Dale Watson tearin’ it up at Murphy’s in North Carolina. Some of my favorite tracks off this are “Ain’t A Cow In Texas”, “Truckin’ Queen”, the classic “That’s Country My Ass”, and his take on “Fox on the Run”……there’s a lot of great truckin’ songs on this set too. If you don’t know who Dale Watson is, he sounds kinda like Junior Brown…..but a lot rowdier and more whiskey…..You know that scene in blues brothers where they play at the honky tonk with the chicken wire and the beer bottles flyin’…….Dale Watson would have been the house band for that place.
This is a great set from Wayne “The Train”. Give it a listen to find out how he got that nickname. This is pure honky tonk music…..bass fiddle and all. This is the guy Hank III got his country act from. If you like Hank Williams, you will like Wayne Hancock.
Have you ever wondered what Hank Williams would have sounded like if he sang about smokin’ dope instead of drinkin’…….well now you know. If you like Hank III (the country version) and Wayne Hancock….there’s a pretty good chance you’ll like this. This also kind of reminds me of BR5-49, so if you like them check this out. They do some pretty mean Hank covers too.
This was the last show of his tour last year and III goes all out on this one…….he sounds ROUGH on this one boys…..I mean I ain’t ever heard him sound like this. His voice is on the verge of being shot….either from all the touring, 5 shots or rot-gut whiskey, or he just took a monster bong hit of the sticky icky……probably all three. Anyway this is a great set, probably my favorite I have heard from him, and I have heard alot……really raw…..like June says to Johnny in Walk the Line……”Sharp like a razor, steady like a train”.
The first set of this is where he shines….I’m not too big on his hellbilly and assjack stuff……but the country stuff is so good I’m willin’ to overlook it.
Hank III sounds just like how you would expect the bastard grandson of Hank Williams to sound.