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Armadillo Bonus: Cosmic Country, Artwork, & More

Join KUTX as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Armadillo World Headquarters, the music venue that helped put Austin on the musical map. In this bonus episode, hear how Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings turned the Armadillo into a cosmic country destination. Plus, first-hand stories about the iconic artwork, Leon Russell’s home base, a particularly memorable John Prine show, and seeing the Austin Ballet at the Armadillo–complete with a pitcher of beer.

This Song: Mike Olson of Lake Street Dive // Jane Ellen Bryant

It’s hard enough for a musician to live a life on the road but when there is a new love at home, things get really complicated.  Lake Street Dive’s Mike Olson found that Willie Nelson and Leon Russell helped him deal with these complexities and helped his art along the way.  Also, Austin newcomer Jane Ellen Bryant heard Shawn Colvin as a kid, but years later the veteran’s “I Want It Back” was, to the rookie,  a perfect example of how to write, arrange and produce a song.

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Listen to Lake Street Dive’s Studio 1A Performance

Listen to Jane Ellen Bryant’s Studio 1A Performance

Watch Jane Ellen Bryant’s video for “Twenties”