Journal of Texas Music History | Volume 2, Number 2

Issue Contributors

Gary Hartman
Is a History Professor and Director of the Center for Texas Music History at Southwest Texas State University. Recent publications include the introductory chapter "The Roots Run Deep: An Overview of Texas Music History" in The Roots of Texas Music, Texas A&M University Press, 2003.

Rush Evans
Is a graduate of the University of Texas Communications program and a free-lance music writer focusing primarily on Texas music and its rich history. He is a frequent contributor to Discoveries, a national music collectors magazine, where he has published articles about Willie Nelson, Kinky Friedman, The Flatlanders, and many others. He has been a Texas radio and television broadcaster for 20 years.

Sherrie Tucker
Is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and author of Swing Shift: "All-Girl" Bands of the 1940s (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2000). She was very honored to have been the convocation speaker for the Prairie View Founders Day and Honors Convocation on March 27, 2002.

Joe Carr
Is a string musician and a music instructor at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. He has produced numerous instructional video tapes and books for Mel Bay Publishing and others. He is the co-author with Alan Munde of Prairie Nights to Neon Lights: The Story of Country Music in West Texas (Texas Tech University Press, 1995). He and colleague Alan Mun de perform regularly as a musical duo.

Gregg Andrews
Is a Professor of History and Assistant Director of the Center for Texas Music History at Southwest Texas State University. He is an award-winning author of three books: Insane Sisters: Or, the Price Paid for Challenging a Company Town (University of Missouri Press, 1999); City of Dust: A Cement Company Town in the Land of Tom Sawyer (University of Missouri Press, 1996); and Shoulder to Shoulder? The American Federation of Labor, The United States, and Mexican Revolution (University of California Press, 1991). A former Andrew Mellon Humanities Fellow and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, he is currently working on a book on labor and culture in Texas during the Great Depression. He is also a singer-songwriter who uses public performances, classrooms, and scholarship to integrate music and history.

Nolan Porterfield
Noland Porterfield grew up in Texas and holds degrees from Texas Tech and the University of Iowa. He is the author of Jimmie Rodgers: The Life and Times of Americas Blue Yodeler, and Last Cavalier: The life and Times of john A. Lomax.  His novel, A Way of Knowing, won the Best Texas Novel Award from the Texas Institute of Letters. He lives near Bowling Green, Kentucky.