Book reviews about The Broken Spoke: Austin’s Legendary Honky-Tonk

Review by Michael Barnes for Austin360

Five Texas books we love

in early 2018

– Entertainment – Austin 360 – Austin, TX

“The Broken Spoke: Austin’s Legendary Honky-Tonk.” Donna Marie Miller. Texas A&M Press.

Donna Marie Miller’s ace in the hole is her generous access to James and Annetta White, who have run Austin’s legendary Broken Spoke honky-tonk since 1964. It’s clear that Miller warmly admires the White family and cherishes their stories. Her delight is infectious. She sketches out the early years — White grew up not far from our South Austin house! — then records how every family member pitched in when the Broken Spoke opened. One might wish for a little more on the background of the country music and dance styles that flourished at the honky-tonk, but Miller more than makes up for that with accounts of the legends of music that played there and the very localized culture that thrived on the east side of South Lamar Boulevard.

July 23, 2017:

Trilla Pando of Story Circle Network generously reviewed my book, The Broken Spoke: Austin’s Legendary Honky-Tonk


June 16, 2017

Doug Freeman of The Austin Chronicle gave a nice review of my book, The Broken Spoke: Austin’s Legendary Honky-Tonk.

Amazon book reviews:

Customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars
By: D Sampleson May 31, 2017
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Great read. Broken Spoke is the heart of Austin Texas.

5.0 out of 5 stars: Two-stepping ’round the Spoke
By Kindle Customer on May 6, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
This book tells the history of the world’s best honky-tonk! The Broken Spoke is family owned & operated since 1964! Great quotes and interviews with George Strait, Willie Nelson, Robert Duvall and so many more! This is a great read!

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