The DFW Legacy Series was conceived in the summer of 2020 when four friends came together with the idea of reviving some great albums from our local music scene of the past — on vinyl for the very first time.
The greater Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton area of North Texas has always had a vibrant local scene, and still does to this day, but it was especially thriving in the early 1990’s.
Deep Ellum, the eclectic arts district near downtown Dallas, was home base to countless artists that cut their teeth in the local bars and venues. The same could be said across town where college scenes were developing in Denton and Fort Worth.
Acts like Pantera, Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians, Course of Empire, Shallow Reign, and Three on a Hill set the stage for even more national breakthroughs by the likes of Toadies, Tripping Daisy, Bowling For Soup, Old 97’s, Deep Blue Something, and countless others.
That era of the local DFW music scene not only propelled artists to international success, it also inspired a decade or more of other bands that carried the torch proudly forward into the mid-2000’s.
From day one, the goal of the DFW Legacy Series was simply to breathe new life into many of these albums that never existed on the vinyl format. Most are long out of print on compact disc, and many have never made it to streaming services.
The DFW Legacy Series is a gift to those fans that still cherish these albums, and that era of the scene when you couldn’t walk past a single club without hearing great original music pouring out of the front doors.
The majority of these artists are long gone at this point, but the music lives on with our catalog of limited-edition vinyl reissues.