Yoakam Concert Benefits Austin’s HAAM

Written by on July 26, 2012 in Country Corner, July 26, 2012, Live Reviews - Comments Off on Yoakam Concert Benefits Austin’s HAAM

Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam brought his brand of honky-tonk country to Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater for two shows on July 12 and 13, 2012. The shows benefited HAAM, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, a local group which provides access to affordable healthcare for Austin’s uninsured musicians.  For his efforts, Yoakam was named an “Honorary Citizen” of the Live Music Capital of the World.

The multi-platinum Grammy winning singer-songwriter, actor, director, and country music pioneer has been described as a Hollywood Cowboy. Tonight he wore a denim jacket with sparkling inlay to match his guitar strap, and his pale cowboy hat with the brim pulled low and signature tight jeans. The stage was uniquely set with large lava lamps and cowhide rugs.

Yoakam, who has sold more that 25 million albums world wide, has a new album set to release September 18, 2012. 3 Pears will be his first album of original material since 2005.Dwight Yoakam

This night’s two hour set included “Please, Please Baby”, “Act Naturally”, a piano cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire”, “A thousand Miles from Nowhere”, “Fast As You”, I Sang Dixie” and “Guitars, Cadillacs.”

Photographs by Scott Moore/ Limelight Imaging