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Nov. 1 Stormont Lecture: Texas Music History

5:30 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Jason Mellard, Director for the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University, San Marcos.
Texas Music has become a popular label, communicating something between a genre and a brand, but what exactly is it? What, if anything, connects Willie Nelson to Lydia Mendoza, Blind Lemon Jefferson to Janis Joplin, or Sam the Sham to Ernest Tubb? This lecture presents an overview of Texas music history but also investigates the very notion of ‘the Texan’ and the ways popular music provides a lens to view issues of place and identity.

The John W. Stormont Lecture Series is organized by and takes place at the Museum of the Coastal Bend. Lecture topics complement the museum’s mission of enhancing an appreciation and enjoyment for the heritage of the Texas Coastal Bend. Stormont lectures are free and open to the public.
Where Texas History Began