The Real Deal

Your humble Austin Music Minute host feels that the Austin Chronicle pretty much nailed it when they dubbed the mighty Dale Watson as “the silver pompadoured, baritone beltin’, Lone Star beer drinkin’, honky-tonk hellraiser.” And, if by “hellraiser” you mean the person who created the term Ameripolitan to reclaim roots music from the pathetic, pale imitations passed off as so-called country these days, then raising hell is the right thing to do. By the way, the Ameripolitan Music Awards, marking its fifth year in 2018, is shining brighter than ever with well-deserved recognition given to music artists keeping the real deal alive.

Dale Watson and His Lone Stars take over the room tonight at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave. The show starts at 10:15 p.m. Get you a cold one, and tell him that the Austin Music Minute maven sent you. And be a hellraiser. Very recommended.

-Photography by Sarah Wilson.

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