Dale Watson

- US Austin, TX Country / Alt.Country / Americana


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  • Sat

    May 24

    Macon, GA, US | 4:00pm

    Macon, GA, US
    Sat May 24 4:00pm


    Ray Wylie Hubbard, Dale Watson

  • Wed

    May 28

    Charlotte, NC, US | 9:00pm

    Charlotte, NC, US
    Wed May 28 9:00pm
  • Fri

    May 30

    Raleigh, NC, US | 5:00pm

    Raleigh, NC, US
    Fri May 30 5:00pm


    Dale Watson - Hank Sinatra Dale Watson & His LonestarsWebsiteMySpaceFacebookTwitterWatchListenLinksDale Watson isn't one to uphold the music industry's status quo. He's moving forward on his own terms and true to his own convictions. Even with frequent proclamations declaring him one of country music's last authentic voices (like that in Crazy Again--a recent documentary on Watson's life--when a fan declares, "son, you play country like country was when country was country"), Watson is done with the "C" word and what it's come to represent in modern times. So much so that he's created his own genre, simply called Ameripolitan.

  • Sun

    Jun 1

    Chicago, IL, US | 4:00pm

    Chicago, IL, US
    Sun Jun 01 4:00pm


    Dale Watson Sun, Jun 1 - 8pm - $15 Dale Watson Dale Watson is a country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.Although Dale has made his name as a Texas artist, he actually was born in Alabama. Moving to Houston as a teenager, his musical journey began right out of high school as he started playing clubs and local honky-tonks. In 1988, it led him to move to Los Angeles on the advice of rockabilly singer-guitarist Rosie Flores. He played in the house band at the legendary Palomino Club in Hollywood for a couple years and recorded a few singles before moving to Nashville to write songs for a publishing company run by Gary Morris (writer of such country/pop hits as The Wind Beneath My Wings). Commercial country did not fit the fiercely independent songwriter so Dale relocated to Austin, Texas where he got a record deal and wrote several songs poking fun at the industry side of Nashville, including Nashville Rash from his Hightone debut Cheatin Heart Attack and A Real Country Song from his 1996 follow-up Blessed or Damned.After making three albums with Hightone, Dale released The Trucking Sessions on Koch Records in 1998. Including 14 original driving songs, the album received high praise and caused critics to compare him to chart-topping writer Red Simpson, who was responsible for some of the most iconic trucking tunes in country music.Just two years after this success, Dales fiancee died in a car accident. As chronicled in the Zalman King documentary Crazy Again (2006), he turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with her loss and nearly died of an overdose. Dale then checked himself into a mental institution and left a year later, releasing his tribute album to her called Every Song I Write Is For You (2001). After recording a few more albums, he decided to take a break from touring and moved to Maryland to be closer to his daughters.Back in Texas and on the road in 2006, Dale has been trucking ever since and is now releasing his 20th album. His debut on indie label Red House Records, The Sun Sessions was recorded at Memphis legendary Sun Studios with The Texas Two (bassist Chris Crepps and drummer Mike Bernal) in the stripped-down style of Johnny Cashs earliest recordings.Like the early country legends of the 1950s and 1960s, Dale has a style and sound all his own. Tattooed and always dressed to the nines, he is a true entertainer, mixing humor and pathos into his lively shows. Whether playing with his Texas Two or with his rocking band the Lone Stars, Dale is sure to take us on one hell of a musical ride.

  • Thu

    Jun 5

    New York, NY, US | 11:00pm

    New York, NY, US
    Thu Jun 05 11:00pm
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