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, May 11, 2015

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – "The Traveling Kind"
Jason Isbell – "24 Frames"
Ryan Adams – "Give Me Something Good"
Tom Waits – "Picture in a Frame"
Los Lobos – "Will the Wolf Survive?"
Kristin Diable – "Time Will Wait"
The Bros. Landreth – "I Am The Fool"
Lucette – "Black Is the Color"
Ian McLagan – "Pure Gold"
Ian McLagan & the Bump Band – "Kuschty Rye"
Ian McLagan & Alejandro Escovedo – "I’m Not Like Everybody Else"
My Morning Jacket – "Hillside Song"
Jimmy LaFave – "The Beauty of You"
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – "You Can’t Say We Didn’t Try"
Shinyribs – "Baby What’s Wrong"
Carolyn Wonderland – "When I Go Away (Live)"

Monday, May 4, 2015

Shakey Graves – "The Perfect Parts"
Gary Clark Jr – "Don’t Owe You a Thang"
Leon Bridges – "Better Man"
Sons of Bill – "Big Unknown"
Sturgill Simpson – "Long White Line"
Steve Earle & the Dukes – "You’re the Best Lover That I Ever Had"
Ray Wylie Hubbard – "Too Young Ripe, Too Young Rotten"
Calexico – "Falling From the Sky"
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – "Nobody’s Baby"
Booker T & The MG’s – "Hip Hug-Her"
William Bell – "Never Like This Before"
Tift Merritt – "Good Hearted Man"
Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons – "I’ve Been Accused"
Jason Isbell – "Flying Over Water"
Lucinda Williams – "I Asked for Water (He Gave Me Gasoline)"
Kris Kristofferson – "Feeling Mortal"

Monday, April 27, 2015

Dawes - "Things Happen"
Shinyribs - "The Longer It Lingers"
The Bros. Landreth - "I Am The Fool"
Carolyn Wonderland - "Palace of the King (Live)"
Brandi Carlile - "Wherever Is Your Heart"
Mumford & Sons - "Whispers in the Dark"
Nickel Creek - "Destination"
Ryan Bingham - "My Diamond Is Too Rough"
Jason Isbell - "Elephant"
Ryan Adams - "My Wrecking Ball"
John Moreland - "No One Gives a Damn About Songs Anymore"
Brandi Carlile - "The Eye"
JD McPherson - "Let the Good Times Roll"
Carolyn Wonderland - "Let's Go Get Stoned (Live)"
Shinyribs - "Donut Taco Palace"

Monday, April 20, 2015

Shinyribs – "The Sacred & Profane"
The Band of Heathens – "Miss My Life"
The California Honeydrops – "Just Another Day"
Kym Warner – "Start Your Engines"
Robert Earl Keen – "This World Is Not My Home"
Tift Merritt – "Stray Paper"
Son Volt – "Windfall"
Shinyribs – "Walt Disney"
Holly Williams – "The Highway"
John Fogerty & My Morning Jacket – "Long As I Can See the Light"
Shinyribs – "Pack It Rite"
The Bros. Landreth – "Made Up Mind"
The Head and The Heart – "Lost In My Mind"
Dawes – "Time Spent in Los Angeles"
Delta Spirit – "Language of the Dead"

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