Dwight Yoakam's Holiday Hillbilly RockEpiphone's Dwight Yoakam, star of stage, screen, and the Ltd. Ed. Epiphone Dwight Trash Casino, is scheduled to perform at the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California next April, one of the best country festivals around. But meanwhile, fans in Alabama, Texas, and Oklahoma can catch the hillbilly dreamer on tour in December.  Check out his website for details.

And as for the new album, 3 Pears, the Oxford American put it best in their review: "It doesn't get much more country than Dwight Yoakam. 3 Pears is both well-rounded and diverse enough to signal a move in the right direction for both the artist (Dwight) and, hopefully, the country genre as a whole." To that we say right on!