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. 

On this edition of Music Crossroads of Texas, Curtis hands the reins over to Mindy Adams, producer and manager of the Eddie Beethoven Band. Tune in as she and the band bring you an interdimensional, transitional transmission of blended thought and sound! 


Join Curtis Peoples as he presents new music from the Lubbock Music Now 2020 CD. The LMN CD contains a wide variety of West Texas musicians and styles. You will hear Craig Elliot, D.G. Flewellyn, Keedra Johnson and many more!

2020 Releases | Music Crossroads of Texas

Jul 11, 2021

Join Curtis Peoples as he serves up an hour of 2020 releases from a variety of west Texas musicians!

Join Curtis Peoples as he shares an hour of music remembering and honoring West Texas musicians who passed away in 2020. 

Best of 2021 | Music Crossroads of Texas

Jun 27, 2021

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, Curtis Peoples takes a look back at the Music Crossroads of Texas 2021 season and picked some of his favorite songs. You will hear music from Woody Guthrie, the Soul Patrol, Angela Strehli, Tanya Tucker and many more.