Dale Watson at Woodlands Tavern

Fri Apr 19 2019

7:00 PM

Woodlands Tavern

1200 West Third Avenue Columbus, OH 43212

$15.00

All Ages

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ABOUT DALE WATSON
Dale Watson is a honky tonk hero and country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of
the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country
singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.
Although Dale has made his name as a Texas artist, he actually was born in Alabama. Moving to Houston as a teenager, his musical
journey began right out of high school as he started playing clubs and local honky-tonks. In 1988, it led him to move to Los Angeles on
the advice of rockabilly singer-guitarist Rosie Flores. He played in the house band at the legendary Palomino Club in Hollywood for a
couple years and recorded a few singles before moving to Nashville to write songs for a publishing company run by Gary Morris (writer
of such country/pop hits as “The Wind Beneath My Wings”). Commercial country did not fit the fiercely independent songwriter so Dale
relocated to Austin, Texas where he got a record deal and wrote several songs poking fun at the industry side of Nashville, including
“Nashville Rash” from his Hightone debut Cheatin’ Heart Attack and “A Real Country Song” from his 1996 follow-up Blessed or Damned.
After making three albums with Hightone, Dale released The Trucking Sessions on Koch Records in 1998. Including 14 original driving
songs, the album received high praise and caused critics to compare him to chart-topping writer Red Simpson, who was responsible for
some of the most iconic trucking tunes in country music.
Just two years after this success, Dale’s fiancee died in a car accident. As chronicled in the Zalman King documentary Crazy Again
(2006), he turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with her loss and nearly died of an overdose. Dale then checked himself into a mental
institution and left a year later, releasing his tribute album to her called Every Song I Write Is For You (2001). After recording a few more
albums, he decided to take a break from touring and moved to Maryland to be closer to his daughters.
Back in Texas and on the road in 2006, Dale has been trucking ever since, touring around the world and acting in films (The Thing
Called Love, On the Borderline), on television (Friday Night Lights) and most recently, on stage in Ghost Brothers of Darkland
County, a southern gothic musical by Stephen King and John Mellencamp . His rumbling baritone has also been heard on
commercials for Shell, Monster.com and On the Border Restaurants.
Dale signed with Red House Records in 2011 to release his 20th album called The Sun Sessions. Hailed as “one of the best country
albums of the year” (Atlanta Journal Constitution), it was recorded at Memphis’ legendary Sun Studios with The Texas Two (bassist
Chris Crepps and drummer Mike Bernal) in the stripped-down style of Johnny Cash’s earliest recordings. He followed this with El
Rancho Azul, 14 fresh honky tonk originals about marriage, heartbreak and honkytonkin, which propelled Dale into the national spotlight
with multiple appearances on late-night television and NPR.

Dale Watson at Woodlands Tavern

  • Dale Watson

    Dale Watson

    Honky Tonk

    Dale Watson is a honky tonk hero and country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off.

    Dale has flown the flag for classic honky-tonk for over two decades. He’s christened his brand of American roots “Ameripolitan” to differentiate it from the current crop of Nashville-based pop country. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.

    He maintains the integrity of his passion for real country sounds; and the authenticity he shows in his music is what makes him such a sought-after artist, playing on average 300 days a year on the road! Prepare for a lesson in true country music from a seasoned pro.

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Dale Watson at Woodlands Tavern

Fri Apr 19 2019 7:00 PM

Woodlands Tavern Columbus OH
Dale Watson at Woodlands Tavern

$15.00 All Ages

ABOUT DALE WATSON
Dale Watson is a honky tonk hero and country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of
the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country
singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.
Although Dale has made his name as a Texas artist, he actually was born in Alabama. Moving to Houston as a teenager, his musical
journey began right out of high school as he started playing clubs and local honky-tonks. In 1988, it led him to move to Los Angeles on
the advice of rockabilly singer-guitarist Rosie Flores. He played in the house band at the legendary Palomino Club in Hollywood for a
couple years and recorded a few singles before moving to Nashville to write songs for a publishing company run by Gary Morris (writer
of such country/pop hits as “The Wind Beneath My Wings”). Commercial country did not fit the fiercely independent songwriter so Dale
relocated to Austin, Texas where he got a record deal and wrote several songs poking fun at the industry side of Nashville, including
“Nashville Rash” from his Hightone debut Cheatin’ Heart Attack and “A Real Country Song” from his 1996 follow-up Blessed or Damned.
After making three albums with Hightone, Dale released The Trucking Sessions on Koch Records in 1998. Including 14 original driving
songs, the album received high praise and caused critics to compare him to chart-topping writer Red Simpson, who was responsible for
some of the most iconic trucking tunes in country music.
Just two years after this success, Dale’s fiancee died in a car accident. As chronicled in the Zalman King documentary Crazy Again
(2006), he turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with her loss and nearly died of an overdose. Dale then checked himself into a mental
institution and left a year later, releasing his tribute album to her called Every Song I Write Is For You (2001). After recording a few more
albums, he decided to take a break from touring and moved to Maryland to be closer to his daughters.
Back in Texas and on the road in 2006, Dale has been trucking ever since, touring around the world and acting in films (The Thing
Called Love, On the Borderline), on television (Friday Night Lights) and most recently, on stage in Ghost Brothers of Darkland
County, a southern gothic musical by Stephen King and John Mellencamp . His rumbling baritone has also been heard on
commercials for Shell, Monster.com and On the Border Restaurants.
Dale signed with Red House Records in 2011 to release his 20th album called The Sun Sessions. Hailed as “one of the best country
albums of the year” (Atlanta Journal Constitution), it was recorded at Memphis’ legendary Sun Studios with The Texas Two (bassist
Chris Crepps and drummer Mike Bernal) in the stripped-down style of Johnny Cash’s earliest recordings. He followed this with El
Rancho Azul, 14 fresh honky tonk originals about marriage, heartbreak and honkytonkin, which propelled Dale into the national spotlight
with multiple appearances on late-night television and NPR.
Dale Watson

Dale Watson

Honky Tonk

Dale Watson is a honky tonk hero and country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off.

Dale has flown the flag for classic honky-tonk for over two decades. He’s christened his brand of American roots “Ameripolitan” to differentiate it from the current crop of Nashville-based pop country. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.

He maintains the integrity of his passion for real country sounds; and the authenticity he shows in his music is what makes him such a sought-after artist, playing on average 300 days a year on the road! Prepare for a lesson in true country music from a seasoned pro.

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