Americana World Headquarters with Kevin Connor

Kevin Connor, Host of Americana World HQ

Mondays at 12 & 6 CT

Americana World Headquarters Playlists
Stream Americana World HQ On Mixcloud
Browse More Weekly Shows

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.

Photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Weekly Playlists

Monday, June 29, 2015

Willie Nelson – Living in the Promiseland
Willie Nelson – Still Is Still Moving to Me
Kris Kristofferson – This Old Road
Sturgill Simpson – Long White Line
Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
Carson McHone – Dram Shop Gal
Sam Outlaw – Who Do You Think You Are?
John Fogerty & My Morning Jacket – Long As I Can See the Light
Family of the Year – Hero
The Reivers – Star Telegram
Ha Ha Tonka – American Ambition
Billy Bragg – Help Save the Youth of America
Willie Nelson – American Tune
Bruce Springsteen – 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
Dave Alvin – Fourth of July

Monday, June 22, 2015

Leon Bridges – Twistin’ and Groovin’
The James Hunter Six – Minute By Minute
Dawes – Somewhere Along the Way
Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands
Jason Isbell – 24 Frames
Nakia – Pieces and Castles
St Paul & the Broken Bones – Broken Bones & Pocket Change
Alabama Shakes – I Don’t Wanna Fight
Leon Bridges – Smooth Sailin’
Leon Bridges – Brown Skin Girl
Uncle Lucius – Flood Then Fade Away
The Band of Heathens – I Miss My Life
The Mavericks – (Waiting for) the World to End
Possessed By Paul James – Songs We Used to Sing
The Suffers – Gwan

Monday, June 15, 2015

Townes Van Zandt – Flyin’ Shoes
Asleep at the Wheel – Trouble in Mind (feat. Lyle Lovett)
Asleep at the Wheel – My Window Faces the South (feat. Brad Paisley)
Lyle Lovett – White Freight Liner Blues
Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
Jason Isbell – Flagship
Jason Isbell – How to Forget
Alabama Shakes – Shoegaze
Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard – Django and Jimmie
Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard – It’s All Going to Pot
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers – Waiting On Love
Calexico – Falling from the Sky
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Too Young Ripe, Too Young Rotten
Townes Van Zandt – For the Sake of the Song
Guy Clark – Rain in Durango
Texas Tornados – (Hey Baby) Que Paso

Monday, June 8, 2015 (Americana at Bonnaroo 2015)

Shakey Graves - If Not for You
Dawes - Somewhere Along the Way
Trampled By Turtles - Wild Animals
My Morning Jacket - Hillside Song
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn - Railroad
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear - Silent Movies
Hurray for the Riff Raff - Blue Ridge Mountain
Rhiannon Giddens - Black Is the Color
Punch Brothers - New York City
Songhoy Blues - Soubour
Gary Clark Jr. - Travis County (live)
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Hey Mama, My Time Ain't Long
Ryan Bingham - Top Shelf Drug
Billy Joe Shaver - Long In the Tooth
Townes Van Zandt - Highway Kind

Monday, June 1, 2015

Della Mae - Rude Awakening
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - You Can't Say We Didn't Try
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear - Modern Day Mystery
Shinyribs - Dead Batteries
Asleep at the Wheel - Miles and Miles of Texas
Guy Clark - My Favorite Picture of You
Townes Van Zandt - White Freight Liner Blues
Lyle Lovett - You Can't Resist It
Della Mae - Can't Go Back
Dawes - Things Happen
Ha Ha Tonka - Lessons
Della Mae - No Expectations
My Morning Jacket - I Can't Wait
The New Basement Tapes - Down On the Bottom
The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You