Garth Brooks' Surprise Concert at the Spoke!! Fri. March 17, 2017 "I've Got Friends with Low Ceilings"!! Those are some surprised and very happy fans!!
Garth Brooks playing at the Broken Spoke! Fri. March 17, 2017 He gave that Takamine Guitar to James White at the end of the show! We have it displayed proudly in our Tourist Trap!
Garth Brooks at the Broken Spoke 3-17-17 He played all of his big hits like "The Dance", "Rodeo", "Friends in Low Places" plus he sang classics from George Jones, Merle Haggard and George Strait!!
Garth Brooks with James White and his daughter, Ginny White-Peacock Ginny is the one that got the phone call, about 10 days prior to this secret show, that Garth wanted to come and play at the Broken Spoke!
Owner of the Broken Spoke since 1964! He named it, he built it and he's still running it!
George Strait and the Ace in the Hole Band on the ACM Awards in 2019! He had the huge pic of the Broken Spoke projected behind him as they played his new hit "Every Little Honky Tonk Bar"!
George Strait started playing at the Broken Spoke in the late 1970's and played til 1982. When James started booking him it was just the ACE IN THE HOLE Band. We were so fortunate that in 2019, George blessed us by putting the Broken Spoke on his album cover!
Photo by Winker Withaneye 2011
Willie Nelson playing a private party for the Girlings with Asleep at the Wheel. Photo by Winker Withaneye
Brooks & Dunn were playing at the Frank Erwin Center here in Austin, but they wanted to play "in a real honky tonk" so after their show they headed over to the Broken Spoke!
Harry Connick Jr loved the Broken Spoke and came out many times while filming "Hope Floats". He was practicing his two-stepping and he brought out his beautiful wife, Jill Goodacre and his dad Harry Connick Sr. (former district attorney for the Parish of Orleans)
The movie star from famous movies like Clueless, Batman & Robin and The Crush.
Dolly Parton filmed a tv movie called "Wild Texas Nights" at the Broken Spoke in 1987. James White even had a speaking role in it! Photo by Rick Henson
Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Joe Ely & James White all singing with Kimmie Rhodes! This was a very memorable night at the Spoke when Willie just walked in and sat down on stage and started pickin' with Kimmie.
Dwight Yoakam singing with the Geezinslaws in the 1990s! He was great to meet and loved the Broken Spoke.
Quentin Tarantino with Cowgirl Heidi (famous wheel roller) and James White. He came out for a movie wrap party for his movie Death Proof 2007. Actress Rosario Dawson & Director Robert Rodriguez were also out that night.
Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley have been to the Broken Spoke many times. Vince Vaughn is a close friend of Dwight Yoakam and loves Buck Owens music. They're always so friendly and right at home at this ole honky-tonk!
Clint Eastwood at the Broken Spoke circa 1993. He came out while he was filming Perfect World. He danced with a lot of girls and drank Lone Star beer!
Annetta White doesn't like to take too many photos but she happily posed for this one with Clint! 1993
Famous actor John C. Reilly. He's been in so many great movies but here are a few, "Chicago", "Boogie Nights", "Walk Hard", "Stepbrothers", & "Perfect Storm".
The pop star known as Fergie (formerly of the Black Eyed Peas) came out with her husband Josh Duhamel during SXSW in 2014!
Willem Dafoe, the star of Spiderman & Platoon, came out to enjoy some good country music in 2007.
This great pic was taken at one of the Broken Spoke 50th Birthday Bashes!
The late, great James Hand playing with Dale Watson!
Julie Benz, Gary P. Nunn, James M White and Julie's husband, Rich Orosco at the Broken Spoke. Julie Benz is famous for playing Rita in the hit show "Dexter" on Showtime.
Terri White, Robert Duvall & James White 2014. Robert Duvall picked the Broken Spoke as a backdrop to his photo shoot with Cowboys & Indians Magazine. He had his movie wrap parties for his movies "Wild Horses" & "Secondhand Lions" at the Broken Spoke.
GW Bailey with the Derailers and James White. GW Bailey has been a regular visitor to the Broken Spoke for many years. He was in the hit tv series The Closer and was also in the Police Academy movies.
Ray Benson has been playing at the Broken Spoke with Asleep at the Wheel since the 1970s. This pic was taken the night that the Wheel backed up Willie Nelson for a private party.
Jerry Jeff Walker and Jack Ingram got up on stage during the Broken Spoke 50th bday bash! What a great night!
Singing together at the Broken Spoke 50th BDAY BASH on Tues. Nov. 11, 2014
Joe Ely, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt, Jimmy Dale Gilmore & James White in the Tourist Trap at the Spoke.
Dale Watson and his Lone Stars have been playing at the Broken Spoke since the 1990's, steadily, at least once a month. They are one of our biggest drawing bands and we love it every time they play. Lone Star!
Pres. George W. Bush (at the time newly elected Governor of Texas) came out to the Spoke to celebrate his winning election in 1994. He played shuffleboard right there in the restaurant with TJ McFarland and posed with pics with whoever wanted one. He couldn't of been a nicer man and we are honored to have met him.
We were so fortunate to have Willie Nelson play 2 private parties for the Girlings in 2010 & 2012. Photo by Winker Withaneye
Willie Nelson playing with Asleep at the Wheel for a private party. Photo by Winker Withaneye
Ernest Tubb with James & Annetta's youngest daughter, Ginny (gen mgr of the Broken Spoke) in 1981. Ernest Tubb played at the Broken Spoke about twice a year and every time he would play he would sing Ginny a song cuz he loved that she was born "splat dab in the middle of Country Music Month" (October 15th) Ernest Tubb was the "Godfather of Country Music" and a Grand Ole Opry main stay with hits "Walking the Floor Over You" & "Waltz Across Texas".
Robert Patrick with Mike Peacock (Ginny's husband) on a Jesse Dayton night at the Spoke 2014. He was in the movies Terminator 2, Cop Land & Walk the Line. He was also in the HBO hit The Sopranos.
Harry Connick Jr came in almost every night while filming "Hope Floats". He even got up with several bands and played and sang. This pic was taken of him playing the piano with Gary P. Nunn and he sang "You Are My Sunshine".
Joe Ely, Gary P. Nunn, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Chris Wall & James White. We were so fortunate to do a music series at the Performing Arts Center at UT in the late 1990's and 2000. Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Alvin Crow, Geezinslaw Brothers were all part of this great music series.