CM Talkington & Texas Radio
“This record made me a dragonfly,” C M Talkington conveyed with gripping sincerity. He and his mother
ued to joke about how they were both dragonflies because they are the insects that take the longest to
metamorphose, the greatest stretch of time to come into who they are meant to be. Texas Radio is a
sacred part of that journey for Talkington, a spiritual art manifesto that acts as a point of arrival and
departure. His life for the past three decades has led him to this album release through a series of events,
encounters, and mystical synchronicities, but it is also just the beginning, as the album’s final track, “Let It
The story of Texas Radio goes back as far as the 1930s, when outlaw radio stations broadcasted
revolutionary messages that transcended the border of Texas and Mexico. Groundbreaking music sizzled
and sparked from the tops of those radio towers too, the bedrock genres of country, Tejano, soul, rock ’n’
roll, blues, gospel, and rockabilly.
Through these threads, the Texas Radio band as it exists today was reborn, with Douglas Forrest,
David Mabry, Kobie Baus and Talkington convening at Wire Recording in Austin, Texas to record with Paul Leary.
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