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by Charles McGovern,Eddie Stubbs,Henry Horenstein


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As a young photographer who loved Honky Tonk music, Henry Horenstein was selling cover photos to Rounder Records and that little known company arranged for the young photographer to get backstage at WSM's Grand Old Opry and from 1972-1981 Henry made the photographs in this fascinating visual history. Another series of pictures from Tootsie's Orchid Lounge is mostly still life pictures of the programs, flyers and autographed pictures and album jackets completely covering the walls. The series includes many terrific portraits of the typical Honk Tonk patrons and café/bar/road house staff surrounded by the autographed and graffiti covered walls.

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In the 1970's, Henry Horenstein was a young photographer who shot album covers for Rounder Records. In his off-hours, he immersed himself in country music at the show venues, music parks, and the rural saloons that coursed with the music and its rough-and-tumble lifestyle, otherwise known as honky tonks. With over 100 incomparable duotone photographs, Honky Tonk captures the heart of the country music experience during a period of transition, as the friendly familiarity of the scene-from the huge hall of the Grand Ole Opry to the family vacation camps-took on a more commercial polish.

Photographer Henry Horenstein (American, b. 1947) set about to document what he believed to be a disappearing world. Horenstein was and remains a huge fan of country music, and he saw it as an expression of the lives of working people. His images portray musicians, both famous and now forgotten, their fans, and the venues in which this cultural expression took root and flourished.

Henry Horenstein's Portraits of Country Music 1972-1981 is a. .The term Honky Tonk strictly refers to the type of bar that became popular after prohibition ended in the mid 1930’s

Henry Horenstein's Portraits of Country Music 1972-1981 is a hugely inspiring photographic archive that perfectl. Henry Horenstein’s Portraits of Country Music 1972-1981 is a hugely inspiring photographic archive that perfectly captures the days when Country was C-O-U-N-T-R-Y. The artists talked the talk, and walked the walk. They had personality, talent, were characters, and yes– could be a bit corny as well. But in retrospect, that too is part of the charm and allure. The term Honky Tonk strictly refers to the type of bar that became popular after prohibition ended in the mid 1930’s. These bars were a little seedy and usually located on the outskirts of town.

As a young photographer who loved Honky Tonk music, Henry Horenstein was selling cover photos to Rounder Records and that little known company arranged for the young photographer to get backstage at WSM's Grand Old Opry and from 1972-1981 Henry made the photographs in this.

As a young photographer who loved Honky Tonk music, Henry Horenstein was selling cover photos to Rounder Records and that little known company arranged for the young photographer to get backstage at WSM's Grand Old Opry and from 1972-1981 Henry made the photographs in this fascinating visual history. He also made photographs of individual Honky Tonk legends on tour, at their homes and at various Honky Tonk bars such as the legendary Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in Nashville, TN and the Hill Billy Ranch in Boston

Henry Horenstein at the 2012 Texas Book Festival. In 2003, Chronicle Books published Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music, Horenstein's documentary survey of country music during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Henry Horenstein at the 2012 Texas Book Festival. New Bedford, Massachusetts, . Honky Tonk has also been presented as an exhibition at many public and private museums and galleries, notably the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in 2006, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in 2005, and The Annenberg Space for Photography in 2014.

ClampArt is proud to present Henry Horenstein Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music. Henry Horenstein is the author of more than thirty books to date. His work is represented in the collections of a long list of public institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Art, Princeton University, New Jersey; the High Museum, Atlanta; the Fogg Museum of Art, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. He is a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, and resides in Boston. Work by Henry Horenstein.

One look at Henry Horenstein’s new photo book Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music, out this month from . While he shot a number of country legends in their prime (and plenty on their decline), what really makes this book a gem are the photos of the people.

One look at Henry Horenstein’s new photo book Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music, out this month from WW Norton, and you’ll get a solid taste of what I love in music, a sense of authenticity. However you want to define that loaded word, you’ll get a sense of what I mean as soon as you open this book. Sure, country music in the ’70s was every bit as show-biz as any other genre. But here you get a look of something real: real people, real country music, real living.

Автор: Horenstein Henry Название: Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music Издательство: Wiley Классификация . Horenstein s 120 black-and-white photographs from 1972 through 2011 capture the irrepressible spirit of an American institution as it has evolved over the years.

Horenstein s 120 black-and-white photographs from 1972 through 2011 capture the irrepressible spirit of an American institution as it has evolved over the years.

In the 1970s, Henry Horenstein was a young photographer who shot album covers for Rounder Records. In his off-hours, he immersed himself in country music at the show venues, music parks, and the rural saloons that coursed with the music and its rough-and-tumble lifestyle, otherwise known as honky tonks. With over 100 incomparable duotone photographs, Honky Tonk captures the heart of the country music experience during a period of transition, as the friendly familiarity of the scene -- from the huge hall of the Grand Ole Opry to the family vacation camps -- took on a more commercial polish. Disarming portraits of legends such as Bill Monroe, Dolly Parton, andWaylon Jenningsbrush up against shots of the workaday fans who kept the scene alive. Offering an intimate glimpse into country music as it was performed and enjoyed, these photographs capture a true slice of American life where artists and fans converged to enjoy music and strut their stuff.

Comments: (4)

Very Old Chap
If you like photography, and old folk and country artists, then you have to love this book.
Ranenast
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Atineda
As a person who grew up in the heart of the Bible belt and in the shadow of the "Ozark Jubilee" and "Grand Old Opry" I knew I'd like this book. Many of my Jr. High Class mates were part of the "Wagon Wheelers Square Dancers" on the national televised "Jubilee." It was a common occurrence to see Red Foley, and enormously popular preteen singer Brenda Lee and some of the people photographed in this book strolling down the street. My parent's CPA was also Red Foley's accountant. That's my bias in reviewing this book. I'm so glad Henry had the insight to document this fascinating and important part of American Music lore. Honky Tonk refers to Southwestern and Southern bars with musical entertainment and sometimes dancing. It is also subgenre of USA country-western music. If an upright piano player or small group of musicians weren't playing at the bar there was usually a jukebox. Sometimes there were both.
As a young photographer who loved Honky Tonk music, Henry Horenstein was selling cover photos to Rounder Records and that little known company arranged for the young photographer to get backstage at WSM's Grand Old Opry and from 1972-1981 Henry made the photographs in this fascinating visual history. He also made photographs of individual Honky Tonk legends on tour, at their homes and at various Honky Tonk bars such as the legendary Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in Nashville, TN and the Hill Billy Ranch in Boston. Some of this readers favorite pictures were taken of the typical working class patron of these bars. One of my favorites was a close-up picture of woman standing directly in front of the camera holding out an open HAV-A-TAMPA cigar box with a handwritten sign stating "Band Plays for Tips Only--Thank You--Very Much." Who is the beautiful woman posing for this picture while she makes the rounds of the bar patrons looking for contributions. Most of the money in box is change and two or three one dollar bills. It doesn't appear that the band is going to make much money on this particular night. The obviously pleased to be having her picture taken subject is wearing what looks like a form fitting leather dress and may well be a member of the band or one of the band members wives or girl friends. It's a great picture that appears to have been taken on a Rolleiflex camera with a strobe right on the camera. The square formatted picture asks many questions that the viewer can only guess at answering. Another series of pictures from Tootsie's Orchid Lounge is mostly still life pictures of the programs, flyers and autographed pictures and album jackets completely covering the walls. The series includes many terrific portraits of the typical Honk Tonk patrons and café/bar/road house staff surrounded by the autographed and graffiti covered walls.
Most of the book is simple flash on camera straight-forward, unadorned portraits of the performers. Ernest Tubb and fans is another of my favorites included in the book. It shows a smiling cowboy clad Tubb surrounded by his adoring fans. A young boy appears transfixed while looking up into his face while an older woman has both her hands holding onto his right lower arm and shirtsleeve as she stares lovingly into his face that reminds me of a Ancient Greek Theater Mask with it's frozen-in-time- waxlike smile and piercing eyes.
There are lots of outstanding and very telling portraits of the various musicians usually staring directly into the camera. There are so many good ones that it would be impossible to even list them all here. I liked seeing the ones of Mother Maybelle Carter, Porter Wagner, a very young looking Dolly Parton, Hank Williams Jr., Tex Ritter, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Jerry Lee Lewis lighting a cigar as he sits at his Honky Tonk upright piano, Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings, Don Stover (cover photo), Jeannie C. Riley, Hank Snow, Anita Carter, Stringbean, Nathan Abshire at home next to his old fashioned washing machine and pickup truck, Del Reeves. Lester Flatt, Emmy Lou Harris, Ray Acuff, Banjo pickin' dog, Hillybilly Tex at Boston's Hillbilly Ranch, an Acme Boots representative, sponsor of show, Bluegrass music fan Frank Brown, and lots and lots of other wonderful black and white portraits.
The brief, but enlightening text for the book was supplied by the photographer, Eddie Stubbs, and Charles McGovern of the Smithsonian Institution. This is a wonderful documentation of a vanished part of American Music history and we are all very blessed that Henry Horenstein not only took the pictures, but saw that they were published 25 years later when their historical significance became obvious to everyone. Studying it makes me really miss the old, always rocking, tobacco smoke-filled Hill Billy Ranch that was located on the fringes of Boston's Theater District and the city's infamous Combat Zone. Great job Henry!
Eayaroler
I just finished Honky Tonk in one 2 hour sitting. Horenstein has produced a book that is entertaining as well as informative. Classic country music lovers will love this book. Five stars all the way !
Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music, 1972-1981 download epub
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Author: Charles McGovern,Eddie Stubbs,Henry Horenstein
ISBN: 0811836274
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: Chronicle Books; First edition. Full number line. edition (August 1, 2003)
Pages: 144 pages