Watch the Honky Tonk online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from 1-2-3 Country
Honky Tonk is just a I-IV-V progression based on a Buck Owens classic. Buck Owens and The Buckaroos helped define the Bakersfield country sound. Buck's guitarist Don Rich had a bright twangy guitar sound that could cut right through a mix. This is a country shuffle against a walking bass line. Notice the strong accent on the upbeat.