But in the 1930s, the music they played featured guitars, fiddles, a stand-up bass and a horn section that went between ragtime and Mexican music to reflect its Texas Western roots.
Listening to it while driving through the hickory forests of eastern Oklahoma must have felt heavenly. But then
Excerpt from Friend of the Devil:
"It’s the middle of the afternoon a day later and I’m somewhere in eastern Oklahoma, driving through a hickory forest so dense, there’s not even a hope of any breeze ever finding its way in; cops, either, for that matter. From what I’ve been hearing on the radio, they got roadblocks on all the main roads. But not this old logging road, which, a friendly farmer told me, goes all the way to Coushatta Springs and ain’t hardly used by anyone anymore, except the occasional bootlegger. So right now, it seems like everything is going okay. I really wouldn’t mind it being the start of a trend."