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. 

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Nov 22, 2020

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, Curtis is playing music about Home. You will hear music from Amanda Shires, Jay Boy Adams, Kimmie Rhodes, and many more.

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This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, Curtis's theme is Bobs and Bobbys. Selections come from Bob Wills, Bobby Keys, Bob Livingston, Bobby Butler and more. Enjoy this buffet of Bobbys!

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This week Curtis features the music of two West Texas super groups, the Flatlanders and The Panhandlers. The panhandlers are a newly formed quartet of Texas country artists Josh Abbott, Cleto Cordero, William Clark Green and John Baumann. The quartet released their self-titled debut album in March 2020. The Flatlanders, Joe Ely, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock formed in the early 1970s. The group’s first major recording project was in 1972 with famed producer and record executive Shelby Singleton. Listen in for more on these two West Texas super groups. 

Feeling listless? How about a dance? Get up and move with us this week on Music Crossroads of Texas, as Curtis treats us to a full hour of West Texas Funk, Soul and Hip-Hop artists.

Kick back and listen in as Curtis closes out a two part series highlighting West Texas women and their music.