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Exploring 'The Cowtown of the Imagination' with Elana James

Founding member and vocalist/violinist of The Hot Club of Cowtown, Elana James, joined Matt Meinke for a chat during Notably Texan.

Topics include the origins of the trio, their appearances of A Prairie Home Companion, Elana's new solo release, the meaning behind the band name, plus the value of public radio.

More on the band can be found at www.hotclubofcowtown.com, and Elana James' site is www.elanajames.com.

Interview originally aired on Friday, August 1.

Notably Texan airs weekdays from Noon - 3pm on KETR.

Born in Dallas, Texas, Matt moved to the Sulphur Springs area in 1990 and settled in Commerce shortly thereafter. Having dreamed of working in radio since childhood, he began working at KETR while taking Radio-Television courses at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1993. Matt has transitioned from a part-time worker and pupil of KETR, to the station’s Chief Announcer/Producer and supervisor of student broadcasters. A familiar voice of 88-9 KETR, Matt has hosted such shows as The Late Nite Lion, and can currently be heard as host of Notably Texan.
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