Descriptive Summary

The media-only collection documents performances by prominent singer-songwriters in the Texana and Americana genres. These players have been recorded on show dates at the home of Melissa Grimes in Lubbock Texas, during the early 21st century. Links below list performances in alphabetical and chronological order.

Biographical Sketch

The designer Melissa Grimes was born in Fort Worth to a military family, graduated from Copperas Cove High School, and studied at New York School of Interior Design and the University of Texas Permian Basin. In August 1989 she opened Studio West in Lubbock to create business interiors and followed with SWhome for residential work.

Her love for the work of prominent, touring singer-songwriters and that of the "usual suspects" of Lubbock music led Grimes to open her home for these intimate house concerts. Her art-filled home on 33rd street offers musicians an enthusiastic and sophisticated audience in a smoke-free, noise-free, music-focused environment.

Recent performances have included Michael Martin Murphey, Patricia Vonne, Bob Livingston, Jimmy LaFave, Tori Vasquez, Tom Prasada-Rao, Bobby Bridger, Butch Hancock, Susan Gibson, Willis Alan Ramsey, hONEyhoUSe, and Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines. Rockin' Box 33 maintains its own Web site for advance notice and ticket sales as well as links to participating artist Web sites. They also have a presence on Facebook.

Scope and Content

A crew from the Crossroads of Music Archive has recorded these performances on high-quality digital media and stored the recordings on our server as well as on compact disc (CD) and DVD video discs. Due to copyright restrictions, the performances may be viewed only on campus from out intranet system by researchers and the general public.

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Bob Livingston Oral history interview [sound recording], June 30, 2010

Chuck Pyle Oral history interview [sound recording abstract], January 20, 2009.

Chuck Pyle: An Inventory of His Papers, 1970-2009

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