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 15, 2014

Sarah Jarosz - “Build Me Up From Bones”
Rodney Crowell - “Famous Last Words of a Fool”
Lake Street Dive - “You Go Down Smooth”
Hurray for the Riff Raff - “I Know It's Wrong (But That's Alright)”
St. Paul & the Broken Bones - “Broken Bones & Pocket Change”
Valerie June - “Workin' Woman Blues”
Parker Millsap - “Disappear”
Sturgill Simpson - “Long White Line”
Shakey Graves featuring Esme Patterson - “Big Time Nashville Star”
The Milk Carton Kids - “Snake Eyes”
Greensky Bluregrass - “Leap Year”
Lindi Ortega - “Tin Star”
Ian McLagan - “Love Letter”
Jason Isbell - “Elephant”
Rosanne Cash - “Modern Blue”
Robert Ellis - “Chemical Plant”

Monday, September 8, 2014

Shinyribs - “Texas Talking”
Whiskey Shivers - “Gimme All Your Lovin'”
The Greyhounds - “Yours to Steal”
Rodney Crowell - “Frankie Please”
Cory Branan - “The Highway Home”
Robbie Fulks - “Long I Ride”
Bobby Bare Jr - “The Heart Bionic”
The Black Lillies - “Two Hearts Down”
Cory Chisel & the Wandering Souls - “I've Been Accused”
The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer - “A Real Fine Noise”
John Moreland - “I Want You to Tell Me Who I Am”
Liz Longley - “We Run”
Jason Isbell - “Elephant”
Rosanne Cash - “Money Road”
Robert Ellis - “Houston”