Nelson, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and
Dallas-born actress, Robin Wright Penn, along
with some of the most wild and extraordinary tellers take
us across Texas and share their own hidden kitchen stories
in this hour of radio
alive with a deep sense of time and place.
Oil barrel barbeques,
ice houses, cowboy kitchens, Christian
kitchens, oystermen on Galveston Bay. The
birth of the Frito, the birth of the 7-11, the
birth of the Frozen Margarita,the first barbeque
on the moon, the garage kitchens of
the Vietnamese in Houston, cotton pickers' kitchens, biodiesel
kitchens and so much more. All the big issues play
out in these Texas kitchen stories -- oil, land, food, family,
elders, work, war, immigration -- issues that touch the lives
of listeners everywhere.
Full of first person stories, archival audio,
voicemail messages, and laced with deep soulful Texas
music by Willie Nelson,
Flaco Jimenez, Archie Bell and the Drells, Lightnin'
Blind Lemon Jefferson, George Jones,
Los Lonely Boys, Conjunto Bernal, Bob Wills
and the Texas Playboys, Tex Czech polka bands
Mendoza. Shimmering musical transitions and sonic
beds by steel guitar
wonder, Cindy Cashdollar.
She grew up on a raw milk dairy farm in Woodstock, so
you know she rocks!
Hidden Kitchens Texas
is a Nationwide Radio Collaboration presented by NPR
by The Kitchen Sisters in cooperation with KUT 90.5 FM
at the University of Texas in Austin.
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