- Oscar Moreno
- St. Mary's Strip honky tonk the Lonesome Rose has become ground zero for San Antonio's alt-county scene.
The music-streaming site on Wednesday posted a lengthy primer on the rootsy and rollicking scene that's grown up around St. Mary's Strip honky tonk the Lonesome Rose. The club opened in late 2018, quickly emerging as SA's ground zero for indie performers who mix a little grit into their twang.
Bandcamp's piece serves up a sampler of sound files from seven solid local performers including "Born in San Antone" hitmaker Garrett T. Capps (who also happens to co-own the Lonesome Rose), Grammy-winning conjunto act Los Texmaniacs, singer-songwriter Kathryn Legendre and pioneering country-punk outfit Hickoids.
- Courtesy of Los Texmaniacs
- Los Texmaniacs
"It’s never been odd to see bands mixing country music, polkas, and Tejano at dancehalls and honky-tonks in San Antonio," Daniel Rosen, owner of Shotgun House and a co-owner of the Lonesome Rose, told Bandcamp. "They come from the same place within cultures that were right next to each other."
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