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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 12-3-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Birthday's Honored: Randy Garibay born 12-3-1939 San Antonio, Texas, Ernie Durawa 12-4-1942 San Antonio, Tx, Joe King Carrasco 12-6-1953 Dumas, Tx, JJ Barrera 12-6-1950 Laredo, Tx, Slim Willet 12-1-1919 Victor, Texas
Remembering Roy Orbison RIP 12-6-1988 Hendersonville, TN @ 52
18th Annual Academy of Western Artists Awards nominees showcase in Pure Country Album & Song, Western Swing Album & Song categories.
Tribute to the West Side Sound.
Thanks to Dr Gary Hartman director of The Center For Texas Music History for This Week in Texas Music History segment on Randy Garibay.
Playlist 11-26-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7FM
Birthday's: Johnny Degollado born 11-24-1934 Austin, Texas, Jerry Case 11-24-Paris, Texas, Teddy Wilson 11-24-1912 Austin, Tx, Bob Livingston 11-26-1948 San Antonio, Tx, Cecil Brower 11-28-1914 Bellevue, Tx, Fred "Papa" Calhoun 11-30-1904 Chico, Tx
Remembering: Charlene Arthur RIP 11-27-1987, Cecil Brower RIP 11-21-1965
Featuring music by Jon Blondell and artists performing at A Night For Jon tonight's medical benefit at The Elephant Room
Playlist 11-19-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
In studio interview with Texas Folklife program and event's manager Sarah Rucker with music from Polkapocalypse Festival and Dance a KOOP table event.
Live phone interview and songs with singer songwriter blues guitarist New York Blues Hall of Famer Murali Coryell.
Birthday's Honored: Lloyd Glenn born 11-21-1909 San Antonio, Texas, Little Joe Carson 11-21-1936 Holliday, Tx, Angela Strehli 11-22-1945 Lubbock, Tx, Anson Funderburgh 11-14-1954 Plano, Tx, Eric Hisaw 11-19-?
Remembering: Doug Sahm RIP 11-18-1999 Taos, New Mexico.
Last song Cindy Walker penned before her passing for Dave Alexander.
Playlist 11-12-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Birthday's honored: Ray Wylie Hubbard 11-13-1946 Hugo, OK, Joe Gracey 11-14-1951 Fort Worth, Texas, Kris Kimura 11-11-? San Antonio, Texas, Guy Clark 11-6-1941 Monahans, Texas
Remembering: Doug Sahm RIP 11-18-1999 Taos, New Mexico, Hank Thompson RIP 11-6-2007.
Honoring the memory of Sister Terry RIP March 25th 2010 San Antonio, Tx @ 97
Thanks to Gary Hartman from The Center For Texas Music History and Peter Babb of NPR affiliate KUTX for their Texas Music Matters series segment on Doug Sahm.
Playlist 11-5-2013 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Annual Doug Sahm Birthday Special 3 hours 8-11am started on A Blues Groove 8 am Part 1
Part 2 at 9am hour special guests tell Doug stories , Amanda Cevallos promoting Sahm Fest with tix giveaway and Will Knaak performs LIVE 2 Doug Songs on acoustic Collins guitar
Part 3 in 10am hour special guests friends author Joe Nick Patoski and Doug Sahm band member Ernie Durawa remember Doug with Ted in song and stories.
Doug Sahm born 11-6-1941 San Antonio, Texas...RIP 11-18-1999 Taos, New Mexico.
Thanx to Dr Gary Hartman founder and director of The Center For Texas Music History for This Week in Texas Music History segment on Doug Sahm.
Playlist 10-29-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7FM
Live in studio performance and talk with Anna Macias and The Lake Travis Fiddlers from Lake Travis High School Orchestras
Birthday's Honored: Maryann Price 10-28-? Baltimore, MD, Jenn Miori 10-27-1983 Houston, Tx, Louise Kirchen 11-1-? Baltimore, MD, John Lilly 11-3-? Arlington Heights, IL, Narciso Martinez 10-29-1911 Tamaulipas, Mexico, Tony de la Rosa 11-1-1931 Sarita, Tx, Charlie Walker 11-2-1926 Collin County, Tx, Dale Evans 10-31-1912 Uvalde, Texas, Walter Hyatt 10-25-1948 Spartenburg, SC, Herb Steiner 11-1-? West Hollywood, CA, Linda Branson 10-29-?....RIP Champ Hood 11-3-2001.
Playlist 10-22-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Singer songwriter co-founder, executive director and president of Swan Songs Christine Albert live performance with interview
Birthday's: Big Bopper born 10-24-1930 Sabine Pass, Texas, Beto Villa 10-25-1915 Falfurias, Tx, Little Joe Hernandez 10-17-1940 Temple, Tx, Elana James 10-21-? Prairie Village, Kansas, Johnny Boatright 10-23-1950 Bells, Texas.
Remembering: Johnnie Lee Wills RIP 10-25-1984, Roger Miller RIP 10-25-1992.
Thanks to Gary Hartman director of The Center For Texas Music History for This Week in Texas Music History segment on Big Bopper
Playlist 10-15-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-10am KOOP 91.7 FM
Floyd Domino live phone in talk remembering "Brother Al" (Alton Meeks) Stricklin.
Justin Trevino phone in interview live with Ted Roddy and Brent Wilson in studio for Janet Lynn with songs before Sunday's Medical Fundraiser Show and Dance.
Featuring new recordings of artists from last weekends Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium.
Remembering and featuring ALTON MEEKS AL STRICKLIN RIP 10-15-1986 Cleburne, Texas
Get Well Soon Mr. Ray Price.
Playlist 10-8-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson-Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
In studio guests Twilight Trio with new cd Finally Made It Home radio debut and talk with Joanna Ramirez, Grego Anderson, Jeff Hayes.
Featuring Texas artists performing at 24th Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium in Ruidoso, NM Oct 9th-13th.
Birthday's Honored: Larry Lange born 10-8-1950 Hot Springs, AR, Ivory Joe Hunter 10-10-1914 Kirbyville, Texas, Ponty Bone 10-9-1939 Dallas, Texas.
Thanks to Dr Gary Hartman director of The Center of Texas Music History for This Week in Texas Music History on Ivory Joe Hunter.
Playlist 10-1-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11 a.m. KOOP 91.7 FM
Live in studio performance and talk with singer songwriters Brennen Leigh (1978 Martin D-35 acoustic guitar-vocals) and Noel McKay (Collins D-1 acoustic guitar-vocals) original songs from their new cd Before The World Was Made and before cd release at Cactus Cafe.
Live Phone interview and songs with author/musician/archivist Stephen Wade about his new book The Beautiful Music All Around Us and new cd Banjo Diary before his House Concert and Book Signing at Violins Etc.
Thank You to Dr Gary Hartman founding director of The Center of Texas Music History for This Week in Texas Music History segment on Gene Autry.
Ticket Giveaway to Barbara Lynn at The North Door
Birthday's Honored: Leon Rausch born 10-2-1927 Billings, MO , Alvin Crow 9-29-1950 Oklahoma City, OK, Derwood Brown 9-29-1915 Stephenville, Texas, Gene Autry 9-29-1907 Tioga, Texas, Jim Boyd 9-28-1914 Fannin County, Texas, Bill Boyd 9-29-1910 Fannin County, Tx, B.W. Stevenson 10-5-1949 Dallas, Tx, Matthew Besinaiz 10-1-1980 Portland, Texas.
Remembering: Gene Autry RIP 10-2-1998.
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