Luckenbach In The News

Texas Music Fuels Renaissance for Legendary Luckenbach

There was no disco music, no flashing lights and not a Speedo-clad, gyrating hunk for miles. The only thing bare-naked, in fact, was the trampled soil under the towering canopy of live oaks. Still, the young women's laughter echoed between the narrow banks of toe-deep South Grape Creek on one side and a jumble of weather-etched buildings on the other. read more »

The Best Tunes in Texas

To see the Old West at its most authentic while listening to country music at its finest, Douglas Rogers pulls on his cowboy boots and strides into the little town of Luckenbach. Luckenbach, Texas is not easy to find. There are no signs to it on the Hill Country road between Austin and Fredericksburg as they're always being stolen by country music fans as mementos. read more »

Toronto Star: Peaceful Easy Feeling

Grab a beer. Stretch out under a shady tree and take it easy. Grab another beer. Listen to the music and forget your cares. Forget your cares ... people have been coming to this little hole in the wall about 80 kilometres outside of Austin to do just that for about 30 years now. At first glance, there's not much here: a ramshackle old dance hall, a post office/general store/saloon, a stand of trees alongside a rutted dirt road. read more »

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. read more »