To be honest folks my co writer Mr. Joshua Wallace did a great review of the new Aaron Watson album “Red Bandanna”. He has a big and busy schedule well through 2019 playing some big shows across America. He played some HEADLINE shows at the Ryman Auditorium last year, and did a great job.
As far as the overall album goes I myself enjoyed Underdog more than his next two albums, it just had more of an independent “feel” to them. I STILL LOVED this album, but it’s getting a little too pop sounding for my personal taste as he moves forward. Of course that’s just basically MY opinion of his new albums as of late.
But the more I sit and dwell upon JUST WHY he may be doing this, I can not blame him for trying to become more friendly to larger audiences that embrace a more mainstream sound. I mean I’m not hip on Mr. Eric Church or his music but to say he didn’t expose a whole new echelon of people to the Drive By Truckers by taking them on tour with him would be ludicrous. I was thankful to Kid Rock for what he did for Hellbound Glory as well. I don’t normally make a big huge stink when my favorite artists throw a different sound at me in the name of audience growth or trying new markets.
I cannot take away from his twenty plus years of creating and writing and distributing independent music on his own terms and his own fashion. Just because I dislike one or two of his albums, I just cannot justify tossing him totally aside for that one reason. I actually look forward to him live one day soon, and I’ll go from there folks. He is still ONE HELL of a prominent frontrunner in the Texas Country Music community.
7/12 – Riverfront Live!, Cincinnati, OH
7/13 – Jam in the Valley, Varysburg, NY
7/18 – Adams County Fair, Hastings, NE
7/19 – Lazy Gators, Lake of the Ozarks, MO
7/20 – Texas Live!, Arlington, TX
7/26 – A Night in the Country, Yerington, NV
7/27 – Clos La Chance Winery, San Martin, CA
8/1 – Adams County Fair, Brighton, CO
8/2 – Starlight Ranch, Amarillo TX
8/3 – Whitewater Amphitheater, New Braunfels, TX
8/9 – Brewster St. Parking Lot Party, Corpus Christi, TX
8/10 – Ford Park Arena, Beaumont, TX
8/15 – KC Live!, Kansas City
8/16 – Revolution Music Room, Little Rock, AR
8/23 – Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, CO
9/5 – Washington State Fair, Puyallup, WA
9/7 – New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM
9/20 – Southport Hall, Jefferson (New Orleans), LA
9/27 – Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, OK
10/11 – Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ