!Viva Terlingua!: Jerry Jeff Walker, Live Recordings, and the Authenticity of Progressive Country Music




Stimeling, Travis

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The Center for Texas Music History


The progressive country music scene that flourished in Austin during the 1970s was rooted in a musical community that shared a deep appreciation of live musical performance. Although such major music industry centers as New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville focused largely on the manufacturer and distribution of studio recordings, the Austin-based progressive country movement relied extensively on a vast array of live music venues, including such honky-tonks as the Split Rail Inn and the Broken Spoke, smaller folk clubs such as Castle Creek and the Saxon Pub, and large concert halls, including the Armadillo World Headquarters and the Austin Opry House.



Walker, Jerry Jeff, Country music, Progressive country music, Austin music scene, Live music venues


Stimeling, T. (2008). !Viva Terlingua!: Jerry Jeff Walker, live recordings, and the authenticity of progressive country music. <i>Journal of Texas Music History, 8</i>(1), pp. 20-33.


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