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Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music 1972-1981

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In the 1970s, Henry Horenstein was a young photographer who shot album covers for Rounder Records. In his off-hours, he immersed himself in country music at the show venues, music parks, and the rural saloons that coursed with the music and its rough-and-tumble lifestyle, otherwise known as honky tonks. With over 100 incomparable duotone photographs, Honky Tonk captures th ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Chronicle Books
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SIMEON SAYS: I still can't believe we found this beautiful item in a second hand bookstore in Noosa; one minute were wading through romance, out of date atlases and westerns, then suddenly we're in Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Nashville Tennessee 1974, drunk out of our minds.

"With a visual directness that affectionately captures period details, Honky Tonk is a time capsule of an important era in country music: the graying of the first great generation country artists, but before the outlaws, urban co
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My favorites: Tom Taylor, brother of Earl Taylor
at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, 1974... a great shot of Roscoe Holcomb... and this guy.
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Henry Horenstein (b. 1947, Boston) is an American artist photographer. Henry Horenstein has worked as a photographer, teacher and author since the early 1970s. He is the author of over 30 books, including a series of photographic textbooks that have been used by hundreds of thousands of students over the past 30 years. In 2003, Chronicle Books published Honky Tonk, Horenstein's documentary survey ...more
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