Friday, October 19, 2007

Dale Watson : Living Legend

Artist: Dale Watson
Off the Album: From The Cradle To The Grave

This is a plug for a musician that blew me away when I saw him at the Continental Club in Austin, Texas almost ten years ago. Since then he's just been getting better, both as a performer and as a human being. After his girlfriend lost her life a car accident in 2000, his life turned bizarre enough that he admitted himself into a mental institution, had bouts of depression and insanity, attempted suicide using whiskey and pills, and sank to levels
that would have left most average folks dead. Yet the music remained vibrant and compelling.
This 2005 article at offers a fascinating inside look into the life of this living legend and is a must-read on a literary, inspirational and musical level.

Music Video: 'Hollywood Hillbilly'

Now at Dale Watson's MySpace page or

Directed by and Starring: Johnny Knoxville
with Special Appearance by: Luke Wilson

Willie Nelson says he is one of Dale's greatest fans in this
great documentary on -where else ? -YouTube

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