Fine Texas Swing

by | Mar 11, 2003

Haybale + Dale Watson

I was in in Austin for the Interactive Conference at South By Southwest and happened upon some local legends in two low key bars far off Sixth Street. Darby and I crossed the street from the hotel and entered The Continental Club to see Haybale, comprised of members of Merl Haggard’s band. The Continental is one cool bar. So cool in fact, I kept looking around to see if Quentin Tarratino was in attendance. The next night we walked a few blocks toward the Capitol to find Ego’s–a small bar that one enters through a parking garage. Dale Watson’s band had the crowd two-steppin’ and Darby and I downing cocktails. All in all, the two nights provided as true an Austin experiece as one might hope for.