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 showcases some of the LMN 2019 artists. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the show.

On this edition of Music Crossroads of Texas Curtis highlights artists chosen for the Lubbock Music Now 2018 CD. Thanks for listening and be sure to follow up next week to hear the LMN 2019 artists! We look forward to sharing LMN's 2020 artists in the near future. 

Join Curtis Peoples for this edition of Music Crossroads of Texas, in which he explores Texas Country, also known as Red Dirt Country, and how it differs from Nashville country and its roots in the Outlaw Country and Cosmic Cowboy movements of the 1970s.

Farming | Music Crossroads of Texas

Aug 30, 2020

Join us for this edition of Music Crossroads of Texas, as host Curtis Peoples explores songs about farming and the west Texas staple crop, cotton.

On this edition of Music Crossroads of Texas, host Curtis Peoples presents the first of two shows about one of the most defining elements of the region: West Texas Wind. Kick back, relax, and listen in!