You know, Country & Western!
This ain't your Dad's country music. It's your Granddad's! None of that new Nashville bullshit either. This is where you'll find what I consider the best in Country (Classic and Alt), Folk, and Americana.
Dale Watson - Where Do You Want It
Dale’s new album El Rancho Azul is out today. And Dalevis too, which is more of a Sun Sessions II (or Dalevis II since he released Dalevis as a ltd edition CD back in 2000).
I’m only a couple songs into El Rancho and can tell it’s his strongest album in a while. Straight forward honky tonkin’. No strings or background vocals which loused up Carryin’ On.
Buy El Rancho Azul.
Dale Watson - I Hate These Songs
An ode to all those country songs we all know a little too well. One of Dale’s great tunes.
July 25th, 2012 ~ The sounds may seem old but the songs are not. This week on American Routes we visit with a few musicians who are known for crafting modern country music from old-time inspirations. Gillian Welch and David Rawlings share with us how they fit “an electric peg into an acoustic hole.” Then conversation with Austin’s king of the honky-tonks, Dale Watson, who literally wears his musical inspirations on his sleeve. Listen here…
I haven’t started listening yet, but it smacks of promise. With a lineup like that, how can’t it?
Dale Watson - Hair of the Dog
Can you like this post a little quieter please?
Dale Watson - Luther
A nod to Johnny Cash’s guitar player Luther Perkins.