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Notably Texan

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With the lofty mandate to curate the culture of Texas music, Notably Texan host Matt Meinke scours the state's singers and songwriters, stars or not, and hand-selects the purest cuts of well-marbled entertainment for your daily listening pleasure. The tempo, the style, the instrumentation, the genre - it doesn't matter. The rules are simple - the songs need to have a Texas connection. Rock, rap, country, reggae, electronica, dub step, house, R&B - If the music helps to build an audio tapestry worthy of the Lone Star State, it's got a shot on Notably Texan. 

Want to send in your best to see if it'll pass the test? Mail your music to PO Box 4504, Commerce, TX 75428. You can also email links to SoundCloud or other hosted downloads that you have created directly to Matt himself. Airplay not guaranteed, and all media submitted become the property of 88.9 KETR (which just means you can't get your CD or your thumb drive back, so don't send us your music on anything you can't live without.)

Find Notably Texan on facebook (on the right) and help us let the world know that the music of Texas is just as legendary as the barbecue, the Alamo, and the stars at night.

The Band Of Heathens (left to right) Scott Davis (bass), Gordy Quist (vocals/guitar), Trevor Nealon (keyboards), Ed Jurdi (vocals/guitar), Richard Millsap (drums)
Greg Giannukos

More than 10 years have passed since the core members first played together at an Austin nightclub, which led to the creation of The Band Of Heathens. Their fifth studio-created album, Duende, deftly mixes genres and highlights the outfit's latest evolution.

Bob Livingston
Valerie Fremin

Bob Livingston's music career spans almost 50 years. In that time, he's been a part of the Lost Gonzo Band, written songs and toured with icons like Jerry Jeff Walker, and he's been a music ambassador for the US State Department since the 1980's.

Phoebe Hunt
Nicki Gell

Touting an impressive resume of bands she's backed over the years, Phoebe Hunt's vocal and fiddle talents are primed and ready for their turn out front. Her jazz and bluegrass roots combine elegantly with Texas gypsy elements on the new Phoebe Hunt and The Gatherers release Shanti's Shadow.

(Left to right) Paul Nipper, Austin Lowrance and Kristopher Schoen performing live at KETR.
Matt Meinke

Alabama native Paul Nipper's job led him to Austin about 6 years ago. Shortly thereafter, a literal wrong turn led him to a Doug Moreland songwriters circle one night, where his passion for songwriting encouraged him to form his own band.

Dalton Domino
Charlie Stout

He has moved around over the years, but the state of Texas (Lubbock in particular) always seems to bring Dalton Domino back home. Currently based in Dallas, Domino's music career continues to flourish with the release of his sophomore album Corners.

Austin singer-songwriter Seela
Seela Misra

Seela is an example of what makes Austin music so great. She moved to Texas from Canada for a change of pace more than 20 years ago, and was drawn into the scene thanks to the warm welcome she received from surrounding music makers.

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

In memory of A&M-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones, who passed away April 29th last year, Notably Texan visited with Jones family friend and former college schoolmate Dr. Michael Groth who recalled memorable times and some of Dan's favorite music.

Guitarist John Shelton and Singer Charlie Harrison during an in-studio song recording.
Matt Meinke

Charlie Harrison is quickly making a name for himself as a rising singer/songwriter to follow. Flanked by a talented and versatile band, Houston's Charlie & The Regrets are taking their sounds across Texas in support of their "Rivers In The Streets" album.

Alesia Lani
Ed Ziehm Photography

Austin is known for its singers and songwriters in folk and rock genres, but not as much for those creating R&B music. Alesia Lani is one of the creative artists out to change that perception with her own Texas-fried style.

Always the Alibi (Left to right) Drummer Richard Muenckler, Bassist Nick DiBiasio, Vocalist and Guitarist Henry Coke, and Lead Guitarist Matt Wilson.
Kathy Tran

The road has taken some twists and turns over the years for Dallas rock outfit Always The Alibi, but they've emerged with a new lineup, an album release and a fresh outlook on life after the lead singer's medical setbacks.

(Left to right) John Dufilho, Matt Meinke and Brandon Carr outside the KETR Studios.
Matt Meinke

Seasoned Texas performers John Dufihlo and Brandon Carr have made names for themselves as members of bands like The Deathray Davies and The Earlies, respectively. Their new collaboration is Corner Suns, whose self titled album just released on Idol Records.

DC Bloom
Valerie Fremin Photography

D.C. Bloom was once a speech writer for Fortune 500 Companies and the FBI,  but found inspiration to relocate to Texas and refocus his words into songs after a visit to The Kerrville Folk Festival.

Robert Earl Keen
Darren Carroll/ Darren Carroll Photography

Robert Earl Keen's musical road truly does seem to go on forever, as entailed in the lyrics to one of his synonymous songs. His campy, 1994 "Merry Christmas From The Family" song grew a life of it's own, and became a seasonal tour for the Houston native.

Bill Kirchen
Cliff Goldfarb (Used by permission from Red House Records)

"Hot Rod Lincoln" was the song that put Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen on the map in the 1970's, a time which guitarist and singer/songwriter Bill Kirchen recalls fondly. Now a solo artist, Bill has lived in Austin since 2011 and just reunited with musical partner Austin De Lone on their new Transatlanticana album.

Zane Williams playing a song live during Notably Texan in the KETR Studios..
Matt Meinke

Zane Williams offers something unique with his take on country music: an authentic sound to his lyrics, an honest approach to traditional C&W sounds that's not flashy or overproduced, and a genuine throwback to his old-school influences.

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