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SUNDAY September 11, 2022

“You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas.”

Davy Crockett

County Line Magazine’s regional focus allows us to spotlight the state’s best musicians, artists, actors, and other interesting people. In this issue we look at stories of three Texans whose works elevate the Lone Star State.

Greenville native Kenneth Threadgill’s Austin tavern was a hot spot for Texas music that featured Janis Joplin and Willie Nelson in their early years. Lloyd Maines uplifted Texas musicians for decades as a Grammy Award-winning producer before releasing his first album this month. Artist Ellie Taylor’s unique style reveals the state’s beauty in her impressionist landscapes.

Read these stories here and others in the County Line eMagazine. Check out the September/October eEdition for the latest features and events in the region. Visit our calendar and Live Music section for great upcoming regional events. — Lisa Tang

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“The Alamo” watercolor painting by John York of Tyler. READ MORE.
FEATURE

Lloyd Maines Releases First Album

Grammy award-winning Texas based producer, session player, and musician Lloyd Maines released his first album, Eagle Number 65, September 2.

Few people are as important to the development of Texas music over the last 40 years as Maines. He played a vital role in the creation of some of the Lone Star State’s most famous and beloved albums. READ MORE.

THIS TIME OF YEAR
Threadgill Legacy Continues in Greenville

The Father of Austin Country Music was born September 12, 1909, near Greenville. He grew up to become a musician, and to turn an old gas station into an iconic restaurant, tavern, and music venue that carried his name and, more important, became a second home for musicians who became famous and for the hippies and goat ropers who got along with each other. While the iconic Threadgill’s on North Lamar in Austin closed down for good in 2020, his legacy lives on. READ MORE.

FOOD + DRINK
Explore Middle Eastern Cuisine With Tasty Falafel

Falafel is a fun dish to explore culinary creativity through experimentation with different herbs and spices. The fritters may be shaped into patties or balls and are best served hot and fresh. READ MORE.

ART & CULTURE

See Taylor’s Portraits in Longview

Ellie Taylor: A Lifetime of Painting is on display through January 7, 2023, at Longview Museum of Fine Arts (LMFA). Taylor’s art uses exaggerated color and bold impressionistic strokes to celebrate people, landscapes, and Texas landmarks. READ MORE.

NEW THIS WEEK

• Samuel Lynne Galleries Presents Miller’s ‘Reflections’

• Enjoy Lakeside Dining at Vernon’s on Cedar Creek Lake

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