Journal of Texas Music History | Volume 22

Issue Contributors

Bill Baird
is a writer and musician from San Antonio. He is currently a contributing writer for the San Antonio Current and has also been published on NPR and in Rough Trade Magazine. He earned a B.A in Plan II Honors at UT Austin and an MFA in Electronic Music from Mills College (Oakland, CA). He has released over thirty albums.

Jake Dromgoole
earned his M.A. in history from Texas State University in spring 2021. He has co-written articles for Texas Heritage magazine and presented at both the Texas State Historical Association and the East Texas Historical Association conferences. His interests include, among others, San Antonio history and Texas music history. Jake currently works for Austin Community College and Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc.

Gary Hartman
is the founding Director (now retired) of the Center for Texas Music History and has authored or edited numerous publications on Texas music, including The History of Texas Music with Texas A&M University Press.

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 author of Delbert McClinton: One of the Fortunate Few from Texas A&M University Press. 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.

Kevin Mitchell
is a veteran and San Antonio native. He is currently working as an Adjunct Professor of United States history at both Northeast Lakeview and San Antonio Community Colleges. He received both his B.A. and M.A. in history at Texas State University in San Marcos. Both his father and brother have extensive musical touring experience around Texas which, combined with his love of history and passion for music, has inspired him to contribute to the study of Texas music and its impact on the state's culture.

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 from the University of Texas Press. He lives in Austin.

Dan Utley
recently retired as Chief Historian of the Center for Texas Public History at Texas State University and is the author of several works of oral history on a wide range of Texas subjects. He resides in Pflugerville, where he writes history and listens to his jazz collection.