Keeping the memories of country and western artists such as George Jones and Waylon Jennings alive, Dale Watson tours the country bringing a blend of Western swing, honky-tonk, rockabilly and outlaw country, which he has dubbed Ameripolitan music, to all who will listen.
Several years back I was lucky enough to head to Columbia for the Roots N Blues Festival with fellow KDHX photographer Nate Burrell.
There was a time when country music was the music of the common folks, telling their stories of broken hearts, hard times and redemption.
As the year comes to a close, KDHX is pleased to present some of our favorite live in-studio videos of 2011 -- and there were so many, we just couldn't narrow it to 10!
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.