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Author Miller, Donna Marie, 1956- author.

Title The Broken Spoke : Austin's legendary honky-tonk / Donna Marie Miller.

Publication Info. College Station : Texas A and M University Press, [2017]


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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (1 volume).
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Series John and Robin Dickson series in Texas music
John and Robin Dickson series in Texas music.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword, by Charles Townsend -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s -- Dance hall tradition -- James White receives his honky-tonk education -- Dance hall influences on James White -- The 1960s -- Origins of country music -- The Broken Spoke opens -- First performers booked for dancing at the Spoke -- The 1970s -- The progressive country movement -- The White family expands -- George Strait, Alvin Crow, Jerry Jeff Walker, and the Wheel -- The 1980s -- Urban cowboy, Dallas, and South by Southwest -- "The Broken Spoke legend" song -- Mixed drinks and loyal customers -- The 1990s -- Austin becomes the "live music capital of the world" -- "If there's a Willie, there's a way" fund-raiser and the "Broken Spoke Series" -- Making movies and introducing new talent -- The 2000s -- Movie and music mecca -- Sale of the land and a rash of health issues -- The Dixie Chicks, Kinky Friedman, Ray Price, and a bus crash -- The 2010s -- The Whites' small family business thrives -- New neighbors, dance lessons, and celebrations -- Documenting the Broken Spoke.
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Summary James and Annetta White opened the Broken Spoke in 1964, then a mile south of the Austin city limits, under a massive live oak, and beside what would eventually become South Lamar Boulevard. White built the place himself, beginning construction on the day he received his honorable discharge from the US Army. And for more than fifty years, the Broken Spoke has served up, in the words of White's well-worn opening speech, ". . . cold beer, good whiskey, the best chicken fried steak in town ... and good country music." White paid thirty-two dollars to his first opening act, D.G. Burrow and the.
Subject Broken Spoke (Dance Hall) -- History.
White, James M., 1939-
Businessmen -- Texas -- Austin.
Popular culture -- Texas -- Austin -- History.
Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Texas -- Austin -- History.
Dance halls -- Texas -- Austin -- History.
Country musicians -- Texas -- Austin.
Country music -- Texas -- Austin -- History and criticism.
Bars (Drinking establishments) (OCoLC)fst00827779
Businessmen. (OCoLC)fst00842951
Country music. (OCoLC)fst00881424
Country musicians. (OCoLC)fst00881442
Dance halls. (OCoLC)fst00887519
Popular culture. (OCoLC)fst01071344
Texas -- Austin. (OCoLC)fst01204313
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Miller, Donna Marie, 1956- Broken Spoke. First edition. College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2017] 9781623495190 1623495199 (DLC) 2016047168 (OCoLC)961266518
ISBN 9781623495206 (electronic book)
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