Honky Tonkin’

I was listening to KHYI this afternoon and was surprised to hear a mainstream country music song. Of course when you’re talking George Strait I suppose they make allowances since he has stayed true to his Texas music roots.

They played this song from his Troubadour album which got me to thinking about what makes that Texas honky tonk sound. Some feel like the fiddle (that’s violin for you Yankees & Canadians) is the quintessential instrument in country music, but my vote goes to the Hawaiian Steel Guitar.

This song features an extended steel guitar solo, more so on the recorded version than this live performance, but good enough to get the drift.

Something about George Strait and a twanging steel guitar that makes me want to scoot my boots around the dance floor at the Broken Spoke with the Esposa.



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