Texas Landmark Saloons: Honky Tonks & Dancehalls

Overview

Texas journalist Shirley Jinkins has put to good use her more than two decades covering the state's music scene by identifying the region s most historic dance halls, beloved honky tonks and iconic saloons. Places listed and described in Texas Landmark Saloons, Honky Tonks and Dance Halls are the sort of places that keep Texas culturally distinctive while the rest of the country gets homogenized by chain concepts and mass marketing. Gruene Hall, Luckenbach Dance Hall, Willie s Place, Billy Bob s and many more are...

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Overview

Texas journalist Shirley Jinkins has put to good use her more than two decades covering the state's music scene by identifying the region s most historic dance halls, beloved honky tonks and iconic saloons. Places listed and described in Texas Landmark Saloons, Honky Tonks and Dance Halls are the sort of places that keep Texas culturally distinctive while the rest of the country gets homogenized by chain concepts and mass marketing. Gruene Hall, Luckenbach Dance Hall, Willie s Place, Billy Bob s and many more are profiled in this nifty pocket-sized, valued-priced guide that should be kept ready in every glove compartment of a vehicle headed through the great expanses of Texas. Passing through Mason? Don t miss the London Dance Hall nearby. Heading to Big Bend? Don t pass up the Starlight Theatre in Terlingua. Approaching Abilene around Christmas? You can't miss the century-plus Cowboy Christmas Ball at Anson's Pioneer Hall nearby. Every corner of the state has been carefully combed by Jinkins, making it the perfect birthday, Father s Day or stocking stuffer gift for friends who like to have a good time in Texas, and who doesn't?

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Editorial Reviews

Austin American-Statesman
Here's the perfect stocking stuffer for that friend who always wants to check out the bars in whatever town you're visiting. Shirley Y. Jinkins's 'Texas Landmark Saloons, Honky Tonks and Dance Halls' is your guide to the places where you can knock one back and scoot a boot.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Jinkins' book pays tribute to Texas dance halls.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Shirley Jinkins brings these old-time halls to life in a pocket-size guidebook
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Waltzing across Texas has never been so easy: The new pocket-size Texas Landmark Saloons, Honky Tonks & Dance Halls takes a Western swing throughout the state, hitting the best little places in Texas to kick up your heels and two-step. Written by longtime Star-Telegram music writer Shirley Jinkins (and published by Star-Telegram writer Barry Shlachter) the book covers the best-known places in the state, such as Gruene Hall, Luckenbach Dance Hall, Willie's Place, Poodie's and, of course, our local Billy Bob's. But it also covers some places a little off the beaten path, including the London Dance Hall near Mason, the Railroad Blues in Alpine and the Starlight Theatre in Terlingua. The book is part of a Lone Star travel series that also includes Texas Wineries, Big Bend Guide and Texas 107 Best Walks. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Texas Dance Hall Preservation Inc. of Austin, a volunteer group that works to preserve the historic structures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892588227
  • Publisher: Great Texas Line
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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