Dim Lights, Thick Smoke

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke

A weekly magazine about country music in Austin, Texas.

Issue 8

Blake Whitmire: 'I'd like to take some labels off of what country music is'

July 2, 2021

You won’t find a bigger smile in Austin’s country music circles than that of Blake Whitmire, who leads his band toting a fiddle, acoustic guitar, and hours of Western swing and honky tonk tunes. The smooth-voiced, curly-haired Texan met with Dim Lights, Thick Smoke this week in Austin’s Mueller neighborhood for coffee and a recorded conversation about building confidence, learning how to write songs, and reclaiming the use of eye-catching Western wear.

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