In most photographs of Dwight Yoakam, including the one on our cover, his face is hidden underneath his ever present hat—a hat that has become part and parcel of who he is. Yoakam doesn’t hide his face because he isn’t handsome. He’s good lookin’ enough. Could it be he likes to conjure a bit of mystery to things? The Stetson set low over his brow is subliminally telling you, “hey, there’s more underneath this thing than meets the eye.”
For the past several years, the Riverside Resort has played host to a locals section of the national Country Showdown talent contest. This was a section showcasing talented musicians from the area within the extensive reach of Highway Country (KIXW/KIXF). This is no small stretch of “country” for the contestants have come from all along the 1-15 corridor, from Barstow to Las Vegas, as well as local communities.
The Edgewater presents stand-up comedy in the Edgewater Showroom (which is transformed into “The Inferno” for late night clubbers) with the name “Comedy on the Edge”. Two different stand-ups take the stage each Friday through Sunday nights with a “headliner/opening act” format).
When you are telling a friend, or someone from back home, who’s never been to Laughlin about the place, how do you describe it? We are comfortable in saying (and betting) the first sentence of your description mentions the Colorado River. It has to. The river is the focal point—and reason behind—the town’s existence. Without it there would be no casinos, there would be no Davis Dam, and by extension in all likelihood, there would be no Bullhead City.