Well it’s that time of year yet again. It’s cold as hell, the ground is frozen and the pavement in cold and an uninviting shade of grey. But have no fear, one of my favorite bands is coming to New England! Tonight, Friday January 26th, the boys of Whiskey Myers are having a free concert at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT!
Aaron Watson Talks to Pitstop for Country About Being a Leader, National Country Radio Play, and Supporting independent Music
Rejection can be a crippling experience for anyone. It can be like a weight, pulling you down further and further. Even worse, is if you begin to believe that you aren’t good enough anymore. You question why you waste your time doing what you enjoy, and soon it works its way into many aspects of your life. Then you give up. You walk away and think, “they were right, I suck.”
I’m a believer in success being glorified to a fault. We spend no time realizing what amounts of dedication, sacrifice, time, and mistakes go into someone ‘making’ it. I’m not talking about a viral video star or someone who lucked out. I’m referring to the real true talent - the ones that had to bust their ass to prove themselves and then do it another ten times before coming out victorious. I’m talking about people like Aaron Watson. Someone who was pushed down by the big machine of Nashville in his early 20’s and realized that nothing would be easy. He would have to pave his own way and 18 years later, he has emerged in a big way riding his loyal horse named Hustle.
Aaron Watson won’t exactly be able to bring the iconic Bluebonnets of Texas here to Boston, but he can certainly bring real country music when he arrives this Sunday at Berklee Cafe 939. The artist that has gone on to defy all the naysayers, and make history time and time again, will certainly show all us Bostonians what Texas Country Music is all about.
With the independent country landscape heating up, we’re seeing it work it’s way here in New England as well. It’s exciting to see the shows continue to be added and I hope to try and attended a bunch of them. It’s my goal to review these shows as I attend to help these artists gain some fans up here with my growing readership. Check out this list I compiled on the ones I have been watching.
I'll tell ya, this weekend is shaping up to be a good one! This year has been a great year for me to attend Texas Country concerts up here in New England and New York. So far I've seen Whiskey Myers, Stoney Larue, Casey Donahew, Kylie Frey, Randy Rogers, and this coming weekend I'll be seeing Cody Jinks, Sunny Sweeney and Paul Cauthen. This show is in Cambridge, MA so it is just above Boston which will entail the train tickets and such. Is it ideal? Nope. I would much rather go to a nice bar and watch them all perform, but considering the music venues in New England, I'll take what I can get.
Just a Massachusetts guy supporting Texas and other independent country/Americana artists.
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