Way down Austin way, hard-core country icon Dale Watson has a weekly Thursday-night residency at Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, a clapboard, windowless beer joint amidst an undistinguished stretch of urban clutter in North Austin. The band sets up on the floor in a back corner, by the pool table. Happy Hour starts at 9 in the morning, and lots of folks at the bar drink like they're trying to forget. In other words, Ginny's is the Real Deal. And so is Dale, who once penned a song called "Nashville Rash," summing up his attitude towards current country music. This swinging, steel-driven number, on the other hand, is a dance floor paean to Texas and places like Ginny's where "…it gets hotter when the sun goes down," the tequila flows in Dixie cups and everybody dances counter-clockwise in circles.