Willie Watson is a folk and bluegrass musician whose high, reedy wail is the mainstay of his authentic sound. Former singer and main man in Old Crow Medicine Show, he has moved on to pursue a solo career. Focusing on revitalizing a sound, Watson pays homage to folk singers of the past. With his acoustic guitar and claw-hammer style banjo, Watson reinvents old tunes in a way applicable to today’s listeners.
His debut solo record, “Folk Singer Vol. 1”, is a compilation of folk standards reaching way back in recording history. Many coming from the first 20’s recordings; made up of folk icons like Leadbelly, Richard “Rabbit” Brown, and Woody Guthrie. Recorded off the cuff in essentially single takes, Watson’s organic sound pours out from within the songs of yesteryear.
2. Keep It Clean
3. James Alley Blues
4. Rock Salt and Nails
5. Mexican Cowboy
Los Angeles, CA
Willie Watson – Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica, Vocals
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