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The lights go down and the audience comes to their feet. Attention goes from their conversations to the stage. The echoes of voices aloud bouncing off of the walls in anticipation of his arrival. All of a sudden there is this "spacey star wars" kind of sound emiting from the stage like I have never heard before. It was then that I noticed the hair standing on my own arms and then my adrenaline started kicking a bit. Sound started evolving throughout the room. I have heard about Dave Watson show before but never did I expect a "country" act to be so involved. Reminescent of something like Deep Purple meets Travis Tritt. That's the only way I can describe it! I'm just sorry that I'm old enough to remember Deep Purple shows! It is obvious Dave Watson is a local favorite in this neck of the woods of Nashville. This guy has the local following second to none. Everyone I spoke to before the show talks about him as a personal friend. A brother of sorts. I saw why throughout the show. Not only does he cover songs that are sing alongs but this audience knew every word to his own tunes as well.
Then there it was - this musical explosion from what has to be five of the best musicians I think I have ever seen or heard in a "country" act and I have been covering bands for 20+ years. Dave's originality of his song writing to his imagination of stage antics are beyond compare. From his stage show to his song selection you will be entertained from beginning to the end. An act that can entertain ME from one song to the next is hard to find. I have to admit I went to cover this story with scepticism in tow. I thought "what the hell....another boring country act". This just wasn't the way I wanted to spend my Saturday night. Boy was I wrong!
In conclusion, if you ever get the chance to catch Dave Watson and his group "The Smokin' Section", don't hesitate to do so. Hats off to you Dave....keep rocking the stage doing that thing you do and you will go very far in this industry.

W. Peterson columnist / L.C.E.

- W. Peterson


Discography

The early 2008 explosion of "Better Off Late Than Never" is Dave's first CD release and is getting attention from Nashville as well as radio. He wrote or co-wrote everything on his freshman CD and WOW is all we can say. Where has this guy been??!!
There is a constant flow of interest in Dave's music and this CD promises to pave the way for more things to come. Including a new CD slated to go into production sometime in the Fall 2008.
"Better Off Late Than Never" promises to unfold cuts for Dave as a songwriter in Nashville as well.

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Dave Watson has the pulse of a real live, in your face, kickin' show running through his veins. Screaming through his heart and out onto the dance floor. Through your ears down to your feet. That pounding beat just gets stronger every time he and his crew walk in and take the stage. Dave knows that it takes professionals to be competetive in the entertainment market. Therefore he surrounds himself with the best in the business from his management to his stage mates. Dave Watson and "The Smokin' Section" have burnt up many a dance floor.....
The question is............when can he light up your venue??!! This is one show that will leave you breathless. Though there is one warning....if you you are not looking for a great time don't even bother. Move on to the next run of the mill act out there. You know there are plenty to choose from!!!
Our point is not to put other acts down but Dave Watson is one of the elite.
Yet the general and most sought out objective is to bring the best possible show to your venue and keep your people asking for more! Rest assured that no expense will be spared to provide this for your venue. Our motto is "the gig comes first...." Don't believe us? Give Dave a shot....you'll make some new friends and you won't regret finding them for your venue either!!!

Dave has worked with and / or opened for the following acts over the last ten years :

Rhett Akins, T. Graham Brown, David Lee Murphy, Blackhawk, Ty Herndon, Tim McGraw, James Bonamy, Tracy Lawrence, Lorrie Morgan, Billy Ray Cyrus, Little Texas, Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Diffie, Earl Thomas Conley, Neal McCoy, Ricochet, Wade Hayes, Darryl Singeltary, Daryl Worley,Sherrie Austin, Mindy McCready, Andy Griggs, Tracy Byrd, Sammy Kershaw, Yankee Gray, Jo Dee Messina, Lynard Skynard, Marshall Tucker, .38 Special.......and on and on it goes.

Looking for a professional? Look no further than Dave Watson & "The Smokin Section"