Here are some links to other Western Swing web sites and some bands that currently play Western Swing. Stompin’ Steve Hathaway’s (host of the Cupertino Barn Dance) website site. There’s a lot of good information here. A great list of books, CDs and DVDs about western swing, a calendar of events and more.

KSEY-FM Seymour, Texas I love this radio sation. Real Country and Western Swing! And they stream it right to your computer.

San Antonio Rose – The Life and Music of Bob Wills. The biography of Bob by Charles Townsend published by the University of Illinois Press. It’s essential reading.

Milton Brown & the Founding of Western Swing by Cary Ginell If you at all interested in the origins of Western Swing you have to read this book. This link will take you to the book through County Sales a good independent company. You can find it other places as well. It’s essential reading. The website for Tom Morrell, Craig Chambers and WR Records. “the authentic independent record label for Western Swing, Texas Swing, Cowboy Music, Cowjazz…whatever you call it.”

Herb Remington Steel Guitars and info about Herb.

Western Swing Society In Sacramento California.

Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc. All about the dance halls of Texas. They’re on Facebook too.

Western Swing Monthly Great resource for Western Swing events, current bands, etc. Real good music store of recent CDs.

OJL Records Fantastic label with lots of Western Swing. The complete recordings of Milton Brown, wonderful Cd and booklet on steel player Bob Dunn and lots more.

Bob Wills Day celebration every April in Turkey Texas.

Swingin’ West Mike Gross’ western swing radio show, you can download the pod cast.

Northwest Western Swing Music Society. Formed in November of 1983 by a group of Musicians and Enthusiasts for the purpose of preserving, promoting and performing western swing music. Based in the Seattle Area.

Some bands keeping the tradition alive:

Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys

Lost Weekend

Billy Mata & The Texas Tradition

The Heel Draggers

Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band

The West Coast Ramblers

Hot Club of Cowtown

Asleep At The Wheel

The Saddle Cats

The Lone Star Retrobates



One Response to Links

  1. Rick Sundin says:

    I would like to know more about how Clifford Sundin was part of this history

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