“Each chapter is full of prose that is colorful and full of humor — a perfect read for the music cognoscenti…” — Edward Brown, Fort Worth Weekly, July 7, 2021.

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“With images and ephemera, Metro Music pulses with the energy of music and the emotions it inspires….” — Joe Nick Patoski, Texas Highways, April 27, 2021.

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Photo essay about the book.

“I loved this book; dense history, quirky, and full of sly humor.” — Bill Sanderson

“A highly readable narrative of the region’s great, diverse cornucopia of sounds–encompassing country, Western swing, blues, jazz, ‘cat music,’ teen garage bands, and psychedelia–that vividly renders the richness of the Metroplex’s sonic heritage. The authors have also assembled a stunning visual record, replete with photos of performers, venues, and memorabilia. If I had to pick a single tome to help a reader who’s ‘not from here’ understand the breadth and depth of North Texas’s musical culture, Metro Music would be the one.”

— Ken Shimamoto, writer and musician



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See a four-minute report on the book on WFAA-TV.

Metro Music presentation at the Allen Public Library.