As our product offering online continues to grow, we’ll be adding more and more items from some of the top brands in western wear. This spring we have brought in a nice selection of men’s and women’s shirts from Ariat. Ariat western apparel is known for combining classic styling with great up to date colors and patterns. They have a great balance of function and form. These are shirts that can be worn anywhere any time, from the boardroom to the arena. Ariat’s performance technology fabrics allow for a great range of motion as well as breathability to keep you cool when the competition heats up.
Our initial men’s Ariat shirt offering is a comprehensive mix of long sleeve casual button downs and western snap shirts. There are stripes, solids, and a few patterns, all in great spring colors. From $39.97 to $49.97, the men’s Ariat shirt collection represents a great fashion value in western wear.
We’ve just begun to add women’s Ariat shirts and 6 styles are currently offered online. 2 popular “burnout” t-shirts and and nice camisole are great tops for layering. In addition to teh retro styled snap shirt shown above, there are also two hoodies with embroidered roses that are perfect for those spring and fall days that can be a little unpredictable temperature wise. I went ahead and included all of the women’s tops currently online as thumbnails below. Click the images to get a better look:
To top it off, we’re offering 10% off Ariat shirts for one week exclusively to our blog readers. To redeem this offer simply add one or more of our new ariat shirts to your shopping cart and enter the coupon code blog0429 at checkout. Coupon expires 05/06/2009.
After failing to scrounge up some Texas Mardi Gras tickets, I decided to head to my favorite saloon…The Wormy Dog to check out Aaron Watson. I have been meaning to catch one of his full length show’s. Last time I saw Watson, he opened for Big & Rich, so called “next big act” Lo Cash Cowboys (what a joke) and halfway through the show all the Aaron Watson fans had cleared out. I’m not sure if that’s because they loved Aaron Watson and he had already played or if they didn’t like bad music. Probably both.
Aaron Watson is one of those guys that oozing with Texas music talent. His music is honky-tonk through and through and with his eighth album Angels and Outlaws under his own independent label, Big Label Records, I knew his set would be solid. With honky-tonk songs like “Love Makin’ Song”, “3rd Gear and 17″ and crowd favorite “Reckless” Aaron Watson kept the ground in it from start to finish.
If you have a chance to see Aaron Watson go do it! There is no absence of steel guitars and fiddling in this show, just the way country music should be. I’m glad I brought my dancing boots for this one. Whether it was one of his infamous honky-tonk, steel guitar driven songs that make you want to just dance and twirl the night away or a slow dance with “Off The Record” or his top 10 song on the Texas Music Charts: Top 50 Songs of 2008 album “Hearts Are Breaking Across Texas”, Aaron Watson knows how to put on a show. Not only did he take requests from fans, but like every good country singer/song writer he has a song about his granddad “Barbed Wire Halo“, my personal favorite.
Well, I need to run to store and pick up some more Coke for my whiskey since, here in this small town, everything shuts down at 11p.m. So, I’m signing off to ride into the sunset once again till next time.
I’m excited about this review because I’m a HUGE No Justice fan. These guys deserve a lot more praise than I could ever give them.
The night at the Wormy Dog started off right with Turnpike Troubadours, a band out of Tahlequah, Oklahoma who look to be headed in the right direction. After a great set by TT, No Justice took the stage. No Justice know how to put on a show. With a stunning light show and fog machine it felt like a rock show. Usually a lot of smoke and lights are to just make up for bad music but that’s not the case with No Justice.
Recently joining forces with Smith Music Group these guys have come a long way from Stillwater, Oklahoma. With energy, they opened the show and closed the show the same way. No Justice did not disappoint their fans (The No Justice Junkies) by playing crowd favorites “Red Dress”, “Horseshoe Lake”, “Never Come Back” and ending the night with my personal favorite “The Toast”. No Justice left the packed house cheering for more. Bottom line is these guys can put on show and have the music to back it, so sorry if you missed out on one of the best shows I’ve seen this year.
Now it’s late and I’m tired and heading off into the sunset with my whiskey in hand, cause if I was a six-gun I would be breaking my parole…that’s a joke folks! Until next time, never trust a man with shiny boots.
As much as Oklahoman’s pride themselves in saying how Red Dirt music is what ever you want to label it, as long as the can call it their own, I’m still surprised how many people aren’t sure what to label Hays Carll. I decided to pop in his new album Trouble In Mind and review it for you. If you could look back at some of the revolutionaries in music you find that they were always pushing the envelope.
Trouble in Mind pushes the boundaries of what most of us would consider “traditional” country music, but no one complained when Willie, Waylon, or Cash did it. Maybe some complained at first but the wild of today’s country singers still pay homage to them. Hayes Carll followx in their footsteps painting a picture via song, which is what a good songwriter should be able to do. The opening track, written by Carll and a legend himself in the red dirt/Texas music scene, Wylie Hubbard, “Drunken Poet’s Dream” sets the mood for the whole album. In “Bad Liver And A Broken Heart” Carll paints a picture of any 20 something man’s battling everyday struggles with love and life and even pay’s homage to Oklahoma. “Faulkner Street”makes you want to gather up your old buddies and hit the town for a good time and some trouble.
Trouble In Mind is a solid album. My favorite tracks are “Wild As A Turkey”, “Don’t Let Me Fall”, and “Knockin’ Over Whiskeys”. If you are offended by some of the songs on this album just wait for the final cut “She Left Me for Jesus”. The title alone is sure to offend.
Trouble in Mind is Americana at its best… wait did I just try and put label on something? Blender Magazine ranked it 33 on their Top Albums of 2008 and SPIN Magazine says it’s “the tastiest, perched between stadium rockabilly and Dylan-worship folk rock.” Funny thing, but Bob Dylan is one of Carll’s idols.
WHEW! I don’t know if I’m going to be able to follow up this album review so go buy Trouble In Mind by Hayes Carll and thank me later.
Just a note to let you know we’ll be doing some catching up this week. After doing some maintenance recently, we’re ready to get back into blogging after about a month off. Over the next few days we’ll be putting up some older posts by the Rooster that got lost in the shuffle and introducing some new blog features, including a weekly special exclusive to our blog readers. So, be sure to stay tuned for some Red Dirt updates and some great deals on new and featured items in our stores…