Journal of Texas Music History | Volume 19

Issue Contributors

Jason Crouch
Is a reference and research librarian at the Alkek Library of Texas State University. He is an El Pasoan who has lived in Austin for the last quarter century. He earned two history degrees at Texas State University, including an M.A. in Public History.  Crouch researches the convergence of popular music, Texas history, and American history.  He also maintains a massive collection of physical music formats and has been the vocalist in a number of rock bands including the New Texicans and Sanchoville.

Diana Finlay Hendricks
Who holds an M.A. from Texas State University with an emphasis on Texas music and culture, has worked as a journalist, author, editor, and photographer. She is a regular contributor to the Journal of Texas Music History, and recently released the biography Delbert McClinton, One Of The Fortunate Few (Texas A&M University Press, 2017). She is currently working on a project with actor and playwright Jaston Williams and developing a book about the women in the business of Texas music.

Rich Kelly
Is the author of the 2017 M.A. history thesis “Unintended Consequences: Robert Earl Keen and the Origins of the Texas Country Music Scene,” and he is currently expanding that work on the formation of the Texas Country music scene of the 1990s. He was among the first DJs to put the artists of that scene on the air through his KTSW radio show at Texas State University. Kelly is an Austin native and has been a high school teacher there since 2002.

Bryan Proksch
Is associate professor of music history and literature at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He has written two books: A Sousa Reader: Essays, Interviews, and Clippings (GIA, 2017) and Reviving Haydn: New Appreciations in the Twentieth Century (Rochester, 2015). In addition to numerous essays on brass history, band history, and the music of the Classical era, he serves as a column editor for the International “Trumpet Guild Journal” and the website content editor for the Historic Brass Society.