Fine Tuned Music Series

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Melinda Adams is a local southern rock musician who works at the Waco Convention and Visitors Bureau. We talk about her time at Baylor, her influences, her trip abroad and the how music plays into the economics of the city and what could be on the horizon for the Central Texas music scene. 


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Today on the Fine Tuned Music Series - KWBU's Kateleigh Mills talks with local jazz musician and author David Wild. The two discuss the Waco and Central Texas Jazz scenes, including his band the Dave Wild Trio, his study of John Coltrane and Wild's beginnings playing jazz. 


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Latitude 49 is a contemporary classical group of piano, strings, winds and percussion. The group is comprised of six musicians - including percussionist Chris Sies and pianist Dr. Jani Parsons - who are married and both teach at Baylor University's School of Music. The mix-chamber ensemble derives its name from the parallel along Canada and United States border - and so too brings together musicians from both countries.

In this episode of the Fine Tuned Music Series, Sies and Parsons discuss how Latitude 49 was formed when they were at the University of Michigan, what "new music" in classical means and the changes they see happening in the Central Texas music scene. 

Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

In this roundtable discussion Dr. Gary Mortenson, dean of Baylor's School of Music, Keep Waco Loud's Katie Selman and Jacob Green and Dick Gimble, instructor at McLennan Community College and son of music legend Johnny Gimble sit down to talk about the changing landscape of the Central Texas music scene. KWBU's Kateleigh Mills moderates the discussion. 


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Collin Selman is an indie-pop artist from Central Texas. Selman recently was highlighted on Spotify's Indie-Pop and Fresh Finds playlists for his single 'dayDREAM' - which has over 293,000 streams on Spotify. In this episode Selman discusses how an injury when he was 14 caused him to pursue music, what it's like being an independent artist in Central Texas, the projects he is working on and why he thinks short-form music is not necessarily a bad thing. 

Please note the conversation below was recorded on August 8, 2019. 


Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

The Fine Tuned Music Series is a special series on 103.3, Waco Public Radio dedicated to featuring local musicians as well as highlighting key players in the growing Central Texas and Waco music scenes. The artists interviewed for the series will be different ages and come from different backgrounds and genres. The series also aims to discover what makes Central Texas and Waco's creative music economy unique.