Bob Bullock Museum in Austin Offers High Noon Talks, with Author of Dance All Night: Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present,

FREE Program– Wednesday, October 3, Noon-1pm

Classroom 137

Join Jean Boyd, author of Dance All Night: Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present, for a presentation about the history and music of western swing bands that did not garner national fame, but were local sensations to thousands of southwesterners hungry for diversion and good dancing during the depression and World War II. Boyd will discuss western swing bands that dominated the airways and dance halls in every town and rural setting throughout the Southwest in the 1930s and by the 1940s had spread their influence and music to California.

The program will include the opportunity to hear recordings of several of these great bands.

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