Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Error
  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 116
Sunday, 23 January 2011 16:28

Dale Watson 1/23/11 + Video

Dale Watson 1/23/11 Kate McDaniel
Written by

Related Video

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: January 23, 2011
  • Artist / Band: Dale Watson
  • Hosting Show: Musical Merry-Go-Round
  • Sound: Dan Kinney
  • Video: Ed Kleinberg

Dale Watson isn't just a country singer and songwriter. He's an evangelist. With a supple, booming baritone, he calls out across the deserts of contemporary country music and heralds a reckoning with a truer sound.

With albums like Cheatin' Heart Attack (his debut) and The Truckin' Sessions (Vol 1 and 2) and songs like "Country My Ass" and "Blessed or Damned," Watson pays homage to greats like Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard, and holds nothing back when criticizing the mainstream country establishment. He'd be easy to dismiss as a crank, if his own skills -- as a guitarist, as a singer and a songwriter -- weren't so formidable. His most recent album, Carryin' On, finds the Austin native doing just that, facing down the travails and tragedies of his recent past with a life-affirming honky tonk vengeance.

KDHX Recommends

February
Sunday
14

Letter to Memphis Album Release

Letter to Memphis formed in 2011 when vocalist Devon Cahill and guitarist Gene Starks came together to create clever, honest, and relatable songs in the hopes of getting hearts beating, toes tapping, and wheels spinning. With time...


February
Thursday
18

Folk Song Sing-A-Long

Folk Song Sing-A-Long Presented in partnership with the Folk School of KDHX, weekly meetings will discuss and sing different periods of folk music.  Presented by St. Louis OASIS.


February
Saturday
20

Anna & Elizabeth, Dori Freeman

A collaboration between Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth Laprelle, the pair’s growing acclaim springs from a shared quartet of talents: Both are historians, storytellers, visual artists, and gifted, intuitive musicians—in...


SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook