Americana World Headquarters with Kevin Connor

Kevin Connor, Host of Americana World HQ

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Americana World Headquarters, hosted by Kevin Connor, is SXSWfm’s weekly show focusing on Americana, where folk, rock, country, blues and bluegrass, soul and so many sounds come together. The show features Americana legends as well as developing artists and a lot of folks who will be here for SXSW 2015.

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 host on KGSR, 7 years of Saturdays on KUT/X, and currently hosts "A Hill Country Saturday" on Austin’s non-commercial Americana station, Sun Radio. A former chairman of the Austin Music Commission and a current member of the Americana Music Association, Kevin is the primary programmer and host of SXSWfm.

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Weekly Playlists

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Mavericks – "Stories We Could Tell"
The Mavericks – "(Waiting for) The World to End"
Ray Wylie Hubbard – "Too Young Ripe, Too Young Rotten"
Ray Wylie Hubbard – "Down by the River"
Robert Earl Keen – "This World Is Not My Home"
Kym Warner – "Canada Dan"
Robert Earl Keen – "52 Vincent Black Lightning"
The Black Lillies – "The Fall"
Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis – "I’ll Go to My Grave Loving You"
Jitterbug Vipers – "Stuff It"
JD McPherson – "Let the Good Times Roll"
Shinyribs – "Texas Talking"
Calexico – "Falling From The Sky"
Calexico – "Tapping On The Line"
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers – "Waiting on Love"
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers – "Little Too Late"
Kym Warner – "City to the Bay"

Monday, April 6, 2015

Ray Wylie Hubbard – “Hey Mama, My Time Ain’t Long”
Matthew E. White – “Rock & Roll Is Cold”
Sturgill Simpson – “Turtles All the Way Down”
Kym Warner – “Start Your Engines”
Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis – “This Will Be Our Year”
The Mastersons – “Good Luck Charm”
Ray Wylie Hubbard – “Bad on Fords”
The Painted Redstarts feat Alejandro Escovedo – “She’s Got”
Alejandro Escovedo & Ian McLagan – “I’m Not Like Everybody Else”
Jason Isbell – “Cover Me Up”
Paul Thorn – “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”
Lake Street Dive – “You Go Down Smooth”
Ray Wylie Hubbard – “Chick Singer, Badass Rockin’”
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – “Black Caffeine”
Ryan Bingham – “Fear and Saturday Night”
Leroi Brothers – “Check This Action”

Monday, March 30, 2015

Jenn Grant - “Spades”
Ben Ottewell - “Rattlebag”
Ben Ottewell - “Red Dress”
Ben Ottewell - “Patience and Roses”
Songhoy Blues - “Soubour”
Good Harvest - “Sugar”
Good Harvest - “Bottom Dollar”
Curtis McMurtry - “Sparks in the Wind”
James McMurtry - “Things I've Come to Know”
The Bros. Landreth - “Let It Lie”
The Bros. Landreth - “Made Up Mind”
Ray Wylie Hubbard - “Chick Singer Badass Rockin'”

Interviews with Ben Ottewell, Good Harvest, and The Bros. Landreth