“in the groove” for Thursday, August 13, 2015

Joshua James / The Americana Music Show / Austin City Limits

Song and Artist: “Beware!” by Joshua James of Lincoln, Nebraska

Joshua James, singer-songwriter from Lincoln, Nebraska
Joshua James, singer-songwriter from Lincoln, Nebraska

image courtesy Joshua James and Musicxplorer.com


“Beware!” by Joshua James

Joshua James’ website/music: http://www.joshuajames.tv/

Radio Show: Calvin Powers’ Americana Music Show

Calvin Powers, host of Americana Music Show, WCOM
Calvin Powers, host of Americana Music Show, WCOM

images courtesy Calvin Powers and Americana Music Show website

Calvin Powers hosts “The Americana Music Show” on WHUP 104.7 FM, Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Excerpt from WCOM (the former home for “The Americana Music Show”:

“The Americana Music Show features hand-picked, road-tested music, mostly roots rock, alt.country, deep blues and righteous soul music. There’s an emphasis on local and emerging artist. Check out the Americana Music Show website to listen to episodes of the show.”

The website for “The Americana Show” is jam-packed with detailed info about the show, guests who co-host and are interviewed by Calvin Powers, and links to past broadcasts. Also the blog for the show is included for the latest news and music reviews. It’s a fun website to explore if you are interested in Americana music.

Listen live via WHUP radio broadcast in Hillsborough, North Carolina on 104.7 FM.

Website for WHUP: http://whupfm.org/wp/

Listen to past broadcasts on the official website for “The Americana Music Show”:

Website for Calvin Powers’ “The Americana Music Show”: http://americanamusicshow.com

Website for WCOM (former broadcast station for the show): http://wcomfm.org/

Supporter of Americana: Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits show and festival, Austin Texas
Austin City Limits show and festival, Austin Texas

images courtesy Austin City Limits, YouTube

Austin City Limits presently is composed of its historic public television show “Austin City Limits,” the annual ACL Festival in Austin, Texas, and the ACL Live music venue at The Moody Theatre.

Austin City Limits first began, and still continues as a Public Broadcasting System (PBS) television show that shows recorded footage of live performances at The Moody Theater. The show was founded in 1974 by KLRU Austin staff Bill Arhos (program director), Paul Bosner (producer) and Bruce Scafe (director), when PBS was seeking original programming for its member stations.

Excerpt from ACLTV.com re the inception of Austin City Limits:

“Scafe had already directed the music show The Session for WSIU in Carbondale, Illinois, while Bosner was a dedicated fan of the so-called cosmic cowboy scene in Austin. After the latter turned Arhos on to Jan Reid’s book The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock, which covered the progressive country scene, the trio came up with the idea of a TV program to showcase Austin’s diverse mix of country, blues, folk and psychedelia. Thus Austin City Limits (title courtesy of Bosner, who saw the sign every week when he commuted from Dallas to Austin) was born. “

(paraphrased from “History of ACL”):

According to ACLTV.com, in preparation for the premier of Austin City Limits, the original taping of artist B.W. Stevenson was unusable for broadcasting on television, so the official 1974 premier of Austin City Limits consisted of broadcasting the taping of the next performance, who happened to be Willie Nelson. Due to the warm response by PBS and its viewers of the broadcast during the PBS fundraiser, Austin City Limits was approved to continue under the wing of PBS, and it has been on the channel ever since. (See the web page “History of ACL” http://acltv.com/history-of-acl/)

The original venue for the show was on the University of Texas campus, at Studio 6A (Communications Building), and in 2011 was moved to the Moody Theater in downtown Austin.

The Austin City Limits Music Festival was the subsequent offshoot of the Austin City Limits Live television show. The festival was founded in 2002, initially happening over one weekend, and due to its popularity, was approved by the city to cover two weekends. ACL Fest takes place in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, and features numerous local, national, and international musical acts.

Austin City Limits Website: http://austincitylimits.com/

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