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Texas Radio Live at Guero’s Taco Bar’s Oak Garden is a weekly fundraiser every Wednesday night that supports the Sun Radio Foundation. This live radio show is broadcast across Central Texas on the Sun Radio Network and streamed worldwide at

Each week, Sun Radio presents the latest and greatest singers, songwriters and musicians that call Texas home, while also paying tribute to myriad Texas musicians who have gone before us.

Texas Radio Live is the longest running live music radio program on Austin radio!
Celebrating 10 years from Guero’s Taco Bar’s Oak Garden. 

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Scott Ballew: Texas Radio Live

June 12 @ 7:00 pm


Photo cred: Alex Souza

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Scott spent a decade of his life in Los Angeles as a filmmaker. He returned to Austin in 2016, and picked up a guitar and began writing songs at the beginning of the 2020 Pandemic. In his own words:
“Music had always been a part of my life, but I specifically became fascinated with songwriting after watching the Dylan doc ‘No Direction Home’ … That period cemented my love and symbiotic relationship with film and music. From there, my influences became Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, and Michael Hurley. And then contemporary artists like Bill Callahan, Joanna Newsome, Cotton Jones and a guy named Aaron Ross. But, it wasn’t until I came across Terry Allen later in life that the idea of creating my own songs seemed like a remote possibility.”
His songwriting is described as “dusty with red dirt from travel, his poetry bitter and sweet like a persimmon,” covering topics such as love, loss, addiction, recovery, and the ever shifting sands of life.

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June 12
7:00 pm
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Güero’s Taco Bar
1412 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Part of Sun Radio’s mission is to support local musicians

Texas Radio Live is a continuation of Larry Monroe’s program, Texas Radio. When Monroe moved to Austin in 1977, his goal was to put Austin music on the radio in the form of records, live performances, and interviews. Soon after he joined KUT in 1981, he started a program called Texas Music, which was soon called Texas Radio. Texas Radio primarily spotlighted the recordings of Texas musicians, but occasionally featured a live guest or broadcast interviews taped by others. Monroe joined Sun Radio in 2011 and brought his programs, Blue Monday and Phil Music, with him, and also desired to bring back his Texas Radio program. Sun Radio founder, Daryl O’Neal responded to this by suggesting they create a live version of it. O’Neal then pitched the idea to Rob Lippincott, owner of Guero’s Taco Bar, who was thrilled at the idea of having Larry Monroe doing a program from Guero’s. Monroe then solicited the help of David Arnsberger… and Texas Radio Live was re-born! Texas Radio Live continues today after Monroe’s untimely death in January 2014.

The Sun Radio Recharge program has enabled Sun Radio to provide financial relief to local musicians through deferring the costs of electricity bills and paying artists to perform.