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Musician, composer and radio host Elizabeth McQueen wants to hear about transformational songs. In conversations and interviews with fellow musicians and artists, McQueen talks with them about life-changing songs, inspiration, creativity and so much more.More from This Song »

Most Recent Episodes

The Mastersons

Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore spend most of their lives on the road, both as members of Steve Earle's band, The Dukes, and as the husband and wife duo, The Mastersons. Their discussion with Elizabeth touches on Daniel Lanios' late night landscapes; the harmonies of Emmylou Harris, The Louvin Brothers and The Jayhawks and how one [...]

Brett Dennen

Brett Dennen describes the first time he heard Joni Mitchell's "All I Want" and explains how it revealed the kind of artist he would later strive to be.


Shinyrib's Kevin Russell describes how "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas got him into soul music as a kid and explains his musical mission — to dance and get the world to dance with him.


Tycho's Scott Hansen describes how Boards of Canada's "ROYGBIV" helped him understand that his most effective form of expression was instrumental electronic music.


JR JR has been making catchy indie pop music for the better part of the decade. But where did this hook-laden infectious music come from? Listen in as the band members recount how their experiences with live shows by The Grateful Dead, a mysterious glow at a Tonic concert, a case of Led Zeppelin misidentification, the love [...]

Hard Proof

Austin's Hardproof is extra special to us at Team This Song. Their song "Mahout" begins and ends every episode of our podcast so we consider them part of the family. They have just released their new record "Stinger" on Modern Outsider Records and when they came to KUTX to talk with Elizabeth about it, band members [...]

This Song: Matt The Electrician

Matt the Electrician describes how seeing Michael Penn's video for "No Myth" changed his life and gave him the permission he needed to pursue a life in music

This Song: Wild Belle

Siblings Natalie and Elliot Bergman describe how seeing Radiohead in Mexico City made them realize that the audience can be as integral to a performance as the musicians, and that music is, in words of Elliot and their mother, "The best thing ever." Subscribe via the Podcasts App, iTunes or Stitcher to get the new episodes [...]

Palo Duro

Austin Artist Michael Winningham on how Os Mutantes "A Mihna Menina" opened his mind to an expansive sonic world and influenced his latest project, Palo Duro.

The Strumbellas

Hear how a Ryan Adams' song, an Offspring record and a sped up version of Twisted Sisters' "Burn in Hell" led to the creation and the sound of The Strumbellas.

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