Journal of Texas Music History | Volume 20

Issue Contributors

Evaliza Fuentes
completed a Master’s degree in the Department of History at Texas State University with her thesis, “Música Tejana and the Transition from Traditional to Modern: Manuel ‘Cowboy’ Donley and the Austin Music Scene.” Her academic and career goal is the preservation and conservation of Música Tejana. She is originally from Brownsville, Texas.

Tara Lopez
is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Northern New Mexico College. She is the author of The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History on labor struggles in late 1970s Britain and the co-authored chapter “How to Forget (and Remember) ‘The Greatest Punk Rock Band in the World’: Bad Brains, Hardcore Punk, and Black Popular Culture” in Youth Culture and Social Change: Making a Difference by Making a Noise. She loves research, writing, feminism, skateboarding, and punk rock. Lopez is very grateful to all her interviewees for sharing their experiences and passion for this article.

Jennifer E. Ruch
is currently a PhD candidate in public history at Middle Tennessee State University.  She specializes in American popular music, material culture, and museum management. Her present research explores the regional and sonic intersection of alternative subsets of country and punk rock through the late 1970s and early 1980s. She is currently completing her doctoral residency with the Americana Music Triangle out of Nashville, Tennessee.

Alan Schaefer
is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at Texas State University. He is a co-editor of the Journal of Texas Music History. He edited Homegrown: Austin Music Posters 1967 to 1982 (University of Texas Press). He lives in Austin, Texas.