Notably Texan

Weekdays, Noon to 3pm, and Saturdays, 7-Midnight

Hear music by Texans of all genres, plus periodic Feature Interviews with Texas performers.

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Notably Texan
5:58 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

From Nashville to Greenville without losing a step

Tony Ramey performing live on Notably Texan.
Matt Meinke

Tony Ramey put Music City in his rearview mirror several years ago, and found a great new home base in Northeast Texas.

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Notably Texan
7:03 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Grammy nods include many Texan performers

Grammy nominees - 2015
www.grammy.com

The nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards were announced last week, and the list includes several artists born or based in Texas.

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Notably Texan
2:22 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Texas wordcrafter writes both books and songs

Mike Blakely sings in-studio.
Annie Blakely (http://mikeblakely.com)

Mike Blakely expresses his creativity through songwriting and his novels, and he has a long list of publications in both media, including books co-written with Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers..

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Notably Texan
4:49 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Producer 'sparks' a new flame for local singer

(Left to right) Meinke, Sparks and Davis in the KETR Studios.
Matt Meinke

Commerce artist Christian Sparks has performed with harder rocking bands in the past, but he recently recruited renowned music producer Brad Davis to take help take the songs in a different direction.

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Notably Texan
7:21 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Dr. Jones and Dr. Groth's continued love for Texas music

(Left to right) Matt Meinke, Dr. Michael Groth, and Dr. Dan Jones visiting at the A&M-Commerce Heritage House.
Matt Meinke

Dr. Michael Groth works as the Senior Editor in Berlin, Germany at Deutchlandradio, a National German public broadcast service, but his true passion is Americana and Texas music.

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Notably Texan
5:21 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Larry Franklin perpetuates his family fiddling legacy

Larry Franklin and his weapion of choice, the fiddle.
http://larry-franklin.com

Larry Franklin was brought up in a family of champion fiddle players in Texas, and quickly picked up the family trade - later becoming a World Champion Fiddler himself at just 16 years old.

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Notably Texan
9:00 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Legacy of Ruby Allmond's music lives on

Ruby Allmond (center with Fiddle) with her group "Texas Jamboree", who played during campaign stops for Bonham native Mr. Sam Rayburn
www.rubyallmond.com

Ruby Allmond was a singer and songwriter whose skills on the fiddle garnered her the title of "National Champion Lady Fiddler" in 1947. Her legacy lives on through her numerous recordings, including a new version of her song by Brad Davis.

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Notably Texan
4:33 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Ohio artist "blooms" after transplant to Central Texas

Valerie Freeman/iseesound.net

D.C. Bloom was once a professional speech writer for names such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and even The FBI, but these days his writing efforts are focused towards original songs instead.

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Notably Texan
4:52 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Reverend Horton Heat shows no signs of cooling down

Left to Right: Guitarist and singer Jim Heath aka Reverend Horton Heat, drummer Scott Churilla, and upright bassist Jimbo Wallace
Gene Ambo

For almost 30 years, Jim Heath has been creating unique rockabilly sounds under the moniker of Reverend Horton Heat. Fromhis  humble beginnings in Dallas' Deep Ellum district, to song placement in video games and thousands of live performances,  "The Rev" has carved his stage name into the pillars of Texas music and beyond.

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Notably Texan
4:25 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Greenville artist crafts songs and guitars

Stanley Hammond with one of his handcrafted guitars.
Stanley Hammond

Stanley Hammond is a guitarist, songwriter, and luthier who has lived in Texas for less than a year, but was already compelled to write his first country song. Hammond stopped by KETR recently for an interview and live performance.

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Notably Texan
5:37 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

King's new record kindles soulful, swampy sounds

www.shockink.com

Former Texas State Musician Shelley King has been creating music full time since 1998, and her song "Texas Blue Moon" was recorded by Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra. 

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Notably Texan
5:25 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Rodney Parker and 50 Peso Reward elude capture by 'the norm'

Rodney Parker during a live performance of "Guitars"
Matt Meinke

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.

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Notably Texan
5:24 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Exploring 'The Cowtown of the Imagination' with Elana James

hotclubofcowtown.com

Founding member and vocalist/violinist of The Hot Club of Cowtown, Elana James, joined Matt Meinke for a chat during Notably Texan.

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Notably Texan
6:33 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

The House Harkonnen keep the Spice flowing

Members of The House Harkonnen - Left to Right: Mike Doty (lead guitar), Alex Johnson (vocals and rhythm guitar), Dave Shafer (bass), and Andy Grayson (drums)
Lauren Shafer

Riding rock n' roll like a "Sandworm," Arlington's The House Harkonnen turn the notion of traditional Texas music on its head.

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Notably Texan
6:10 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Vince Lujan and band carve their own musical path

Vince Lujan performing live in-studio during the May 28th edition of Notably Texan
Credit Matt Meinke

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.

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