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Dale Watson on World Cafe | January 13, 2011

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When Dale Watson came to Nashville to record his new record Carryin’ On, he didn't subscribe to "Nashville’s definition of country music.” Though he's always defied convention, Watson decided to step outside of his own boundaries for his latest release. Recorded at Nashville’s Hilltop Studios, Watson used legendary Nashville session players Lloyd Green, Hargus Robbins and Pete Wade. He also took a more matured approached to this album — singing of family and loosening grips on everything that ultimately can't be controlled.

Yet, this is not an about-face for the traditionally honky-tonk singer. “There’s nothing here that’s retro,” says Watson. “I was really hoping to make a record with today’s technology, but with the musicians who played on the music I grew up on. I’m pretty happy with the way we’ve merged today with yesterday on this album. It will remind people of the old records, but it sounds like something new.” (link)


Here is the playlist:
Cold War Kids "Audience of one" Behave Yourself EP
Janelle Monae "Shape of Things to Come" Shape of Things to Come
Vampire Weekend "I'm Going Down" I'm Going Down
Bruce Springsteen "Tougher Than The Rest" Tunnel of Love
The Secret Sisters "Big River" Big River
Dale Watson "Carryin' On This Way" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dale Watson "Hey Brown Bottle" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dale Watson "Flower in Your Hair" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dale Watson "I'll Show Ya" Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
Mumford & Sons "The Cave" Sigh No More
Ray Lamontagne "For The Summer" God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise"
Sarah Harmer "Basement Apt." You Were Here
Bruce Hornsby "Long Tall Cool One" Harbor Light
Bobby Long "A Winter Tale" A Winter Tale
Spoon "Sister Jack" Gimme Fiction
Fleet Foxes "White Winter Hymnal" Fleet Foxes
Neil Young "Winterlong" Decade - Disc 2
Richard Ashcroft "Are You Ready" Are You Ready
Oasis "Don't Look Back in Anger" What's the Story Morning Glory
Scars on 45 "Give me Something" Scars on 45
The Church "Metropolis" Gold Afternoon Fix
Iron & Wine "Tree by the River" Kiss Each Other Clean
Free Energy "Dream City" Stuck on Nothing
Tegan & Sara "Back in Your Head" The Con
Devotchka "Contrabanda" 100 Lovers
Rodrigo Y Gabriela "Tamacun" Rodrigo Y Gabriella