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March 22, 2013

Big Broadcast: Ray Wylie’s Grits and Fresh Hits from Austin

By: David Brown

Poet, Songwriter, DJ, and festival organizer– Ray Wylie Hubbard stops by to play music and talk about Grit n’ Groove. Also, how musicians are battling for the survival of Austin’s musical ‘sister city’, New Orleans – plus new tracks by Quiet Company, Ola Podrida, the week’s music news and more. Join us for Texas Music Matters. Friday at noon and Friday night at 11 on KUTX 98-9.


March 11, 2013

The List: SXSW 2013

Each year, Texas Music Matters brings together some of public radio’s most respected tastemakers to share their top picks for SXSW Music. We put those selections together and the result is a first-rate guide to musical discovery.


March 1, 2013

10 Texas Songs That Changed Rock and Roll

With your help, we came up with a list of Texas songs that changed American music forever. Hear the complete list of songs on the Texas Music Matters special: Ten Texas Songs that Changed Rock and Roll.


February 22, 2013

The Big Broadcast: Old San Antonio Soul & New Sounds From 1a

After 16 years of marriage Austin’s Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis finally record an album together —and it hits the top of the charts–Bruce and Kelly caught live. Also, live music by Hayes Carll, Rosie Flores in her own words–as she prepares to play MapJam, lost and found soul sounds from San Antonio, the week’s […]


February 14, 2013

Big Broadcast: Texas Soul Power

Texas may be better known for its Country and Americana music, but over the years it’s been a crossroads for the country’s best soul and R&B. On this week’s edition of Texas Music Matters: Austin-based music journalist Thomas Fawcett joins host David Brown to celebrate some of the most distinctive soul sounds ever produced by the Lone Star State–and discover some hidden gems along the way.


February 7, 2013

The French Connection

What does Texas music and the music of Louisiana have in common? You’re invited to join us on a road trip across the Sabine as we explore the story of a people and their music…and how it matters today. Airing in Austin on KUTX 98-9 Friday at noon and 11pm, and on KUT 90.5 on Saturday at 11am.


January 31, 2013

Big Broadcast: It’s All About Connections

Join us for Texas Music Matters–Friday at noon and again Friday night at 11 on KUTX 98-9. Or tune in Saturday morning at 11 right after ‘Wait, Wait’ on KUT 90.5.


January 23, 2013

Big Broadcast: Shake Ups and Break Ups

Join us Friday at noon and Friday night at 11 on KUTX, or Saturday morning at 11 right after “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me” on KUT 90.5.


January 16, 2013

Big Broadcast: Rock The Vote Austin

A conversation with Texas music legend Terry Allen as he unveils his first album in 13 years. Also: Will Sheff of Okkervil River resurfaces with a new solo project, music journalist Margaret Moser on the Austin Music Poll, plus – teenage power trio Residual Kid, The Texas Top 5, and more on the next Texas Music Matters…