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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 4-15-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesdays 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Birthday's honored: Gary Bristol 4-15-? NY? , Richard Bowden 4-18-1952 NC, Gary Primich 4-20-1958 Chicago, Clarence Gatemouth Brown 4-18-1924 Vinton, LA, Jim Paul Blair 4-16-? Odessa, Texas, Ray Campi 4-20-1934 NY, NY.
Congratulations to Academy of Western Artists award recipient Ted Scanlon on his being inducted into the Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest Hall of Fame in Oklahomain July!
Remembering RIP Milton Brown 4-18-1936 Crystal Springs, Texas @ 32 years young, Rod Kennedy 4-14-2014 Kerrville, Tx, Clifford Scott 4-19-1993 San Antonio, Tx @ 64
On Air Ticket Giveaway to Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis w/ Warren Hood Band opens @ The Belmont 8pm 4-19-2014
Playlist 4-8-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Al Dressen in studio talk with songs before his Swing on the Square Texas Heritage Music Festival and Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame show
Billy Bowles calls in from his Swinging Country radio show AWA Disc Jockey of the Year 2012 amd CSWM Living Heroes Award winner 2012
Featuring music of Academy of Western Artists award winners and congrats to Al Dressen Western Swing Band of the Year award winner 2013 for his Super Swing Revue
Birthday : Kay Adams born 4-9-1941 Knox City, Texas, remembering RIP Johnny Dollar 4-13-1986.
Playlist 4-1-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesdays 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Live in studio performance and talk with singer songwriters Mark Viator-acoustic guitar, National Resonator Steel Guitar , vocals, Susan Maxey-acoustic guitar, vocals, Ed Friedland acoustic upright bass with their new cd Bottom of The Blues
Birthday's: Leon "Pappy" Selph born 4-7-1914 Houston, Tx, Dottsy 4-6-1953 Sequin, Texas, Al Dexter 4-4-1905 Jacksonville, Texas
Featuring new music of Academy of Western Artists award winners from 3-28-14 show. Congratulations to Mr Leon Rausch on receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award from the AWA!
New vinyl and cd's found in Dallas at Bill's Record Shop!
Playlist 3-25-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesdays 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Marcia Ball calls in a live phone interview about this Monday's Behind the Songs show at The Broken Spoke Saloon and more!
Celebrating March is Women's History Month
Birthday's Honored: Joanna Ramirez 3-26-?, Tommy Hancock 3-25-1929 Lubbock, Texas, Suzanne Oleson 3-25-1990 Austin, Texas, Camille Howard 3-29-1914 Galveston, Tx, Michelle-Garibay-Carey 3-25-? San Antonio, Texas, Moon Mullican 3-27-1909 Corrigan, Texas, Joe Holley 3-31-1917 Lone Camp. Tx
Joe Willie Pinetop Perkins 3-21-2011 Austin, Texas @ 97
Playlist 3-18-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9am-11am KOOP 91.7FM
Interview with In studio guest Dwight Adair about his new documentary Tommy Hancock: West Texas Muse screening Friday in Austin
Birthday honorees: Tommy Hancock born 3-25-1929 Lubbock, Texas, Jim Gough 3-18-1931, Jimmie Vaughan 3-20-1951 Dallas, Texas, Marcia Ball 3-20-1949 Orange, Tx, Chris O'Connell 3-21-1953 Williamsport, MD, Hoyle Nix 3-22-1918 Azle, Texas, Smokey Montgomery 3-17-1913 Rinard, IA, Barry E. "Frosty" Smith born this week turns 70!
Remembering: Kenneth Threadgill RIP 3-20-1987 Austin, Tx, Bill Neely RIP 3-22-1990, Cindy Walker RIP 3-23-2004
Playlist 3-11-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Birthday's honored: Flaco Jimenez 3-11-1939 San Antonio, Texas, Shawn Sahm 3-16-? SA, TX, Eloy Bernal 3-11-1937 Kingsville, Texas, Ray Benson 3-16-1951 Philadelphia , PA, Toni Price 3-13-1961 Philadelphia , PA, Earl Poole Bal 3-12-1941 Columbia, MS, Michael Martin Murphy 3-14-1945 Dallas, Tx
Featuring music by artists performing during SXSW, 3rd Coast Music Not SXSW, Best Little Cowboy Gathering in Texas and The Austin Music Awards
Playlist 3-4-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Spring Membership Drive #2 Miss pearl choreographer
Birthday's: Redd Volkaert 3-6-1958 Surrey, BC Canada, Bob Wills 3-6-1905 Limestone County, Texas, Jimmy Heap 3-3-1922 Taylor, Texas, Nick Villarreal 3-5-1961 SA , TX, Willis Alan Ramsey 3-5-1951 Birmingham, AL Kimmie Rhodes 3-6-1954 Wichata Falls, Tx, Townes Van Zandt 3-6-1944 Ft Worth, Tx, Johnny Dollar 3-8-1933 Kilgore, Tx
Remembering: George Uptmor RIP 2-28-2014 Ft Worth
Thanx to Dr Gary Hartman and The Center For Texas Music History for This Week in Texas Music History segment on Bob Wills
Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras special!
Playlist 2-25-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7FM
KOOP Spring Membership Drive with Ken McKenzie choreographer
Birthday's Honored: Teri Joyce born 2-24-? Chesapeake, VA, Chris Wall 2-26-1952 Hollywood, CA, David "Fathead" Newman 2-24-1933 Dallas, Texas, Jon Dee Graham 2-28-1951 Dallas, Tx, Ninfa Cantu 3-2-1937 Falfurries, Texas, Ryan Gould 2-24-?
Remembering Texas Independence Day March 2nd 1836 Texas became a republic during the 13 day siege at The Alamo
RIP Little Joe Carson 2-27-1964 @ 27
Playlist 2-18-14 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Birthday's: Johnny Bush born 2-17-1935 Houston, Tx, Jesse Ashlock 2-22-1915 Walker County, Tx, Steve Jordan 2-23-1939 Elsa, Tx, Erik Hokkanen 2-23-1963 Clearwater, FL
Featuring tonights Ameripolitain Awards Show Nominees and artists performing Sunday at Will Indian Memorial @ Saxon Pub
Thanks to Gary Hartman director of Center For Texas Music History for their This Week in Texas Music History segment on Johnny Bush
Playlist 2-11-14 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Valentines Day Special
Birthday's: Ruthie Foster born 2-10-1964 Mineola, Texas, Slim Richey 2-11-1938 Atlanta , Texas, Jimmy Ray Harrell 2-11-1953 Austin, Texas, Tony Harrison 2-14-1944 London, UK, Bill Hearne 2-11-1949 Austin, Texas, Mark Viator 2-10-Port Arthur, Tx
Remembering: Buddy Miles RIP 2-26-2008 Austin, Texas @ 60, Dave Swartz RIP 2-8?-2014 Dallas, Tx, Waylon Jennings RIP 2-13-2002 Chandler AZ @ 64
African American History Month Blues Special
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