Last night I had the great pleasure of seeing Dale Watson’s concert for the first time. He really is a class act, great singing, great guitar picking, and great audience rapport. And the band was great too, classic country lineup: drums, double bass and steel with Celine Lee singing on a few songs. The repertoire was a mix of old classics and original songs, and everybody in the audience, including me, was blown away by the performance. He’s a true troubadour who fortunately carries the torch all over the world. Now the interesting part: I could not believe how great his tone sounded from just a Mustang amp. The opening band’s guitarist, a local country legend in his own right, played a backline HRD and while his tone was ok, Dale’s just sounded so much better. It was clean with just the proper amount of compression, and a bit of delay for the rockabilly tunes. It was the cleanest, or should I say clearest Tele tone I’ve ever heard live. Anyways, check out the video I made with just an iPhone 6s, standing very close to the left PA speaker.