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From Moonshine to Armadillos: The Birth of the Austin Music Scene
by Joe Bevilacqua
Hosted by Joe Bevilacqua, with Janis Joplin, Willie Nelson, Kenneth Threadgill, and Eddie Wilson
Veteran, award-winning public radio producer Joe Bevilacqua hosts this hour-long program outlining the history of Threadgill's and Armadillo World Headquarters, their contribution to the birth of the Austin music scene, and their influence on the Nashville Sound and country rock.
As heard on Sirius XM and NPR, the hour features commentary and music by many of the key players of the time, including rare never-before-
What the Critics Say
"This program offers a soup-to-nuts history of Austin's growth into the live music Mecca that it's become today. The show is more than just contemporary talking heads and music - it features an amazing collection of archival interviews and recordings (including tape of some never-before-
About Joe Bev
Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) has been producing radio in many genres since 1971 when he was 12. At 19 in 1980, Bev became the youngest person to produce a radio show for public radio. He co-hosted The Jazz Show with Garret Gega in the early 80s, a four hour a week mix classic jazz and comedy. Bev also worked for WBGO, Jazz 88 in Newark, NJ and produced documentaries for WNYC New York Public Radio on jazz legends including Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Cab Calloway, and Lionel Hampton.
Bev also produces, directs, writes and voices half of The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, which is has been highest rated radio show on Cult Radio A-Go-Go! for many weeks. Joe Bev's other weekly radio show, The Jazz-O-Rama Hour debuted at #2. 20 weeks ago, the veteran voice actor added his third hour for Cult Radio, called The Joe Bev Experience which airs right after The Jazz-O-Rama Hour.
The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block" includes radio comedy, classic jazz and radio drama, starting with The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, then The Jazz-O-Rama Hour and The Joe Bev Experience following. Listen online for free every Saturday, 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT, at cultradioagogo.com.
Archived Comedy-O-Rama Hours are now podcast on iTunes at: