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, August 24, 2015

Mike Flanigin w/ Gary Clark Jr - Stop the World
Mike Flanigin w/ Jimmie Vaughan - All Nite Long
Mike Flanigin w/ Alejandro Escovedo - Fit to Be Tied
Carson McHone - Gentle With My Mind
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - The Weight of The World
Richard Thompson - Patty Don't You Put Me Down
Jason Isbell - Children of Children
Daniel Romano - If I've Only One Time Askin'
James McMurtry - Long Island Sound
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland

Monday, August 17, 2015

Carson McHone – Dram Shop Gal
Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire
Johnny Cash – Get Rhythm
Daniel Romano – Strange Faces
Jason Isbell – How to Forget
Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis - Storms Never Last
Jim Lauderdale – The King of Broken Hearts
Lera Lynn – Standing On the Moon
John Moreland – Blacklist
Richard Thompson – She Never Could Resist A Winding Road
Richard Thompson – Beatnik Walking
Michael Martin Murphey – Alleys of Austin
Alejandro Escovedo – Bottom of the World
Townes Van Zandt – White Freight Liner Blues
Lyle Lovett – White Freight Liner Blues

Monday, August 10, 2015

Jason Isbell - The Life You Chose
Brandi Carlile - Wherever Is Your Heart
Neil Young + Promise of the Real - A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop
Kasey Chambers and Bernard Fanning - Bittersweet
Vance Joy - Riptide
Luluc - Without a Face
Kym Warner - Start Your Engines
Robert Earl Keen - Old Home Place
Shinyribs - The Sacred & The Profane
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Too Young Ripe, Too Young Rotten
John Fullbright - All the Time in the World
The Jayhawks - Two Angels
Kelly Willis - River of Love
Dawes - Now That It's Too Late, Maria

Monday, August 3, 2015 (Americana Music Festival Artists)

James McMurtry – How’m I Gonna Find You Now
Patty Griffin – Silver Bell
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Bad On Fords
Lucette – Bobby Reid
The Bros. Landreth – Tappin’ On The Glass
The Grahams – A Good Man
Kristin Diable – Time Will Wait
Sam Outlaw – Angeleno
Los Lobos – Will the Wolf Survive?
Daniel Romano – The One That Got Away (Came Back Today)
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale – I Lost My Job of Loving You
The Band of Heathens – The Other Broadway
The Suffers – Make Some Room
Shakey Graves feat Esme Patterson – Dearly Departed
Sturgill Simpson – Turtles All the Way Down
Steve Earle & The Dukes – You’re the Best Lover That I Ever Had

Monday, July 27, 2015

Jason Isbell - To A Band That I Loved
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - I Just Wanted to See You So Bad
Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard - Django & Jimmie
Amy Helm - Rescue Me
Joe Ely - All Just to Get to You
Blitzen Trapper - American Goldwing
Carson McHone - Maybe They're Just Really Good Friends
JD McPherson - Shy Boy
Lake Street Dive - What About Me
The Peterson Brothers - You're My Woman
Doug Sahm & the Tex Mex Trip - Groover's Paradise
Kelly Willis - Take It All Out On You
Shinyribs - Donut Taco Palace
Sam Outlaw - Who Do You Think You Are?
The Mavericks - Stories We Could Tell
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds - Too Much
River City Extension - Indian Summer