Dallas Moore was the very first indie artist ever reviewed in GRITZ. It’s true. Back in 1999 we were called “Hot Grits” and Dallas was just getting started making a name for himself as a hard rocking Outlaw country artist. We have watched him grow through the years, his blinders firmly in place and his eye on the prize as he opened shows for kindred spirits like David Allan Coe, Billy Joe Shaver, The Marshall Tucker Band, Shooter Jennings and Hank III.
Now Dallas has released his best record yet. Can’t Tame a Wildcat finds Dallas again backed up by his incredible band and delivering some Southern rock/Outlaw country instant classics. Original tunes like “Outlaw Country,” a true theme song for the Willie, Waylon and me crowd, and the attitude soaked “Damn Sure Works for Me.” Of course Moore writes about what he knows best, bikes, women, booze and the road, as in “Rollin On” and “Hot Blooded Mama,” a real rockabilly romp. Of course Dallas can also tell the story of love and heartbreak when he has to, as on “With All My Heart,” and “Why?”
With Can’t Tame a Wildcat, Dallas Moore proves himself once and for all as a worthy heir to the Outlaw country throne. In one song he includes himself in a verse alongside Shooter and Hank III and it didn’t even make me raise an eyebrow. No sir. He fits that crowd like a glove. He has earned it, and we are so damned proud of him.
-Michael Buffalo Smith