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.
Well, another weekend spending all my hard earned money has came to an end. This time it is with great pleasure I get to write a review for The Bart Crow Band. If you don’t own either of their albums, then go buy one right now.
This special event was a holiday that Rooster doesn’t celebrate: St. Valentine’s Day. I’m sure of that(lol). What can I say that I haven’t said before about the Bart Crow Band? They are worth every penny no matter where they are playing. Webster’s Dictionary defines love as the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration for the Bart Crow Band. The love is their music. Love, no pun intended, on Valentines day is what you get when you attend a Bart Crow Band show. Devotion and admiration from the band, to the fans taking requests, and jammin out with a crowd favorite Tom Petty cover too.
To end the night, Bart rattled four maracas, in what can best be described as jiving’ to the mellow acoustic set. Bart does make you feel his passion for music. He writes to those Texas sounds that made him famous. The show was a riot from start to finish. The crowd went wild for everyone’s favorite “Wear My Ring” and, of course, I was jammin’ to my favorites “Drifting In The Wind”, “Hollywood”, and “Walk on By”.
It was a great show as I was pleased. I can still remember the first time I heard The Bart Crow Band, just like my first taste of Jack Daniels.
With that, my friends, I’m headin’ off into the sunset until next time.
Our official pilot shoot is coming up on the 28th of this month with No Justice at The Wormy Dog, so I hope to see everyone there. Let’s sell the place out!