When my colleague Peter Blackstock did his excellent profile of Texas honky tonk hero Dale Watson last week a small, but spectacular detail might have slipped under the radar. Watson will appear tonight on ABC’s guilty pleasure reality show “The Bachelorette” providing the soundtrack of to a two-stepping competition at Gruene Hall. The episode airs at 7 p.m. and also features the show’s prospective beaus decked out in mariachi gear. So there’s that.
Watson will hold down his regular Monday night stand at the Continental Club tonight before heading out on a rigorous tour later this week that will leave him absent til late July. You can also catch him at the Highball on Thursday.