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Under the X in Texas
Moderators: Texas Ted
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Under the X in Texas
TUESDAY'S , 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. HOST: TED BRANSON

Program description:
Supporting KOOP's mission, Under the X in Texas seeks out the senior and largely forgotten originators and forerunners of Texas music, brings to light obscure--yet influential artists in the development and history of what we've come to know as Texas Music-a rich melting pot of all cultures, women and men, coming together in the Lone Star State from the early pioneers and immigrants bringing with them the musics of their homelands, creating a rich musical heritage that includes Blues, Jazz, Conjunto, Cowboy Poets, Singer Songwriters, Country Western, Rockabilly, Western Swing, R & B, Tex-Mex, German /Czech music, Zydeco, Bluegrass and so on.

The program will also feature Texas musicians , authors, biographers , artists and filmakers who are influenced today by the musical legacy created by those who came before, with interviews–plus live performances both in studio and from the field while attending annual festival events–throughout the southwest.

Texas Music, and in particular its history, is underserved in the mainstream media. Continuing with KOOP's mission to serve the community, Under the X in Texas will help inform and educate listeners as to the diversity of genres created–and still very much active today here Deep in the Heart and Under the X!

JOHNNY GIMBLE WROTE OUR THEME SONG AND WHEN I ASKED HIM FOR PERMISSION TO TITLE THE PROGRAM AFTER HIS SONG HE ASKED, "WHAT STATION ARE YOU WITH?" I REPLIED, "KOOP!" HIS RESPONSE WAS SIMPLY, "I'D BE HONORED". Thank You, Johnny!

Bio:
Your host Ted Branson has lived in Austin,Texas for 40 years, traveled all over North America, amassed a huge collection on Vinyl and CD of all genres of Texas Music. Documented his travels having interviewed, filmed, recorded and photographed Texas artists in performances throughout the state and all it's borders. Ted is currently putting together a video/music documentary of Western Swing artists performing today on the Texas circuit.

TED IS PLEASED ALSO TO BE HOSTING STRICTLY BLUEGRASS ON KOOP SUNDAY'S 10AM-NOON. IN STUDIO LIVE BANDS, INTERVIEWS AND RECORDED BLUEGRASS ON VINYL AND CD FROM THE 1940'S THRU TODAY. Also Hosts and programs A BLUES GROOVE 8-9 a.m. Tuesday's ONLINE INTERNET ONLY. BUSY YEAR AND HERE ARE TED'S Recognition and awards: 2008 KOOP Radio Most Outstanding Substitute Programmer Silver Mic award . 2011 KOOP Radio Comeback Player of The Year 2012 Silver Mic Award (after a successful liver transplant operation). 2012 Western Swing Guild Certificate of Appreciation Award (in recognition of efforts contibutions to preserve and continued support support of Western Swing & Traditional Country / Gospel Music. ) http://www.westernswingguild.com/ 2013 Nominated by The Texas Music Awards Academy in Linden, Texas for Best Texas Disc Jockey of the Year 2013. http://www.texasmusicawards.org/ Cowtown Society of Western Music 2014 Heroes of Western Swing Inductee Disc Jockey of the Year (award ceremony May 3rd 2014 in Mineral Wells, Tx) https://www.facebook.com/CowtownSocietyOfWesternMusic Academy of Western Artists 2013 Media Award Best Disc Jockey of the Year (award ceremony March 29th 2014 Irving, Texas) AWA is based in Gene Autry, Oklahoma. http://awaawards.org/index.htm

In Studio photos and videos of guests posted on Under the X in Texas Facebook page:Website |

CONTACT TED:E-mail

FEATURED ON UNDER THE X IN TEXAS ARE "THIS WEEK IN TEXAS MUSIC HISTORY" SEGMENTS WITH DR GARY HARTMAN THE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR TEXAS MUSIC HISTORY IN SAN MARCOS!

THANX TO GARY AND NPR AFFILIATE KUT FOR PROVIDING THESE BIO SHORTS FROM THEIR TEXAS MUSIC MATTERS PROGRAM

CLICK ANYWHERE BELOW AND LISTEN TO TED SPEAK ABOUT KOOP:

TED IS KOOP's APRIL 2012 VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH!

We love the passion that many of our KOOP volunteers display and there aren’t many more passionate and committed volunteers than our April Volunteer of the Month, “Texas Ted” Branson. Not only is Ted one of our most mustachioed programmers, he is one of the most dedicated. Ted’s show, Under the X in Texas, has been an important part of KOOP’s lineup for the past four years. The show highlights the very beginning of Texas’ rich musical culture and is part of our Roots music programs. If you want to know about Conjunto, Cowboy Poets, Rockabilly, Western Swing, Tex-Mex, German /Czech Polkas , Jazz, Blues, C&W, or Bluegrass tune in to 91.7FM every Tuesday at 9am and you will be educated and entertained… YEE HA!

Ted grew up on the rough and tumble South Side of Chicago, but moved to his CURRENT home town of Austin in 1974, where he discovered that he is a true Texan through and through. He loves the culture and history of Texas (and the USA) so much that he owns and runs an antique store called Out of the Past Collectibles – you can go and get lost in the aisles of memorabilia.

Ted has been an active KOOP volunteer for the past six years where he has done so many things including aiding other programmers by giving his insight and expertise in is well thought out peer reviews – this keeps our programming fresh . He loves helping out by engineering live music for his show and others in KOOP’s state ‘o the art studio. And you cannot have a better ally during our semiannual membership drive where Ted is the best gosh darn food wrangler you have ever seen. And everyone at the staion really appreciate his hard work.

We were concerned about him a while back as he underwent a liver transplant… but that is all behind him now as the procedure was very successful and he has recovered well and continues to get better. Here’s a fun fact about Ted… he was given the moniker of “Texas Ted” by 97 year old Johnny Cuviello who was Bob Wills’ drummer. Johnny told Ted “Stick with that title and you will be successful on the radio.” How true, Johnny. How true.(Author Lisa Scheps and Host of KOOP's Off Stage & On the Air)

Playlist 7-22-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM



Live phone interview with singer songwriter Myra Rolen with songs from her new cd Hold That Thought also honoring her steel guitarist Birthday multi instrumentilist Mr Junior Knight!



Live talk by phone with Joe King Carrasco before his gig Friday at Strange Brew



Birthday's: Pat Jacobs born Ashland, KS 7-22-1937, Floyd Domino 7-28-1952 Berkley, CA, Jason Roberts 7-25-? Lampassas, Texas, Junior Knight 7-23-1949, Lee Barlow 7-25-1954 Perryton, Tx



Remembering: Lefty Frizzell RIP 7-19-1975 Nashville, TN @ 47, Tommy Duncan 7-25-1967

Playlist 7-15-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM



Birthday's honored: Steve James born 7-15-1950 Manhatten, NY, Cindy Walker born 7-20-1925 on a farm near Mexia & Mart, Texas, Peppermint Harris 7-17-1925 Texarkanna, Tx, Roky Erickson 7-15-1947 Austin, Tx, Kathy Dell 7-9-1932 Cuero, Tx, Woody Guthrie 7-14-1912 Okemah, OK, Pinetop Perkins 7-7-1913 Belzoni, MS, Commander Cody 7-19-1944, Lonnie Mack 7-18-1941 Aurora, IN



Remembering: Harry Choates RIP 7-17-1951 Austin @ 28, Tx, Don Wilkerson 7-18-1986 Houston @ 54, Bobby Doyle 7-30-2006 Austin, Tx, Charlie Haden 7-11-2014 LA, CA @ 76



Blues & Jazz to Western Swing a short journey

Playlist 7-8-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9am-11am KOOP 91.7 FM



Birthday's: James Hand 7-8-1954 West, Texas, Butch Miles 7-4-1944 Ironton, OH, Link Davis Sr 7-8-1914 Sunset, Texas, Dave Kirby 7-10-1938 Brady, Texas, Joe Houston 7-12-1927 Austin, Texas, Justin Trevino 7-6-1973 Brownsville, Texas



Remembering Roosevelt Sykes RIP 7-11-1983 New Orleans, LA @ 77.



Song comparison with Jason Roberts new cd title song That's My Home.



Song comparison with singer songwriter Dave Kirby's song Is Anybody Going To San Antone?.



Blues roots examples of Western Swing songs.

Playlist 7-1-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11 a.m. KOOP 91.7 FM



In studio guest & talk with Grammy Award winning fiddle player Jason Roberts plus his new cd That's My Home released today!



Phone call with and Happy Birthday wishes to Bert Rivera steel guitarist for Hank Thompson



Birthday's: Bob Shelton born 7-4-1909 Hopkins County, Texas, Bert Rivera 7-1-? Austin, Texas, Jimmy Grabowske 7-4-? Austin, Texas



Remembering: Fred Papa Calhoun RIP 7-4-1987 Fort Worth, Tx @ 82



Master Tape discovered by Lee Barlow of Frankie McWhorter album it's radio debut!



Salute to the working Cowboy

Playlist 6-24-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM



In studio talk with Asleep at The Wheel steel guitarist Eddie Rivers featuring songs off his new solo cd Plain Talkin' Man!



Also radio debut of 90 year old western swing pianist Lucy Dean Record her1st cd just recorded and released titled "At The Keyboard"!



PLUS never released or aired newly uncovered master tapes of Frankie McWhorter and His Over The Hill Gang title song "Let's Go Dancin'"! Thanks to vocalist and bass player Lee Barlow!



And new Bear Family Box Set just released and acquired by Under the X in Texas "Hank Thompson The Pathway Of My Life 1966-1986"!



Preview of not released yet new Willie Nelson Band of Brothers cd all new songs!



Birthday Honorees: Clay Blaker born 6-27-1950 Houston, Texas, Jody Nix 6-25-? Big Spring, Texas, Whit Smith 6-24-? Well Fleet, MA

Playlist 6-17-2014 Under the X in Texas -Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM



Juneteenth June 19th Celebration honoring african american achievements in music



Also featuring music of Texas Heritage Songwriters Association 2014 Hall of Fame 9th Annual Awards Show 6-22-14 Inductees Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, Bill Mack-performers Jessi Coulter, Kris Kristofferson, Shooter Jennings and more



Texas Birthday's: Derek O'Brien born 6-19-1950 LA, CA, Waylon Jennings 6-15-1937 Littlefield, Tx, Kris Kristofferson born 6-22-1936 Brownsville, Texas, Eddie Rivers 6-21-1954 Madison, WI, Big Jim Wynn 6-21-1917 El Paso, Tx, Clifford Scott 6-21-1928 San Antonio, Tx, Bobby Flores 6-18-1961 SA, TX, Mike Buck 6-17-1952, Ft Worth, Tx, Lazy Lester 6-20-1933 Torras, AL, Jim Johnson 6-23-1946 Chattanooga, TN



Today's show dedicated in remembrance of Western Swing Hall of Famer multi instrumentilist Mr Bill Dessens RIP 6-16-2014 Houston, Texas



Remembering: Jesus “Chucho” Perales (Founder of & guitarist/bajo sexto with Mando & the Chili Peppers) RIP 6-8-2014 born 12-25-1935, Bobby Blue Bland RIP 6-23-2012 @ 83

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