Back when I had HBO I saw this movie, it was called Lost Horizon. It was about these people, they all had some kind of hole or emptiness deep inside their lives, and they wound up in this mythical place called Shangri-La. It wasn’t on any map, it was tough to find and in fact it may have existed only in some people’s imaginations. If you didn’t have the right kind of attitude, the right kind of feeling in your heart, you could walk past it all your life and never find it at all. There’s a place like that in Texas. It’s called Luckenbach.
Luckenbach is a town that has a history and a legend. The history is that the town started in the 1800s, and at one time it had about 400 people living there. It’s located in Gillespie County, near Fredericksburg, about 50 miles north of San Antonio and about 70 miles west of Austin. In the 1960s the place was for all intents and purposes a ghost town – it’s not located on any major highway and even then there were precious few road signs directing drivers to the place.