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  • n. Alternative spelling of honky-tonk.


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  • Mr. Isacoff, a frequent Wall Street Journal contributor, follows the piano into the honkytonk, the drawing room, the middle-class home and the jazz club, tracking the evolution of the physical instrument itself as well as the composers and performers who made the piano an emblem of cultural variety and a laboratory for musical form.

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  • Cowboy life, ArizonaThe beautiful Rincon mountains are incentive enough to book a trip to Arizona, but then the Tanque Verde Ranch in the foothills also has classes in cowboy horsemanship, tennis, hiking, mountain biking, followed by tales around the campfire, rodeos, line dancing lessons and even a honkytonk disco.

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  • Learned guitar and played with my honkytonk grandfather.

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  • But after the war, the electric honkytonk typified by Williams and Ernest Tubb and its obsession with such anti-Acuffian themes as cheating and boozing made the King of Country seem increasingly quaint.

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  • He is, on his frequent best nights, entirely present, often loud and blasting with great ferocity, totally committed to older forms, blues, bluegrass, and honkytonk country, pre-60s folk music.

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  • The singer put down roots in Austin in the '60s, later playing clubs alongside Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett and Lucinda Williams and releasing blithe, honkytonk-style albums for the independent label Hightone. in 1989 Natalie Merchant of 10,000 Maniacs and Elektra Records exec David Bither fell under Gilmore's spell at a folk festival.

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  • Time to butch up and honkytonk down the brand, make it hip and sexy, and try to appeal to a new younger, fashion-conscious demographic.


  • First Impression: People think Joanna will either stab you in the back, regale you with her knowledge, or buy you a beer at the honkytonk.

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  • It was so out of tune it sounded like a honkytonk piano in an old west saloon with it's fascinating old round stool with claw feet.

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  • The pairing of Brooklyn and Baseball goes back a long time after all, as does Coney Island, the honkytonk neighborhood that gives the stadium a home, its name after the famed nearly rollercoaster and a certain raffish character which only adds to the sportive fun.

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