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March 29, 2013

Big Broadcast: Dripping Springs Reunion

By: David Brown

In the spring of 1972, an event took place in a field west of Austin. It would not only give birth to Willie Nelson’s now-famous 4th-of-July picnics, it would elevate Austin’s profile as a music center, launch a new counter-culture movement, and leave an indelible mark on the American songbook. The ‘Dripping Springs Reunion’–revisited—on the next edition of Texas Music Matters. Friday at noon and Friday night at 11 on KUTX 98-9; and Saturday morning at 11 on KUT 90.5.


September 3, 2013

Big Broadcast: The Texas Trinity

On the next edition of Texas Music Matters, it’s the stories of the Texas Trinity: The Bard of Corsicana, The Master Craftsman, and The Troubled Troubadour.


August 8, 2013

Big Broadcast: Pirate Radio

For much of the 20th century, radio was the voice of the establishment, selling not just detergent, but a whitewashed, idealized vision of America. But that wasn’t entirely true. From the early 30’s until the early 70’s, late at night, strange sounds would skip across the stratosphere, filling the air over America with the howls […]


August 1, 2013

Big Broadcast: How Long Must I Dream

Of the many Texas music musicians who’ve made a major impact on the American songbook, one of the most often overlooked is Roy Orbison.