Texas Music Matters

Series produced by KUT

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The award-winning music journalism program 'Texas Music Matters' has come to PRX! Produced at Austin's KUT, this series features brand new songs, unreleased, rarities, interviews, reviews, music news, artist profiles, and tons more.

Live from Austin, Texas, 'Live Music Capital of the World', the Texas Music Matters team delivers a weekly mix of music news, features, profiles, reviews and tunes from deep in the heart of one of the richest musical scenes on the planet.
From insightful documentaries on well-known artists like Janis Joplin, Townes Van Zandt and Roy Orbison to unmatched coverage of South by Southwest, to rare artist interviews, exclusive live performances and unreleased tracks from forthcoming albums by the likes of Ryan Bingham, Arcade Fire, Alejandro Escovedo and Spoon---you're certain to discover something fresh and exciting each week.
With an approach that's decidedly non-provincial and thought-provoking, veteran public radio journalist David Brown and an award winning team of music journalists and producers explore the broad intersection of Texas and music in a way certain to "mess with Texas" music stereotypes. Texas Music Matters has won top honors from the National Headliners Awards, the International Radio Festivals, RTNDA (Murrow Awards), AP broadcasters and many more. Now you can add this distinctive program to your own mix. Promos and other custom material are available upon request. Hide full description

Live from Austin, Texas, 'Live Music Capital of the World', the Texas Music Matters team delivers a weekly mix of music news, features, profiles, reviews and tunes from deep in the heart of one of the richest musical scenes on the planet. From insightful documentaries on well-known artists like Janis Joplin, Townes Van Zandt and Roy Orbison to unmatched coverage of South by Southwest, to rare artist interviews, exclusive live performances and unreleased tracks from forthcoming albums by the likes of Ryan Bingham, Arcade Fire, Alejandro Escovedo and Spoon---you're certain to discover something fresh and exciting each week. With an approach that's decidedly non-provincial and thought-provoking, veteran public radio journalist David Brown and an award winning team of music... Show full description


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Is there life after Lubbock? Joe Ely revisits his old stomping grounds. Also, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen shake things up LIVE in Studio 1A, ...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and KHNS


  • Added: May 29, 2013
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Latasha Lee
A musical Rip Van Winkle tale from Denton: the unexpected return of the Baptist Generals. Also, R&B sensation Latasha Lee's remarkable bounce-back...

  • Added: May 20, 2013
  • Length: 57:02
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This year’s ACL festival lineup is out, and at least one major national music blog is calling it the best major festival of the year. We’ll explor...

  • Added: May 16, 2013
  • Length: 54:01
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Farewell to George Jones-- and hell-o again to Natalie Maines! This week's hour long musical mystery tour includes Jim James, Patty Smith and more.

  • Added: May 03, 2013
  • Length: 54:41
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Austin orchestral rock innovators Mother Falcon come of age with a new album. Also, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top talks about the re-birth of his psyche...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2013
  • Length: 56:49
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On the next edition of Texas Music Matters: Mojo Hand—the legend of Lightnin’ Hopkins, reconsidered. Also, with Austin Psychfest on the horizon, a...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In the spring of 1972, an event took place in a field west of Austin. It would not only give birth to Willie Nelson's now-famous 4th-of-July picnic...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and KUOW


  • Added: Mar 29, 2013
  • Length: 54:09
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet, Songwriter, DJ, and festival organizer-- Ray Wylie Hubbard stops by to play music and talk about Grit n’ Groove. Also, how musicians are batt...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Mar 22, 2013
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Each year, we ask some of public radio's most respected tastemakers to share their top picks for SXSW Music. We put those selections together and ...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, Spokane Public Radio, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 3
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After 16 years of marriage Austin’s Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis finally record an album together —and it hits the top of the charts–Bruce and Ke...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 1
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What does Texas music and the music of Louisiana have in common? You’re invited to join us on a road trip across the Sabine as we explore the story...

Bought by Radio New Zealand and Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 08, 2013
  • Length: 54:04
  • Purchases: 2
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On this week’s edition of Texas Music Matters: guitar ace Denny Freeman talks about the first mass migration of musicians to Austin, and the resurr...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The former lead vocalist for Santana and Journey escapes to Texas--we'll hear why. Also, new music discovery: a conversation with Austin's 'Bobby ...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 25, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A conversation with Texas music legend Terry Allen as he unveils his first album in 13 years. Also: Will Sheff of Okkervil River resurfaces with a ...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Jim Eno of Spoon spills the beans on the end of a year long hiatus for one of Austin’s most acclaimed bands - as well as his work in the interim pr...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 11, 2013
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 1
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The incredible story of a lost chapter of music history...and the equally incredible songs now rediscovered.

Bought by KGLT, Marfa Public Radio, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 12, 2010
  • Length: 56:34
  • Purchases: 3
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In the beginning—there were no beards—nor fuzzy guitars. After more than 4 decades, ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons gets set to revive the seminal Moving S...

Bought by Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jan 04, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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From the Moose Lodge to the Bergstrom International Airport, Austin is full of hidden music spaces. This week on Texas Music Matters the Austin Mus...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2012
  • Length: 58:21
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It’s been an historic year for KUT, and we have lots to be thankful for. On this week’s holiday edition of Texas Music Matters, we turn the spotlig...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2012
  • Length: 55:35
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Doug Sahm’s lap steel guitar. Sunny Ozuna’s purple lame bodysuit. Stevie Ray Vaughan’s ‘Old Number One” Stratocaster. Handwritten lyrics by Townes ...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2012
  • Length: 55:44