5/30: We have a (random) winner! OTWG, you’ve got mail.
Here’s something of interest to California readers:
Texas favorite Aaron Watson, whose six albums (from 2000’s A Texas Cafe to 2008’s Angels & Outlaws) have made him one of the brightest young traditionalists in the Lone Star State and beyond, will make a rare swing through California next week and he wants you to be there. So much so that, for one lucky fan, he will even pay your way. Watson’s people have been kind enough to set us up with one (1) concert prize pack, which includes:
- A pair of tickets to the California show of your choice
- Cool swag from the merchandise table, including:
- A signed CD, a hat, and a t-shirt
- As much musical entertainment as you can handle
A free show and free souvenirs? It’s hard to beat that. Your only expenses will be the gas to get there and the beer to raise in the air as Watson croons fan favorites like “Shut Up and Dance” and “I Don’t Want You to Go.” If you walk to the venue and flirt for beer, all your costs will be covered. And you’ll be on your way to a healthier lifestyle, assuming you don’t pass out on the side of the road from heat exhaustion en route to the venue.
Here are the show dates, which run Wednesday through Saturday of next week:
- 6/3/09 – Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace – Bakersfield, CA
- 6/4/09 – KRTY’s Avon Breast Cancer Walk Benefit @ Rodeo Club – San Jose, CA
- 6/5/09 – The Cocky Bull – Victorville, CA
- 6/6/09 – Rockin Rodeo @ The Stoney Inn – Sacramento, CA
How to get your chance at the prize? Simply comment on this post with (a) your favorite Aaron Watson song or (b) your favorite song about Texas. You have through Friday to enter, then I’ll draw a name at random and quickly get the winner’s info so that we can get you on the VIP list in time for your show of choice.
Even if you don’t win, I encourage you to check out the show nearest you. Watson doesn’t get out this way often and his ticket prices are very reasonable, so there’s no reason to miss out. You might recall that Watson made my recent list of musical discoveries of 2009, so you can bet I’ll be catching the show in my area.
All you non-Californians (my condolences) should stay tuned for more giveaways in coming weeks.
Here’s Aaron doing an acoustic version of “Barbed Wire Halo” to whet your appetite: