Join KUTX as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Armadillo World Headquarters, the music venue that helped put Austin on the musical map. In this bonus episode, hear how Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings turned the Armadillo into a cosmic country destination. Plus, first-hand stories about the iconic artwork, Leon Russell’s home base, a particularly memorable John Prine show, and seeing the Austin Ballet at the Armadillo–complete with a pitcher of beer.
The Armadillo World Headquarters was one of the most celebrated music venues in Austin in the 1970s. During this time, it became a marquee destination for groups traveling through Texas. In this episode, Rebecca McInroy welcomes guest host Jody Denberg to talk with Michael Priest, Eddie Wilson, Jim Franklin, Joe Nick Patoski, Danny Garret, and Guy Juke, about the history of the cultural arts laboratory and share some memorable performances and experiences. *DISCLAIMER* contains some elicit content