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The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin this January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air Monday and Wednesday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.  

Gene Rodgers is an outdoor adventure enthusiast and self-described ‘argonaut’ who was paralyzed in an accident forty-five years ago at age seventeen. He was joined in the StoryCorps mobile booth by his longtime friend Dennis Borel, the Executive Director of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities. Gene shared some memories of his life and adventures.

Ones To Watch: Knox Fortune

Mar 11, 2018

Chicago’s Knox Fortune is a producer and singer who’s made a name working with a lot of hometown artists, even earning a Grammy for his singing on Chance The Rapper’s “All Night.” But Knox Fortune’s solo work is starting to turn heads too.

Ones To Watch: Erika Wennerstrom

Mar 10, 2018

All this week, KUTX profiles the Ones To Watch: seven must-see artists at SXSW 2018.

You might not know the name Erika Wennerstrom, but since 2003, she’s led the Austin-by-way-of-Ohio band Heartless BastardsThis month, she’s taking a break from the band to release her solo debut, Sweet Unknown.

Ones To Watch: Superorganism

Mar 9, 2018

All this week, KUTX profiles the Ones To Watch: seven must-see artists at SXSW 2018. Photo by Jordan Hughes.

You’d think a band with eight members living on three different continents wouldn’t really work out. But Superorganism does things a little differently. They write songs via email, a process that the teenage singer Orono says comes pretty easily.

Ones To Watch: Lo Moon

Mar 8, 2018

All this week, KUTX profiles the Ones To Watch: seven must-see artists at SXSW 2018.

A few years ago, Matt Lowell had a stack of songs he had written for a solo project. But then he met Crisanta Baker and Sam Stewart, and the instant connection between the three musicians led to the creation of Lo Moon. Lowell’s songs ended up benefiting from the extra input.

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