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Trinity River Groove: The Story of the Cowtown Sound

November 5, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

What’s your favorite? Jazz, western swing, big band, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, all of the above? Gene Fowler and William Williams explore the contributions of musicians in these genres and more in their story of music in Fort Worth and Dallas from the 19th century to the 1960s. This program, drawn from their book, Metro Music, will take you back to the groovy sounds and the legendary venues including the Crystal Springs Dance Pavilion, the Longhorn Ballroom, the Blue Bird, and so many more. Don’t miss it!

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. His books include Border Radio, Crazy Water, and Mavericks. WILLIAM WILLIAMS is a songwriter, guitarist, and music historian. In 2003 he cofounded an internet group to “research and archive the history of North Texas Music, especially the ’60s,” which has provided material for this publication.

This program will be in person and over Zoom. Register for Zoom here!


November 5, 2022
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Fort Worth Library
500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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