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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 also features 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!
Your host Ted Branson has lived in Austin,Texas for 35 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 NOW ON KOOP AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH SUNDAY'S 10AM-NOON WITH IN STUDIO LIVE BANDS AND RECORDED BLUEGRASS FROM VINYL AND CD THE 40'S THRU TODAY.
NEW WEEKLY FEATURE ON UNDER THE X IN TEXAS WITH DR GARY HARTMAN FROM THE CENTER FOR TEXAS MUSIC HISTORY AT TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY IN SAN MARCOS PRESENTS THIS WEEK IN TEXAS MUSIC HISTORY!
(THANX TO NPR AFFILIATE KUT FOR PROVIDING THIS SERIES FROM THEIR TEXAS MUSIC MATTERS PROGRAM)
Playlist 5-21-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
In studio performance with interview by Rose Sinclair Steel Quartet-Rose Sinclair on Fender non pedal 1961 double 8 Stringmaster Steel A-6 and E-13 tunings, Rob Harding-Heritage electric guitar-vocals, David Carroll-upright bass, Ron Irwin-snare-brushes, Sofie today's mascot pooch.
The Carper Family live in studio: Jenn Miori-acoustic guitar-vocals, Beth Chrisman-fiddle-vocals, Melissa Carper-upright acoustic bass-vocals.
Birthday Honorees: Jimmy Shortell 5-25-? Pflugerville, Tx, Mickey Newbury 5-19-1940 Houston, Tx, Casper Rawls 5-20-1955 Albuquerque, New Mexico, Howard Kalish 5-22-1954 Brooklyn, NY, Dayna Wills 5-23-1949 North Las Vegas, Nevada, Javier Chaparro 5-23-? Lima Peru.
Remembering: Randy Garibay RIP 5-23-2002 San Antonio, Texas
Playlist 5-14-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM online www.koop.org
26th Annual Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame Anniversay show special highlighted with 2013 Inductees and performers!
Featuring the music of Flaco Jimenez 2014 Texas State Musician!
Thank You Dr Gary Hartman director of The Center For Texas Music History for This Week In Texas Music History segment on Laura Lee McBride Owens!
Birthday's Honored: Laura Lee McBride born 5-16-1970 Bridgeport. OK, Isidro Lopez 5-17-1933 Bishop, Texas, Red Garland 5-13-1941 Dallas, Texas, Johnny Nicholas 5-16-1948 Westerly, RI, Greg Piccolo 5-10-1951 Westerly, RI.
Remembering: Bob Wills RIP 5-13-1975 Fort Worth, Texas.
Playlist 5-7-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
In studio performance by Thrift Set Orchestra: Jonathan Doyle-clarinet-alto and soprano saxes, Lyon Graulty-clarinet-tenor sax, David Jellema-cornet-trumpet, Mark Gonzales-trombone, Westin Borghesi-Tenor Banjo-spokesperson on mic, Ryan Gould-upright bass and bowed bass-vocal, Albanie Falletta-electric vintage guitar.
In studio guest disc jockey's from Hammond B-3 organ trio Dupree Mike Flanigin-organist and guitarist Jake Langley spin vinyl and their new cd Nuestro Camino.
Birthday's honored: Red Young born 5-8-? Fort Worth, Texas, Ocie Stockard 5-11-1909 Crafton, Tx, Tiny Moore 5-12-1920 Hamilton County, Tx, Big Bill Glendening 5-5-1924 Taylor, Tx.
RIP Cecil "Butterball" Harris 2013
Thanks to Gary Hartman and The Center of Texas Music History for This Week in Texas Music History segment on Tiny Moore.
Playlist 4-30-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM.
In studio interview with Sarah Sharp , Stella Sharp and talk plus songs from Jitterbug Vipers new pre-release cd Phoebe's Dream, before cd release party One World Theater May 4th 8pm..
Birthday Honorees: Willie Nelson 80th Birthday born 4-30-1933 Abbott, Texas, Eddie Noack 4-29-1930 Houston, Tx, Johnny Horton 4-30-1929 born LA, CA raised in Rusk, TX Hometown Tyler, Texas, Ron Euro Erwin 4-30-1957 Hobbs, NM, Rusty Weir 5-3-1946 Corpus Christi, Tx, Ted Roddy 5-2-1958 Corpus Christi, Tx, Erbie Bowser 5-5-1918 Davilla, Tx., Jody Meredith born 4-28-1933 Lockhart, Texas.
Remembering: George Jones RIP 4-26-13 Nashville, TN @ 81 Born 9-12-1931 Saratoga, Texas.
Thank You to Dr Gary Hartman director of The Center For Texas Music History in San Marcos for This Week in Texas Music History segments on George Jones and Johnny Horton.
Playlist 4-23-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7FM www.koop.org
In studio performance and talk with Axe Hammer Saw-Singer songwriter Billy Eli-vocals, acoustic guitar, Erin Keyfitz-vocals , bowed musical saw, Jerry Hagins-clawhammer 5-string banjo
In studio interview and songs with Grammy Award winnig pianist Floyd Domino and Tommy Cowan McCallum High School alumnist representative for McCallum Theater Academy of Fine Arts
Sunday 28th McCallum High School 60th Anniversary Kickoff Concert with Floyd Domino Band and McCallum High School Orchestra and Jazz Band
Ticket Giveaway's to Sunday's McCallum High School 60th Anniversary Kickoff Concert with Floyd Domino Band(Redd Volkaert, Ryan Gould, Kaz Kazanoff, Lisa Pankratz, Erik Hokkanen, Al Gomez) ,.etc.
Texan Birthday's Honored: Elizabeth McQueen born 4-21-1977 Little Rock, AR, Greg "Uncle Zilla" Hardy born 4-23-1951 Terrell, Texas, Roy Orbison 4-23-1936 Vernon, Texas, Cliff Bruner 4-25-1915 Texas City, Texas. Ray Campi born 4-20-1934 New York, NY.
Remembering: Sleepy Johnson RIP 4-24-1976 Memphis, Texas @ 67 yrs old, Clifford "Honky Tonk" Scott RIP 4-19-1993 San Antonio, Texas @ 64.
Playlist 4-16-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9am-11am KOOP 91.7 FM www.koop.org
In studio performances with interviews 1st hour The Lost and Nameless Orchestra: Kimberly Zielnicki-lead vocals, ukulele-fiddle, Patrick Conway-vocals, acoustic guitar, electric bass, zylophone, harmonica, Chris Peterson-fiddle, mandolin, vocals, Nathan Quiring-accordion, vocals, Harmoni Kelley-electric bass.
2nd hour Singer songwriters multi-instrumentilists Terri Hendrix-harmonica, vocals, mandolin, guitar, Lloyd Maines-dobro, acoustic guitar, vocals.
Promoting featuring artists music from and talking about Old Settler's Music Festival, Texas Folklife's The Big Squeeze and Squeezebox Mania 7.
Remembering: Milton Brown RIP 4-18-1936 Crystal Srings, Texas @ 32 years young.
Income tax due 4-15-2013.
Playlist 4-9-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am 91.7 FM www.koop.org
In studio guests performing songs live with talk about Squeezebox Mania 7 and Cinco de Mayo Conjunto Festival: Singer Songwriter Johnny Degollado-accordion-vocals, Joel Guzman-Bajo Quinto Guitarra-vocals, Sarah Fox-vocals.
Texan Birthday's: Leon Pappy Selph born 4-7-1914 Houston, Tx, Santiago Jimenez Jr 4-8-1944 San Antonio, Tx, Kay Adams 4-9-1941 Knox City, Tx, Jesse "Guitar" Taylor 4-10-1950 Lubbock, Tx.
Remembering Tommy Howser RIP 4-5-2013 Houston, Texas
Playlist 4-2-2013 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Ray Wylie Hubbard singer songwriter in studio perfoming songs live with interview. Ray played an acoustic vintage Gibson guitar and slide.
Texan Birthday's: James "Joe" Holley born 3-31-1917 Lone Camp, Texas, Al Dexter 4-4-1905 Jacksonville, Tx, Lefty Frizzell 3-31-1928 Corsicana, Tx, Amos Milburn 4-1-1927 Houston, Tx and Honorary Texan Merle Haggard born 4-6-1937 Bakersfield, CA.
Remembering: Billy Bizor RIP 4-4-1969 Houston, Texas
Playlist 3-26-2013 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
In Studio Interview and Songs with Larry Lange before tonights show with Durawa at Strange Brew Lounge Side.
Birthday's Honorees: Joanna Ramirez born 3-26-1966 Dallas, Texas, Marcia Ball 3-20-1949 Orange, Tx, Chris O'Connell 1953 Williamsport, MD, Moon Mullican 3-27-1909 Corrigan, Tx, Camille Howard 3-29-1914 Galveston, Tx, Michelle Garibay-Carey 3-25-1970 Las Vegas, NV, Lefty Frizzell 3-31-1928 Corsicana, Tx., Tommy X Hancock 3-25-1929 Lubbock, Tx, Sir Charles Thompson 3-21-1918 Springfield, OH.
Remembering Buck Owens (Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr.) RIP 3-24-2006 Bakersfield, CA.
Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc fundraiser at Anhalt Hall Saturday with Al Dressen and his Super Swing Revue opening for Asleep at The Wheel.
Playlist 3-19-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson every Tuesday 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Live performance and interview with multi-instrumentilist singer songwriter Steve James on vocals and acoustic Reso Rocket National Resonator slide guitar.
Texas Birthday's: Hoyle Nix born 3-22-1918 Azle, Texas, Jimmie Vaughan 3-20-1951 Dallas, Tx., Flaco Jimenez 3-11-1939 San Antonio, Tx, Eloy Bernal 3-11-1937 Kingville, Tx.
Remembering: Kenneth Threadgill RIP 3-20-1987, Bill Neely 3-22-1990, Cindy Walker 3-23-2004.
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