Dale Watson & Wayne Hancock

 

 

 Dale Watson, keeper of the true country music flame, returns with Call Me Insane, a new studio album recorded in Austin with veteran producer Lloyd Maines(Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker, etc.) The album will be released on June 9 in North America via Red House/ Ameripolitan Records on CD, digital, and vinyl. The Austinbased honky-tonker carries on in the tradition of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson with his “Ameripolitan” brand of American roots music. Album highlights include “Jonesin’ For Jones,” a love song to the music of the legendary George Jones, “A Day At A Time,” about “getting by by barely getting by;” “Call Me Insane,” the album’s moody title track “Bug Ya For Love,” a fun warning to all the single ladies; “Mamas Don’t Let Your Cowboys Grow Up To Be Babies,” and yes, it is an answer song to the Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson hit. “Crocodile Tears” is a tear-in-your-beer country song that sounds like an instant classic and “Burden Of The Cross” reveals Watson’s serious side.

Wayne has been called "The King of Juke Joint swing," a "Roots Renaissance Man," a "Country Singer's Country Singer" and "Hank Williams meets Gershwin." But the phrase most frequently echoed throughout his career is "Wayne Hancock is the real deal." Joe Ely said it, Hank Williams III said it, Bobby Koefer from the Texas Playboys said it, as have countless music fans and writers when referring to Hancock's authentic and original blend of honky tonk, western swing, blues and big band that he calls "juke joint swing!"

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