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Around the Town Sounds
with: Charlie Martin, Rush Evans, and Deidre Gott
Saturday 17:00:00 - 18:00:00

Around the Town Sounds

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Hosts - Charlie Martin, Rush Evans, and Deidre Gott
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THE SKINNY ON AROUND THE TOWN SOUNDS - Digging deeper into Austin music - Since its inception some dozen years ago, this three-time winner of KOOP's Silver Mic Award for "Most Austin" Show has spanned the full breadth of work by Austin area musicians past and present, exposing during this period more genres, artists, and fields of musical endeavor from the Austin area than any other weekly radio show anywhere.

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"Play Me I'm Yours" Eddy Hobizal Improv at Duncan Park from shinytv on Vimeo.



Eddy Hobizal has dropped another fine album of "jazz plus." I'll be featuring music from his Kinetic on Around the Town Sounds tomorrow afternoon (4:30p). As our show starts, Hobizal will already be in performance with Graham Reynolds, Peter Stopschinksi, and another pianist on four pianos placed along the spiral of the pedestrian bridge over Ladybird Lake (4-4:45p) as a closing salute to Play Me I'm Yours, an art installation of 14 pianos scattered in public places around Austin just begging to be played and painted by passersby. The video above is from Hobizal's April 22 visit to one of these pianos. The installation is just one small part of the amazing amalgam of artistic media that is the Fusebox Festival which has been going on since April 20 and will end Sunday, May 1.

Besides Hobizal's music, tomorrow's ATTSounds will feature recordings from other Fusebox musicians - Stopschinski and Mother Falcon are likely candidates - as well as recordings tied to more upcoming events - Raaga (a fundraising concert of Indian Classical Music on May 7 benefiting Asha for Education, which supports socio-economic projects in India) and Boobapalooza II (breast cancer surgery fundraiser for local musician Ginger Leigh on May 22).

We also have a pile of new recordings we're digging through for gems to pass your way tomorrow from artists like Greezy Wheels, Churchwood, Darling New Neighbors (they have one final concert in May before disbanding), Many Birthdays, Band of Heathens (their most impressive yet), Trail of Dead, the Hickoids, and many more.

Tune in and enjoy!


SULFUROUS FISSURES IN THE BACKWOODS EARTH

One of the new albums featured on tomorrow's broadcast is from Austin "supergroup" Churchwood, whose Joe Doerr and Bill Anderson performed together in a classic Austin band of yore, Hand of Glory. In 2007 I pieced together bios of that band's members from various internet sources. The stories still hold up, but be forewarned that many of the embedded links no longer point to their intended targets. Click here to read that piece.

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If you're a fan of Austin area music (or an Austin area musician yourself) with requests, corrections, suggestions, or comments regarding the show Around the Town Sounds, email us at:
aroundthetownsounds "" at "" koop ""dot"" org.


For anyone who wants to submit Austin-related recordings to KOOP, email Charlie at:
austinmusic "" at "" koop "" dot "" org

Please use this email address if you want to bring our attention to Austin-related music you are bringing or sending to KOOP (how to submit your music is here).




For about a dozen years or more, an impressive parade of knowledgeable deejays (at least eighteen regular hosts at last count) have shared their enthusiasm for the music of our town through this show, such as Steven Hughes, who gave us our name and a window into youth-oriented music from the dance floor to the streets, veteran scene musician Mike Buck (the Fabulous Thunderbirds, the LeRoi Brothers, etc.), who broadened our scope beyond Austin once a month through the wealth of Texas recording history in his extensive archives, Austin360.com maven Deborah Sengupta, a hiphop and urban music specialist, and Aaron Mace, who specialized in Austin's cutting edge exploratory music, both improvisatory and composed, like that found at his Church of the Friendly Ghost events, now held at the Salvage Vanguard Theater location. As of the season beginning November 2009, we had lost another scene musician, cellist Vixie, who moved temporarily to Australia.


Current hosts/deejays:
The show has run with a collective of hosts historically, and after about a year with only one regular host, we returned to our collective format in the spring of 2009.

Charlie Martin, the "programmer-of-record" and originator of the show, and an old-timer in terms of Austin music memories and collecting, nevertheless relishes ferreting out the latest underground buzz as well as sharing a sense of Austin music history, and exploring the creative musical depths beyond the club scenes such as music for film and dance projects, computer game music, and home recordings of non-public performers. He likes quirky thematic sets, ethnic music from Austin's myriad cultures, and delving into the incestuous overlapping of Austin bands across space and time.

Rush Evans hosts KOOP's Off the Beatle Path (Tuesdays @ noon). He's a long-time collector of Texas music who has written for national music magazines on the subject. Rush has a deep familiarity with the rootsier side of the Austin scene from '60s and '70s rock to Americana singer/songwriters past and present.

Deidre Gott hosted KOOP's Now Playing Austin through October 2009, an exquisite showcase of tasty indie pop and rock from local and touring bands gigging in Austin, and on our show she continues her coverage of the local acts of these scenes.


Recent Around the Town Sounds deejays:

Tracey Schulz hosts KOOP's What's New (Friday @ 11 A.M.), a music show covering just that.

Lisa Schneider, violinist/fiddler on the local scene, hosted KOOP's What's a Girl to Do for several seasons during and after her stint on our show.

Mimi Alidor hosted KOOP's Moodswings, which preceded Around the Town Sounds on the Saturday schedule until November 2009.


Special guest: Michael Fracasso

Nothing I Can Do About it Now-Willie Nelson (A Horse Called Music album, Columbia Records)

In the Mood-The Home Folks (includes Johnny Gimble; from KWTX-TV performance in Waco, Texas, 1955; Seven Come Eleven: Texas Swing on Radio and TV, 1946-1964 album, Country Routes Records)

Easy Rider-Eliza Gilkyson and Will Taylor and Strings Attached (Collaborations album, self-released)

Time Has Changed-The Soulphonics (The Dynamic Sounds of the Soulphonics albu, Scratched Records)

Set honoring the Asylum Street Spankers, who are wrapping up a decade and a half of great music with a final Austin performance tonight

Each Day-Asylum Street Spankers (Godís Favorite Band album, Yellow Dog Records)

Iíll See You in My Dreams- Asylum Street Spankers (Spanks for the Memories album, Watermelon Records)

Jesus Walking on the Water-Asylum Street Spankers (Godís Favorite Band album, Yellow Dog Records)

The rest of todayís show features our in-studio guest, Michael Fracasso

Gypsy Moth-Michael Fracasso (Saint Monday album, Little Fuji Records)

Saint Monday-Michael Fracasso (live performance in KOOP studio)

Red, White, and Blue-Michael Fracasso (live performance in KOOP studio)

Eloise-Michael Fracasso (live performance in KOOP studio)

Elizabeth Lee-Michael Fracasso (live performance in KOOP studio)

Ada, OK-Michael Fracasso (Saint Monday album, Little Fuji Records)

Another Million-Michael Fracasso (Saint Monday album, Little Fuji Records)
River Boy-Willie Nelson (The Early Years album, Liberty Records)

Makes No Difference-Larry Lange and His Lonely Knights (San Antonio Serenade album, My Tee Fine Records)

My Life-Larry Lange and His Lonely Knights (San Antonio Serenade album, My Tee Fine Records)

Beg or Borrow-Javelin Boot (The Schwa Sound album, No Duh Records)

The Difference-Doctorís Mob (Headache Machine album, Wrestler Records)

Blackout-3 Balls of Fire (The Best of the Balls 1988-1998 album, Rumpelstiltskin Records)

Journada del Muerto-3 Balls of Fire (The Best of the Balls 1988-1998 album, Rumpelstiltskin Records)

Some Kind of Freak-The Sons of Hercules (Get Lost album, Get Hip Records)

Címon Baby-Bob Schneider (Iím Good Now album, Vanguard Records)

Capín Kirk-Bob Schneider (Iím Good Now album, Vanguard Records)

67 Hours-Mr. Rocket Baby (Make Believe album, Thing Is Records)

All the Tea in China-Johnny Goudie (El Payaso album, Sea Change Records)

Too Beautiful to Believe-Johnny Goudie (El Payaso album, Sea Change Records)

If I Had Possession over Judgment Day-The Asylum Street Spankers (Spanks for the Memories album, Watermelon Records)

Superchief-The Asylum Street Spankers (Spanks for the Memories album, Watermelon Records)

I Donít Want-Eve and the Exiles (Blow Your Mind album, Serpent Records)

Bermuda-Roky Erickson and the Explosives (Halloween album, SteadyBoy Records)

Past Experience-Sparkwood (Jalopy Pop album, self-released)

In Your Loviní Arms-Sparkwood (Jalopy Pop album, self-released)

Nobody Knows Me Like I Do-Too Smooth (Still album, Flametop Music)

Pipeline to Baghdad-3 Balls of Fire (The Best of the Balls 1988-1998 album, Rumpelstiltskin Records)
No Lonesome Tune-Townes Van Zandt and Willie Nelson (Texas Rain album, Tomato Records)

Waitiní Around to Die-Townes Van Zandt and Calvin Russell (Texas Rain album, Tomato Records)

Cherokee Fiddle-Michael Martin Murphey (Ridiní the Rio Grande album, self-released)

Ninety Nine and a Half-Greezy Wheels (Radio Radials album, London Records)

Boxcars-Boxcars (Christine Albert and Chris Gage; Jumpiní Tracks album, Flatrock Records)

Because of the Wind-Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Braver Newer World album, Elektra Records)

Finer Loviní-Jeff Hughes and Chaparral (Chaparral album, Boars Nest Records)

Day After Day-Steve Carter, Jeff Tveraas, Patterson Barrett, and Leeann Atherton (live performance in KOOP studio)

You Pushed Your Love-Jeff Tveraas (Too Old to Rock and Roll, Too Young to Face the Music album, self-released)

Runniní-Pressure (Pressure album, Pool Productions)

Smiliní Devil-Leeann Atherton (Lady Liberty album, Steppiní Stone Records)

Nilsson Sings Newman-Drew Smith (Austin Music, Volume 8 album, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Donít Owe You a Thang-Gary Clark, Jr. (Austin Music, Volume 8 album, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Back in the USSR-Beatlegras (Beatlegras album, self-released)

Lullaby of Birdland-The Jitterbug Vipers (The Jitterbug Vipers album, self-released)

Caroline- The Belleville Outfit (Wanderiní album, self-released)

Tattletale-Guy Forsyth (Austin Music, Volume 8 album, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau)

You Canít Pretend Forever-Johnny Goudie (El Payaso album, Sea Change Records)

Bridge to Nowhere-Matt the Electrician (Animal Boy album, self-released)

Jukebox Fool-Mitch Jacobs Band (Jukebox Music album, SteadyBoy Records)

Got Your Back-Matt the Electrician (Animal Boy album, self-released)
Special guest: Mandy Mercier

Silver Wings-Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard (Seashores of Old Mexico album, Epic Records)

Set of four songs from artists performing next Wednesday at Threadgillís, the Merle Haggard Birthday show, which is a benefit for KOOPís own Ted Branson

My Son Calls Another Man Daddy-Rod Moag (The Pickiní Singiní Professor album, Diploma Disc)

Speediní West-Cindy Cashdollar with Lucky Oceans and Redd Volkaert (Slide Show album, Silver Shot Records)

I Donít Wanna Stop-Elizabeth McQueen and the Firebrands (The Fresh Up Club album, Gravitron Records)

Milk Cow Blues-Cindy Cashdollar with Johnny Nicholas (Slide Show album, Silver Shot Records)

Late Night Neon Shadows-Steven Fromholz (A Guest in Your Heart album, Felicity Records)

The rest of todayís show features our in-studio guest, Mandy Mercier

If Youíd Rather Have Annie-Mandy Mercier (Singer in a Roadhouse Band album, Wild Cantinas Records)

Stick with Me Baby-Threadgillís Troubadours, vocals by Champ Hood and Walter Hyatt (Supper Sessions Second Helping album, Watermelon Records)

Get There-Mandy Mercier (live performance in KOOP studio)

Someday-Mandy Mercier (live performance in KOOP studio)

Got Me Goiní-Mandy Mercier (Singer in a Roadhouse Band album, Wild Cantinas Records)

Break My Heart-Mandy Mercier (live performance in KOOP studio)

Homeless-Mandy Mercier (Wild Dreams of the Shy Boys album, Wild Cantinas Records)
SPECIAL GUEST, GRAMMY AWARD WINNER, DAVID BALL!

Simply-Willie Nelson (The Best of Times album, Sleeveless Records)

Bed music for announcer: Songs for the Orange Angels-Kim Simpson (Mystery Lights album, self-released)

Set remembering blues artist and Austinite, Pinetop Perkins, who passed away this week at 97

Thinks Like a Million-Pinetop Perkins (After Hours album, Blind Pig Records)

Caldonia-Pinetop Perkins (Tenth Anniversary Anthology Volume 1 album, Antoneís Records)

Bed music for announcer: Rose and Licorice-Kim Simpson (Mystery Lights album, self-released)

Permanent Record-Matt the Electrician (Animal Boy album, self-released)

Bee Line-The Ugly Beats (Motor album, Get Hip Records)

New Monkey King-Guy Forsyth with Will Taylor and Strings Attached (Guy Forsyth and Strings Attached album, self-released)

Donít It Make You Wanna Dance-Rusty Wier (Under My Hat album, Harlequin Records)

I Donít Want to Lay This Guitar Down-Rusty Wier (Under My Hat album, Harlequin Records)

Houstontown-The Belleville Outfit (Wanderiní album, self-released)

Satin Sheets-Willis Alan Ramsey (Willis Alan Ramsey album, Shelter Records)

The rest of todayís show is a live phone interview with Grammy Award winner, Nashville recording artist, and former Austinite from his Uncle Waltís Band days, David Ball

Whatíll I Do-David Ball (Sparkle City album, Red Dirt E1 Records)

Donít You Think I Feel It Too-Uncle Waltís Band (Kerrville Folk Festival Live 1980 album, Kerrville Folk Festival)

Getaway-Warren Hood and Marshall Hood (Hyatt, Hood, and Ball song, performed live in the KOOP Studio)

Just Along for the Ride-David Ball (Sparkle City album, Red Dirt E1 Records)

Thinkiní Problem-David Ball (Thinkiní Problem album, Warner Brothers Records)
Special guests: Barbara K and Richard Bowden!

Buddy-Willie Nelson (Good Times album, RCA Records)

Deuce is Loose-The Fireants (The Fireants album, self-released)

Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys-Van Wilks (Running from Ghosts album, Texas 51 Records)

Silverlake-Steve Young (The Watermelon Sampler, Vol. 1 album, Watermelon Records)

Dirty, Dirty Rice-Timbuk3 (The Watermelon Sampler, Vol. 1 album, Watermelon Records)

Rider on the Rain-Reckless Kelly and Joe Ely (Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman album, Sugar Hill Records)

My Name is Truth-Barbara K and Richard Bowden (live performance in KOOP studio)

Swimming in Blackwater-Barbara K and Richard Bowden (live performance in KOOP studio)

Border Crossing-Barbara K and Richard Bowden (live performance in KOOP studio)

The Palace of Red Light-Barbara K and Richard Bowden (live performance in KOOP studio)
Special Membership Drive episode: Songs about Austin!

The Hill Country Theme-Willie Nelson (Texas in My Soul album, RCA Records)

Down in Austin-The Austin All Stars (The Austin All Stars album, Thumbs Up Records)

Austin Waltz-Ray Campi (With Friends in Texas album, Flying Fish Records)

Austin Pickers-Gary P. Nunn (Home with the Armadillo album, Guacamole Records)

Coming Back to Texas-Kenneth Threadgill (Silver Haired Daddy album, Armadillo Records)

Austin, Texas Blues-The Shakiní Apostles (Live at the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafť album, Cabin Music)

Austin Waltz-Don Walser and the Pure Texas Band (The Archive Series, Vol. 2 album, Watermelon Records)

Austin After Midnight-Jimmy Lafave (Highway Trance album, Bohemia Beat Records)

Austin-Eric Johnson (Up Close album, EMI Records)

Iím Just Smiliní Like Austin Does-Shake Russell and Dana Cooper (Loveís Bright Campaign album, Jalapeno Records)

Another Colorado-Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Spinning Around the Sun album, Elektra Records)

Down on the Drag-Joe Ely (Down on the Drag album, MCA Records)

Changiní Planes in Austin-Butch Hancock (No Two Alike album, Lubbock or Leave It)

Texas Cookiní-Guy Clark (Old No. 1 & Texas Cookiní album, BMG Records)

London Homesick Blues (Home with the Armadillo)-Gary P. Nunn (Home with the Armadillo album, Guacamole Records)
Special Thank You Gifts for Listeners Calling In During Today's Show

Rush is hosting today's third and final spring membership drive edition of Around the Town Sounds with a special thematic show. He'll be playing songs about Austin from across the decades of the Austin music scene.

As a bonus, Rush is offering several special thank you gifts for donors who call 512 472-5667 or 888 917-5667 between 4:30 and 6 P.M. this afternoon:

Kenneth Threadgill's 1981 "Silver Haired Daddy" vinyl album on Armadillo Records, still in its original shrink wrap

Bugs Henderson's 1978 "At Last" vinyl album on Armadillo Records, still in its original shrink wrap

new CDs from Datri Bean, J.W.W. & the Prospectors, and Dan Cioper, some of Austin's finest new releases from the past few months

Tune in, call in, support KOOP, and receive one of these special thank you gifts. Enjoy!
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