Curtis Peoples

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Curtis Peoples, Ph.D., is an Archivist at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library (SWC/SCL) at Texas Tech University (TTU).  Dr. Peoples has nineteen years of experience in archival work. During 2002, he established the Crossroads of Music Archive in the SWC/SCL, and is the archivist for the collection. He heads the Crossroads Recording Studio in the TTU Library. Further, he is a musician who has worked in the music business for four decades, numerous recording studios, and has been a production manager for many events. He is a graduate and former instructor of the Sound Technology program at South Plains College, and currently serves as chair of the SPC Sound Technology Advisory Board. He also serves as Chair of the Education and Training Committee for the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, as well as their Assistant Conference Manger. Dr. Peoples teaches the “History of West Texas Music” and “Texas Music History: Race, Class, and Gender” for the TTU Honors College. He also hosts the “Music Crossroads of Texas” radio show on KTTZ 89.1 FM. the His research centers on music and place. 

Curtis Peoples with Honeyhouse at Rockin Box 33 house concert where he interviewed the group.
Courtesy of Curtis Peoples.

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, your host Curtis Peoples is devoting the entire show to the Women of West Texas music. Listeners will get to hear a variety of music spanning seven decades of Women of West Texas Music.

West Texas Music Standards: This week’s feature is Kimmie Rhodes.

West Texas Live Shots: Live music from the new Honeyhouse record, Raw Honey.

Weekly Main Feature: This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, your host, Curtis Peoples, celebrates Hispanic Heritage in West Texas music.

“Cookin” – Tortilla Factory
“La Malaguena” – Tortilla Factory
“Homenaje A Pete Morales” – Pete Morales
“La Patatida” – Pete Morales
“Making What I Make” – Tori & Junior Vasquez
“Sorry” – Junior Vasquez
“Ainda Lembro” – Jerry Serrano
“Panhandle Confessional” – Dave Martinez

  Women of West Texas Music: This week we play music by the band New Variety featuring Agnes Torres.

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, your host, Curtis Peoples, will look at the 2017 West Texas Walk of Fame inductees J.T. Braxton, Tom Braxton, and Johnny Ray Watson. Other show segments will also feature West Texas Walk of Fame inductees.

Women of West Texas Music: This week we feature blues musician and historian Angela Strehli.

West Texas Music Standards: This week’s music standard is Virgil Johnson.

Texana Dames Album
Texana Dames Album Cover

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas we will wrap up this look at some of the songs about cities and town in West Texas.

  Three of this week’s recurring segments focus on the Tommy and Charlene Hancock Family.

  Women of West Texas Music: This week’s feature is the Texana Dames.

  West Texas Music Standards: This week’s West Texas Music Standard is Tommy X Hancock.

  West Texas Live Shots: Music from one of the Texana Dames live album featuring songs from one CD of their Months and Months of Sundays CD releases.

Jenni Dale Lord joins Curtis Peoples in the studio for this week's Music Crossroads of Texas.
Kaysie Ellingson

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, your host, Curtis Peoples, begins a two part series exploring the music of the Giant Side of Texas—West Texas—and the Giant Side of Music. He will play music written about, or that has a connection to cities and towns in the region.

Women of West Texas Music: This week we have Jenni Dale Lord in the KTTZ studios to talk about her music.

West Texas Music Standards: This week’s feature is Terry Allen.

West Texas Live Shots: Music from Joe Ely on his 1980 tour.

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