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Notably Texan

Weekdays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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.)

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Bruce Robison
Kenny Braun

You don't have to be a Texas music connoisseur to have heard the songwriting of Bruce Robison, which has been popularized by the likes of George Strait, The Dixie Chicks and Tim McGraw. Robison and his wife, Kelly Willis, are returning to Greenville to perform this weekend.

Curtis and Loretta: Curtis Teague (left) and Loretta Simonet (right)
Jennifer Bong

Curtis Teague and Loretta Simonet's lives have been in marital harmony for the past 30 years, and they've been making musical harmonies for the past 40 years. Curtis has roots south of Dallas, and the pair loves to visit Texas when they're away from their home in Minnesota.

(Left to right) Matt Meinke, Brad Davis and Rickey Gene Wright in the KETR studios.
Matt Meinke

Rickey Gene Wright has become a prolific songwriter, influenced by the outlaw country of his youth and the mystique of being a lifelong Texan. His latest release finds him further flexing his creative lyric chops, and establishing himself as a well rounded Americana act.

Andrew Hardin and Jeannie Burns
Ralph Varn

Both members of the duo Hardin Burns have years of experience in music: Andrew Hardin is a guitarist and producer who has worked with big names through the years, and Jeannie Burns comes from the family behind the folk group The Burns Sisters.

Calhoun singer Tim Locke performing "Blinders On" at KETR.
Matt Meinke

Dallas band Calhoun's sound bridges the gap between pop and old school alternative, and features the vocal range of singer Tim Locke. They've retained the same lineup for more than 5 years, and the band mates still love writing, recording and performing together.

The Powell Brothers (Left: Blake, Right: Taylor) played an original tune live during Notably Texan.
Matt Meinke

Taylor and Blake have been making music together since they were kids in church performing with their father. They've now gone "all-in" to music with The Powell Brothers band, and are touring all across the state.

Hannah Kirby and Notably Texan Host Matt Meinke in the KETR Studios.
Jerrod Knight

She captured the hearts of television viewers on Season 8 of NBC's The Voice. Now, Hannah Kirby is refining her music and set to play a gig with the largest band she's ever assembled.

Frankie Lee (left) and Peyton Stilling (right) performing a duet at KETR.
Matt Meinke

Rising music stars Frankie Lee and Peyton Stilling each possess a youthful talent that might make you question what you were doing with your life at 15 to 17 years old. 

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.

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