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The Broken Spoke : Austin's legendary honky-tonk

Author: Donna Marie Miller
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2017.
Series: John and Robin Dickson series in Texas music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats

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. For more  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: James M White
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Marie Miller
ISBN: 9781623495190 1623495199
OCLC Number: 1084668968
Description: 206 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Series Title: John and Robin Dickson series in Texas music.
Responsibility: Donna Marie Miller.


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