Our fourth episode, released in February, is about honky tonkin’ in Austin, Texas and was produced by Dustin Hixenbaugh.
“In Austin, Texas, the honky tonk offers more than inexpensive beer and a place to two-step to the sound of the pedal steel guitar. For locals, it also provides a retreat from the fast, commercial rhythms of the metropolis growing relentlessly around them. In this episode, which continues Zeugma‘s investigation of Austin’s “weirdness,” we visit a couple of honky tonks and reflect on their history and their contributions to the city’s cultural life. We also speak with Christine J. Warren, whose book Honky Tonk Debutante: The History of Honky-Tonk Music as I Care to Tell It (2014) chronicles the popularization of the jukebox and the heyday of the Texas honky-tonk community.”
You can listen to and download the episode on iTunes or here on Libsyn.