Journal of Texas Music History | Volume 15

Issue Contributors

John Cline
Is a writing instructor at the University of Texas at Austin. His work has appeared in the Atlantic, Salon, Oxford American, and Los Angeles Review of Books, as well as in various academic publications. He lives in Austin with his LP collection.

Kent Hemphill
Is a graduate student in Public History at Texas State University with a concentration in Southwest Studies. His research interests include music and culture in the Southwest, particularly in Texas. Currently working with Professor Dan Utley, Hemphill is compiling oral histories of past Texas State administrators in order to augment the University’s historical record.

Diana Finlay Hendricks
Holds an M.A. from Texas State University with an emphasis on Texas music and culture. She perfected a juggling act as a professional journalist, editor, photographer, music developer, publicist, and promoter while co-owner of the historic Cheatham Street Warehouse nightclub for more than two decades.  Today she is a regular contributor to Real South Magazine and Lone Star Music and has written about southern food, music, and travel for regional and national publications.

Alan Schaefer
Is a lecturer in the Department of English at Texas State University and a musician.  He is the editor of Homegrown: Austin Music Posters 1967 to 1982 (University of Texas Press, 2015).

Joe W. Specht
Is former director of the Jay-Rollins Library at McMurray University in Abilene, Texas. He is co-editor of and a contributing author to The Roots of Texas Music (Texas A&M University Press, 2003), and he has authored numerous articles for The Handbook of Texas Music, The Journal of Texas Music History, The Encyclopedia of Country Music, and other publications.