Americana World Headquarters with Kevin Connor

Kevin Connor, Host of Americana World HQ

Mondays at 6 & 12 CST

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Americana World Headquarters, hosted by Kevin Connor, is SXSWfm’s weekly show focusing on that musical “sweet spot” where folk, rock, country, and blues come together. The show features Americana stalwarts, such as Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Robert Earl Keen, and Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison. The show also features new releases and developing artists. And keeping in mind that you don't have to be from the U.S.A. to be Americana, you'll hear artists from other countries like Mumford & Sons (UK), Kathleen Edwards (Canada), and First Aid Kit (Sweden).

The host of Americana World Headquarters, Kevin Connor, is a 30-year veteran of Austin radio. In 1987, his station (Z-102) was the radio sponsor of the first SXSW. He spent 16 years as the morning show host on KGSR, and currently hosts a Saturday show on Austin’s public radio station, KUTX. He is a former chairman of the Austin Music Commission and is a member of the Americana Music Association. Kevin is the primary programmer and host of SXSWfm.

Photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Weekly Playlists

Monday, September 29, 2014

Jim Lauderdale - “I'm a Song (live)”
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - “I Lost My Job Of Loving You”
Chuck Mead - ”Evil Wind (live)”
Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys - “Honkytonk Hardwood Floor”
Lera Lynn - “Standing on the Moon (live)”
Paul Thorn - “I Backslide on Fridays (live)”
Shakey Graves - “Only Son”
Shakey Graves feat Esme Patterson - “Dearly Departed”
Shakey Graves feat Esme Patterson - “Big Time Nashville Star”
Jamestown Revival - “California”
Ray Wylie Hubbard - “A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint, there in no C.)”
Robert Ellis - “Chemical Plant”

All live performances from the Troubadour TX Listening Room in Nashville during the Americana Music Festival

Monday, September 22, 2014

Will Kimbrough - “Let the Big World Spin”
Jason Isbell - “Cover Me Up”
Parker Millsap - “Truck Stop Gospel”
Sturgill Simpson - “Turtles All the Way Down”
Ruthie Foster - “Singing the Blues”
Matt the Electrician - “Animal Boy”
Cory Branan - “The Highway Home”
Paul Thorn - “Too Bless to Be Stressed”
Mike Farriss - “Mercy Now”
Sons of Bill - “Brand New Paradigm”
Chris Smither - “No Love Today”
Lake Street Dive - “You Go Down Smooth”
Ian McLagan - “I'm Your Baby Now”
Steelism - “China Plate”