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. 

Music Crossroads of Texas 2003West Texas Live Shots

1. Fingernails – Joe Ely2. Apartment No. 9 – Blakely Family3. Cat Daddy – Tommy Hancock & the Roadside Playboys4. Long Snake Moan – The Flatlanders5. Texas Jumbo Shrimp – Ponty Bone & the Squeeze Tones6. Three for Bob – The Warhorse Band7. West Texas – Doug Smith8. Padre Blues – PJ Belly & the Lonestar Blues Band9. Harlem Shuffle – Junior Medlow, Denny Freeman, & the Cobras10. Pride & Joy – The Liquidators11. Live Wire – Impeccable12. Not Fade Away – The Nelsons & Ground Zero

On today's show, I devote the entire hour to instrumental music. You will hear a variety of instrumental musical styles including ambient, classical, rock and more!

Music Crossroads of Texas – 20-01

Music Crossroads of Texas: Curtis Picks

“Do You Love Me?” – Urban Sole
“Watch Out for that Runner” – Yung Cry Baby
“Questions” – Indego
“Dream” – Bleach Kings
“The Empty” – The Project LBK
“All the Reasons” – Mojave Sol
“All we Need” – Jordan McEwen & the Outfit
“Wildfire” – Phantom Wilds
“Lullaby” – Jeremy Couture Band
“One Summer’s Day” – Slow Relics
“20 Minutes” – Name Brand
“Polaroid” – Hannah Who
“Philistines” – Hive Mind

Music Crossroads of Texas: Double Shots