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, August 18, 2014

Justin Townes Earle - “White Gardenias”
Joe Pug - “Hymn 101”
Cory Branan - “The Highway Home”
Lucero - “Tears Don’t Matter Much”
Jason Isbell - “Different Days”
OCMS - “Sweet Amarillo”
Justin Townes Earle - “Today and A Lonely Night”
Rosanne Cash - “When The Master Calls the Roll”
Cory Branan - “The Only You”
Drive By Truckers - “Outfit”
Steve Earle - “Someday”
Justin Townes Earle - “Single Mothers”
Benjamin Booker - “Violent Shiver”
Gillian Welch - "Elvis Presley Blues”

Monday, August 11, 2014

Old Crow Medicine Show - “8 Dogs 8 Banjos”
Shinyribs - “Texas Talking”
Sturgill Simpson - “It Ain't All Light”
Tift Merritt - “Traveling Alone”
Johnny Cash - “Tennessee Flat-Top Box”
Colin Gilmore - “Only Real to Me”
Billy Joe Shaver - “Music City USA”
Willie Nelson - “Band of Brothers”
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell - “Black Caffeine”
Ian McLagan & the Bump Band - “I'm Your Baby Now”
Booker T. & the MG's - “Hip Hug-Her”
Robert Randolph and the Family Band - “Lickety Split”
John Fullbright - “When You're Here”
Kelley Mickwee - “Blameless”
Neil Young - “The Painter”