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Don’t confuse 75th Annual National Folk Festival headliner Dale Watson’s music with today’s country

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Back in 1995, Watson recorded a song bemoaning the state of modern country music. “I’m too country now for country,” he declared and that hasn’t changed. Listen to his newest album, “Call Me Insane,” and you may find that Watson’s aversion to mainstream country may be even stronger today than it was 20 years ago. Instead he calls his brand of music “Ameripolitan” as opposed to “alt-country” or Americana, which is too broad and doesn’t really mean anything these days except that you are playing music in ‘Merica.

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