Thread: Dale Watson, Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz, 10/7/18 (including video)

robslob - 10/7/2018 at 07:54 PM

Dale Watson is such a great time, the real deal, authentic Texas Honky-Tonk. Real glad I went. Wayne Hancock opened and I really dug him; he plays with no drummer, just mellow Texas roadhouse R&B. Hancock strums an acoustic with stand-up bass, lead electric guitar and pedal steel. His band is very good. My only complaint with Hancock was that after about 1/2 hour of a one hour 45 minute set it pretty much all sounded quite similar.

Not with Dale, though. He encompasses a menagerie of styles but still keeps it very authentic down home country music. Dales plays electric lead and rhythm guitar and is backed by drums, stand-up bass and pedal steel. Here is Dale's tribute to Merle Haggard which he wrote after Haggard passed away. The second one came next in the set as the Haggard tribute continued with Merle's own tune. I have more.

Feelin' Haggard

Mama Tried

[Edited on 10/8/2018 by robslob]

sckeys - 10/7/2018 at 08:53 PM

That is straight up honky tonk. I could smell beer n cigs. Thanks robslob.

pops42 - 10/7/2018 at 09:47 PM

I think he may be an actual "son" of Merle Haggard! Great Stuff!.

playallnite - 10/7/2018 at 11:40 PM

Here's come classic Dale:

robslob - 10/8/2018 at 03:24 AM

Cheatin' Heart Attack

robslob - 10/8/2018 at 09:00 AM

Mamas Don't Let Your Cowboys Grow Up To Be Babies

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