Curtis Peoples


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. 

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.

Music Crossroads of Texas: Delbert McClinton and More

Music Crossroads of Texas: Norman Petty Studios

Music Crossroads of Texas: Lubbock Lights

Music Crossroads of Texas: Kimmie Rhodes Special