Bingo, Watson goes live
Thursday, June 30, 2016
– Bingo, Dale Watson is going the live route.
The Texas honky tonker will be out with "Live At The Big T Roadhouse, Chicken S#!+ Bingo Sunday" on Aug. 19 on Red House/ Ameripolitan.
The recording was made at Watson's own bar, the Big T Roadhouse in St. Hedwig, Texas. The 'bingo" game involves a caged hen strutting across a plywood board divided into numbered squares while betting customers gather 'round the cage, hoping the bird will drop its mark on their chosen numeral. Along with cash prizes for the winners, there's $2 Lonestar beer, all you can eat hot dogs and live music and dancing.
Songs include a cover of Jerry Reed's "Amos Moses" and Watson's version of Merle Haggard's barroom classic, "The Bottle Let Me Down."
"I Lie When I Drink (And I Drink a Lot)," "Honky Tonkers Don't Cry" and his truck driving anthem, "I Gotta Drive" and "Where Do You Want It," his tribute to outlaw musician Billie Joe Shaver.
Upcoming tour dates are:
July 1 Cleveland - Beachland Ballroom
July 2 Detroit - Majestic Cafe
July 3 Chicago - Reggies Rock Club
July 4 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
July 8 Lincoln, NE - Zoo Bar
July 9 Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads
July 10 Chicago - Old Town School
July 11 Joplin, MO - The Coda Concert
July 14 Austin- Shady Grove
July 15 Tomball, TX - Main Street Crossing
July 16 Houston - The Mighty Duck
July 17 Alexandria, VA - Birchmere
July 19 New York - Highline Ballroom
July 20 Chicago - City Winery
July 21 Nashville - City Winery
July 22 Dallas - The Kessler Theater
July 23 Austin- Strange Brew
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