Austin, TX: Considered Austin, Texas’ official musical spokesman, Dale Watson has built a worldwide legion of fans one gig at a time, from Texas honky-tonks to Tokyo performance halls and all points in between. Watson brings a unique Texas tradition to the world. Dubbed “the silver pompadoured, baritone beltin’, Lone Star beer drinkin’, honky-tonk hell raiser” by The Austin Chronicle, Watson is a veteran touring artist and consummate entertainer who is on the road more than 300 days a year. An outspoken proponent of classic honky-tonk for over two decades, Watson has christened his brand of American roots music “Ameripolitan” to differentiate it from the current crop of Nashville-based pop country.
“I’m one of Dale’s biggest fans.” Willie Nelson
“To call Dale Watson’s music country is like calling Ray Charles’ music soul … both have an air of authenticity that transcends genres and demands that they be put into a class of one. Ray Charles is gone, but you can see Dale Watson…” The Troy Record
“He’s spent the past two decades proving there are still powerful tales to be told from the honky-tonk pulpit, and he’s brought that message to the faithful.” The Nashville Scene