Texas Music Mini-Conference: History of Texas Music

On Saturday, May 30, Dallas Public Library’s Fine Arts Division will host a one-day conference on the history of Texas music. Twelve sessions will be offered covering a wide range of performers and styles, including Stamps-Baxter and Southern Gospel music, Texas blues, rock bands from the 60s, two noted women in Texas music, the Texas International Pop Festival, jazz in Texas, the Big D Jamboree, and more. Two film screenings will be included in the day: Teen-a-Go-Go and South Dallas Pop.

Although the conference is free, space is limited, so advance reservations are requested. To register for the event, please visit http://texasmusic.eventbrite.com.

Here is a link to the schedule.

Here is additional information on the topics/presenters with links:

Ruby Allmond and Louise Tobin:  Audra Brock, Jim Conrad, and Deborah Porter (Texas A&M University, Commerce) http://rubyallmond.com http://www.tamu-commerce.edu/library

South Dallas Pop Festival (film screening, Q&A):  Roger Boykin, Anne Bothwell http://www.kera.org/tv/productions/southdallaspop

Texas Blues:  Jay Brakefield, Michael Dyson, Alan Govenar http://www.docarts.com http://www.blueshoeproject.org http://www.theeagle.com Buddy Holly and Buddy Magazine:  Stoney Burns, Ron McKeown http://buddymagazine.com http://www.myspace.com/buddy_magazine http://www.buddyhollycenter.org

Fort Griffin Fandangle (sampler):  Jim Coker and Fandangle sampler performers http://www.fortgriffinfandangle.org http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/FF/kkf2.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Griffin_Fandangle

Big D Jamboree and the Light Crust Doughboys:  David Dennard, John Mark Dempsey, Art Greenhaw http://www.dragonstreet.com/aboutus.html http://www.artgreenhaw.com http://faculty.tamu-commerce.edu/jmdempsey http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/BB/xfb1.html http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/LL/xgl1.html http://bigdjamboree.net/home.html

Texas  Music Overview; Goals for Future Research:  Kevin Mooney http://www.music.txstate.edu/facultystaff/bios/mooney.html http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/TT/xbt2.html http://ecommons.txstate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1006&context=jtmh

Rock Bands, the 60s, Teen-a-Go-Go (film screening, Q&A):  Mark Nobles, William Williams http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BigD60s http://www.myspace.com/teenagogogaragebands http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigd60s/sets http://www.teen-a-go-go.com http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2008/05/do_not_read_this_unless_you_ha.php http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoID=36336572 Texas International Pop Festival: Angus Wynne http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/TT/xft1.html http://www.texaspopfestival.com

Bob Wills:  Jeff Storie http://webtest.dbu.edu/fine_arts/Faculty/MusicFaculty-effreyStorie.asp http://www.deckerjones.com/storie.htm http://www.bobwills.com http://www.turkeytexas.net Southern Gospel and Stamps-Baxter:  B. F. (Bob) McLemore and Pauline Thompson http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/SS/ehs3.html http://www.tsgsm.com http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/GG/xbg2.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stamps-Baxter