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Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Host: Rod Moag
"Our country is classic, our swing is Western, and the rockabilly is the early kind from the late 50s," declares Rod Moag, host of this long-running KOOP show. Rod brings in samples from his vast collection of vinyl albums, CDs and cassettes, and spices up the show with live appearances by both Austin performers in his favorite styles of music, but also well-known country and swing stars passing through Austin. Supporting KOOP's mission, Country, Swing, and Rockabilly Jamboree gives special attention to women, Latino artists, the elderly, and those not finding a voice elsewhere. Guests performing live in the studio have ranged from an 92-year-old former drummer with Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys, to a Japanese country deejay, to a lady yodler from Australia. Listeners can also expect liberal helpings of background info on artists, songs, social themes, and trends in the music .
Upcoming Live Shows 2008
Sunday May 4, Rod will perform a set on the KOOP Radio stage at Austin's famed Pecan Street Festival, 5-6 pm. Backing Rod will be an all-star cast including Eddy Rivers from Asleep At The Wheel on steel, 13-year-old super fiddler Ruby Jane Smith from the cast of A Ride With Bob, and others to be added.
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THE COUNTRY, SWING AND ROCKABILLY JAMBOREE WILL BE FEATURING TEXAS WRITER AND BIOGRAPHER JOE NICK PATOSKI, www.joenickp.com/ , WITH AN IN STUDIO INTERVIEW PROMOTING THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW BOOK, WILLIE NELSON: AN EPIC LIFE. TUNE IN FOR THIS SPECIAL PROGRAM THURSDAY MAY 8th, 9AM-11AM AND HELP US CELEBRATE WILLIE'S 75TH BIRTHDAY WITH SONGS AND STORIES.
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