Go ahead, look Dwight Yoakam in the eyes. You can't, of course, for that trademark Stetson -- wide, long and mean as a black Cadillac -- casts a shadow over his entire face. Yoakam's hillbilly cool, defined by the images of his early album covers, his minimalist blend of rockabilly and Bakersfield honky-tonk and his association with Los Angeles upstarts such as the Blasters and X, owes less to country traditions than to post-punk fashion and Clint Eastwood's man-with-no-name Westerns. Yoakam once described Johnny Cash as residing "in that no-man's land between rock and country and rockabilly." Dwight shares... More >>>