The Definitive History of Texas Music From the 1920s to the Present
Texas is the land of Buddy Holly and Janis Joplin, Roy Orbison, and Ornette Coleman. It's where Stevie Ray Vaughn wailed his blues, and where Kirk Franklin praised the Lord. Texas Music covers all of these artists and more in this critically acclaimed history of music in the Lone Star State. From country and blues to rock and soul, jazz and folk to funk and rap, Texas Music has it all. This lively, informative, and fully updated history is a book to make Gene Autry, Buddy Holly, Willie Nelson, Barry White, George Jones, and Texans everywhere proud.
About the Author
Rick Koster spent fifteen years as a working rock musician before his hair turned gray and he became a writer. A native of Texas, he now lives in New London, Connecticut, with his wife, where he covers music and books for The Day. He also writes a monthly book column for the Dallas Morning News, and his pieces have appeared in the Dallas Observer, Houston Press, Offbeat, and American Way.
“Koster is not only informative; hs is also a supurb storyteller.” —Dallas AM News
“[Koster's] book will delight music fans--and maybe even create some new ones.” —Chicago Tribune
“If you are a fan of music--not just Texas music, but all kinds of music--this is a book you want to own.” —Dallas Morning News
“One of the most comprehensive sureys of Texas music.” —Austin Chronicle
“Texas Music is a triumph...Koster succeeds masterfully.” —Santa Fe Weekly Alibi