Saturday, January 14, 2012

We Love Dale Watson

His voice is fabulous!! If you like Merle Haggard (love him!) or Johnny Cash, you'll like Dale Watson. His voice has that same low quality and he's a heck of a great songwriter!!

My daughter and I are huge fans. Here are some of her CDs by Mr. D.W.
The rest are in her vehicle. I think she has every one he ever made. Told ya. Huge fan.
I only have twelve. Dangit!! (Time to play catch-up with my girl!)

On a recent visit to Oregon, my daughter and I went to this... the "River City Music Festival". But you already figured that out, right? We were SO happy to be able to see him live, onstage! He usually honkers-down in his home state of Texas, or tours Europe. We lucked-out!

A cozy venue.

He sang several songs we knew and loved.

But we didn't sing along. It was be-kind-to-others week.

He had a good rapport with his musicians, which is always nice to see.
He didn't hog the spotlight. Although, in this picture, he did. And is making a liar out of me.

His voice was as strong and right on-pitch, as it is on his CDs. What a talent!

He told great little stories, which were funny and gave us a better idea of what he's all about. Loved that.

He sang several songs from his current CD, "The Sun Sessions". Which was a big hit with the audience. I always know when I've been to a good concert... my hands hurt from applauding.
My hands really hurt when we left.

Here's my daughter, getting a few shots of him with her phone.
The show was over and we decided to go to the table in the lobby, and buy his new CD, for me. She already owned it. Of course she did.

As we're standing in line to buy the CD, who comes around the corner? Mr. Watson, himself!!

Oh! Oh! Please sign my CD!!

I was a little cooler than that. But not much.

I'm not really wringing my hands. I'm holding my glasses. Or I'd be wringing my hands.

Look at me! I met Dale Watson and he shook my hand!

I had to spell my name for him. I have to spell my name for everybody. In my next life I'll be Betty Smith.

Say, "Cheeese".

One more, for good measure.

And let's not forget my daughter! He shook her hand and chatted with her too.
He's not uppity in the least! Another thing we love about him.

If you're reading this, kid, thanks so much for taking me here! And introducing me to his music, many, many years ago!

While walking through the lobby, we saw this group of people and heard the upbeat sound of bluegrass. As we got closer...

We saw this young boy playing the fiddle. And play that thing he did!! Such a talent, at such a young age!

We had a wonderful time and can't wait to catch Dale Watson in concert again!!

In the meantime, we'll be enjoying his music on his CDs and on Pandora Radio.
And watching his videos on YouTube!!

For tour dates, videos, and purchasing his CDs, please check out his website;
Dale Watson - "America's premier honky-tonk, country, Americana rock 'n roller".

PS Dale's record company people found my blog and forwarded it to him. (Small world!)
Much to my surprise and delight, he sent me an email, thanking us! Wow!
A true class-act, Country Gentleman!!
He also said he'd be in Oregon more this year, so if you're in the vicinity, go listen to the man!
I'm hoping that he'll take pity on all us Californians and show up here as well!!

UPDATE! I'm caught up!!!! :-D

Ohhh yeahhh, baby!!!!
I'm listening and dancin' from room to room! Not a pretty sight, but what the hey!
Thank you Dale Watson, for the great music!!!! We LOVE you!!!!!!!!

What's your favorite music and musician/group? ~

There are SO many things to love!
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Thank you.

Signing off for now,


  1. Pandora Radio isn't available in Canada any more, but I'll find him somewhere and listen to his music. I love trying out new artists. Our recent concerts were The Civil Wars (love them), and Milo Greene (wonderful on stage, somewhat less lively recorded)

  2. Lorna, after reading your comment I remembered that he has a ton of videos on YouTube, so I added that link! I've never heard of your musical choices, but will check them out as well. A person can never get enough music in their life, if you ask me!

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    2. I made a typo and tried to fix it, but now I have to look at that thing (above)! :(
      Anywayyy - Lorna,
      I also discovered that he has videos on his website, so you can listen to him there.
      Great fun while working on the computer. :)

  3. Just Cake Girl,
    Thank you!! :)
    It was so much fun meeting him!! As you can tell. :)

  4. Great tribute to your idol; sorry I have never heard of him, but I am sure going to check him out. Love all the photo you got.

  5. Rita,
    Here's a link to him singing one of my favorite songs!
    I bought two copies of that CD, knowing I'd wear it out one day. :)
    Glad you like the pics.

  6. Hmm... guess adding a link to comments doesn't work. :(
    If you want to hear it you can go to YouTube and type in
    " Carryin' On This Way".