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
5:24 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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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.
Credit starlocalmedia.com

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 (https://www.facebook.com/danny.barnes)

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

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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'

www.terrihendrix.com

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
http://twostarsymphony.com

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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Notably Texan
6:05 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Blue Twenty2's combine diverse influences to create own sound

(Left to right) Brack Key, Shane Parker and "Pua", Blue Twenty2's, performing live at KETR
Matt Meinke

Some bands form when individuals discover their love for a common type of music: country, rock, etc. Other bands find that their members' drastically different backgrounds can meld into a unique sound all their own, as is the case with Bois D'Arc Bash headliners Blue Twenty2's.

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Notably Texan
10:08 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Jack Ingram on Houston, reality TV and truth in songwriting

Jack Ingram
Triple Eight Management

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 Notably Texan host Matt Meinke and KETR's Jerrod Knight.

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Notably Texan
6:48 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Veteran Texas singer-songwriter Sara Hickman joins Notably Texan

Cover art from Sara Hickman's latest album "Shine" on Dallas' Kirtland Records.

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.

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The Grin-N-Bearit Show
2:23 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

The Great Depression pushed many to great risk

Grin-N-Bearit recording one of their original songs.
M. Meinke

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.

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Notably Texan
12:58 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Enterprising performers create unique sounds

Bryson Moore plays guitar and sings, accompanied by Chase Rippy on the djembe drum, at the Commerce Songwriters Showcase
Matt Meinke

Northeast Texas music artists Bryson Moore and Chase Rippy recently joined Matt Meinke on Notably Texan to discuss their craft.

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Notably Texan
9:00 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Up and coming band casts a wide shadow

(Left to right) Hunter, Christian and James performing at KETR
Matt Meinke

Hot on the heels of their recent category win at the Commerce Idol competition, Commerce band Casting Shadows see a bright future ahead.

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