Mitch Watkins

V&B: Wes Montgomery and The Art of Confidence

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Rabbi Neil Blumofe in conversation about one of the 20th century’s most influential jazz guitarists, Wes Montgromery. We’ll discuss what we give up as we make a living and how Montgomery’s music and life lessons help us learn about our own choices, and our own sense of purpose and last contribution.

This Views & Brews also features renditions of selected Wes Montgomery works performed by Mitch Watkins (guitar), Ephraim Owens (trumpet), Roscoe Beck (bass), Rich Harney (piano) and Brannen Temple (drums).


V&B: Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen just celebrated his 78th birthday while on a world tour with his new album “Old Ideas” and Oct. 31 and Nov. 01 he and his band kicked off the US portion of this tour right here in Austin, TX. KUT’s Views and Brews had the pleasure of hosting Roscoe Beck , Cohen’s collaborator, producer, bassist and local Austinite, and Sylvie Simmons, author of I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen , along with Sharon Robinson, The Webb Sisters, Javier Mas, Mitch Watkins, Alexandru Bublitchi, and Rafael Gayol to explore the life and art of living legend Leonard Cohen.