Women in Texas Music
Stories and Songs
292 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
Brad and Michele Moore Roots Music Series
Sales Date: September 1, 2007
292 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
9780292752863 : April 2013
9780292717343 : September 2007
Across the state and across a wide variety of musical genres, women are making their mark on Texas music. Some have become international superstars, while others are just starting to make their voices heard. But every woman who goes out and plays her music proves that “baring one’s heart and soul takes courage, and Texas women artists have a lot of courage,” as Lloyd Maines observes in the opening interview of this book. To pay tribute to these dedicated musicians and to capture their unique perspectives on what it means to be a woman in the music business, Kathleen Hudson has spent many years interviewing Texas women musicians for the Texas Heritage Music Foundation. In Women in Texas Music, Hudson lets us listen in on conversations with thirty-nine musical artists, including Emily Robison, Terri Hendrix, Lee Ann Womack, Rosie Flores, Betty Buckley, Marcia Ball, Lavelle White, and Bobbie Nelson. Hudson encourages and allows the women to tell their own stories as she delves into their life journeys, creative processes, and the importance of writing and performing music, be it blues, rock, country, folk, jazz, or pop. The interviews are warm and open, like good friends sharing the lessons that a life of playing music has taught them. What emerges from this collection is a solid sense of the strength and integrity that women bring to and gain from Texas music. Everyone who cares about music and culture in Texas will want to join the conversation.
Foreword: A Conversation with Lloyd MainesAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: The Author's StoryEmily Robison: Living OutloudSusan Gibson: On the RoadTerri Hendrix: A Force of NatureRuthie Foster and Cyd Cassone: The Heart of TexasLee Ann Womack: A Texan in NashvilleStephanie Urbina Jones: San Antonio MattersJill Jones: Ride 'Em CowgirlRosie Flores: A Rockabilly WomanBetty Buckley: Broadway to TexasMarcia Ball: Freda Lives OnAngela Strehli: Being True to YourselfThe Texana Dames: A Family AffairPauline Reese: Honky-Tonk ReignsLee Duffy: A Life of MiraclesShemekia Copeland: A Wild, Wild WomanJewel Brown: Prayers and JoyTrudy Lynn: Diva of Soul and BluesLavelle White: Strutting Her StuffKatie Webster: Swamp Boogie QueenWanda King: Blues for FreddieKaren Abrahams: Paying Her DuesBarb Donovan: Serious About TownesNeesie Beal: Surprise in the PackageChristine Albert: The French ConnectionSara Hickman: Magic on StageMelissa Javors: Serious About WritingLydia Mendoza Davila: Her Mother's DaughterMandy Mercier: Telling the TruthBobbie Nelson: Heartache and JoyLana Nelson: Taking Care of DaddyRattlesnake Annie: A Female Willie NelsonCarolyn Wonderland: Tough and TenderElana Fremerman (James): Fiddling with BobEva Ybarra: La Reina de la AcordeónCodaRecommended Reading
The publication of Women in Texas Music was made possible by the support of the Brad and Michele Moore Roots Music Endowment.