In an unwelcome development that may reflect the tough economic times for North American acts touring Europe nowadays, Dale Watson announced before his Bristol show on Friday that he would no longer tour outside of the United States. He was at pains to say that he was in no way retiring, and that while he might manage the occasional festival appearance, it was pretty much sayonara as far as dedicated tour dates in Europe are concerned.
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Shortly after 8.30pm, a passing punter in the 100 Club said to another fellow gig goer, “I thought that was Billy Idol for a moment.” It’s actually a reference to the gravity defying pompadour sitting atop Dale Watson’s head. On conclusion of his set about two hours later the participants of this exchange might have concluded that any similarity between the two crooners began and ended at their hair – and might also have wondered whether Billy Idol was capable of delivering a performance of two hours’ duration, with a set list chosen largely by his audience. Continue reading “Dale Watson, The 100 Club, London, 16th March 2018”
Dale Watson, honky-tonk hero and country music maverick, is coming to the UK for a short 4 tour date next week. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, Dale has flown the flag for classic honky-tonk and roots music for over two decades now. He’s christened his brand of American roots music, “Ameripolitan” to differentiate it from the current crop of bland Nashville-based pop country. The Alabama-born, Texas-raised Watson may be the hardest working entertainer today, gigging for around 300 nights a year, and has achieved legendary status since the release of his debut album, “Cheatin’ Heart Attack”, in 1995. Continue reading “Texas legend Dale Watson brings the honky tonk back to the UK”