Setting records statewide as early voting gets underway across Texas. Meanwhile President Trump turns up the volume on immigration as a migrant caravan from Central America makes its way through Mexico to the U.S. border. We’ll have the latest. Also, watch what you wear before you head out to the polls. Why that favorite shirt or cap could land you in trouble with the law. And tornado alley winding its way eastward? Climate experts track a surprising long term weather pattern. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
We’ve hit a milestone – 50 episodes! We are officially middle aged! To celebrate we’ve taken two previously-aired interviews from Leon Bridges and Gary Clark Jr. and put them together to draw a direct line of influence from one artist to another. Leon Bridges explains how hearing a Gary Clark Jr. song inspired him to pursue music, and then Gary Clark Jr. describes the impact of Tupac’s “Krazy.” Expect an “epic flow chart of inspiration” sometime in the future.
In this episode of “This Song” Leon Bridges sits down with Art Levy and explains how hearing Gary Clark Jr’s “Bright Lights” changed everything for him. Then Cory Reinisch and Dustin Meyer from Harvest Thieves talk about how Uncle Tupelo, Led Zeppelin and the Weary Boys showed them the importance of the song and that country and rock and roll need not be separated.