The amazingly high bar for great local music continues to be set by North Texas artists. Fort Worth showed up strong this week- we got new tracks from Lorena Leigh, Averi Burk, David Tribble, and new duo Rookii and Milky Beatz. Matthew and the Arrogant Sea sent in their new one from Denton, Dev Wulf & The Midnight Howl chimed in from Dallas, and we even heard the beautiful “Bloom” from Katherine Paterson out of McKinney.
Check out the full playlist after the highlights and if you are an artist from North Texas, be sure to submit your music here.
Leigh is a self-described “cowboy mermaid”, and we are here for it! Her originality shines through on “Whales,” which was released via State Fair Records Singles Club.
Wulf is frontman for Americana band Texicana (coincidentally, the band that won our Tiny Cake Contest back in 2019) , and expands into new territory with The Midnight Howl. “Doghouse” is a bluesy, upbeat nod to the classics- a total jam!
Burk is back with her signature brand of rock and roll! “Choke” showcases Burk’s strong voice and stellar guitar skills. See her live at Dallas Pride again this year- she’s scheduled on the Hall Of State Stage on Saturday, June 3rd.
The KXT Local Show- 5/18/23
Lorena Leigh- Whales
Andy Yu- Pretty People
Andy Evans- Good To Be Alive
Dev Wulf The Midnight Howl- Doghouse
Varcy- See Me Hya
Byron Davis Jr.- I Need That Energy
Squeezebox Bandits- Check To Check
David Tribble- White Flag
Averi Burk- Choke
mkn coffee- Are We Dancing Yet
Posival- Summer Solstice
Rookii feat. Milky Beatz- You Know How I Get
Matthew & The Arrogant Sea- Webs
Remy Reilly- What Do Ya Know
J/O/E feat. Suave Ski- Crewz Control
Katherine Paterson- Bloom
Painted Light- Home
Featured Image: Lorena Leigh
The KXT Local Show is a weekly radio program curated and hosted by Nilufer Arsala. Tune in every Thursday from 7-8pm to hear new and classic tunes from North Texas artists spanning a broad mix of genres, including hip hop, Latin, rock, blues, jazz, folk and R&B.
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