Record Town - Fort Worth, TX
120 St. Louis Avenue, Suite 105, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Tuesday - Saturday: 12PM - 8PM
Sunday: 1PM - 5PM
Whether it’s a hard to find LP, a question about some obscure band or a story to share, we would love to hear from you! Contact us anytime 24/7!
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Texas Music Office
The Texas Music Office creates opportunities for musicians and connects music-related businesses. For nearly 30 years the Texas Music Office has served the Texas music industry. The Texas Music Industry Directory is a business referral network comprised of 15,000-plus Texas music businesses that foster the economic development of Texas music.
Joe Nick Patoski
Joe Nick Patoski has been writing about Texas music for over forty years now. Joe Nick is considered the premier authority on anything related to Texas and Texas music. Growing up in Fort Worth, Joe Nick spent a lot of his free time at Record Town soaking up the love and knowledge of the Bruton family. Joe Nick spent 18 years as a writer for Texas Monthly and has written for the Texas Observer, No Depression, Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, the Austin Chronicle, and other publications.
Gene Fowler grew up in the Dallas area and has been writing about music since the 1960’s. Gene Fowler and Bill Crawford wrote an incredible book called Border Radio. Border Radio provides a very detailed account of the many radio stations located on the Mexican side of the border that blasted the craziest sounds of the time. Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top sang “… country, Jesus hillbilly blues, that’s where I learned my licks…”. Thousands of musicians from Texas and all over the US were influenced by border radio. Gene has also written Mavericks (A Gallery of Texas Characters), Mystic Healers and Medicine Shows, and Crazy Water (The Story of Mineral Wells and Other Health Resorts). He has also written for Texas Highways Magazine. Gene is a great friend of Record Town and Texas music.
John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax is a senior editor with Texas Monthly. As a descendent of the famed Lomax family, John has followed in the footsteps of John Avery Lomax, his great-grandfather, Alan Lomax, his great-grandfather’s brother as well as his grandfather and father to chronicle his love for American music. He is also the author of Houston's Best Dive Bars: Drinking and Diving in the Bayou City, a guidebook to Houston dive bars. John also issued an incredible Rocky Hill CD called Texas Music Legend. Rocky Hill was once considered “The Most Dangerous Guitar Player in Texas”. You can find the Rocky Hill CD at Record Town.
Jim Colegrove has been playing American Music since 1958. Starting with local bands and getting semi-famous, Jim plays every style of music including country, jazz, blues rock & roll and everything in between and put together.
Jim was a studio musician on a number of recording sessions in New York in the 1960’s and 1970’s, in Woodstock, N.Y., with such artists as Bobby Charles, Todd Rundgren, Paul Butterfield and members of The Band. He was a member of Ian and Sylvia’s pioneering country-rock band Great Speckled Bird when they toured Canada in the summer of 1970 as part of the legendary Festival Express train tour.
In early 1971, Jim met the late Texas guitarist Stephen Bruton in Woodstock. They became friends and worked on music together in their spare time. In 1974, Jim moved to Fort Worth and formed a band with Stephen called Little Whisper and the Rumors, an R&B group whose 1976 recordings for Atlantic were quickly sequestered and deemed too dangerous for the public to hear.
It was 1977 when Jim and Stephen’s brother Sumter Bruton III combined to form the Juke Jumpers, a group that played blues, rhythm & blues, rockabilly and jump music, all in a traditional Texas style. And the rest is history.