"Providing exposure for emerging artists of all styles, archiving music for future generations, and expanding the musical horizons of viewers."
Provide you with a showcase of “undiscovered” hard-working artists in the widest possible range of styles without glamour and hype
Encourage the music inside you
Provide exposure for under represented artists
Educate viewers of their right to more musical variety
Archive art, muisc, and culture for future generations
Export and share an uplifting artistic experience filled with the flavor and culture of Texas
Always Hand Crafted and Authentic
Since 1997, Viewers Just Like YOU have counted on us to deliver authentic hand crafted original music. We refuse to sacrifice musical quality, authenticity, or artistic integrity to appeal to the masses. No other radio, internet, or television program has provided more musical variety, cultural diversity, and artistic flavor than the Texas Music Café®. Each 1-hour program delivers the type of hard to find, intimate, hand-crafted, concert, festival, and bar room musical experiences that true music lovers dream about. Rarely filmed in their natural environments, we capture the performances of battle worthy living legends, and rising star road warriors on a variety of stages. So kick back, relax, and let us take your musical taste buds on a journey through some of the most unique music of our time.
Artists of All Styles
Since 1997, more than 1000 artists have performed on Texas Music Café. Past TMC performers include: Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Guy Clark, Barbara Lynn, Robert Earl Keen, Billie Joe Shaver, Monte Montgomery, Slaid Cleaves, Ruthie Foster, Pat Green, Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, Bruce and Charlie Robison, Chris Knight, Cory Chisel, Cross-Canadian Ragweed and many more. These recognized performers and TMC have helped provide a pathway of exposure for some of the best emerging artists you’ve never heard, and some you are sure to hear about.
Where To Watch
The TMC program made its debut in 1997 and has aired on more than 80 PBS stations across the USA and in 150 countries. Currently, Texas Music Café is seen Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. throughout Central Texas on KNCT PBS immediately following Austin City Limits. Beginning in January 2015, TMC will once again begin national distribution (free of charge) to all 300 PBS member stations. We believe in PBS, and its mission to make programs not biased by the influence of money. We appreciate the folks you never meet that make it all work. Max Rudolph, Sean Greenthaner, Steve Benger, Pat McCray, Steve Sulzer, and the entire staff at KNCT. CALL YOUR LOCAL PBS STATION, MAKE A PLEDGE OF SUPPORT, and tell them..., "I Want My TMC"! Episodes can also be seen at TexasMusicCafe.com
Behind the Scenes
A whole lot of great people have helped make TMC since it started. One constant is this guy: Chris Ermoian (Executive Producer) who is a performing songwriter and the creator and producer of Texas Music Café® Chris is degreed in audio technology and has worked with Sony, Alligator, Warner Brothers, and Rounder Records in producing Telly Award® winning video content for their artists. TMC's 7th season was co-produced with the state's best music advocate, Gary Hartman, Ph.D., the Director of the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. THANKS GARY for all you have done for Texas Music! Other TMC craftsmen include: David Summers, Jeremy Gautier, Wes Wells, Casey Pittman, Byron Lovelace, Jane and Brock Boone, the Ermoian Family, and many many more. Thank you all.