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
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

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/

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

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

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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Notably Texan
5:15 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Willie and Kinky push for legal pot in Texas

Willie Nelson campaigning for Kinky Friedman during a 2009 stop in Plano.

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.

The legalization of marijuana, the cultivation of hemp, and the potential benefits to Texas' small farmers were the main topics of discussion.

As the host of Notably Texan,  I jumped at the opportunity to speak briefly with these two legends about their favorite green, leafy subject.

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Notably Texan
4:51 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Elbert 'grateful for public media'

Emily at a recording session for her "Evolve" EP.
Sasha Aleksandra Arutyunova

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.

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Notably Texan
6:05 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Danny Barnes continues to pioneer new sounds

Danny Barnes wielding a bazouki, a stringed instrument with Greek origins.
Danny Barnes Facebook (

Danny Barnes has made a name for himself as an unclassifiable artist whose skills on the banjo are unrivaled.

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Notably Texan
5:44 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Texans prominent in Grammy Award nods

The nominees for the 56th annual Grammy Awards were recently announced, and Texas artists make up a large portion of the group once again.

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Notably Texan
5:51 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Hendrix appreciates 'The Yin and the Yang of Texas music'

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.

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Notably Texan
2:52 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Creepy, cool sounds from Houston's Two Star Symphony

Two Star Symphony Silhouettes

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.

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