Dallas/Fort Worth MEDIA & BLUES CONTACTS

Last Update 4/3/16

Information Sources

The Trinity River Blues Society is a new blues organization in North Texas.  http://trinityriverblues.com/

The Texas Musicians Museum in Irving features blues among their exhibits and often hosts blues acts in their performance center.   http://texasmusiciansmuseum.com/

Several local publications have music listings, including  blues.  Both the Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star Telegram  include weekend listings in their Friday editions.  The Dallas Observer  is a weekly entertainment  newspaper in Dallas that includes concert listings and,  rarely, feature stories on blues artists. The Fort Worth Weekly is a similar paper in Fort Worth.  Buddy Magazine is  another monthly music magazine and has extensive club  listings for the entire month and occasional feature stories  on local and regional blues artists.  Buddy, Fort  Worth Weekly, and the Dallas Observer are available free  at many local clubs, music, and book stores.  Most of their websites contain archives of past music articles.  

Blues Music Award winner Craig Hopkins, founder of the Stevie Ray Vaughan Fan Club, is based in Dallas and can provide info on Stevie's (and Jimmie's) Dallas roots. SRV Fan Club, P.O. Box 2019, Cedar Hill, TX 75106-2019.
SRV fan club web page

Sumter Bruton, who operates Record Town in Fort Worth, is THE expert on the history and present happenings on the Fort Worth Blues scene. phone: (817) 926-1331.

The Blue Shoe Project is a new group dedicated to forming a Blues in the Schools curriculum.  http://blueshoeproject.org/

Amazingly, the state of Texas has a WONDERFUL office, The Texas Music Office, that supports all kinds of Texas music, including blues. Their friendly staff can answer almost any Texas music question. ATTENTION TEXAS BLUES BANDS. The Texas Music Office offers a FREE Indie Band Packet including lists of clubs, radio, record stores, record distributors, CD manufacturing, managers, music press, music industry books and periodicals, info on copyrights, trademarks, music business, plus a Texas Music Events calendar. Phone 512-463-6666.  http://governor.state.tx.us/music/

Another great place to find information on DFW blues is your local LIBRARY! Not only do they have music books and magazines but they also often have CDs, LPs, videos, and other treasures. Your friendly local librarian would love to help you learn about DFW blues.

Other DFW blues web sites

Freddie King's daughter Wanda King maintains a website in honor of her father   http://freddiekingsite.com/