Petty Recording Studio to be featured on public televison

Freedom New Mexico

Clovis and the Norman Petty Recording Studio are the focus of a The New Mexico Music Commission documentary set to air Thursday on PBS stations across the state.

Nancy Laflin, director of the NMMC, said the commission worked with You And Me Productions and Public Broadcasting Service stations on the project.

Laflin produces a show on PBS called New Mexico Southwest Sounds. The show profiles musicians from New Mexico.

Laflin said decided to make the documentary when she took a tour of the studio at last year’s Clovis Music Festival.

“I walked into the studio and thought, ‘This story deserves to be told,’” she said.

Laflin said the commission’s goal is to give New Mexico musicians national recognition.
“They deserve it,” she said.

The documentary airs at 7 p.m. on regional PBS station KENW at Eastern New Mexico University.

The documentary includes a tour of the Petty studio, where the original equipment is still preserved.

Laflin said audiences will also learn what the Clovis community is currently doing to honor musicians and hear from current local bands.

What: New Mexico Southwest Sounds featuing Norman Petty Studios
When: 7 p.m. Thursday