Front Row Center – Saturdays at midnight starting April 7!

Working in the same building as the North Texas PBS station has its benefits.  Remember when we told you about Live From The Artists Den?  KXT listeners will want this tip: FRONT ROW CENTER starts April 7 at midnight and runs weekly on Channel 13.  Full line up below.  Save the dates for artists you might […]

  Gregg Allman has one of the most distinctive voices in American music. Going back to the thrilling tracks of the early Allman Brothers albums — including my favorite, Live at the Fillmore East — Allman’s vocals have made him a rock star and a staple of classic-rock radio. But I’ve always heard a blues singer. Low Country Blues, out Jan. 18, gets Allman back to the roots he and brother Duane shared as they set out from Macon, Ga., on the unpredictable adventure that became the Allman Brothers Band. This stripped-down collection of covers (and a few Allman originals) was produced by T-Bone Burnett, who seems to possess an inexhaustible appetite for interesting settings that push established musicians past their comfort zones. In this case, Allman was joined by Dennis Crouch, who only plays acoustic bass, and Jay Bellerose, who played drums with calfskin heads that deliver an old-school sound appropriate for the material. Doyle Bramhall II had a tough job: how not to sound like any of the amazing guitarists associated with Gregg Allman over the years (Duane and Derek Trucks come to mind). His playing adds another fascinating chapter to Allman’s recorded legacy, which sounds reinvigorated here.

First Listen: Gregg Allman, ‘Low Country Blues’

Elvis Costello – National Ransom

Elvis Costello – National Ransom Elvis Costello – “National Ransom” This title track from Costello’s new record once again teams the singer/songwriter with legendary producer T-Bone Burnett for a rocking good time.  The song’s lyrics rail against the government, Wall Street and other frequent targets of Costello’s angst, amid a backdrop of screaming guitar and […]

Sahara Smith – “The Real Thing” Sahara Smith, who headlines KXT 91.7’s Concert on the Square tomorrow night, recently released her debut record, helmed by T-Bone Burnett. This track, the lead single, shows her smoky vocals and understated, bluesy style. Reminiscent of Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt, and early Sheryl Crow, Sahara Smith is a rising […]

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Sahara Smith – “The Real Thing” This 21-year-old starlet just released her debut record Myth of the Heart, which was crafted under the watchful eye of Fort Worth native T-Bone Burnett. Her sultry vocals and understated, powerful band help create a stunning first record. She kicks off the KXT 91.7 Concert in the Square series […]

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John Mellencamp – No Better Than This

John Mellencamp – No Better Than This John Mellencamp – “No Better Than This” Mellencamp decided to take his music back to the roots of American folk on his latest record No Better Than This, produced by Fort Worth’s seemingly ubiquitous T-Bone Burnett. While on tour with Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan, he recorded at […]

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Nothin’

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Nothin’ Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – “Nothin’” This song, from the heralded Raising Sand record, has more than one Texas connection. Produced by Fort Worth native T-Bone Burnett, it is also a cover of a song by Townes Van Zandt, with the wonderful blend of Krauss and Plant’s […]

Jakob Dylan – Nothing But The Whole Wide World

Jakob Dylan – “Nothing But The Whole Wide World” Mr. Zimmerman’s son follows up his first post-Wallflowers solo record Seeing Things with Women & Country, an EP that previews his upcoming full-length of the same name. This song features the background vocals of Neko Case and Kelly Hogan and the production work of Fort Worth native T-Bone […]