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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 8-19-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Birthday's: Jim Reeves 8-20-1924 Galloway, TX, Huelyn Duvall 8-18-1930 Garner, TX, Justin Tubb 8-20-1935 San Antonio, TX, Marvin Dykhuis 8-22-1956 Racine, WI, Greg Harkins 8-19-1980 Round Rock, TX, Stan "Cool Pops" Smith 8-19-1945 Syracuse, IN, Connie Smith 8-14-1941 Elkhart, IN
Remembering: Floyd Tillman RIP 8-22-2003, Hoyle Nix 8-23-1985, Leon McAuliffe 8-20-1988 Tulsa OK @ 71, Danny Roy Young 8-20-2008 Austin, Texas
From Texas to New Mexico in the summer set
Playlist 8-12-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Scheduled interview with Austin Jazz Society president regarding Sunday's performance at Chez Zee with Dr James Polk and Centerpiece plus upcoming medical fundraisers for Butch Miles
Austin Jazz Workshop at Threadgill's Old # 1 Sunday Jazz Brunch with Floyd Domino, Earl Poole Ball guest with Durawa at Strange Brew tonight...
Birthday's: Bee Spears born 8-11-1949 Helotes, Texas, Carolyn Martin 8-11-? Abilene, Texas , Buck Owens 8-12-1929 Sherman, Tx, Billy Joe Shaver 8-16-1939 Corsicana, Tx, Danny Levin 8-11-, Fess Parker 8-16-? San Antonio, Tx, Skinny Don Keeling 8-9-?, Don Rich 8-15-1944 Olympia, WA,
Playlist 8-5-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesdays 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Birthday's honored: Knocky Parker 8-8-1918 Palmer, Texas, Juan Lopez 8-8-1922 Jackson County, Texas, Louis Massey 8-10-1902 Hart County, Texas, Jimmy Dean 8-10-1928 Plainview, Texas
Remembering: Jesse Ashlock RIP 8-9-1976 Austin, Texas
Playlist 7-29-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Jason Roberts (fiddle & vocals) and Rick McRae (acoustic Collins guitar) Live in studio performance and talk before Jason Roberts Band cd release Aug 1st Broken Spoke
Remembering Jim Travis Reeves RIP 7-31-1964 Davidson County Tennessee @ 40 yrs young Gentleman Jim was Born 8-30-1923 Galloway, Texas.
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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