Dale Watson is fervently dedicated to real country music, the stuff with rugged vocals, chugging rhythms, and major doses of fiddle and pedal steel—definitely not that slick, pop-soaked pap mainstream Nashville so often covets. A prolific and excellent songwriter, Watson's natural milieu (a word he'd probably never dream of using) is a 1950s or '60s honky tonk, his ace band spinning out driving songs about the road, or waxing philosophic in his rumbling baritone about the nature of good and evil in the spirit of Johnny Cash.... More >>>