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. 

West Texas Guitarists Part II

This week on the music Crossroads of Texas, we celebrate the New Year with one hour of live music concert recordings. Some have been commercially released and some have never been heard until now. Tune in this week to hear Delbert McClinton, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, The Nelsons, and many others.

This week on Music Crossroads of Texas we present another full hour program of West Texas holiday music hosted by Curtis Peoples. You’ll hear music by Hannah Jackson and Amy Faris, Lesley Sawyer, Roy Orbison, Bob Wills, and many more.  

Holiday Special Part 2

Holiday Special (Part 1)

Jenni Dale Lord joins Curtis Peoples in the studio for this week's Music Crossroads of Texas.
Kaysie Ellingson

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, your host, Curtis Peoples, begins a two part series exploring the music of the Giant Side of Texas—West Texas—and the Giant Side of Music. He will play music written about, or that has a connection to cities and towns in the region.

Women of West Texas Music: This week we have Jenni Dale Lord in the KTTZ studios to talk about her music.

West Texas Music Standards: This week’s feature is Terry Allen.

West Texas Live Shots: Music from Joe Ely on his 1980 tour.