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When Jake Worthington played the Old Coupland Inn and Dancehall this February, he sounded like he’d stepped in from the past. He sang about drinking whiskey and going to jail, and his voice seemed made for the 119-year-old honky-tonk, located thirty miles northeast of Austin. Sliding from a baritone to a high drawl, the 27-year-old from La Porte, just southeast of Houston, gave off the air of a country star from the nineties, or the seventies, or even before. While he tilted his hat and moved through the smoke and neon, the signed picture of Ray Price on the wall smiled in recognition.Compared to Worthington, who has played rooms like Coupland since he was fourteen, the music video production around him looked out of place.…
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