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January 23, 2023

Love Austin Music Month: Bear Ryan

By: Laurie Gallardo

As we enter the remaining days of Love Austin Music Month, KUTX is here to remind you: The key is to show love for our local artists all year round, from buying artists’ music and going to shows, to supporting local nonprofits who support our artists, like the Austin Music Foundation. KUTX lists several ways to celebrate (and continue celebrating) right here.

Today’s AMM spotlight falls on an artist who’s been in love with music since she was just a kid listening to her family’s records. Raised in Roanoke, TX, Bear Ryan had been feeding her old soul with classic rock and the blues greats by the time she arrived in Austin in 1995. That musical love affair grew even stronger with exposure to all the music venues like The Continental Club, Threadgill’s, TC’s and Joe’s Generic Bar, and with all the inspired moments as vocalist and drummer with her band Red on Yellow.

Flying solo these days, Ryan builds with a style that’s raw and unpolished, which you get a feel for on her new track “Irene” (featured on today’s AMM). See the the new video for it below, and catch Bear Ryan at her show at 10 p.m. tomorrow night, Tuesday Jan. 24, at The Saxon Pub on S. Lamar.



February 3, 2023

Change of Heart

Sure, you can credit the ‘shrooms for Margo Price‘s most inspired songwriting moments on her latest LP Strays, if you like. Price and husband Jeremy Ivey wrote the new album while trippin’ during a trip in South Carolina, the ideas flowing like waterfalls after a torrential downpour. But this songwriting marks the arrival of a […]


January 30, 2023

Love Austin Music Month: Half Dream

Love Austin Music Month may be wrapping up this week, but KUTX shows the love for Austin artists all year round. And today, AMM kudos go to dream folk outfit Half Dream. Recently announced as an official SXSW artist for 2023, Half Dream also has a new album on the way, with a new music […]


January 28, 2023

Love Austin Music Month: The Well

Time for the shreds. Turn it up. Doom it up. Sludge it up. Make it heavy. KUTX Artist of the Month alum, longtime AMM fave and embodiment of heaviosity (that should be a word) The Well is today’s featured badass band, as we cruise into the remaining days of Love Austin Music Month. The trio […]