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Texas Music History Unplugged CD features stellar performances

Date of Release: 01/31/2005

SAN MARCOS —The Center for Texas Music History is pleased to announce the release of Texas Music History Unplugged 2004.

The live CD, recorded at the Texas Music History Unplugged concert held on the Texas State campus, showcases the diverse talents of stellar Texas artists. The album features 15 tracks, including the western swing and tongue-in-cheek wit of Ray Benson, the deep gospel blues and soul of Ruthie Foster, the penetrating, poetic lyrics and hardcore honky tonk of Chris Wall, and the soaring harmonies and mariachi guitar of the Sisters Morales.

Live and unrehearsed, the CD highlights these prominent musicians not only in their individual songs, but also backing each other beautifully in completely impromptu collaborations. The excitement of a unique and important live concert is captured for posterity on this professionally mixed and mastered CD.

Flyer for Music Unplugged that lists artists names
Texas Music History Unplugged 2004 joins the popular “Travelin’ Texas” music CDs released by the Center over the last few years. All the CDs reflect one of the primary goals of the Center; to celebrate the rich and diverse tradition of Texas music, which illuminates the cultural heritage of this unique region.
The CD will be available on campus at the Texas State Bookstore and the History Department office, off campus at area record stores and on the Internet at

The Center for Texas Music History is the first comprehensive university-based program to focus on the entire spectrum of Texas and Southwestern music history. The Center offers a variety of projects and activities related to the preservation and study of Texas music history. These include graduate and undergraduate courses on Texas music history, publication of the Journal of Texas Music History, searching for musical archives of the Southwest and an on-line Texas music bibliography as well as collaborations with schools, museums and other entities throughout Texas to help organize educational exhibits, performances and publications celebrating the state’s rich musical heritage.

For information, contact Deirdre Lannon at (512) 245-2185 or