Hard Times and Honky Tonks: Dale Watson, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings


June 26th, 2013 ~ The sounds may seem old but the songs are not. This week on American Routes we visit with a few musicians who are known for crafting modern country music from old-time inspirations. Gillian Welch and David Rawlings share with us how they fit "an electric peg into an acoustic hole." Then conversation with Austin's king of the honky-tonks, Dale Watson, who literally wears his musical inspirations on his sleeve.

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  • Open Bed: Rocky Run Jerry Stuart, Pete Kuykendall, Smiley Hobbs & Tom Gray
    Classic Bluegrass, Vol. 2, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Blame It All On Nashville Pee Wee King
    Country Cowboy Classics, Goldenlane
  • Nashville Cats The Lovin' Spoonful
    Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful, Buddha
  • Blue The Louvin Brothers
    Country Love Ballads, Capitol
  • Blues Stay Away From Me Doug Sahm and Band
    Doug Sahm and Band, Atlantic
  • When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again Big Al Downing
    Heavy Sugar: The Pure Essence of New Orleans R&B, Fantastic Voyage
  • Instrumental: John Henry/ Worried Blues Doc & Merle Watson
    Guitar Album, Flying Fish
  • SEGMENT: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
  • Unknown Blues Tarter & Gay
    The Bristol Sessions: The Big Bang of Country Music 1927-1928, Bear Family
  • Tennessee Jed The Grateful Dead
    Europe '72, Warner Bros
  • Instrumental: Hard Times Stanley Brothers
    Friend of Old Time Music: The Folk Arrival 1961-1965, Folkways
  • Hard Travelin' Woody Guthrie
    My Dusty Road, Rounder
  • Elvis Presley Blues Gillian Welch
    Time the Revelator, Acony
  • When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again Elvis Presley
    The King of Rock 'N' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters, RCA
  • Hard Times Come Again No More Mavis Staples
    Beautiful Dreamer: Songs of Stephen Foster, American Roots
  • Sugar Mountain Neil Young
    Decade, Reprise
  • End Bed: One of These Days Bill Frisell
    Nashville, Nonesuch
  • Open Bed: Pedal Paddle Lloyd Green
    The Little Darlin' Sound of Lloyd Green, KOCH
  • Settin' the Woods on Fire Hank Williams
    The Complete Hank Williams, Mercury
  • Around and Around Chuck Berry
    His Best, Volume 1, MCA/Chess
  • I Love to Rock n Roll Eddie Bo
    Heavy Sugar: The Pure Essence of New Orleans R&B, Fantastic Voyage
  • Moran Tonk Circa 1936 Jason Moran
    Modernistic, Blue Note
  • Don't You Know Ray Charles
    Genius and Soul: 50th Anniversary Collection, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Honky Tonk King Curtis
    The Best of King Curtis, Capitol
  • Stomp and Holler Hayes Carll
    KMAG YOYO & Other American Stories, Lost Highway
  • Maggie's Farm Bob Dylan
    Bringing It All Back Home, Columbia
  • Country Boy Johnny Cash
    The Man in Black: 1954-1958, Sony
  • SEGMENT: Dale Watson
  • Instrumental: Honky Tonk Clarence Gatemouth Brown
    The Man, Verve
  • Everybody's Movin' Glen Glenn
    Glen Rocks, Bear Family
  • Boogie Woogie Country Girl Big Joe Turner
    Definitive Blues Collection, Rhino
  • Sister's Coming Home/ Down at the Corner Beer Joint Willie Nelson
    Phases and Stages, Atlantic
  • Close Up the Honky Tonks Buck Owens
    The Buck Owens Collection 1959-1990, Rhino
  • Paper Wings Gillian Welch
    Revival, Almo Sounds
  • End Bed: The Last Date Floyd Cramer
    RCA Country Legends, Buddha