Dale Watson Announces April Tour Dates


Announces April Tour Dates
In Support Of His Acclaimed Recording


“Dale Watson writes songs that wouldn’t sound out of place on one of Johnny Cash’s best albums — songs that will endure…addressing matters of life and death, truth and justice, loss and longing in a voice that rings — make that, rumbles — with conviction.” – The Washington Post


Watch Dale Watson’s video for “Hollywood Hillbilly” here


Brooklyn, NY–Austin, Texas troubadour Dale Watson continues to build momentum behind his acclaimed album, From The Cradle To The Grave, on HYENA Records. He’s just been nominated for two CMT Music Awards for the videos “Justice For All” and “Hollywood Hillbilly.” Additionally, at the invitation of longtime fan and friend Johnny Knoxville, he performed live with his band on MTV during a “Jackass 24 Hour Takeover.” And now after spending the first half of 2008 gigging around Texas, Watson gets back on the road with a run of 19 shows, hitting both coasts and the Midwest, throughout the month of April.


The upcoming tour dates are:


April 2 / The Handlebar/ Greenville, SC
April 4 / Berkeley Cafe / Raleigh, NC
April 5 / Puckett’s Farm Equipment / Charlotte, NC
April 7 / IOTA Club & Cafe / Arlington, VA
April 9 / Thunderbird Cafe / Pittsburgh, PA
April 10 / The Beachland Ballroom / Cleveland, OH
April 11 / Fitzgerald’s / Berwyn, IL
April 12 / Club Tavern / Middleton, WI
April 13 / Oneida Casino / Green Bay, WI
April 14 / Oneida Casino / Green Bay, WI
April 15 / Oneida Casino / Green Bay, WI
April 16 / Lee’s Liquor Lounge / Minneapolis, MN
April 17 / Knucklehead’s / Kansas City, MO
April 18 / The Broken Spoke / Austin, TX
April 19 / Railroad Blues / Alpine, TX
April 22 / The Rhythm Room / Phoenix, AZ
April 24 / Safari Sam’s / Los Angeles, CA
April 25 / Fish Lips Bar / Bakersfield, CA
April 26 / Berkley Theatre / Fallon, NV


Released in the Spring of 2007, From The Cradle To The Grave was recorded at Johnny Knoxville’s Tennessee mountain cabin, which previously belonged to Johnny Cash. Upon the album’s release, Watson rejected the country music label and declared his sound, “Ameripolitan,” in protest over what modern country music had become. Critics raved about the album. American Songwriter stated: “On From the Cradle to the Grave, Dale Watson combines Bakersfield filigree and basic country stomp for a record of terse, elegant fatalism.” Popmatters.com wrote: “When Dale Watson sings something, it stays sung…it’s kinda difficult to argue with a man who sounds like God.” Despite Watson’s unease with the current trends in country music and the irony in being nominated for two CMT Music Awards, perhaps TwangNation.com said it best when they declared: “Thanks to Dale’s enduring and brave 25-year career and to this album, to paraphrase the late, Great Mark Twain, the rumors of country music’s death have been greatly exaggerated.”   


For more information on Dale Watson, interview requests, photos and promo requests, please contact Kevin Calabro at HYENA Records: 718-369-6567 or HyenaRecords@aol.com


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