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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Features the music of Blues-belter Nakia as well as Steve Earle, Athens' Of Montreal, Austin guitar-legend David Grissom, Texas rockers The Couch, ...

  • Added: May 20, 2011
  • Length: 59:10
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Features the unreleased music of Birmingham/Austin rockers Monarchs, also Adele covers a Sam Cooke classic in Austin's historic Studio 1A, Paul McC...

  • Added: May 20, 2011
  • Length: 53:32
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During this edition of Texas Music Matters, Austin’s Amy Cook takes on Janes Addiction, Suzanna Choffel debuts a new album, and we take on a new un...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and NPR Illinois


  • Added: May 27, 2011
  • Length: 55:51
  • Purchases: 2
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On this edition of Texas Music Matters, we’ll talk with Travis Stimeling, author of “Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks,” about the music that transform...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2011
  • Length: 57:30
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Features a song from the nearly mythical forthcoming album by ZZ Top is leaked to the Space Station crew. Also new tunes by Austin’s Wooden Birds, ...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2011
  • Length: 55:07
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Today we'll honor some of the best known soul musicians from around the Lone Star State - as well as some hidden gems. Austin-based music journali...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and KGLT


  • Added: Jun 17, 2011
  • Length: 50:22
  • Purchases: 2
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Texas Music Matters revisits an award-winning documentary honoring "The Queen of Rock and Roll and Psychedelic Soul" Janis Joplin. Join Kris Kristo...

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


  • Added: Jun 24, 2011
  • Length: 57:31
  • Purchases: 3
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Question. How good has this year been for music? Well, let's put it this way: Recently, NPR Music decided there was no need to wait til the end of ...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 01, 2011
  • Length: 54:40
  • Purchases: 1
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The musical ‘homage’ seldom gets the credit it deserves. Done artfully, the ‘cover song’ can both refer to the past and hint at a new direction fo...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2011
  • Length: 56:57
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On this edition of Texas Music Matters, we take a behind the scenes tour of the award-winning PBS show Austin City Limits. This show features rare ...

Bought by KGLT


  • Added: Jul 13, 2011
  • Length: 54:27
  • Purchases: 1
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On this episode, we explore songs that challenged the stereotypes of Texas music. Though "country" music may be what the Lone Star State is most we...

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Jul 22, 2011
  • Length: 56:24
  • Purchases: 1
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It got its start in the oilfields, ranches, and lumber camps of the early 1900s. And it went on to reshape American music. Join music historian Al...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Jul 30, 2011
  • Length: 54:39
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Whut are YOU lookin at?
You know what it 'feels' like. You might even know what it smells like, or tastes like. Let's focus on what it sounds like, shall we? Join the a...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2011
  • Length: 55:18
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Volatility on Wall Street, talk of a double dip recession---bad news for the markets. But good news for music? During times like these, we witness...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Aug 15, 2011
  • Length: 57:46
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Stephen Bruton, of the 10 Austin Aces
Janis Joplin. Roky Erikson. Doug Sahm. Stevie Ray Vaughan. Names like these helped establish Austin’s global reputation as hothouse for great music...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2011
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: The Shade Tree at Zilker Park
September 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. What started out as a modest two day affair heavy on regional ...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2011
  • Length: 55:44
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Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Kanye West, My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire...the headliners are impressive. But musical discovery is the heart and soul o...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2011
  • Length: 56:26
Caption: The Flatlanders, Credit: Courtesy of New West Records
The rediscovery of recordings lost for 40 years in West Texas rewrites a chapter in American music history. In this hour long radio special "The L...

Bought by CBC Inside the Music, KGLT, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Aug 15, 2012
  • Length: 55:51
  • Purchases: 3
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KUT’s award winning Texas Music Matters unit revisits the story of Texas music by turning a spotlight on the women who’ve helped shape it –and who ...

Bought by KUHF and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jul 25, 2012
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 2
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The Loop series premier takes an in-depth look at the "beat" scene in Austin.

  • Added: Jul 25, 2012
  • Length: 54:06