Author and musician Gene Fowler will discuss the history of music in North Texas from the late 1800s to the 1960s. While often overshadowed by other American cities, Dallas and the surrounding area has a solid musical legacy dating back to the earliest settlers. Fowler will share stories of the artists, venues, and diverse personalities contributing to North Texas musical history.
Gene Fowler is a writer and performer. His work has been published in Oxford American, San Francisco Chronicle, True West, Journal of Texas Music History, and more. In addition to co-authoring Metro Music: Celebrating a Century of the Trinity River Groove with William Williams, Fowler has published Border Radio (with Bill Crawford), Crazy Water: The Story of Mineral Wells and Other Texas Health Resorts, and Mavericks: A Gallery of Texas Characters.