Honoring James M. White 1939 – 2021

29 Jan

Nov. 20, 2019 Book Talk at Texas State University

7 Jan

At the invitation of Jason Mellard, director of the college of music at Texas State University in San Marcos, Nov. 20, 2019 I talked about my book, The Broken Spoke: Austin’s Legendary Honky-Tonk, published in 2017 by Texas A&M University Press. Both the first and second editions of my book were paid for by a grant from the John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music and sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History. Gary Hartman served as general editor.

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Nov. 6 Book Talk to UT University Ladies Club at Chateau Bellevue

7 Jan

James and Annetta White, owners of Austin’s Broken Spoke, joined me in a presentation to the UT University Ladies Club at a dinner held in the historic Chateau Bellevue Nov. 6, 2019. Singer, songwriter and musician Ben Stafford Rodgers also sang some classic country songs.

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CAMEO book signing at the Broken Spoke Sept. 27, 2019

9 Oct

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar book signing at Wild About Music 12.13.2018

29 Dec

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As part of the opening night of the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar Dec. 13, 2018 I signed my books in front of the Wild About Music booth at the Palmer Events Center in Austin. Broken Spoke owner James White accompanied me and later sang a few songs on stage with country and western star Dale Watson.

My Barnes and Noble book signing 12.1.2018

29 Dec

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As part of “Local Authors Day” at Barnes & Noble Sunset Valley, Broken Spoke owner James White together with singer Ben Stafford Rodgers, accompanied me to my book signing Dec. 1, 2019. We loved seeing old friends and meeting new ones while selling and signing my 2017 book, The Broken Spoke: Austin’s Legendary Honky-Tonk.

Marble Falls Public Library book talk Nov. 2, 2018

9 Nov

I spoke to the “Booked for Lunch” crowd Nov. 2, 2018 at the Marble Falls Public Library. Director Iona Minshew interviewed me for her podcast “Book, Line & Sinker,” posted on SoundCloud and she videotaped my presentation and posted it on Phil Reynolds, the editor at The Highlander newspaper in Marble Falls interviewed me too; the article published Nov. 6, 2918. I sold and signed a lot of books and had a great time in Marble Falls!

Link to the audio-only podcast “Book, Line & Sinker,” by Iona Minshew, director of the Marble Falls Public Library.

South Austin Costco book signing 10.23.2018

24 Oct
James White and I signed books from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Oct. 23, 2018 at the South Austin Costco while dozens of Broken Spoke fans stopped by to chat. That day Austin Utility Company had announced a “boil water” order due to serious flooding, so consequently the number of shoppers at Costco increased ten-fold. 

Oklahoma Book Festival 10.20.2018

24 Oct
I spoke on a panel at the inaugural Oklahoma Book Festival in Oklahoma City Oct. 20, 2018 together with Tennessee author Fred Minnick and moderated by The Oklahoman newspaper’s ‘food dude’ columnist Dave Cathey. Afterwards, one of my favorite Austin authors, Sarah Bird, signed her latest novel, The Daughter of the Daughter of a Queen. Later that afternoon I also toured the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. 

Boerne Book & Arts Festival 10.6.2018

24 Oct

Boerne and Shelley Sproull with us

Broken Spoke fan and my friend Shelley Sproull came out with her whole family to hear me talk and Christine Brown at Texas A&M University Press sold books. Singer and guitarist Ben Stafford Rodgers performed a few classic country songs and Deb Fleming moderated my talk.

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