CRITIC’S PICK: Watson’s the classic honky tonker, the purveyor of a sound he dubs Ameripolitan, and he’s stuck to his guns for the better part of a quarter century releasing over two dozen albums along the way. There have been a few change-ups for this Texas troubadour - an instrumental set, a Christmas release and his latest, Starvation Box, which is acoustic - but his boomy baritone and staunch country swagger never wavers. In other words, he’s as real as the deal gets. - Hal Horowitz
From the venue:
Dale Watson live at Eddie’s Attic!
Dale Watson, keeper of the true country music flame, latest album Call Me Insane, was recorded in Austin with veteran producer Lloyd Maines (Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker, etc.). The Austin-based honky-tonker carries on in the tradition of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson with his €œAmeripolitan€ brand of American roots music.