Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Country music is common language in famed town
They like to say around here that you can't find a place more laid-back without being unconscious.
Drive down a single-lane road, turn a corner, and there it is: Downtown Luckenbach, in all its glory of three buildings -- a ramshackle tavern/general store, a blacksmith shop and an old-time dance hall.
Clustered under giant oaks, this aging Western trading post-turned-country music mecca is the stuff of myth. On any given night or weekend, musicians in cowboy hats and jeans sit around picking steel guitars, thumbing washtub basses and singing country classics. Step into the general store and floorboards creak.
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