Label: Red House Records
With a sound steeped in traditional country and honky-tonk, Dale Watson sounds like something from another era. Throughout his career, Watson hasn't strayed far from this path, and El Rancho Azul is no exception. Best guess is that title is the name of his local drinking hole -- the kind of dark, stale-beer-smelling honky-tonk bar customers regularly lose themselves in. What else explains songs such as "I Lie When I Drink," "I Drink to Remember" and "Drink Drink Drink," as well as dancing gems like "Quick, Quick, Slow, Slow," "Slow, Quick, Quick," and "Cowboy Boots"?