B.F. Deal Records

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B.F. Deal was a record label created by Austin, TX songwriter Michael Williams in the mid seventies. It was an independent label which produced several local Austin artists at the time including Nanci Griffith's début album, There's a Light Beyond These Woods released January 3, 1978.

Mike Williams also produced albums for Allen Damron, Austin TX musician and Kerrville Folk Festival officianado.[1]

B.F. Deal Publishing also produced a limited edition book titled Texas Genesis (Copyright 1978). It was about the Texas progressive country music scene from 1963 through 1978. It was dictated into a tape recorder by Travis Holland and compiled by Michael Williams. Travis Holland was a musician that played with many, if not most, Texas progressive country artists during that time.

Selected Recordings[edit]

  • Mike Williams, The Radio Show BFD1 1976
  • Allen Wayne Damron, The Old Campaigner BFD2 1976
  • Ladd, Lady Up The Stairs BFD3 1976
  • B.F. Deal Sampler Vol. 1, BFD5 1977 included Nanci Griffith,[2] John Garza, Frank Zigal and Will Walker.[3]
  • Mike Williams, Free Man Happy Man BFD6 1977
  • Bill and Bonnie Hearne, Smilin' BFD7 1977[4]
  • Nanci Griffith, There's a Light Beyond These Woods BFD9 1978
  • Tim Henderson, Waitin' For The Naked Girl To Call BFD8 1978
  • Mike Williams, Comin' Atcha! BFD12 1979