James White, Owner of the Broken Spoke Passes


James White

James White opened the Broken Spoke in the 1964 and set the story for one of Austin's most iconic country venues. White passed away Jan 24th at the age of 81.

During the 60's the Broken Spoke hosted Country music legends Roy Acuff, Tex Ritter, Ernest Tubb, Bob Wills and countless others. Other big names over the years include Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, George Strait and in 2016, Garth Brooks rocked the stage in a SXSW pop up show. The Broken Spoke also graced the cover of George Strait's 2019 Album "Honky Tonk Time Machine.

If all The Honky-Tonks were like this one when I played them, I would have never left - Garth Brooks
Bob Pickett, James White and Bama Brown