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Beck (2014) ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Beck

Surfacing just as alternative rock went mainstream, Beck’s relentless creative tide has pushed his music into innovative and critically-acclaimed direcitons. For this episode, Beck makes … Continue reading

Rock Erickson © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Roky Erickson

Roky Erickson is a near-mythical figure in Texas music history. From his pioneering 1960s band the 13th Floor Elevators to his solo work over the … Continue reading

Calexico © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Calexico

For nearly a decade, Arizona-based Calexico has been the voice of the American Southwest. With an eclectic sound evoking images of the sun-scorched rocks and … Continue reading

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Monsters of Folk

Take one part My Morning Jacket, add one part She & Him and two parts Bright Eyes, and the result is a pristine supergroup incorporating … Continue reading

James Blunt © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

James Blunt

Former British Army Captain James Blunt has enamored the world with his compelling songs and captivating voice. With numerous best new artist awards, Blunt is … Continue reading

The Raconteurs © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

The Raconteurs

When four friends get together to make music, you expect the fun to show through. But when those friends are Jack White of The White … Continue reading

Ruthie Foster ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Ruthie Foster

Texas native Ruthie Foster has also been garnering critical acclaim for her soulful fusion of blues, gospel, roots and folk. Her CD Runaway Soul was … Continue reading

Gillian Welch © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Gillian Welch

American singer-songwriter Gillian Welch has allured audiences with her deep country lyrics and Americana sound for decades. This marks her third appearance on Austin City … Continue reading

Gretchen Wilson ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Gretchen Wilson

With her debut album 2004′s Here for the Party, Gretchen Wilson was hailed as the “most important new artist to hit country music since the … Continue reading

Femi Kuti © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Femi Kuti

Combining politics and music, Nigerian superstar Femi Kuti is taking his unique sound to the world, while carrying on a legacy began by his father, … Continue reading

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