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 25, 2014

Benjamin Booker - “Have You Seen My Son”
Dr. John - “Mack The Knife”
Old Crow Medicine Show - “Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer”
Shovels and Rope - “Birmingham”
Justin Townes Earle - “Time Shows Fools”
Felice Brothers - “Cherry Licorice”
Whiskeytown - “Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight”
James McMurtry - “Choctaw Bingo”
John Dee Graham - “Swept Away”
Emmylou Harris - “Pancho and Lefty”
Steve Earle - “Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold”
Benjamin Booker - “Spoon Out My Eyeballs”
Emmylou Harris - “Easy From Now On”

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”