Kevin Watson

Kevin Watson

 Boulder, Colorado, USA
BandR&BSoul

Kevin Watson is a soulful song slingin' burst of energy that is bound to leave you smiling! His smokey voice will turn your head, the funky guitar will move your body and thoughtful lyrics will stir your soul. Constantly evolving with new collaborations, Kevin embodies the universal nature of music.

Biography

Born and raisd in Oklahoma City, Kevin Watson is a songwriter whose diverse, open-minded nature shines through his songs in more ways than one. Like a kid in a genre candy store, his songs feature all kinds of flavors from folk and bluegrass to reggae and funk. Likewise, his conscious lyrics explore many different aspects of the human condition ranging from breaking through social conventions and expectations to the celebration of the lives of loved ones who have died. Regardless of style or content, though, it̢۪s his positive vibes and soulful delivery on stage that are quickly building his fan base wherever he plays.

Since he began performing in local bars in Tulsa, OK in 2002, Kevin has performed mostly as a solo artist, utilizing his captivating vocals to draw crowds in. Since 2007, however, he has branched out through different forms of collaboration, most frequently hosting "Kevin Watson & Friends" sessions. These shows feature a variety of talented musicians, many of which haven't rehearsed or even heard the songs they are playing on, leading to momentus improvisation and exploration of Kevin's material.

The most recent and exciting collaboration, however, is "Kevin Watson's Air Loom", his first full on band project. Backed by a talented cast of jazz based musicians, Kevin's acoustic songwriter style gets quickly whipped into a world of improv where no song is the same from night to night!

In his short career Kevin has had the honor and pleasure of performing with many amazing musicians including members of The String Cheese Incident, Railroad Earth, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Hot Buttered Rum, Honkytonk Homeslice, Elephant Revival, My-Tea Kind, Head for the Hills, Jesse Aycock, Big Water, The Wayword Sons, Galapagos, Mama Sweet, Tech Tonic, The Hillbenders and more!

Discography

2008 - "Kevin Watson and Friends: Live at The Deli"

Expect a "Kevin Watson's Air Loom" studio release in fall/winter '09!

Set List

Kevin Watson's original setlist includes over an hour and a half of songs ranging from bluegrass to funk. His vast library of cover material includes songs that "make (him) smile" ranging from the classics like Bob Dylan and Paul Simon to modern day gems such as the Wood Brothers and Assembly of Dust.