Waylon Jennings (1937-2002) narrowly missed the ill-fated 1959 flight which took the life of Buddy Holly. It would take a decade before he made his mark as a founder of outlaw country, recording the first platinum country music album, Wanted! The Outlaws, along the way. His 50-plus year career left behind a string of hits and had a major impact on artists such as the Marshall Tucker Band, Hank Williams Jr., and Steve Earle.

Jane Ellen is the consummate storyteller with eclectic interests, specializing in music and entertainment history. She is an award-winning composer and recording artist who shares her passion for music, history, and spirituality with Albuquerque audiences. With a catalogue of more than 60 published works and numerous choral and chamber commissions, her music has been performed internationally.