FRIDAY 22 July 18.00 – 20.00 at The Bluecoat. ‘Honky Tonk’ with live music from Mike Badger & The Shady Trio at 18.30.
Exhibition: 22 July – 18 September 2011
SOUTH BY NORTH WEST – TEXAS COMES TO LIVERPOOL with new Honky Tonk exhibition at the Bluecoat.
Daily 10am – 6pm. Free admission.
Artists featuring in Honky Tonk:
Mike Badger, Ed Blackburn, Linda Blackburn, Derek Boshier, Jim Burton, Randall Friedman, Steve Hardstaff & Neil Morris, Adrian Henri, Henry Horenstein, Norman Killon, Bruce Lee, Nicki McCubbing, Mark McNulty, Cruz Ortiz, Trish Simonite, Barry Worrall, Chen Xinpeng & Wong Hoy Cheong.
Honky Tonk is an exhibition that investigates the country and western aesthetic found both in the music and popular culture of Liverpool and the United States – the original home of the honky tonk. These traditionally rough establishments offer cheap drinks, food, live music and dancing for a working class clientele, and over time they have been immortalised by iconic songs such as Hank Williams’ Honky Tonk Blues and Gram Parsons’ Close up the Honky Tonks.