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Good morning, Austin

August 31, 2010

Marcia Ball at the 2009 Bourbon Street Festival in São Paulo, Brazil. Photo by Newber Machado, reprinted under a Creative Commons license.

KUT, the public radio station in Austin, just notified us that it will play Still Singing the Blues in the early morning of Monday, Sept. 13. Our documentary will air on KUT’s show O’Dark 30. Here’s the station’s description of the show:

O’Dark 30 is an exploration of the world of independent audio production. The show airs Sunday nights at midnight. Every week we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from some of public radio’s best independent producers-both well-known and not so well known-along with material from KUT’s audio archives (which stretch back almost 50 years). O’Dark 30 will operate with one rule… if it’s good, we’re gonna try to bring it to Austin ears.

You can get a nice sampling of what O’Dark 30 plays from its web page.

We’re especially delighted to appear on KUT, because they assisted us with our documentary. One of the special guests on Still Singing the Blues is Marcia Ball, a native of Vinton, Louisiana whose music was described by writer Andrew Gilbert as “as irresistible celebratory blend of rollicking, two-fisted New Orleans piano, Louisiana swamp-rock and smoldering Texas blues from a contemporary storyteller.” Ball—who talked about her relationship with her musical mentor, blueswoman Carol Fran—now lives in Austin. We interviewed her while she sat in KUT’s studio, and the station’s staff recorded the interview.

O’Dark 30 airs from midnight to 3 a.m. If we get a more specific time, we’ll let you know.

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