Texas Country Reporter turns fifty in October 2022. Each week until then, we’ll share classic episodes from the show’s history and behind-the-scenes reflections from TCR’s creator and host, Bob Phillips.

When we first met Bob Anderson in 2006 on his garlic farm near Bangs, he was standing out in a field playing a flute. We assumed he was one of those people who thinks his plants respond to music by growing bigger and stronger. He said he just liked the sound of a flute, and thought we were a little bit nuts for thinking he was playing music for his plants.

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