Poster for Honky Tonk exhibition

This Bluecoat-curated exhibition looked at Liverpool’s Texan connections and country & western obsessions, about which a film was made especially for the show. Local artists showed alongside others from the US and further afield: Mike Badger, Ed Blackburn, Linda Blackburn, Derek Boshier, Jim Burton, Randall Friedman, Steve Hardstaff and Neil Morris, Henry Horenstein, Norman Killon, Bruce Lee, Nicki McCubbing, Mark McNulty, Cruz Ortiz, Trish Simonite, Barry Worrall, Chen Xinpeng and Wong Hoy Cheong. Mike Badger’s Shady Trio performed on the opening night.