“Texas Music History Unplugged” features celeb. jam session

Date of release: 03/09/01

Writers Collection to host book signing and donation by Texas music writer

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS — In an already jammin’ year, the Southwest Texas State University Institute for the History of Texas Music will host an old fashioned jam session with Ray Benson, Tish Hinojosa, Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, and Joel Guzman from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 20 at Evans Auditorium in the Liberal Arts Building.

“Texas Music History Unplugged” features a free afternoon concert for the public, where artists will swap songs and reflect on the cultural diversity of southwest music. “Texas Music History Unplugged” is sponsored by the History Department’s James Taylor Lecture Series, the University Lecture Series, the Institute for the History of Texas Music and several other campus entities.

For more information, please contact Gary Hartman, director of the Institute for the History of Texas Music at (512) 245-2142.

In addition to the jam session, Kathleen Hudson, author of Telling Stories, Writing Songs: An Album of Texas Songwriters, will sign copies of her book one hour before and after the "Texas Music History Unplugged" festivities. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Hudson, founder and director of the Texas Heritage Music Foundation in Kerrville, has collected interviews with 34 of Texas’ best-known musical personalities, from Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett to Tish Hinojosa and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In addition to the book signing, Hudson is donating her taped interviews to the SWT’s Southwestern Writers Collection.

The Hudson book signing is presented by SWT’s Southwestern Writers Collection and the Institute for the History of Texas Music. For more information on the book signing, call 245-3749 or 245-2313, or visit the Southwestern Writers Collection website at www.library.swt/swwc