Mitchell Trent Erwin, and this is your one stop shop for anything country in the city of Austin. This blog will specifically treat you to concerts, tv, and honky-tonk recommendations.
For those of you who want to know a little more about me, I'm from Denton, TX. I was born in 1991, I love country music and I've always enjoyed the game of golf. My favorite honkey-tonk is Billy Bobs Texas and my favorite singer is Clay Walker. I have lived in Austin for almost four years, and I attend the University of Texas.
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April 9, 2012 / 8:27 p.m.
Posted By: Mitchell Erwin
Hello, my tumblr followers. I’ve been asked by a follower named Makenzie to recommend my favorite album… My first thought was ohh geeze I have no idea lol. There are so many good albums out right now! I’m assuming you want me to recommend a new album, but just incase I decided to recommend my favorite album new and old.
My favorite new album is
NEON by Chris Young
This album debuted at number 2 on the billboards for good reason. The song “Tomorrow” is one of the best on the radio right now! Next time you get on iTunes just sample a few songs on this album and see what you think. Chris Young is one of countries best young country artists in my opinion, I haven’t had the luxury of seeing him in concert yet, but it is on my bucket list for 2012!
My favorite old album is
Live, Laugh, Love by Clay Walker
Clay Walker is my favorite country music artist of all time, and this album could be his best. For those of you who don’t listen to Clay a whole lot, go listen to this album!! Especially two of the songs titled “This Time Love” and “She’s Always Right”. I saw Clay for the first time when I was fourteen years old at Billy Bobs in Ft. Worth Texas, and I’ve gone back to see him three more times. The concerts are absolutely amazing he kicks around beach balls and he never stops dancing while he’s on stage. If you have the money, you must get meet and greet tickets! Regardless, you need to go see Clay Walker!
For those of you who live in Austin, join me this weekend in San Antonio as Clay Walker takes the stage at the Strawberry Festival around 5pm Sunday night! It’s gonna be a blast! You should come out Friday night and enjoy the festivities with me, I will list a few of the big acts below, so you can schedule accordingly!
DONT FORGET TO BRING AN EMPTY STOMACH!
I’ve been told that the Strawberry Festival offers more than just good country music, it offers strawberry: cakes, cookies, jams, jellies, salsas, breads, and even strawberry drinks. Needless to say I’m very excited. Check back next week, I will upload all of my pictures!
For more information on the Strawberry Festival check out this link:
Mark McKinney - 8:30
Kevin Fowler - 10:30
Marty Stewart 5:00
Clay Walker 5:00
“It’s a crazy town full of neon dreams everybody plays and everybody sings, hollywood with a touch of twang”
April 2, 2012 / 1:16 p.m.
Posted By: Mitchell Erwin
Moving to Austin was a real treat three years ago, I was attending a new school, meeting new friends and for the first time living on my own. I was quick to learn that the four hour drive back to Dallas was no walk in the park. Sure its easy to get home, all I have to do is ride I35 north until I get to Denton, but the truly frustrating part was finding a good country music station.
I know most people just plug in there iPhones and listen to Pandora, but this wasn’t an option for a guy like myself who was too cheap to splurge for an audio input. What was I to do? With all this time in the truck making homesick drives back home, I got to get aquatinted with the radio stations of Austin.
So with the rest of this blog I plan on ranking the two country music stations in the area.
1. KVET 98.1 - KVET wins best station, because it mixes some of the best 90’s tunes with today’s popular country. By no means is KVET any better than my favorite station 96.3 KSCS in Dallas, but it does a satisfactory job. I also think that KVET has a better morning show than KASE, they just added two new hosts in January, Anne and Chris who give the station a younger feel.
2. KASE 101 100.7 - KASE 101 is a good station but there is a reason it holds preset number two in my truck! KASE 101 plays nothing but new country, some of which is played almost twice an hour, and that just bugs the hell out of me. If I had a dime for every time I heard the same song to and from the grocery store on this station, I would be a wealthy man. With this being said, the station does play country music, has decent DJ’s, and is a good option while KVET is playing commercials.
Remember, Austin doesn’t have a whole lot to offer, so if you happen to find another station for us to listen to please let me know!
Don’t forget to check out my prior blogs, they have a lot of good information on any and everything country music in the city of Austin.
Thankyall, I hope to see y’all here again next week. If there is anything you would like me to write about feel free to comment or send me a message.
March 26, 2012 / 4:35 p.m.
Posted By: Mitchell Erwin
For those of you who are new to my blog, I want to go ahead and give you a couple of links. If you are interested in a country music hangout on 6th street search for my blog titled “Country Music Scene on 6th”, if you are looking for something to watch and wanna take the night off from two-stepping checkout “Reba “All The Women I Am” McEntire”.
For all my other loyal readers today’s blog is a little bit of a history lesson, about the Broken Spoke. The Broken Spoke is one of Texas most popular dance halls and is know for serving the BEST chicken fried steak!
James White opened the Broken Spoke on November 10, 1964. Mr. White was a military man who loved country music, and his dream was to own and operate a dance hall much like the old Dessau Hall. The dance hall was a huge success it opened with over 300 guests and one of country music’s most famous singers Bob Wills. Over the last 40 years the Broken Spoke has hosted artists such as Willie Nelson, George Strait, and Kris Kristofferson.
The Broken Spoke recently turned one of its rooms into a memorabilia room, that has photos and hats from some of the country music most famous singers. It is truly a treat for all ages!
I encourage you to stop by and check out the Broken Spoke, the atmosphere is fun, the big red building resembles that of an old barn, and it looks as if it hasn’t been changed in fourty years.
I wanted to point out that not a single thing on the menu is over $10.95 and most entrées cost around $6.00. The restraunt serves bbq, mexican food, and rumor has it Willie Nelson claims the chicken fried steak is the best in the state!
Half of the excitement about this place is that you get to experience a true HONKEY-TONK and you just never know who might be enjoying a delicious chicken fried steak in the booth next to you.
The Broken Spoke also has a lot of room and could be an ideal place for big parties and events, check their website for more details.
I found this picture of Dolly Pardon and James White on their website, this was taken a few years back when they stopped in at the Broken Spoke.
The Broken Spoke is located at 3201 S. Lamar
For More Information, checkout there website at http://www.brokenspokeaustintx.com/