God Bless Dale Watson. He's a man that still has the nerve to do his own thing. In his case, it's that classic 70's country sound complete with rhinestones, wild shirts, tooled leather jackets, and most of all, that hair, that pompadour cut that pegs in as a man of his times. And the thing is, he does it without a trace of irony and his sound is huge enough to support the image. Call Me Insane is Dale Watson's latest collection. There's still an undercurrent of travelin' truckin songs, especially on tracks like "Day At A Time." There are also country shuffles and a bit of western swing on the album. He's be developing his Ameripolitan sound for decades and it combines western swing, honky-tonk, rockabilly, and outlaw country and it may be the perfect music to drink and dance to. Caution, don't listen to this album for too long or you'll be heading to the local barbershop and telling the barber, "cut it like Dale's."
I'm adding, "A Day At A Time," "Bug Ya For Love," "Everybody's Somebody In Luchenbach, Texas," "Hot Dang," and "Mamas, Don't Let Your Cowboys Grow Up To Be Babies."
Preview Call Me Insane by Dale Watson on Amazon.
Dale Watson is the featured guest on Americana Music Show #256.
- "Mamas, Don't Let Your Cowboys Grow Up To Be Babies" is featured on Americana Music Show #249.
- "Bug Ya For Love" is featured on Americana Music Show #250.
- "Everybody's Somebody in Luchenbach, Texas" is featured on Americana Music Show #251.
- "Hot Dang" is featured on Americana Music Show #257.
- "A Day At A Time" is featured on Americana Music Show #255.