Telling Stories, Writing Songs
An Album of Texas Songwriters
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Telling Stories, Writing Songs by Kathleen Hudson
Book DescriptionWillie Nelson, Joe Ely, Marcia Ball, Tish Hinojosa, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lyle Lovett...the list of popular songwriters from Texas just goes on and on. In this collection of thirty-four interviews with these and other songwriters, Kathleen Hudson pursues the stories behind the songs, letting the singers' own words describe where their songs come from and how the diverse, eclectic cultures, landscapes, and musical traditions of Texas inspire the creative process. Conducted in dance halls, dressing rooms, parking lots, clubs-wherever the musicians could take time to tell their stories-the interviews are refreshingly spontaneous and vivid. Hudson draws out the songwriters on such topics as the sources of their songs, the influence of other musicians on their work, the progress of their careers, and the nature of Texas music. Many common threads emerge from these stories, while the uniqueness of each songwriter becomes equally apparent. To round out the collection, Hudson interviews Larry McMurtry and Darrell Royal for their perspectives as longtime friends and fans of Texas musicians. She also includes a brief biography and discography of each songwriter.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780292731363
(5830mm x 3895mm x 18mm)
Imprint: University of Texas Press
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kathleen Hudson
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Across the state and across a wide variety of musical genres, women are making their mark on Texas music. This title 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.
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Author Biography - Kathleen Hudson
Kathleen Hudson is the founding director of the Texas Heritage Music Foundation, located at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas, where she also teaches English.
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