The newly renovated Phoenix Saloon opened on February 26, 2010. Johnny Cash’s birthday. Our very first (specially chosen) live band was Dale Watson & His Lone Stars. Five years later it seemed only right and proper to celebrate our (and Johnny’s!) birthday with Dale and his amazing band again. Dale Watson is truly the honkingest tonkingest honky tonker of them all. A dude and a gent, a master of his music. With his silver quiff of classic cool and his voice of velvet burr, Dale is pure country, all heart and soul, shuffle, scoot, grit and twang. The Two-Step Daddy, King of Country, a rockabilly rebel… there ain’t none finer! We’re proud to welcome him back. Gonna be a heckuva night! Get here early doors to catch up-and-coming young guns The Merles, committed to keeping the honky tonk tradition alive. Yeah, gonna be a great night! Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday to Johnny Cash too!