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May 24, 2017

This Song: Palo Duro

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When a young Michael Winningham (of Palo Duro) got into the back of a Land Rover going to the Gourds show he had no idea the song he was about to hear would change his life. The song,  “A Mihna Menina” by Os Mutantes, blew his mind open to a whole world of new influences and showed him that when you’re making music, you can do whatever you want.

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Listen to Benjamin Booker talk about how he’s influenced by William Onyeabor (Thanks Sam Cohen!)

Check out Palo Duro’s Bandcamp Page 

Listen to Michael’s My KUTX Guest DJ Set

Listen to Songs from Episode 85 of This Song



April 30, 2020

This Song: Beth Ditto (Rerun)

In this rerun from 2018, Beth Ditto, former lead singer of the band Gossip, talks about how Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam” helped her grapple with complex feelings about her home state, Arkansas. She also talks about returning home after heartbreak and explores making her first record “Fake Sugar.”


April 16, 2020

This Song: Liz Phair (Rerun)

In this rerun from 2018, Liz Phair talks about hearing The Soft Boys “I Wanna Destroy You,” revisiting her 1991 Girly-Sound Tapes and 1993 debut album, and parenting realities.


April 2, 2020

This Song: John Prine (Rerun)

John Prine explains how Bob Dylan’s “The Lonsesome Death of Hattie Carroll” changed his life and goes in depth about his own songwriting process for his album “The Tree of Forgiveness.”