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Dale Watson with special guest Carly Burruss
Dale Watson
Carly Burruss
Mar 3, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Doors open 6:00 PM
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 current crop of Nashville-based pop country. The Alabama-born, Texas-raised Watson may be the hardest working entertainer today and is rapidly approaching legendary status. He is a country music maverick, a true outlaw who stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.
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Music : Genre: Alt. Country,Americana,Country
Dale Watson | 9:00 PM
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. With his upcoming album, Live At The Big T Roadhouse, Chicken S#!+ Bingo Sunday (August 19, 2016 on Red House/Ameripolitan Records), Watson brings a unique Texas tradition to the world. Live At The Big T is a perfect snapshot of Watson and his ace band, His Lonestars, live in concert at the peak of their performing prowess, all while hosting a Chicken S#!+ Bingo show at Dale’s own bar, the Big T Roadhouse in St. Hedwig, Texas. The 'bingo" game involves a caged hen strutting across a plywood board divided into numbered squares while betting customers gather 'round the cage, hoping the bird will drop its mark on their chosen numeral. Along with cash prizes for the winners, there's $2 Lonestar beer, all you can eat hot dogs and live music and dancing. If you've never seen Watson live, this album is the next best thing -- an intimate show for an audience of mixed ages and backgrounds, all enjoying an afternoon of live honky tonk and classic country music framed by Watson’s hilarious between-song banter.

"This is 'A Day In The Life' of anyone who has ever gone to one of my Sunday shows," Watson says. "I hope you show up to a Chicken $#!+ Bingo show someday. You will go away with a warm feeling of why Texas is so great and why Ameripolitan Music is here to stay. In one word, it’s REAL."

Songs include a down and dirty version of Jerry Reed’s “Amos Moses” and Watson's version of Merle Haggard's barroom classic, "The Bottle Let Me Down.” Other Watson favorites include his unofficial theme song, “I Lie When I Drink (And I Drink a Lot),” “Honky Tonkers Don’t Cry” and his truck driving anthem, “I Gotta Drive.” And there's the crowd-pleaser “Where Do You Want It,” his tribute to outlaw musician Billie Joe Shaver; the title is the question a pistol-toting Billie Joe is said to have asked the man he was getting ready to plug. Watson fans will also recognize the band’s improvised “commercials” for Lone Star Beer (he won’t drink anything else, probably because it “whitens teeth” and is “the only beer proven to grow brain cells”).

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. In 2014, he founded the Ameripolitan Awards in Austin each February to recognize the best in Honky-tonk, Outlaw Country, Rockabilly and Texas Swing music.

Watson has appeared on Austin City Limits (PBS), The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS), The Sun Sessions (PBS) and as a guest on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me. He also joined Jimmy Kimmel’s house band as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live from SXSW (ABC) and he and the band performed on a Tex-Centric episode of The Bachelorette (ABC) featuring contestants learning the Texas two-step.

If they’re not on the road, Dale and the band can be found hosting Chicken S#!+ Bingo at either Cboys in Austin, TX or the Big T on alternate Sunday afternoons — it’s Dale’s favorite gig and trust us, there ain’t nuthin’ like it. For Dale’s full tour schedule, please visit http://www.dalewatson.com/ or http://www.redhouserecords.com/.

“Watson infuses every track with unashamedly blue-collar, grass roots honesty” – American Songwriter

“[George] Jones would likely be proud of the country songs on Watson's” Call Me Insane,” an album that pledges allegiance to a style of Texas country music that's more concerned with old-school twang and authenticity than mainstream success.” – Rolling Stone Country

"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

“I’m one of Dale’s biggest fans.” – Willie Nelson

“Country music’s a crazy, gold-diggin’ whore, and Dale Watson wants a divorce.” – The Austin Chronicle

“His objective importance lies in his priceless role as devoted counter to insipid pop-country.” – No Depression

"...he proved that he is the real deal, and when it comes to tradition, sometimes you can't get too much of a good thing." – Country Standard Time

"This songwriter prides himself on crafting authentic, old-school country music, which he does so quite masterfully. Watson definitely nails the old-school country star persona.” – No Country For New Nashville more >>>
Carly Burruss | 8:00 PM
You’ll rarely see Carly Burruss without heels and a bandana tied around her neck. Her sassy but sweet music is a taste of old-school country with wit, humor and grit. Her debut, self-titled album features catchy commentary on stubborn joy, female independence, strong faith and big hair.

Carly currently is touring the Southeast and has appeared onstage with Dwight Yoakam, Keith Urban, Ellie Holcomb, Old 97’s, The Band of Heathens and Will Hoge.

In 2017, she co-wrote the song “Puttin’ on a Show” and it reached No. 1 for Cassidy Rae Gaiter in Australia. She played the pre-game show for the Atlanta Braves and was runner-up in the country songwriting category of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

When she’s not touring, Carly travels between Nashville and Atlanta writing music, and shares her love for Jesus as a worship leader at Passion City Church, a congregation that gathers thousands of believers in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. more >>>
Ticket Prices

College Student Ticket at Door

$10

General Admission

$16/$20 day of show

Reserved Table for 4 (MEZZANINE)

$128

Event Schedule

Carly Burruss

8:00 PM

Dale Watson

9:00 PM