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Texas Music Resources

Honky Tonk Texas, USA presents a collection of artists, venues and events from the Texas music scene:

Artists - information, showdates and links for Texas artists

Austin Scene - the heart of Texas music is Austin, the live music capital of the world

Austin Restaurants - if Austin is known for anything besides live music (oh, and those computer guys), it's its excellent dining out

Future Legends - a collection of artists sure to become the next generation of Texas Legends

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Americana Music Association
True American Music
Americana Home, Americana Radio Stations
info@americanamusic.org
The mission of the AMA is to provide a forum for the advocacy of Americana music, to promote public awareness of this genre and to support the creative and economic viability of professionals in this field.

Austin Americana
A Cutting Edge Event Calender Of Austin Music
Home Page
bill@austinamericana.com
Austin Americana covers the best and up-to-date in Americana Music including: traditional country - honky tonk - rockabilly - western swing - country/western folk - roots rock - blues - new grass - local singer/songwriters - Texas AAA. This web site covers the Americana music scene in Austin and Central Texas and includes the weekly email calendar called "Musicalternatives". A new and interesting way "around town".

Australian Country Music Association
...it ain't Texas, but it is Country
CMAA Home, Country Music News
info@countrymusic.asn.au
The CMAA was formed in 1992 to represent and promote all aspects of the Australian country music industry. With a growing membership (900 at January 2000), the CMAA has developed a wide range of activities, including organisation, promotion and staging of the Toyota CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia, the Australia Post CMAA Hats Off To Country Festival, the CMAA Industry Achiever Awards, establishment of the Australian College of Country Music and an on-going programme of industry research.

Biker Bar
The Very, Very Best in Internet Music
Ann Arbor, MI
Biker Radio, Biker Bar.com, Michael Elta, RealPlayer Launch, Biker Radio Channels
(734) 657-6048
biker@bikerbar.com
24hr Texas Music from the Net via Ann Arbor, MI
"Who needs a radio. Please, please listen to this man's music. It's the best on the internet and airwaves," HonkyTonkTx.com
BikerBar Radio offers streaming MP3 audio of a unique nature. It offers music that you would almost never hear on "normal" radio. My goal is to play music that I would like to hear when riding my harley a 1000 miles in a day. Music to keep me company as the miles float by. Music to keep my foot tapping on the pegs. Music to compliment the pictures of what I see "on the road".

Cajun/Zydeco Mucic & Dance
A Great Cajun/Zyedco Resource
Crawfish Home
jrice@bme.jhu.edu
The page is dedicated to spreading Cajun and Zydeco music and dance. The World Wide Web is an every expanding resource and it is often difficult to find the important information. We hope to point out the most interesting and useful resources, and we also try to arrange them in a logical way. When we started this page in 1996, there was not much out there on Cajun or Zydeco. Now there are thousands of pages and well as countless references in articles and such. The page does not and cannot hope to catalogue every mention of Cajun or Zydeco on the web. Moreover, the web is very fluid with pages and their address changing frequently, a feature that renders an up to date catalogue near impossible (Cajun/Zyedco Music & Dance).

Cowboy Joe's Radio Ranch
Award-Winning Radio
Home Page
paulacowboyjoe@aol.com
Paul Aaron "Cowboy Joe" is on his way back to the airwaves. The creator and DJ/personality of the unique, authentic Western music radio show is returning to radio. Cowboy Joe's Radio Ranch is named after his favorite song, Ragtime Cowboy Joe. The show, in its previous run, aired for 12 years in the New York area over WKCR FM and WBAI, and much of that time nationally through National Public Radio's Extended Program Service. The show features authentic western swing, cowboy music and poetry with a touch of Cowboy Joe's "dry" sense of humor and a down-to-earth feel for the cowboy way of life. Cowboy Joe's Radio Ranch was so well thought of, it was recognized with the Western Heritage Wrangler Award (the equivalent of the Hollywood Oscar) from The National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center.

FARM AID
Lend A Hand To Those Who Feed Us & Need Us

Farm Aid, Willie, HonkyTonkTx.com Farm Aid Links, Willie's Hot Links, RunTex, Willie's 10K, Sacrifice, Justice, & Peace, Farm Aid Store
thanks Willie & all
2002 Location to be announced
In light of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Willie Nelson called for the federal government to renew support that farmers, oil and steel producers received during World War II -- special subsidies to help them cover production and labor costs.
"Well, it's wartime again, let's bring it back," Willie said.
Farm Aid (the 14th benefit concert in 16 years) highlighted American farmers' role in helping the nation fight terrorism in 2001. Farm Aid performers said the concert has always been about keeping America strong by helping the farms that feed the country.
"We're at a moment when a lot of people are asking what is America, what represents America," said Dave Matthews, one of the performers. "Certainly, I think that the family farm is a main ingredient of what made America."
Farm Aid organizers called this year's event a "Concert for America," and pledged money to rebuild farmers' markets that were destroyed near the World Trade Center.
Along with Dave Matthews and the founders,Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp, Saturday's performers included Martina McBride, Arlo Guthrie, the Doobie Brothers, Acoustic Syndicate, Susan Tedeschi, Jimmy Ryser, and Chris Knight (and others) The money raised by this year's show had not been tallied as of Saturday evening. Farm Aid has awarded nearly million for farm-related causes and education since it began in 1985.
Roger Allison, a Missouri farmer, said he was feeding his livestock September 11 when his mother, barefoot and still dressed in a nightgown, ran outside to tell him about the attacks. "We wanted to be in New York," Allison said. "The reality is we knew we needed to be on our farms." This is America!
The roughly 24,000 tickets for Saturday's outdoor show in Noblesville, about 20 miles north of Indianapolis, were sold out within a couple days.
from CNN.com & AP& CMT & me, sorta
Willie Nelson's 10K to Benefit Farm Aid! Willie Nelson hosted the first benefit 10K run for Farm Aid on Sunday, October 21, 2001 in Austin, Texas. The Willie Nelson 10K for Farm Aid was sponsored by New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., Runner's World, RunTex, and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation. Following the 10K race and 5K Fun Walk/Run, Willie treated the event participants to a post-race concert. Run Willie, Run!
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The big news at Farm Aid was Dave Matthews' promotion from "good friend of the cause" to full-fledged member of the board of directors, where he joins the Big Three of Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp. Introduced by Young as "new blood," Matthews is a prize addition to the long-running series of fund-raisers. He's young, he has drawing power and he has a generosity and humility that were unmistakable during the solo acoustic set he played Saturday at Verizon Wireless Music Center. Matthews' performance was refreshingly uncluttered, both in terms of playing without his band and stripping the Glen Ballard production gloss from current album Everyday. The Space Between, I Did It and the whimsical title track all improved in this setting. He closed with a spine-tingling rendition of All Along the Watchtower, a classic that's been passed among Bob Dylan (its writer), Jimi Hendrix, U2 and Young. Matthews aced it, and proved he belongs in such company. In terms of Farm Aid's mission in helping independent farmers, Young and Arlo Guthrie were the day's bright lights of conviction and reason. No other artists came close to articulating the family farmer's uphill battle against massive corporations. Young punctuated his unforgettable appearance with pleas for pledges from at-home viewers. Joined by legendary backing band Crazy Horse, Young and his guitar work were abrasive wonders -- highlighted by the multiple waves of energy he unleashed during 1990's Love and Only Love. If we all could harness the intensity that Young applies to good works, farming problems and countless others would be solved in short order. Guthrie, the only musician to speak at a morning rally of farmers, provided an emotional, flag-waving moment with Steve Goodman's City of New Orleans. Arlo also played a fitting rendition of Woody Guthrie's Pretty Boy Floyd, a tribute to a Depression-era outlaw who gave money to cash-strapped farmers. We learned that back then, as now, you can be robbed with a fountain pen. John Mellencamp proved he's a uniformly excellent live performer, as his 50 minutes on stage retained the hottest chunk of incendiary concerts he presented at the same venue last weekend. There's no question that Mellencamp's dynamic, multidimensional band is the most underrated outfit going. Headliner Willie Nelson did an overwhelming rendition of Woody Gutrie's "This Land is Your Land, ...." with the entire crowd joining in. Susan Tedeschi sang guest vocals on Crazy.
The Doobie Brothers gave a fine exhibition of classic rock riff-ology. Jim Ryser, Chris Knight and Acoustic Syndicate also performed during the eight-hour show. The televised portion of the concert began with an all-star jam of This Land Is Your Land. Arlo Guthrie tellingly did justice to his father's masterpiece, and Neil Young grabbed his prescribed verse and rocked it.
Thanks again to Willie, Neil, John and all. God Bless America.
By David Lindquist Indianapolis Star September 30, 2001
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If you are a farmer who needs help, or you want information about what FARM AID does to help farmers use: farmhelp@farmaid.org
If you have a question about making a donation, purchasing merchandise or membership use: memberservices@farmaid.org
If you are a member of the press use: press@farmaid.org
If you have a question that doesn't fall into any of the above categories use: info@farmaid.org

Hein Beek - Radio Hilversum - The Netherlands
P.de Swartstr.30
1333 NH Almere
The Netherlands

036 5324057
hein.beek@akn.nl
Cable: 91.9 Hz; FM 106.2 Mhz
Hein Beek and Radio Hilversum are what's happening in Northern Europe and the Scandanavian countries. Almere is the artists' center of The Netherlands, and Hein is well known in area and in the United States' country music scene, especially in Austin, Texas. He and his lovely wife, Bep, make frequent trips to the States to keep in contact with their many country music friends. Many Artists send their newest CD's as soon as they are pressed, resulting in their CD's being heard in Europe before they hit the airwaves in the States. His weekly play list is a dream list for those of us who remember KOKE-FM, in Austin or anyone with a true taste of REAL country music.
eMail, call or fax Hein and send him a CD or tape if you're an Artist. He'll do an "on-air" with you. If you've got "that" Texas song, Hein's most likely to add you to his play list.
Europe is a great market, full of great folks who love country, and especiallty Austin Music. This man is the Man. Send him a CD and mention that Martin from HonkyTonkTx.com said, "hey, give me a spin". He's a great guy who was in Austin again over the winter (he thought it was a hot summer!).

Hill Country Interiors & Western Accents
Hill Country for your Home
15679 U.S. Hwy.281 N. San Antonio, Texas 78232
Home, Gallery, Contact
(210) 495-5768
julieh@hillcountryinteriors.com/
Now that you've seen what the beautiful Texas Hill Country is all about, and seen the beauty of a misty morning or a glowing orange sunset (in Luckenbach), you can now have quality crafted articles for your home, handmade right here in the Hills of Texas. From Deer heads to hand carved desks, Hill Country Interiors has it all.
Stop in or get on the web.

Honky Tonk Angels
'Zine Rack

Honky Tonk Angels, Kitty Wells, Patsy Montana, Sisters Morales, Toni Price, Kelly Willis, Patsy Cline, Angels' Videos
webmaster@honkytonkangels.com
Honky Tonk Angels webzine was started as a means of sharing the female perspective on the music scene and life, and as a means of spreading a little light into a world that seems in danger of becoming fuller and fuller of dark messages everyday. What is the female perspective on music? It is how the music makes us feel, it is how the music helps us connect to something bigger than ourselves. It is about the intimate connection between the musicians, their music, and the audience - it is about the give and take of energy between us. It is about the people we meet and the places we go - the atmosphere - the vibe - the experience.
A friend, referring to Honky Tonk Angels, said to me "That's a big name to live up to!". He was right! Listen to Hank Thompson and Kitty Wells sing their original songs about Honky Tonk Angels. Hank sang "The Wild Side of Life" in 1952 in which he states "He didn't know God made Honky Tonk Angels", and Kitty answered a year later with "It wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels". Or was it? Either way, thank God for them all as the list goes on and on. A good place to start is "I Wanna Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart" by Patsy Montana. Any of the links are a great start up to the present day "Angels" linked to in this fine site.
Honky Tonk Texas, USA gives this site a "Great Job, more please".

Humble Time
Texas Songwriters' Radio Showcase
FM 1101
just esat of I 35 from New Braunfels Exit 191

Humble Time
(830) 625-9400
humble@humbletime.com
Humble Timeis the home of original music. Each week, Humble Time brings to the airwaves of Texas, and browsers the World over, the finest in original music in Texas by the songwriters themselves. Humble Time is recorded live each week at the Freiheit Country StoreExit 191 in lovely downtown Freiheit, Texas approximately 1 1/2mi. North of New Braunfels on FM 1101, most every Saturday from 2-6pm. Hosted by Mo Humble, these tapings are open to the public and all are invited! Any songwriters who would like to appear on Humble Time are also encouraged to show up at a taping, as this is where we get the material for the Radio Show. Yes, that's right! It's that easy! Just show up and play and you could hear your songs on Humble Time -The Texas Songwriters Radio Showcase!It is a truly amazing radio creature. When we said that we were going to record songs at their source for broadcast, many said it could not be done. Further, when we said we would record not only the well established but the unknown artists, we were asked "Who will care?". To that we responded, "You will care". Those that thought we might be able to produce the show bet that we would only be able to do a dozen or so shows. Still others made the statement that we would run out of writer/performers before the end of one season. Now with more than two hundred produced shows, and over one thousand hours of air time, we feel very confident when we say "This can and must be done". With all of this, we continue to recognize that the scope and depth of your creative beauty is vast beyond our measure, and we are HUMBLE.

IMDb
Internet Movie Database
Home Page
Search Movies & Theaters
Top Movies - Photo Galleries - IMDb Recommends - Independent Films - games, even a Message Board! The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) was started in 1990 by a group of movie fans. Before the first web browser was being widely distributed, it was a set of scripts and files that allowed you to build your own local copy of the database on your own Unix-based computer. Their goal is to be the most fun and useful resource on the internet for movie fans around the world. A search engine enables the user to search movie theaters nation wide. Great for movie junkies on cross country trips to plan their route.

J-One-S Ranch
Farm Raised Venison (Deer meat, Yankees & CA)
PO Box 9 Driftwood, TX 78619
J-One-S Ranch
(512) 894-3810
j1sranch@starband.net
John & Sidney Jones raise European Follow deer that they process into jerky, sauage and specialty-cut fresh meat. It is sold through their web site and at Central Market in Austin. Several local restaurants serve their meats.

Johnny Ace Studios
Remember the '60's & pinstripes?
Jonny Ace's Home, Art For Sale, Klassic Kustom Kronicles
(361) 972-3700
acefink@yahoo.com
Original Kustom Kulture Illustration, Sculpture, Pinstriping & MORE By Johnny "Ace" Garcia , Rat Fink/Monster & Hot Rod Artist for over 20 years, and Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's top Rat Fink Sculptor/Artist - AND - Paulina "Kali Verra" Garcia, Writer for Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, Pinstriper, Illustraton. Do ya need art for your band or business - Or do you want an awesome original piece for your personal collection? Johnny Ace Studios is available for commissioned artwork - Please contact them for more info! This stuff is a gas!!!!!

Kerrville Folk Festival
30th Anniversary
Quiet Valley Ranch P.O. Box 291466 Kerrville, Tx 78029
Festival Home, Show Info & Schedule, Festival Artists
1-800-435-8429
staff@kerrville-music.com
May 24 - June 10
The Kerrville Folk Festival is held annually at the Quiet Valley Ranch, 9 miles south of Kerrville on Texas Hwy 16. Starting on the Thursday before Memorial Day at the end of May, the music continues for 18 days with performances by more than 100 singer songwriters and their bands. Interspersed between weekends are workshops in songwriting and booking and management for touring artists performance and recording. The annual Kerrville New Folk songwriting competition is held on the first weekend and draws 32 of the best of America's emerging songwriters. Award winners are recognized at a special concert on the second weekend. Bring your tent or RV and join us for as long as you can stay. Camping is free with a ticket for 3 or more consecutive days. The campgrounds are famous for songwriters campfires, an internationally heralded feature of the Kerrville Folk Festival since 1974.

KFAN 107.9 - East of Austin
KEEP 98.3 - East of San Antonio
Texas Rebel Radio

Honky Tonk in the Hill Country

Rebel Radio Home
830-997-2198
txradio@ktc.com
24 Hour Honky Tonk
Texas Rebel Radio is variety with a decidedly Texas twist of the Americana format. In one hour on KFAN/KEEP you can hear country, blues, rock, zydeco, ballads, current and classic music all blended together. The thread that runs through it all is Texas. Our coverage area extends from the outskirts of Austin to the outskirts of San Antonio plus the Highland Lake area and of course, Kerrville, Comfort, Boerne, Hunt, Llano, Marble Falls, Johnson City, Fredericksburg, Bandera and beyond. Listen for great Texas Artists such as Tommy Alverson, Chris Wall,Robert Earl Eeen, Joe Ely. Ronny Spears, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Mr. Fromholz, Sisters Morales, Ponty Bone, Larry Nolen, and the rest of Texas' heros. Thanks KFAN. For Edddy, turn it up a little so the folks in Austin can hear it all. KFANThe Best in music since the original: KOKE-FM.Thanks folks.

KGSR
107.1 FM in Austin,Texas
Home Page
KGSR is the closet Austin has to a pure "Austin" station. Back in the "70's KOKE played only local Artists (or Artists who should be locals), and KGSR has done a fair job of following up. We miss KOKE, but then we still miss the Armadillo World Headquarters! Tune 'em in.

Las Super Tejanas
Texas Folk Master Series 2000
another example of Texas music culture
Nuestra Casa
On January 29th, 2000 a great musical event was held with thanks to the Texas Folk Life Resourcesat at Austin's Paramount Theatre. Thank you.
The performance was a musical extravaganza with noted Mexican American female performers. Those who attended heard Rosie Flores songs by Tish Hinojosa, boleros by Eva Ybarra, ballads by Shelly Lares, and love songs from Las Madrugadoras. The original idea was for a performance, but everyone involved was so excited about the project that a recording took place which hopefully will be available & also more possible touring and video possibilities.

Little Dog Records
Little Dog Records Home, Guest Book
info@littledogrecords.com
Artists such as Scott Joss, Pete Anderson, Joy Lynn White, Anthony Crawford, Wooden Circus, Songs of Dwight Yoakam and more on this indie label.

Local Flavor
Austin & Texas Music by Local Musicians
P.O. BOX 3866 Corpus Christi, TX 78463-3866
Local Flavor Home
1-888-304-2960 (US only)<
localflavor@austinmetro.com
TEXAS MUSIC ONLY and plenty of it ! BLUES, COUNTRY, ROCKABILLY, FOLK, POP, JAZZ and more. Over 1,000 titles by artists from AUSTIN and all around TEXAS. Find the HOTTEST INDEPENDENT RELEASES, get to know the STARS OF TOMORROW. E-MAIL ORDERS We love to talk about Texas music, write us anytime with orders and questions about the wonderful music on our shelves.

Loud House Records
Home to the Masters of American Music
712 Sparks Ave. Austin, TX 78705
Loud House Records, Catalogue, Photos, R.C. Banks, Ponty Bone, Jukebox, Gift Shop - R. C., Gift Shop - Ponty Bone
(512) 474-4314
loudhouse@austin.rr.com
Loud House Records was founded by Booka Michel to promote his many local Austin buddies, especially Ponty Bone, R C Banks, Trip Hunt and Marco Perella.
"Fantasize" is Ponty's fourth album. He has recorded with Joe Ely, Robert Earl Keen, Terry Allen, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Hans Theesink, Gary P. Nunn, Jerry Jeff Walker, Bruce Robison, Alejandro Escovedo, and Ronnie Lane and many others.
RC Banks has been a long time and renowned singer/songwriter on guitar, accordion, Hammond B-3, and harmonica. R.C.'s songs have in the past been recorded by Joe Ely, Linda Ronstadt, Charlie and Will Sexton, among others.
Loud House promises to bring more great Texas music to the eyes and ears of the World. Tune In and Tune On!

LULING WATERMELON THUMP
Thump, Thump, Thump
Downtown Luling 421 E. Davis Street
PO Box 710
Luling, Texas 78648

Watermelon Thump, Luling Texas
830/875-3214
thump@bcsnet.net
the last of June - every year
WATERMELON THUMP. Watermelon! It's fun. It's delicious. And it says "Summer!" like nothing else. Thousands enjoy this four-day outdoor festival honoring the nutritious, auspicious watermelon. Featuring a Carnival, Kiddie Rides, Beer Garden, Plenty of Food, Children's Entertainment, Street Dances, Arts & Crafts, Champion Melon Judging and Auction, World Champion Seed Spitting Contest, Rodeo, Parade, Car Rallye, Melon Eating Contest, and more.

Music Office
Office of the Governor
State of Texas

The Official Music Site in Texas
1100 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin, Texas 78701
Home Page, Texas Film Commission, Texas Multimedia Commission, Texas Music Industry Directory
phone 512.463.6666
music@governor.state.tx.us
fax 512.463.4114
The Texas Music Office serves as the information clearinghouse and promotion office for the Texas music industry. For several years (and Governors) Mr. Casey J. Monahan has directed the Music Office of the Governor of Texas. Casey has not only promoted Texas music commercially, but more importantly, he has promoted and encouraged the financing of one of our great state's finest cultural enitities. If you need help or information concerning Texas music, call Casey, a great guy. Say, hey, from the folks at Honky Tonk Texas.
The 2001 edition of the Texas Music Industry Directory may now be downloaded free of charge. .

National Ropers Supply
Official Catalog of the US Team Roping Championships
Roper's Home, Ropes, Saddles, Music, TeamRopers.com
1-800-GO ROPIN
This is Texas and Ropin', saddles and knives play a large part in our heritage and our every day life. This is just another part of why we call Texas home.

Riata Talent
Texas' Talent Hotline
P.O. Box 15345
Austin, Tx 78761

Home Page, Riata Events, More Riata Events
512-480-4009
randywillis@riatatalent.com
Randy Willis' Riata Talent is first in music, television, publishing and cyberspace and is a national leader in artist management and booking. Riata's Sonny Throckmorton (Composer of 17 Number-One-hits) is in charge of A&R. Riata Talent has produced and/or coproduced television pilot series such as The Rogers & Hammerhead Show with guest Willie Nelson, Larry Gatlin, Doug Supernaw, Gary P. Nunn, Ray Wylie Hubbard and the who’s who of country music. Riata's Stars Over Texas television series showcases the stars and future stars of many musical genres. Riata represents a roster ranging from legendary recording artist Johnny Duncan, Janie Fricke and Johnny Rodriguez to the "songwriter’s songwriter" Sonny Throckmorton to fifteen-year-old singing sensation Reagan Dishman and Tejano’s Female Vocalist of the Year Shelly Lares. With over 30 national and Texas artists, Riata Talent is THE talent showcase for The Lone Star State!

Sharon's Australian World of Country
Aussie Country
Sharon Downunder, New & Unknown Artists, Country Links
srenfrey@istnet.net.au
An interesting -non-Texan- page fron "downunder". Lots of good links to Artists, magazines and other things country. Although from Australia, it has a major Nashville leaning.....but, still a good site from our friends around the world. Good job Sharon.

Shiner Beer
The Spoetzl Brewery
Shiner, Texas
Home Page, Shiner Beers, Map, Brewery Tour
(361) 594-3383
shiner@shiner.com.
Mon - Fri 11am - 1:30pm
"The "Little Brewery" in Shiner Texas was established in 1909 by Czech and German immigrants to satisfy their need for old-world tasting brews, they hired Kosmos Spoetzl - a Bavarian brewmaster whose traditional family recipes and expertise remain the inspiration for our beers today," reads every label of a Shiner. The story continues nearly a century later. A great place to stop, tour the brewery, and have a cold one with the guys who mdae it.

South Congress Records
Champ Hood, Jesse Taylor, John X Reed, Benny Rye & much more
300 West Johanna Street Austin, Texas 78704
South Congress Records
(512) 443-7389
info@southcongressrecords.com
South Congress Records is a Austin, Texas based label dedicated to presenting to the world as much of the region's musical riches as possible. Owners Brad and Lynn Brobisky hope that you love this music as much as they do.
We aim to reflect the diverse nature of Texas music in our releases and want to get wider exposure to this wonderful mix of music that many of us love. Spread the good word on our releases, and keep checking back for new releases, MP3 files and release dates.
Another great Austin/Texas music event. Thanks, folks.

South East Texas Blues Society
Less Shred/More Said
Blues Home, S.E. Texas Artists
bfulbright@ureach.com
This society began on the corner of Fannin and Park Street at a humble beer joint in a run down building in Beaumont, Texas called "Bradley's Blues", named after its proprietor Brad Bennett, the bonding began here among a core group of players. It was a great idea, and it helped many players meet each other and get to know each other musically. With out Brad's courage to open this club, we all might have never met. Hat's off to Brad! Soon, one member, Bill Fulbright, went to a new club "Freddy Fender's" and made a deal with the owner to let there be a night of Blues. So, for the next year, the loosely knit group of players continued on. There is so much natural talent in the Golden Triangle. Believe me. Nothing can touch what you guys have. NOTHING. Treasure it. Bill Fulbright

Spencers Western World
Western Clothes & Assessories via the Web
7108 66th Street North Pinellas Park, Florida 33781
Spencer's Home, Men's Boots, Ladies Boots
(727) 544-2606
mgr@spencerswesternworld.com
Spencers Western World is a full service western wear store that carries a huge assortment of western wear for men, ladies and children including western boots, cowboy hats, leather accessories and western wedding items. Spencers Western World offers services such as hat cleaning and blocking and leather repair. Spencers Western World is family owned and operated since 1963. Member of the local Chamber of commerce since 1972.You may also request a free catalog.

Texas Bound
....on Earth as it is in Texas....
Texas Bound Home, Texas Concert Calender, Links
BigJohn@texasbound.net
Absolutely one of the very best Texas music sites (we're a bit jealous...just a bit!). Great event and show calenders, Artist photos, reviews and even autographed ticket stubs. "Big John' Robbins has done not only a good job, but a very creative and informative one. He's done it all. Check his links (HonkyTonkTx.com, of course) which have a great Texas radio section from KFAN to KPIG! His Texas Music Calender covers the entire state, so take your laptop along with your cold Shiners when you hit the back roads looking for Honky Tonk music. Thanks John for some fine work.

Texas Hatters

5003 Overpass Road,
Buda, Texas 78610

Home Page, Hat Styles, History
(512) 295-4287
TexHatters@aol.com
Just South Of Austin on I35 (2 songs)
Manny was a friend of mine for nearly 30 years. His Daddy stood over his shoulder when he made my first "Manny" hat watching each move and crease. I love Manny and his Dad made sure he did it right. From a Viet Nam hero, Manny returned home to his family to make a lot of great hats. His family continues to make the best "darn" (Manny didn't allow cussing around women and children) hand made hats in the world - no question! But Manny also made me smile deep inside.
Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Kings, Queens, rodeo stars, and me wear his hats. Any color, any style. Texas Hatters will make you what it takes to give you anything from something to keep the rain off you, to hats for the local movie industry. The heck with that, though. Go get one. It's worth meeting the gang and seeing all the old photos. They have a great selection for the ladies. You too can be as perty as Norma & Joella Gammage or as handsome as master hatter David.!
Tell 'em Martin said "Hello" and, please fix you up. That's all it takes. They know what'll fit you----unless you've got some crazy hat idea....they'll do that to....beyond your dreams (a legal releasae could be required from any liability caused by the appearance of a custom hat!) Go for it. Give 'em a call. "They Top The Best".

Texas Hill Country Visitor & Travel Guide
Hill Country Home
Welcome to the Texas Hill Country's #1 online travel guide, the Internet's most comprehensive listing of businesses and organizations in the Texas Hill Country.
Covering thr Heart of the beautiful and historic Texas Hill Country, including the towns of: Bandera, Boerne, Canyon Lake, Comfort, Concan, Fredericksburg, Hunt, Ingram, Junction, Kerrville, New Braunfels, Uvalde and all points "East" of the Pecos!.

Texas Music Catalog
Texas Music
Music Cataog
Thanks to all at Waterloo Records for providing us with this fantastic access to Texas artists, and local music industry folks.

Texas Music Chart
Texas Music For The Country
Katie Key
The "Best" In Texas
2450 Fondren, Ste. 112
Houston, Texas 77063

Home Page, The Chart, Reporting Radio Stations
katie@shanemedia.com
Texas Music Chart was established to give form and focus to the great music coming out of Texas. The Chart is designed to show airplay of today's Texas Country music at Texas radio stations. A total of 51 Texas radio stations originally agreed to be reporters. Some play Texas music full time, others in special programming. All but a few of those stations are reflected in the chart each week. A list of the reporters is available on this Web site. Another interesting idea from deep in the Heart of Texas.

Texicana Music Central
Miss Lana's Wonderful Texas Site
Miss Lana's Home, American Roadhouse
lana@misslana.com
Miss Lana's Texicana Music Central purty near has it all when it comes to Texas and Texas music. Absolutely great links about our favorite things. Good job, Miss Lana.
If you are a serious OKOM lover who likes to have fun, this site is for you! You'll find a comprehensive Texas music website complete with concert calendar for the North Texas area that is one of the most up-to-date on the net, artists links, venue information, festival listings, special events, concert, CD and venue reviews, pictures, poetry and other interesting tidbits about Texas and its music. That's why it's called Texicana Music Central.

The Handbook of Texas Online
An Encyclopedia of Texas
Texas Online
comments.tsha@lib.utexas.edu
The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topic categories. The scope is broad and inclusive, designed to provide readers with concise, authoritative, and accessible articles that provide factual, nonpartisan accounts on virtually every aspect of Texas history and culture.

The Rollin' Stone
'....on the cover of The Rollin' Stone
Home Page, CD Reviews, Contact, Music News
Dr. Hook had to perform the song, On The Cover Of The Rollin' Stone to get his "smilin' face" on the news stands of hip America. By the late 1960's Rock 'n Roll, Psychedelic music, the Blues, Hard Rock, Country Music (along with The Band, The Byrds and Gram Parsons), were all reported on and advertised in a single source, The Stone. Billboard Magazine has never been the same, with its dry, business-like approach reporting on, to many of us, the anthems of a new nation! Jann Weiner, The Stone publisher & founder, started his monthly paper with the help of a few friends who knew how to pick or write or both. Boz Scaggs' first album, Boz Scaggs backed by the Muscle Shoals Players and produced by Jann, was one of the first and best of the albums which documented the transgresstion from the Psychedelic music of the 1960's to the sounds of Boz, Gram Parsons, the Eagles, the Flying Burriro Brothers, Willie Nelson, and more which survived the "Disco" period of the 1970's. By the end of the decade, Willie was winning CMA and other awards so long overdue him. Soon Nashville even gave some recognition to Hank Williams, Jr. the son of the man who built one of Nashville's largest publishing houses Acuff-Rose. "Times They Were A-Changin" and only The Stone was reporting on this segment of Americana. They continue to do a pretty good job. Thanks, guys.

West Texas Music Hall Of Fame/Museum
Hall Of Fame/Museum/Workshop
6204 S. Freeway Ft. Worth, TX 76134
Museum, Jimmie Fletcher
(817) 293-1333
sidholmes@westexmusichof.com
A note from Sid Holmes about the West Texas Music Museum, The Honor Roll Of Songwriters and his band The Cavaliers and his many talented friends.
Make sure to look Sid and others in our "Legends" area.
Thanks, Sid: "You might want to consider adding Jimmie Fletcher to your Honky Tonk Legends.
We enjoy your site and appreciate you adding our old group from San Angelo "The Cavaliers". Besides theater stage shows across West Texas (1956 to 1959), we played all of the honky tonks around San Angelo including being the house band at Boots & Saddle. When J. Frank Wilson joined us in 1962, we became the house band for the Dixie Club (the only r & r band ever to do that). The twist being popular, helped. The Cavaliers played San Angelo, West Texas, New Orleans, Ft Worth and Memphis from 1956-1999, about 40 years. Our lead vocalist in 1958 was Ronnie Blackwell (went on to be the featured vocalist for Ernest Tubb in 1977). Another Cavalier lead vocalist (Wayland Chandler) wrote 2 songs that Patsy Cline recorded in 58'. Jerry Naylor (our vocalist in 1957) went on to chart 6 country hits plus becoming a member of the 1960 Crickets. Besides playing a little r & r, we learned all of those great country and honky tonk numbers during those years. We believe we paid our dues earning the right to be featured on your site. thanks again, Sid Holmes
and we agree Sid, thanks - make sure to see in our "Lehends" section and The Canaliers in our .

WILLIE NELSON'S 4th OF JULY PICNIC
July 4th, 2001
More To Come
Willie's 4th Of July Picnic, Willie's Home, Perdalnales Poo Poo, NEW Farm Aid 2001 Info, Willie's Hot Links, Verizon Willie Nelson Picnic
The 2001 Picnic has been canceled
Willie pulled it off again in 2000, in spite of arriving back from Europe the day before (28 shows in 30 days).
A bit slow getting to Southpark where the show was relocated to for more room and easy acces, when Willie rolled in, the already great show got that magic feelin'.
After the show on the ride back to town on the bus to drop off a few who were not heading back out "On The Road Again", Willie was eager to keep going in spite of the grueling scheldule. Hey, that's country music. Someone's got to do it!
Two weeks off (that means Maui for Willie, Annie, and the kids) then back to over a month in the mid-west and off to New England.
Thanks to Willie again!
Watch for local shows with Willie's Blue Band.
No 2001 4th of July Picnic, so until next time,........keep the Shiner cold!
See ya at Poodie's Hilltop Bar & Grill on July 4th, 2001.
NOT ALL IS LOST
Verizon's Willie Nelson's Picnic will be held on August 11 (see link above). You can't keep that good man down!

Willie's Day Off ????
July 4th Picnic, 2001
2001 Concert was a sucess, 2002?
No Willie Picnic, Kevin Fowler, Clay Blaker
An Example of Central Texas Country Music
"Done & Over" but with many pleased guest. Texas music has a great future with these great artists who performed. Catch them locally.
Kevin Fowler, one of Texas' most popular country talents, is inviting his closest buddies in Texas music to fill this year's Independence Day void. In addition to Fowler, several of the biggest names in Texas music will gather at the Sheriff's Posse Arena on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 to celebrate "Willie's Day Off" 4th of July Explosion". The event will be hosted by Doug Moreland and his fidlin' dog Jalepeno. Others guaranteed to make a few fireworks on the stage include Roger Creager, Dub Miller, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Dash Rip Rock, Peter Dawson, Clay Blaker, Jason Boland, Seth James, Bleu Edmondson, and more.

 
           
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