Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Jeff Kehoe:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1983 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Kehoe, Jeff
Title: Jeff Kehoe Papers,
Dates: 1983 and undated
Abstract: The collection includes ephemera related to the careers of some musicians, especially Ponty Bone, who have lived and worked in Lubbock, Texas.
Collection # AV 0162
Quantity: 1 oversize folder (0.1 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Jeff Kehoe is a deejay by trade and a natural promoter. Originally from Brownfield, Texas, Jeff worked at clubs in Lubbock in the late 1970s, the glory days of the Joe Ely Band, Jay Boy Adams, Fat Dawg's, Coldwater Country and the original Stubb's Bar-BQ. Lubbock's music scene was booming when Jeff left Texas Tech to follow a career supporting original live music.

Jeff eventually found himself in Austin working in production for the public television series Austin City Limits. Over a dozen years later, he has developed a club deejay concept which he calls 30+ Years of Austin and Texas Music. He "broadcasts" at clubs, restaurants, and private venues, playing recorded Texas music old and new, between songs sharing his vast knowledge, and occasionally interviewing guests related to the topic.

With the Lubbock-born author Christopher J. Oglesby, Jeff produced a Lubbock Music Night in Austin in 2008, called the Sandstorm Picnic, that audience and musicians deemed a success.

Scope and Content

The collection contains a newsmagazine with photographs of Jesse "Guitar" Taylor, and articles on the Hancock Supernatural Family Band, Butch Hancock, and Michael Martin Murphy. There is a business card from Ponty Bone, and a poster advertising Lubbock musicians in Austin. The collection is in good condition and is part of the Crossroads of Music archive.


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law. Audio and visual recordings may need to be reformatted prior to use and require advance notice to the Reference Librarian.

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Bone, Ponty.
Hancock, Butch.
Hancock, Tommy, 1929-
Kehoe, Jeff.
Murphy, Michael M. (Michael Martin)
Supernatural Family Band.
Taylor, Jesse.
Subjects (Organizations)
Music Makers magazine.
Austin City Limits (television program).
Austin City Limits Music Festival.
Subjects (Places)
Austin (Tex.)
Gruene (Tex.)
Lubbock (Tex.)
Accordion bands.
Alternative country music.
Cajun music.
Disc jockey radio programs.
College theater--Texas--Lubbock.
Folk-rock music.
Honky-tonk musicians.
Music festivals.
Popular music.
Popular music radio programs.
Radio talk shows.
Texas music.

Related Material

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jeff Kehoe Papers, 1983 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Accession number(s):

Gift, 2016

Processed by

Cynthia Curry

Collection Inventory


folder item
1 1 Business Card: Ponty Bone (512) 443-7952, Fax (512) 454-5483, PO Box 163421 Austin Texas 78716, undated
2 Music Makers magazine, Special Buddy Holly Edition, Volume 1 Number 6, Lubbock Texas, Jesse Taylor on the cover, articles on Hancock Supernatural Family Band, Butch Hancock's recording studio, Larry Eisenburg, Jesse Taylor and friends, Marshall Crenshaw, and Michael Martin Murphy, August 26, 1983
3 Poster: Lubbock New West Texas Music, Lubbock Rocks Austin, featuring Cary Swinney, Andy Eppler, Amanda Shires, Joe Ely, Colin Gilmore, Kenny Maines, Texas Belairs, Thriftstore Cowboys, at Momo's from noon until… (10x15.5 inches), undated
4 Poster: Ponty Bone 70 X Around the Sun, live music with Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones, and special guests, at Gruene Hall, autographed by Ponty Bone and one other unknown (11x17 inches), October 25, undated