With music such a big part of the Austin scene, it’s no surprise that it is also a part of the history of the Norwood House.
Joe Austell Small bought the Norwood House in 1961 and was the last private owner ((till the early 80’s). He used the house as the headquarters for his western magazine publishing company. One of the magazines he published was called “True West”……..it’s still published today out of Cave Creek, Arizona. In the mid 60’s Johnny Cash decided to make an album called “The True West”. He met Joe Small while on a tour stop here and spent some time at Norwood. Cash writes about that in the liner notes of his album.