- $8 for general admission (up to $14.68 value)
- Austin Webb’s early years: after picking up the guitar at age 16, Webb worked more than 20 odd-jobs on his way to stardom, played gigs up and down the East Coast, then finally headed to Nashville on a whim
- His first stop there: Johnny Cash’s grave, where he paid his respects to his idol at 4 a.m.
- Another stop on that trip: a Waffle House, where he put Patsy Cline on the jukebox and bumped into another one of his idols
- Enter Charlie Louvin: one half of the Louvin Brothers—Country Music Hall of Famers who laid the groundwork for close harmony country—Charlie invited Austin to play with him on stage that night
- For his introduction: Charlie compared Austin to another one of his idols, Kris Kristofferson
- Where else you’ll find Kristofferson: taped to the back of Austin’s best friend—the guitar he’s had since he was 16—right alongside a signed photo of Guy Clark
- The sound he and his best friend make together: old-school country with a Motown tinge
- His first big single: the Billboard-charting “Slip on By”
- What’s new: “It’s All Good,” his sunny—and sweetly sexy—2015 single
Borderline Bar and Grill
A honky tonk oasis for those who prefer cowboy boots and ten-gallon hats, Borderline Bar and Grill is as close as the West Coast gets to Texas. Most evenings feature live bands playing country music hits, as well as early lessons to prepare fledgling two-steppers and line-dancers for the bar’s sprawling hardwood dance floor. For the country-averse, the club features Monday night West Coast swing-dance lessons, and Tuesday nights are typically dedicated to salsa dancing. Visitors can fuel up their feet with southern-style appetizers, entrees, and libations found on the fully loaded menu.
Borderline Bar & Grill
99 Rolling Oaks Dr.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361