Thursday, April 9, 2009

Gruene Hall

We took a short side trip from San Antonio today to the tiny town of Gruene (pronounced “Green”), a registered Historic Town. It started out as a cotton farm in 1872 and has “gently resisted change” since then. The town is dotted with gift and antique shops but the main attraction is the Gruene Hall, a real Texas Honky-tonk!

They have all played here! The walls are covered with autographed photos of the greats. Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Clint Black, Leon Russel and hundreds more C&W greats. There were also Blues legends like Keb Mo, Albert Johnson, BB King and Buddy Guy. The place reeks of music history!

One small local band played here every Thursday for years, taking the odd break to try to make it in Nashville. After several years they announced their final attempt, saying, “This is the last try. If we don’t make it this time we are giving up”. That singer was George Strait.




This has nothing to do with Gruene, I just like cacti.


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