Handbook of Texas Music

Handbook of Texas Music

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The musical voice of Texas presents itself as vast and diverse as the Lone Star Statea€™s landscape. According to Casey Monahan, a€œTo travel Texas with music as your guide is a year-round opportunity to experience first-hand this amazing cultural forcea€b.Texas music offers a vibrant and enjoyable experience through which to understand and enjoy Texas culture.a€ Building on the work of The Handbook of Texas Music that was published in 2003 and in partnership with the Texas Music Office and the Center for Texas Music History (Texas State University-San Marcos), The Handbook of Texas Music, Second Edition, offers completely updated entries and features new and expanded coverage of the musicians, ensembles, dance halls, festivals, businesses, orchestras, organizations, and genres that have helped define the statea€™s musical legacy. Am More than 850 articles, including almost 400 new entriesAm 255 images, including more than 170 new photos, sheet music art, and posters that lavishly illustrate the textAm Appendix with a stage name listing for musicians Supported by an outstanding team of music advisors from across the state, The Handbook of Texas Music, Second Edition, furnishes new articles on the music festivals, museums, and halls of fame in Texas, as well as the many honky-tonks, concert halls, and clubs big and small, that invite readers to explore their own musical journeys. Scholarship on many of the statea€™s pioneering groups and the recording industry and professionals who helped produce and promote their music provides fresh insight into the history of Texas music and its influence far beyond the statea€™s borders. Celebrate the musical tapestry of Texas from A to Z!He used the names a€œGeorge Riley, a€ the a€œTexas Drifter, a€ and the a€œBroadway Wranglera€ among others. ... During the 19505, he developed heart problems, and on January 26, 1959, he died of a heart attack in the Long Beach, ... Donna Hunt, a€œThe Story on Goebel Reevesa#39; Lineage, a€ The Herald Democrat, December, 31, 2005 (www.heralddemocrat.com/articles/2005/12/31), accessed April 17, 2007.

Title:Handbook of Texas Music
Author:Laurie E. Jasinski
Publisher:Texas A&M University Press - 2012-02-22


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