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Alesia Lani Breaks the Austin Music Mold

Alesia Lani
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Alesia Lani

Austin is known for its singers and songwriters in folk and rock genres, but not as much for those creating R&B music. Alesia Lani is one of the creative artists out to change that perception with her own Texas-fried style.

Still a relative newcomer to the scene (her first album dropped in 2015), Lani recently teamed up with label mates and Austin MC's Tone1y and Clova on a new single called "Ride," and she's hoping to release a new album this year. Matt Meinke spoke with Alesia from Austin.

More about the artist can be found on her Facebook page.

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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.