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 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, October 20, 2014

The Cactus Blossoms - "Stoplight Kisses (live)"
JD McPherson - "Signs Signifiers"
Lucinda Williams - "Burning Bridges"
Joseph LeMay - "Seventeen Acres (live)"
Lera Lynn - "Standing on the Moon (live)"
Sons of Bill - "Lost in the Cosmos (Song for Chris Bell) (live)"
Sons of Bill - "Big Unknown"
Wade Bowen - "California (live)"
Dawes - "Time Spent in Los Angeles"
Gemma Hayes - "Wicked Game"
Radney Foster - "Everything I Should Have Said"
Chuck Mead - "The Light of Day (live)"
Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys - "Honkytonk Hardwood Floor"
Willie Nelson - "I've Got a Lot of Traveling to Do"
Steelism - "China Plate"

Monday, October 13, 2014

Will Kimbrough - "Trouble (live)"
Amanda Shires - "Drop and Lift"
Radney Foster - "Just Call Me Lonesome"
Emmylou Harris - "Till I Can Gain Control Again"
Angelina Presley - "Better Off Red (live)"
Ryan Bingham - "Southside of Heaven"
Robert Earl Keen - "Think It Over One Time"
Willie Nelson - "The Songwriters"
Jim Lauderdale - "King of Broken Hearts (live)"
The Trishas - "Liars & Fools"
Lake Street Dive - "Bad Self Portraits"
Justin Townes Earle - "Single Mothers"
Steve Earle - "Loretta"
Sturgill Simpson - "Long White Line"

Performances listed as (live) were recorded in the Troubadour TX Listening Room during the Americana Fest in Nashville.