Saturday, September 17, 2016

Pickin' & Grinnin' In Luckenbach


For the last almost 30 years I've been an infrequent frequent visitor to the small hamlet of Luckenbach, Texas. Made famous thanks to the Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson Hit "Luckenbach, Texas - Back To The Basics Of Love" the "town" with its own loop attracts people from all over the world. I published a first installment of a blog "Let's Go To Luckenbach, Texas" in Niume a while ago.

While weekends may be quite busy and overrun with tourists coming in buses and bikers showing up in swarms, it's the quieter moments that make this little town so special. If you ever go there in winter, the only thing warming you is a small little wood stove inside. It's mostly locals and regulars that show up, but there is always a picker or two, who want you to listen to his newest song creation.

If you go through the summer months, choose a day during the week or come in late on Sunday afternoon, when the "big" stars are gone, the stage is empty and the local people, the pickers and grinners show up for a traditional picker's circle or song swap or whatever you wanna call it.

The talent is wonderful and you may actually ran into one of the bigger stars on his way home, who just drops by to see what's going on. Chill, have a cold one and forget the world just for a little while.


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