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Texas Music & Tequila Star Jon Wolfe Talks Texas Honky-Tonks

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Wildly popular Texas country artist and tequila aficionado Jon Wolfe loves to connect with followers and play music night after night. With eight No. 1 singles on Texas country radio and over 11 million Spotify streams of “Boots On A Dance Floor,” his current #1 single “Feels Like Country Music” and recently released live album, Live At The Legendary Gruene Hall, are already fan favorites. AuthenticTexan caught up with Wolfe while socially distance sipping one of his branded tequilas, Juan Lobo Añejo, to ask him about his experiences at legendary Texas honky-tonks.

Do you prefer the doors opened or closed at Brewster Street Ice House in Corpus Christi?

Both experiences are great! Weather can be a factor, but the location right on the coast of Corpus lends to the city’s vibe and lots of awesome shows.

Is it unique to Gruene Hall to have bathrooms next to the stage?

It’s not something you often see, but it lends to the personality of the venue, and helps when learning about the site and appreciating its quirks.

Ever seen dancers slip on the dancefloor at Canton’s Sundance Hall?

Not yet! [laughs] This is a new venue we played for the first time in June. Really looking forward to going again soon.

Do you think John T. Floore Country Store in Helotes is haunted?

I’ve never heard that before, but it might just be. Now that I think about it, there have been some crazy incidences.

When in Lubbock, are you ever tempted to steal a sign from Cook’s Garage?

No, but only because there is no room in the bus!

Texas Music & Tequila Star Jon Wolfe Talks Texas Honky-Tonks

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Since Concan is in a dry county, do performers need a membership to drink at the House Pasture Cattle Company, like the public?

Yes. House rules apply to everyone.

What is it like to do ‘Up-Close Concerts’ like at Main Street Crossing in Tomball?

These shows are acoustic listening rooms so they are more intimate. A close-up reality, focused on lyrics and the story of the songs. Usually myself, plus one or two guys from the band. Quite different from the larger stages.

Have you tried the mac and cheese at The Rusty Bucket BBQ and Tavern in Midland?

Yes! Great stuff! Thumbs up on all the food there!

Where is your favorite green room?

Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth.

Which Texas honky-tonk has the most distinctive stage?

That’s a tough one, but I’ll say Gruene Hall. The iconic look, backdrop, and simplicity makes it stand out.

Special thanks to Jon Wolfe for his time with this interview. Check out his touring schedule and event updates on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, plus news about his upcoming album in 2021. Salud!