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Marcus Mumford Sings “You’ll Never Walk Alone”
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Marcus Mumford, of the band Mumford & Sons, has just posted a beautiful new performance of the classic song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” It’s just Marcus singing at home accompanied by Reuben James at his home on piano. The song has rapidly become the world-wide anthem to show support for and encouragement to medical staff, first responders, those impacted by, under restrictions or in quarantine because of the coronavirus pandemic. The song has an interesting history. It comes from a...

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Thursday, 09 April 2020
Shinyribs sings “Stay Home”
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Austin’s Shinyribs has released a timely, topical and terrific tune called, “Stay Home” (see below!)   As Shinyribs frontman Kevin Russell says, “In situations like this, panic naturally ensues when daily routines are unprecedentedly interrupted. This is a lighthearted message but an important one. You don’t need more toilet paper. You don’t need to hoard supplies and food. You just need to stay put. This time is tough on all of us, but with everyone’s cooperation, we can slow the...

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Thursday, 26 March 2020
VELA: Illuminating Ability for Children with Special Needs
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One in every five families in America has a child with special needs, and the parents of those children often feel alone and overwhelmed in trying to navigate through the system of doctors, therapies and special education. VELA, a local bilingual non-profit, works to empower those parents and provide a community for those families. This week on the Sun Radio Regional Report, Kevin Connor talks with VELA founder and Executive Director Maria Hernandez and Miranda Dodson, a musician and mother...

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Wednesday, 11 December 2019
AVAFEST: Healing Veterans through Arts
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The Austin Veterans Arts Festival is happening now in studios and venues all over town. It’s visual art, music, poetry, theater and more created by veterans. This week on The Sun Radio Regional Report Kevin Connor talks with festival founder Glenn Towery, himself a Vietnam Vet and an actor and singer, about how creative arts help veterans dealing with PTSD, and hopefully helps to stave off veterans’ suicide, which has reached epidemic rates here in the United States. The festival...

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Monday, 28 October 2019
The Issue of Affordability in Austin Music
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This week on The Sun Radio Regional Report Kevin Connor talks with director Jeff Sandman and club owner Joe Ables about Nothing Stays the Same: The Story of the Saxon Pub, which screens this weekend at the Alamo South Lamar. The film addresses the issue of affordability for neighborhood music venues (and the musicians who play in them) in today’s boomtown economy. When filming began, the Saxon was faced with rising rent and having to relocate further south. And then...

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Sunday, 18 August 2019
Rodney Crowell returns to Texas
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Legendary songwriter and recording artist Rodney Crowell brought his guitar and a vinyl copy of his new album, Texas, to Sun Radio recently for a session with Kevin Connor on A Hill Country Saturday. The album arrives with the full moon on August 15th, and continues Rodney’s exploration of his home state and his life in it as he has done with albums like The Houston Kid and KIN. Rodney has lived away from Texas for more than 40 years,...

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Saturday, 17 August 2019