Going back to the basics in Austin
Let's go to Luckenbach, Texas
Waylon and Willie and the boys
Jerry Jeff Walker, one of the hard-drinking boys, takes the stage and barrels into a country rocker titled Gettin' By. Almost immediately a fistfight breaks out in one corner of the auditorium; dancing bursts out in another. Midway through Walker's set the pedal steel-guitar player takes over with a whining rendition of Dixie, The Battle Hymn of the Republic and America the Beautiful The crowd of 1,500 cheers, hoisting half-empty Lone Star beers toward the stage. Walker...