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Finding Heroes of Texas Music 'All Over The Map'

Courtesy University of North Texas Press

Based on music writer Michael Corcoran's interviews with hitmakers across the state, the latest edition of " All Over The Map" highlights the heroes of Texas music, both on the stage and behind the scenes.

With over 30 years of research on a range of genres from blues and country to hip-hop and Conjunto, Corcoran puts together portraits of iconic artists in relation to the parts of Texas each musician calls home.

Guest:  Michael Corcoran, music critic, historian and author of "All Over The Map: True Heroes of Texas Music"

Listen to the music featured in the show on Spotify.

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Raised in San Antonio, Jan Ross is a graduate of UT Austin’s School of Journalism. Before starting at Texas Public Radio, she interned for the News Desk at NPR Headquarters and the network’s mid-day program, Here & Now. She was a member of Texas Standard’s digital-first web team and interned during the newsmagazine show’s launch in 2015. Jan Ross is a Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change Fellow and was selected for the University of Texas System’s Archer Fellowship in Washington, D.C. Described as a “walking Wikipedia,” Jan Ross is interested in all things pop culture and global affairs. Her journalistic interests range from issues of social inequality to media commentary. She enjoys listening to podcasts and live music, traveling, and sharing the next-best shows on TV.
David Martin Davies is a veteran journalist with more than 30 years of experience covering Texas, the border and Mexico.