KETR

Texas singer-songwriter

Kyle Park during his acoustic performance at KETR.
Matt Meinke

After releasing 5 previous albums, Austin singer-songwriter Kyle Park recalled what inspired him to get into the music business and went back to basics on his record Don't Forget Where You Come From.

Zach Coffey performed his song "Over Ain't Over" while at KETR.
Matt Meinke

Zach Coffey is establishing himself as an excellent singer and songwriter. He describes his sound as Keith Urban meets Chris Stapleton, and he mixes a bit of soul with his country sounds on the sophmore release Genesis.

Josh Giles (right) and Matt Meinke at Notably Texan headquarters.
Carinne Manning

Josh Giles is taking his lifelong passion of music to the next level. He studied music at University of North Texas, he's been refining his craft through workshops, and he just produced a new single in Commerce with Brad Davis.

Tom McElvain performing live at KETR.
Matt Meinke

Life has taken many twists and turns for Gainseville's Tom McElvain, and he's used all those life experiences to craft the songs on his powerful new record.

Justin Philip Brooks performing live at KETR.
Matt Meinke

With a voice reminiscent of local Texas favorite John David Kent, Justin Philip Brooks comes out of the gate on his first record with great sounds ranging from country to rock and Americana.

Mason Lively (left) and Matt Meinke at Notably Texan Headquarters.
KETR Staff

Victoria, Texas native Mason Lively is making a big splash on his maiden voyage. His debut record has the Americana/alt-country singer flanked by big names like Lloyd Maines and Cody Braun, and a perfect mixture of country and rock sounds.

Mathew Tuttle performed live songs during his visit to KETR.
Matt Meinke

Fans of Stephen Stills, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor should take note of a talented singer/songwriter right in our backyard. Mathew Tuttle out of Scroggins is an amazing guitar picker, and his falsetto voice hits ranges some could only dream of.

Zach Nytomt performing a song at KETR.
Matt Meinke

Zach Nytomt is ready to share his latest music with Texas, and the world. Reading his last name for the first time may cause you some pronunciation anxiety (listen to our chat for a crash course), but hearing his music will feed your music loving soul.

Barton Stanley David
Matt Meinke

He cut his teeth and honed his musical skills in Dallas and Austin, before he moved to New York City with little more than a suitcase and his dreams. No, it's not a movie script; this is story so far for rising star Barton Stanley David.

(Left to right) Terry Klein, Matt Meinke and Jordi Baizan outside the KETR Studios.
Kevin Jefferies

While making their pilgrimage to the annual Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, guests Jordi Baizan from Houston and Terry Klein out of Austin visited Commerce to speak with Notably Texan.

Cover Art for Red Shahan's record Culberson County
Album Artwork by Morgan Avary | Cover Photography by Scott Slusher

Some artists from Texas take the obvious blacktop roads and make country music with the typical Lone Star buzzwords, like bluebonnets and longhorns. Others, like Red Shahan, prefer to ride the Texas dirt roads and blend in some rock, Americana and blues with their country while touching on the grittier side of life in Texas.

Adam Fischer (left) and Hunter Glaske performing live at KETR.
Matt Meinke

Take one part country, mix in some blues, pop, Americana and soul and you've got the makings for a unique Texas outfit such as The Hunter Rea band, who released their first full length record "Lovin' Ain't Free" earlier this year.

(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.

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.

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