Dale Watson played to a nearly full-house at The Globe Theatre in Bertram, TX on Friday. His shows are not uncommon to Austin locals and he puts on a great show. Dale and his Lone Stars, have appeared on Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The Grand Ole Opry but Dale has also been involved in several short movies and TV shows.
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 “Ameripolitan” brand of American roots music.
Album highlights include “Jonesin’ For Jones,” a love song to the music of the legendary George Jones, “A Day At A Time,” about “getting by by barely getting by;” “Call Me Insane,” the album’s moody title track; “Bug Ya For Love,” a fun warning to all the single ladies, and “Mamas Don’t Let Your Cowboys Grow Up To Be Babies.” (Yes, it is an answer song to the Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson hit.) “Crocodile Tears” is a tear-in-your-beer country song that sounds like an instant classic and “Burden Of The Cross” reveals Watson’s serious side.
Call Me Insane was recorded in Austin by Watson and his ace touring band, “His Lone Stars”: Don Pawlak (pedal steel), Mike Bernal (drums & percussion), and Chris Crepps (upright bass & background vocals). DaleWatson.com
Dale and His Lone Stars
No Dale Watson show is complete without a plug for Lone Star Beer and few sips of the frosty beverage.
Lone Star drummer Mike Bernal
Chris Crepps (upright bass & background vocals).
Don Pawlak (pedal steel)
Dale Watson Backstage at The Globe.