Yep…you read that right…he’s coming down here with his band for a
lightning tour. Dale’s been down here a couple of times before but never with
his band. For us fans of his material this is great news …make sure you get to
one of his shows! If you’ve never heard him bring some extra money for his CD’s
because you’ll be buying several of them. Make sure you get there…it’ll be one
of the best gigs you’ll ever see! You’ll walk out of the gig saying to yourself
“Now THAT’s country music!”
27th Feb: Cherry Bar
28th Feb: Prince of Wales
2nd Mar: Bridge Hotel
3rd Mar: Bridge Hotel
4th Mar: North Star Hotel, Hamilton
Book your tickets NOW at the venue!
- By Ron Wynn
stalwart Dale Watson's new release Dreamland (Koch/Audium)
nicely showcases Watson's marvellous voice and edgy, authoritative
personality. Watson, who performed last weekend on
the Grand Ole Opry, doesn't mince words in
either his admiration for his musical heroes or his disdain for a lot of
"There was a time when I didn't like being referred to as an 'alternative
country artist,'" Watson said. "But now it doesn't bother me at all because
there's a lot of stuff coming out of Nashville that I don't want to be
associated with or consider country. The people who like it,
that's fine, but it's not me. I don't ever expect
the songs I make or anything on this record to get played on radio. But I'm
really happy with this record; it's really the kind of music that's true and
done from the heart."
Dreamland was produced by ace vocalist, bandleader and instrumentalist Ray
Benson, who recruited a host of great musicians behind Watson's mighty
vocals. Such tunes as "Honky Tonkers Don't Cry,"
"I Don't Rock No Cradle" and "I Wish You'd Come
Around" are expertly arranged and sung with equal amounts of flair and
passion. The title track is another among the many tunes Watson's done over
the last few years dedicated to his late girlfriend Terri Herbert, who was
tragically killed in an auto accident several years ago. Indeed, the
wonderful 2001 release Every Song I Write Is For You represented a complete
album of material Watson wrote honoring Herbert, and "Dreamland" is yet
another incredibly poignant number.
Though he's long been an underground favorite, Watson's vocal prowess has
now began getting him some mainstream country notice, though he has mixed
feelings about that as well. "You've gotta be in
this business a while to find your own voice, and that's one of the problems
with a lot of current singers. You don't hear a lot of the roots in their
music because they grew up with Elton John or Fleetwood Mac. Johnny Cash,
Bob Wills, Conway Twitty, Elvis, those were the
people that I admired growing up, but it was important for me to learn
you've got to make your own way."
A current resident of Austin, which he describes as "more friendly to
left-of-center music than Nashville," Watson will
soon begin working in another medium. He's slated to star in
Zalman King's film Austin Angel, which starts
shooting in September.
"Ray (Benson) suggested me for the film and a year later the production
people got in touch with me. The movie has some great country songs in it,
and the story's about a country singer who sells
his soul to the devil to save his daughter. I'm looking forward to doing it.
It's something a bit different, but we're still sticking to real country
music in the process."
- Dale Watson
– Speaks on his “Labor of Love”
- Dale recently released a
new album on the Audium
- Label “Every song I Write Is For You”. Dale
- honestly believes this is his best ever album.
- This is his first release since signing with
- Audium in March 2001.
Other works in the
- Dale speaks openly about the loss of his fiancée
- in a motor vehicle accident in September 2000.
- This album, (Every Song I Write Is For You) is
- dedicated to the memory of “Teresa Lynn
- Herbert”. Please
note that the proceeds from this album
- will benefit the “Teresa Lynn Herbert Foundation”
- which is aiming to help children from single parent
- families to gain an education. For further information
- Now down to the tracks on this great album, 14 tracks in all, the
delivery is superb in a smooth baritone reminiscent of the style for which
fans of “Dale Watson” have come to rely on. The steel guitar of Ricky
Davis is as prominent as ever. Each
song a testimony to love in full bloom, love that is lost and love since
passed. Love songs for one woman and one man. A once in a lifetime
intimacy that brought such happiness for only a short period in time.
Dale candidly explores and shares his emotions, ranging from the
absolute depths of despair, to expressions of hopefulness, anger,
appreciation and finally acceptance.
- Make no mistake, this is an album of love songs and sad songs, the
kind that only honest emotions can evoke (in fine country style) the
underlying messages are to be associated with everyday life. The kind of
raw emotion and life experience, that
has shaped Country Music throughout the years. I think each and
every listener will be touched by this album, if you don’t buy another
CD this year make this one a must for your collection.
- My selection of the best, from this album, (they are all great)
however these four songs stand out from the rest:
Song I Write Is For You
Deal With The Devil
- I See My Future
- Your Love
I’m Gonna Miss
- The collection of songs on this album will stand to give hope to
others who are healing from their own personal grief or tragedy.
- Lori Green, Country Hits & Memories,
Port Stephens FM 100.9 Community Radio
- Dale Watson in Australia with Audrey Auld on left and Johnny Green on right
- Dale Watson signed a deal with Audium Records. The
Texas honky tonker's first album for his new label will be "Every
Song I Write Is For You" out July 24th.
- This is
the first email show list I've ever sent out. I just signed
with Audium Records out of Nashville and there are lots of thing going on.
Every Song I Write will be the first CD out w/ 5 new cuts. They are
projecting a July 27th release date. This Sunday will be a unique gig.
a Fado. Great food and beer choices, very Irish Pub like. We
start at 9. Hope to see yall there. Thanks for your kind letters and for
being the kind of folks you are.
- Never get a
tattoo you’re not prepared to fight
for says “
DALE WATSON”, displaying the
the hardcore honky tonk
music he plays.
- Dales Music is Available from
- Some exciting new events are about to unfold for our mate Dale Watson
- Two new CDS became available from December 2000
- Dale Watson – Christmas Time In Texas
gem and must for the serious collector.
Twelve tracks in all, mostly featuring new compositions from
also the duet with Joy Lynn White, Silver Bells.
- Dale Watson
- From The Start
- To Quote Dale “This album has been put together using
recordings which were forgotten, because of the
- time they were recorded.
It was before the “alternative” country movement, so it was just
- and no U.S. record company wanted any part of it.
Thankfully things have
changed a little and these
- recordings have
Many of these were demos never intended for release.
- Some were intended
for a major label release but never made it.
musicians varied, as was the nature of the music business in Los Angeles.
I had great fun with all these
and when I listened to these recordings it takes me back to those days when,
believe it or not, it was
tougher than now.
Those were lean years and the songs reflected that I
hope you enjoy the songs and
- forgive the
imperfections on my part but appreciate the heartfelt pickin’ of these
It was the
- L.A. times,
lean hungry but a helluva lot of fun!
- Dale Watson”
- This album
features fourteen tracks in total.
If you’re into the country sound this is more than a must have
new albums and a brand new web site,
- A live album
recorded at the Borderline in London
This album features the classic song
Gave Me A Mountain” this song has been recorded by all the greats,
Marty Robbins, Elvis Presley,
- Johnny Bush and
this album Dale treats us with his superb version.
I guarantee you will want to
- add this album to
- Studio album is
due out, hot on the heels of the live album.
Dale tells me it’s his best to date