The Banded Geckos collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS 681
Finding Aid Author
Norie Guthrie
Finding Aid Date
2017
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Finding Aid Note
Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Dates

  • 1980 – 2017 (Creation)
  • 1980-2000 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    (2 boxes, 1 map drawer)

Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    This collection consists of photographs, news clippings, promotional materials, and audio.

  • Biographical / Historical

    The Banded Geckos formed in 1979. The original line-up consisted of Fred McDonough, Tim Taylor, and Evelyne Taylor. After McDonough left the band in 1981, Russell Fory and Gary Young joined. Over the course of 1983 into 1984, the band recorded their first album at Loma Ranch Studios in Fredericksburg, TX, entitled "The Banded Geckos."

    After Gary Young moved on, Fory and the Taylors continued as a trio. With the addition of Charlie Arruda in 1988, the band recorded "Gecko Greetings," a Christmas album. They began work on "Art Gecko" in 1989, releasing it in 1990. In 1992, Arruda moved to Pennsylvania and Robert Knetsch joined the band.

    In 1993, the Taylors relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico and began recording "Gecoupage" in 1994 with Russell Fory, Robert Knetsch, Grey Howell, and Pat Longmire, releasing it in 1995. In 2000, the Taylors and Grey Howell released "Gecko Canyon."

    Over the years, The Banded Geckos performed at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Anderson Fair, Mucky Duck, Uncle Calvin's, Cactus Cafe and other venues throughout Texas, New Mexico, and beyond.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collections consists of photographs, news clippings, promotional materials, audio, and other items chronicling the musical history of The Banded Geckos.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This material is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from The Banded Geckos.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Evelyne Taylor in February 2017.

  • Preferred Citation

    The Banded Geckos collection, 1980-2017, MS 681, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

  • Related Materials

    Please see the Rice University KTRU Radio records, UA 011.

  • Accruals

    No additional materials are expected for this collection.

Components