Dale Watson Has Had It With Americana; Meet "Ameripolitan"
It will go down something like this: submit an MP3 in each of the following categories: honky-tonk, rockabilly, Western swing, and Cajun, with your name, contact info and Website to AmeripolitanMusic@gmail.com.
Those chosen will be featured on one of several digital samplers that are slated for release as soon as all the unheard-of-deserving-souls get into gear. (Ahem, again that's you. Get off the couch already.)
Digital sampler No. 1 is already out: Ameripolitan Outlaw.
It features 14 tracks from Watson, Billy Don Burns, Sarah Gayle Meech, Hillbilly Casino, Whitey Morgan, Lucas Hudgins, Brigitte London, Johnny Outlaw, Chris Wall, Roger Alan Wade, JP Harris & The Tough Choices, Mandy Marie Luke, Peewee Moore and WC Jameson.
Fans can download the digital samplers for a small donation that will help fund the first-ever Ameripolitan Awards Show to be held in Austin on February 18, 2014, sort of like the Oscars for budding traditionalists.
So what are you waiting for? Go tell all your rebel-rousin', fiddle-playin' friends.
See the Ameripolitan Music Official Web site for more information. Watson brings his brand of truck-drivin' greasy-spoon sounds to the backyard stage Natachee's Supper N' Punch at 8 p.m. Tuesday, courtesy of the Lone Star Jukebox.