Lonn Taylor’s History Program
The Rambling Boy: Stories About Texas is a weekly look at regional history, hosted by Lonn Taylor of Fort Davis.
Taylor is a writer and historian who moved to the Big Bend after retiring from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. in 2002.
The show is broadcast Friday mornings at 11 AM, just after the newscast from NPR.
How did a talented musician, who was jailed in a Tennessee prison for his sticky fingers, come to write a composition about Big Spring, Texas?
On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn explores the story of Frank Grandstaff, who among other things, wrote the West Texas themed cantata by tapping out notes on various surfaces with a pencil in his jail cell.