With four albums in circulation but no new product in the past two years (get off your ass, Junior), Brown has written some of the most entertaining compositions in the '90s country canon—songs with titles like "My Wife Thinks You're Dead," "Venom Wearin' Denim," "Stupid Blues" and "Doin' What Comes Easy to a Fool." He's a pure goddamned delight is what he is, and it's too bad Junior and Dallas aren't playing on the same bill—wotta night that would be! Rather, you can catch Mr. Brown on the night of Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Sun Theatre with Del McCoury, that traditional bluegrass banjo banger from Bakersville, North Carolina, opening the show—which is just fine by me, anyway.
DALLAS WAYNE performs AT ABILENE ROSE, 10830 WARNER AVE., FOUNTAIN VALLEY, (714) 963-1700. FRI., 9 P.M. CALL FOR COVER; JUNIOR BROWN AND DEL MCCOURY play AT THE SUN THEATRE, 2200 E. KATELLA AVE., ANAHEIM, (714) 712-2700. THURS., OCT. 5, 8 P.M. $27.50-$55.