Notably Texan http://ketr.org en Rodney Parker and 50 Peso Reward elude capture by 'the norm' http://ketr.org/post/rodney-parker-and-50-peso-reward-elude-capture-norm <p>For more than a decade, Rodney Parker and his band 50 Peso Reward have been mixing together country and rock to create a sound all their own.</p><p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:25:25 +0000 Matt Meinke 58281 at http://ketr.org Rodney Parker and 50 Peso Reward elude capture by 'the norm' Exploring 'The Cowtown of the Imagination' with Elana James http://ketr.org/post/exploring-cowtown-imagination-elana-james <p>Founding member and vocalist/violinist of The Hot Club of Cowtown, Elana James, joined Matt Meinke for a chat during Notably Texan. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:24:40 +0000 Matt Meinke 57186 at http://ketr.org Exploring 'The Cowtown of the Imagination' with Elana James The House Harkonnen keep the Spice flowing http://ketr.org/post/house-harkonnen-keep-spice-flowing <p>Riding rock n' roll like a "<a href="http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2010/240/c/0/dune___ride_the_sandworm_by_leywad-d1z1vt4.jpg" target="_blank">Sandworm</a>," Arlington's The House Harkonnen turn the notion of traditional Texas music on its head.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:33:30 +0000 Matt Meinke 55401 at http://ketr.org The House Harkonnen keep the Spice flowing Vince Lujan and band carve their own musical path http://ketr.org/post/vince-lujan-and-band-carve-their-own-musical-path <p>Vince Lujan has led his group, The Vince Lujan Project, through more than 12 years of recording and gigging around Texas, which is no small feat for a self-sustaining band. Fri, 30 May 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Matt Meinke 54301 at http://ketr.org Vince Lujan and band carve their own musical path Willie and Kinky push for legal pot in Texas http://ketr.org/post/willie-and-kinky-push-legal-pot-texas <p>Icons Willie Nelson and Kinky Friedman recently conducted a Texas Herbal Radio Network tour live from Willie's bus, chatting about a passionate topic for the two Texans - Pot.</p><p>The legalization of marijuana, the cultivation of hemp, and the potential benefits to Texas' small farmers were the main topics of discussion.</p><p>As the host of Notably Texan,&nbsp; I jumped at the opportunity to speak briefly with these two legends about their favorite green, leafy subject.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 22:15:30 +0000 Matt Meinke 53979 at http://ketr.org Willie and Kinky push for legal pot in Texas Elbert 'grateful for public media' http://ketr.org/post/elbert-grateful-public-media <p>Independent artist Emily Elbert released her 4th album last year, and she maintains a steady touring schedule all over the country to support her music. Emily joined Notably Texan before her performance in Sulphur Springs on Thursday night.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:51:28 +0000 Matt Meinke 51317 at http://ketr.org Elbert 'grateful for public media' Danny Barnes continues to pioneer new sounds http://ketr.org/post/danny-barnes-continues-pioneer-new-sounds <p>Danny Barnes has made a name for himself as an unclassifiable artist whose skills on the banjo are unrivaled.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:05:28 +0000 Matt Meinke 49683 at http://ketr.org Danny Barnes continues to pioneer new sounds Texans prominent in Grammy Award nods http://ketr.org/post/texans-prominent-grammy-award-nods <p>The nominees for the 56th annual Grammy Awards were recently announced, and Texas artists make up a large portion of the group once again. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:44:34 +0000 Matt Meinke 48513 at http://ketr.org Texans prominent in Grammy Award nods Hendrix appreciates 'The Yin and the Yang of Texas music' http://ketr.org/post/hendrix-appreciates-yin-and-yang-texas-music <p>Terri Hendrix phoned in to Notably Texan Wednesday from her home in San Marcos to talk to Matt Meinke about music, house concerts, her Own Your Own Universe endeavor, dogs, gardening, and Lloyd Maines. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:51:48 +0000 Matt Meinke 48201 at http://ketr.org Hendrix appreciates 'The Yin and the Yang of Texas music' Creepy, cool sounds from Houston's Two Star Symphony http://ketr.org/post/creepy-cool-sounds-houstons-two-star-symphony <p>Members of Two Star Symphony strive to bring modern instrumental music to new audiences, writing and performing unique, dark ethereal soundscapes which are ideal for a film soundtrack. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:52:10 +0000 Matt Meinke 44744 at http://ketr.org Creepy, cool sounds from Houston's Two Star Symphony Blue Twenty2's combine diverse influences to create own sound http://ketr.org/post/blue-twenty2s-combine-diverse-influences-create-own-sound <p>Some bands form when individuals discover their love for a common type of music: country, rock, etc. Other bands find that their members&#39; drastically different backgrounds can meld into a unique sound all their own, as is the case with Bois D&#39;Arc Bash headliners Blue Twenty2&#39;s.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 23:05:41 +0000 Matt Meinke 43428 at http://ketr.org Blue Twenty2's combine diverse influences to create own sound Jack Ingram on Houston, reality TV and truth in songwriting http://ketr.org/post/jack-ingram-houston-reality-tv-and-truth-songwriting <p>Texas country crooner Jack Ingram takes the stage Saturday, September 21, at 10 P.M. as part of the Rally 'Round Greenville fall festival, and as he makes plans to visit northeast Texas, he took a little time to chat with <em>Notably Texan</em> host Matt Meinke and KETR's Jerrod Knight. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:08:42 +0000 Jerrod Knight & Matt Meinke 43042 at http://ketr.org Jack Ingram on Houston, reality TV and truth in songwriting Veteran Texas singer-songwriter Sara Hickman joins Notably Texan http://ketr.org/post/veteran-texas-singer-songwriter-sara-hickman-joins-notably-texan <p>Sara Hickman's talents appear limitless: singer, songwriter, artist, mother, activist; and her accolades include Former Texas State Musician. Sara joins Matt Meinke for an in-depth discussion on the Notably Texan Feature Interview. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 23:48:02 +0000 Matt Meinke 42645 at http://ketr.org Veteran Texas singer-songwriter Sara Hickman joins Notably Texan The Great Depression pushed many to great risk http://ketr.org/post/great-depression-pushed-many-great-risk <p>In the grips of the Depression, times were very tough for the country in 1931. Farmers were offered a fraction of the worth for their goods, and some found no other option to make ends meet than home-brewed white lightning.</p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:23:46 +0000 Matt Meinke 41365 at http://ketr.org The Great Depression pushed many to great risk Enterprising performers create unique sounds http://ketr.org/post/enterprising-performers-create-unique-sounds <p>Northeast Texas music artists Bryson Moore and Chase Rippy recently joined Matt Meinke on Notably Texan to discuss their craft. Thu, 09 May 2013 17:58:23 +0000 Matt Meinke 36921 at http://ketr.org Enterprising performers create unique sounds