Dale Watson isn't one to uphold the music industry's status quo. He's moving forward on his own terms and true to his own convictions. Even with frequent proclamations declaring him one of country music's last authentic voices (like that in Crazy Again--a recent documentary on Watson's life--when a fan declares, "son, you play country like country was when country was country"), Watson is done with the "C" word and what it's come to represent in modern times. So much so that he's created his own genre, simply called Ameripolitan.

Whiskey Daredevils

Are the Whiskey Daredevils the best country punkabilly band in the world? Probably, but that’s maybe because they might be the only ones on the planet that really do what they do. Think we’re crazy? OK…Then tell us, what band on the planet combines the energy of punk rock, the raw honesty and twang of American country music, and the attitude of classic 60’s garage rock? Nobody we can think of… The problem with “marketing” a band like the Whiskey Daredevils is they don’t fit into an existing genre. Instead they have taken over their own exclusive niche in the musical landscape. They’re not rockabilly because they don’t play old instruments and sing about time capsule concepts like soda shops and sock hops. No flaming skull tattoos here…They sure aren’t psychobilly because there’s no cheap Halloween makeup or ill advised songs about zombies. Well, what the hell are they doing? Maybe they’re just writing honest songs about what goes on in their corner of the world (Cleveland, Ohio), and playing them in a way that comes naturally…

Straw Boss

Hillbilly country revivalists Straw Boss are a Southgate House favorite, with Hank Sr. and Dwight Yoakam-influenced Honky Tonk boogies and Western Swing classics. This superstar rockabilly crew is headed up by Edwin Vardiman, and features plenty of other special guests.

$12.00 - $15.00

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Dale Watson with Whiskey Daredevils, Straw Boss

Thursday, August 29 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary