The Broken Spoke honky tonk is just about the most authentic thing you can still find within the city limits of Austin, TX. And now it’s long-time owner, mascot, patron saint, and a man that has been a major booster for music in the region and the stepping stone for many major careers has passed on.
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 was the time, and the beautiful Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin was the place for the 2nd Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards. Socialites and artists from all over the United States, and a few from foreign lands made their way to the Texas capitol for the festivities.
Amber Digby, Ameripolitan, Big Sandy, Chris Casello, Dale Watson, Elana James, Hot Club of Cowtown, James Burton, James Hand, James White, Joe Ely, Johnny Bush, Paramount Theatre, Paul Pigat, Ray Benson, Redd Volkaert, Rosie Flores, Sarah Gayle Meech, The Broken Spoke, The Cactus Blossoms, The Derailers, Wayne Hancock
As for the music, the Red Fest lineup was built on good intentions. Big names like Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, and Lynyrd Skynyrd were billed alongside lesser-known bands from the local and national landscape like Hellbound Glory, The Whiskey Sisters, and Bri Bagwell. Instead of segregating independent and mainstream music, integrating it.
Bri Bagwell, Colt Ford, Earl Dibbles Jr., Florida Georgia Line, Granger Smith, Hellbound Glory, Imagine Dragons, Jeff Foxworthy, Kellie Pickler, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Parmalee, Red Fest, Review, Sundy Best, The Derailers, The Whiskey Sisters, Tim McGraw
With all the hubbub last week with new releases and news, I had little time to talk about Big John Cash, who had a birthday, and a posthumous release of American VI: Ain’t No Grave. But when Friday came, I got to leave the laptop behind, and head down to Austin to focus on The […]
2010, Austin, Earle Pool Ball, Emo's, Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash Bash, Lucky Tubb, Outlaw Magazine, Roger Wallace, Rowdy Radio, Rowdy Tijmes, The Band in Black, The Derailers, The Skeletons, WS Fluke Holland
It has been a busy week in the REAL country world, especially with the opinions surrounding Shooter Jenning’s new album and Kyle Turley, which happen to be the first two subjects on the first ever “REAL Country Roundtable.” The Roundtable is an hour long discussion in the virtual world about current events with me, The […]