Truckin Sessions vol. 3

by Dale Watson

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Dale Watson will bring his truckers music to the silver platter once again. Look for the Texas honky tonker's “The Truckin' Sessions: Volume Three”

Dale’s first trucking CD, "The Truckin' Sessions," (CSCCD 1005) came out in 1998, followed by volume 2 in 2009

What the critics had to say about The Truckin’ Sessions:

Dale Watson wears his roots on his sleeve, and his music seems better off because of it. His Texas-via-Bakersfield honky-tonk shuffles, swaggers, and steams down the highway on this surging collection of 14 original driving songs. Once you get past the obvious comparisons to Buck Owens and especially Merle Haggard (in both timbre and phrasing), you realize that Watson's resonant, fat baritone and his fluid Telecaster twang stand on their own considerable merits. Sure, "Big Wheels Keep Rollin'" may owe a debt to Hag's "White Line Fever" and "Exit 109" may remind one of Johnny Bond's "Hot Rod Lincoln," but these are compliments of a high order, not dismissive remarks. Songs such as the ode to coffee "Help Me Joe," the slow-churning "Drag Along & Tag Along," and the breakneck "I'm Fixin' to Have Me a Breakdown" show a deep absorption of the hardcore Bakersfield honky-tonk style. Much of the credit goes to pedal steel man Ricky Davis and the rock-solid but subtly sophisticated rhythm section of Preston Rumbaugh and Brian Ferriby. --Marc Greilsamer

It doesn't matter if you don't know anything about trucking. This is real honky-tonk country music. There's no airbrushing, no poofy hair, no designer cowboy hats, no rewritten 70s California folk rock songs passing themselves off as "country." This is country as it was meant to be. Songs about women, coffee, and truckin', dang it. As completely honest and out-of-style as Dale's hair-tonic endowed haircut and the tattoo of the state of Texas on his arm.

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released April 1, 2015

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