WILLIE WATSON

Founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show! With guest LUCETTE

Acony Records proudly presents "Folksinger Vol. 2," the highly anticipated second solo album from bluegrass/folk singer-songwriter Willie Watson.  Produced by David Rawlings and recorded on analog tape at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, the album features eleven songs unearthed from the canon of American folk music and brought to light by Willie’s remarkable voice and wise beyond his years performances.  Special guest appearances by the Fairfield Four, Gillian Welch, Morgan Jahnig and Paul Kowert round out the arrangements on this stunning sophomore collection.

Looking like a man from leaner and meaner times, Willie Watson steps on stage with a quiet gravitas. But, when he opens his mouth and lets out that high lonesome vocal, you can hear him loud and clear. Watson was a founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show.

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Willie Watson, 'Samson and Delilah’
 
 

Study Willie Watson's career and it reads like the plot of an old folk song: A talented apprentice who has served time with master craftsmen decides to hit the road on his own. Greatness surely follows.

Now seems like Watson's time. An early member of Old Crow Medicine Show before becoming a junior partner in Gillian Welchand Dave Rawlings' touring ensemble, Watson earned his spurs as everybody's secret weapon.

On his own, "Samson and Delilah" is an ideal calling card. Popularized by the Rev. Gary Davis and later the Grateful   Dead, the song demonstrates a studious fixation with Americana. But it's folly to think of Watson as another Alan Lomax-entranced wannabe; his spare arrangement reveals the power within "Samson and Delilah" while also imbuing it with something else. Backed by gospel troupe Fairfield Four, Watson's rendition has the sanctified fervor of a tent show performance.

 

  With Guest Lucette

At once both beautiful and haunting, the chilling power of Lucette's gentle voice is unwavering and undeniable.

Although young, it is obvious to all those who listen to her that Lucette is an old and doggedly romantic soul. Full of emotion, her performances take audiences back to the days when artists such as Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, and Loretta Lynn dominated the airwaves.

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Show Dates & Times:

11/4/17 - Saturday

7:30 pm,
Admission: 

$20/Advance, $25/Door. Handling fee applies to online and phone sales. All seats are General Admission.
Day of Show: Box Office opens at 6pm; Doors at 6:45pm.

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