Texas Scene, including us. Here is the story and performance of "Overnight Success" on the Crown Royal Texas Stage.
Blues musician Mike Zito relocated from St Louis to just outside of Beaumont, TX as part of starting a new life for himself. His musical journey is the backdrop for his 2013 album, "Gone To Texas," a project that brought Zito a ton of critical acclaim, and more importantly, a lot of new fans! He sat down with us recently and gave us his take on the album.
This week in our Whataburger Performance of the Week, we have young singer/songwriter William Clark Green. We recently invited William back to the set for a full band performance. So here he is with "Hanging Around."
Our Photographer and Co-Producer, Todd Purifoy, breaks down a few more highlights of MusicFest 2014 for us. Todd discusses some of his favorite moments of the 2014 trip to Steamboat Springs, CO.
Charla Corn and her older brother Clay Corn collaborated on her album "Stella." it was a labor of love for both and you can hear it. Their creative approach really captured the emotion of the songs, just like this one called "In My Heart." Here is Charla on the Crown Royal Texas Stage performing this tune.
Friday, September 26, 2014
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Whiskey Myers shares a little bit of backstory and a performance of their tune "Dogwood" on the Whataburger Performance of the Week this week.
Owen is a fantastic songwriter and a long time favorite of ours. Here is Owen with a performance of "Make Something" recorded on Jack Ingram's Acoustic Motel.
It's been a while since we had Jonathan Tyler on the show, so we were excited to have him stop by recently. He is a self-admitted student of Rock-&-Roll, and his sound reveals his obvious music heroes and his appreciation for the craft of songwriting. Here he is with his tune, "Disappear" in the Whataburger Performance of the Week!
Here's the story of the autobiographical river tune by Roger Creager. Roger tells us all about it, and then treats us to a great, stripped down version of this one that almost all of us can relate to. Here's Roger performing "River Song" on the Crown Royal Texas Stage.
We LOVE that Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis are making albums together now. We are big fans of their 2014 project, "Our Year." It's full of great country songs. Here is their story behind the album in our Backstage Conversation.
Radney Foster has been a big part of our show since the very first session of artists we featured. His 2014 album, "Everything I Should Have Said" is highlighted by the semi-biographical song, "California." Here's Radney with the story behind that tune and a performance on the Crown Royal Texas Stage.
When Kevin Russell decided to make his Shinyribs project a full-time thing, do you think he ever dreamed it would be as well received by Texas Music fans as it has been? Here's Kevin with the performance and story behind his tune "Song of Lime Juice & Despair" from his second album, "Gulf Coast Museum" in our Whataburger Performance of the Week.
The Thieving Birds have been grabbing attention among fans and their musician peers in Texas since they started in 2010. They do a brand of music that can some might call Texas Rock/Soul. Here is the story behind their latest project "Gold Coast."
We recently went to 12th Street Sound in Austin, TX with Micky and the Motorcars for the making of "Hearts From Above." This newly released album was produced older brother Willy of Reckless Kelly. This is a pivotal release for a band that has recently gone through some line-up changes. Here are the guys discussing the project. It is officially released for those of you eager to get your hands on it!
Many Texas Music followers were introduced to Paul Thorn via Wade Bowen when he recorded "Mood Ring." Paul quickly became a favorite around the state, and we have been lucky enough to catch him on one of his runs through Texas. Here is Paul with the story behind the song, and a performance of "Mediocrity is King" in our Whataburger Performance of the Week!
Our staff photographer and co-producer, Todd Purifoy, has been a big part of the Steamboat MusicFest for over a decade now. He knows all the ins and outs of that festival so let's check out what made this years event special in this MusicFest Road Story.
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The Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff is just blocks away from where Ray Wylie Hubbard grew up. We recently caught up with Ray before a Kessler show, and he drove us around telling Road Story's. Here is one of our favorites.
We were lucky enough to spend some time down in Port Aransas with our buddy Cody Canada when he taped his live album "Some Old, Some New, Maybe a Cover or Two." Here is Cody with a Road Story about some of the friends/family he has made along the way.
Bill Carter's contributions to Austin Music are immeasurable, and that's if you just count is songwriting. He and his band The Blame put out an album called, "Unknown" last year that really stood out to us. Here is Bill and the story behind this album.
One of our favorite cats on the planet stopped by to play a few songs and talk about their new project. The Matt The Cat Trio treated us to some classic Rockabilly with their tune "When I Try To Be Cool." Here is Matt and the boys on the Crown Royal Texas Stage!
This week we kick things of with our very own Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel. They perform "Boogie Back to Texas" on the Whataburger Performance of the Week!
Thursday, June 12, 2014
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Monday, June 9, 2014
The last year or so has been a huge success for William Clark Green. No doubt, his album "Rose Queen" has this Tyler native riding a big wave of momentum. He is armed with some really good songs, and a great band. Here he is in our Whataburger Performance of the Week with "Dead or in Jail."