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Nov
19
Lindsay R. Watson @ The Shrine

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Oct
30
Lindsay R. Watson @ The Cutting Room

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Oct
03
Lindsay R. Watson @ The Blue Note

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

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Your guide to music that's happening now. Volume 1, #1 September 22, 2008

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LINDSAY R. WATSON

"When you are formed and fashioned to do something, you can't run away from it. That's what happened to me, I was born to share my musical gift... and I haven't turned back since."

The driving force behind rising star Lindsay R. Watson is just that-regardless of life's obstacles, this talented singer/songwriter has always found a path leading towards her love of music . Born and raised in Connecticut, the 5'11" songstress began her musical journey in high school as a classically-trained singer and began to perfect her melodic singing style after becoming the lead soloist in her local church. Yearning for something more, she made the difficult decision to stop singing while she waited for an opportunity to branch out from her classical roots.

The serendipitous opportunity presented itself in 2005 after coming to the attention of producer Di'Mon Brown. After experiencing Lindsay's undeniable star quality, Di'Mon promptly approached her about recording a debut solo album. Helping Lindsay integrate his unique vision of soul, R&B, and funk music, she transformed from a classical singer into a sexy, soulful diva and took the Di'Mon Brown sound and made it her own. Though the album making process endured frustrations and emotional challenges, Lindsay says her faith in God and perseverance brought her music to fruition.

Lindsay's sophomore album, "Willing to Change," exemplifies what it means to transform and develop as an artist. Her untapped potential as a songwriter emerged during the recording process resulting in the soulful and personal "Keep on Lovin' You," as well as the smooth and sultry "Everyday (So in Love)." "Willing to Change" has gained the widespread national attention of media, radio stations and promoters. This collaborative project has driven Lindsay into a new realm of cross-genre styles that has only been accomplished by a select few in the music industry.

"Willing to Change" has achieved such impressive heights, the title track began an impressive national radio campaign August 2007, and was featured throughout in 'NEW MUSIC WEEKLY' (NMW) Magazine and on their "FUTURE HITS, Volume 31" compilation CD. Lindsay's second single, "You Don't Belong to Me", was released in summer 2008 and is a strong follow-up to the success of her titled track.

In addition to her musical endeavors, Lindsay's new clothing line, "LRW" is in its developing phase. The line is set to present a blend of contemporary flavor and classy elegance. Look for more news on this line in 2009.

Lindsay shares, "I want my audience to truly enjoy my music. I want them to hear the lyrics and say, 'Yeah, I've totally been there before.' My heart is in this album and I want them to feel that in every song that they hear."

Click on Lindsay's photo to go to her MySpace Page, where you can find out about her upcoming events and where to buy her music!

Catch Lindsay perform with MIHE for our "Soulful Sounds" Series at The Blue Note on Friday, October 3rd and for our "Ladies Of Soul" Concert at The Shrine on Wednesday, November 19th.
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- Make It Happen Entertainment


Lindsay R. Watson began her musical journey as a classically-trained singer during her high school and college years. She began to hone her melodic singing style after becoming the lead soloist in her local church, but Watson soon outgrew classical music. Yearning for something more, she made the difficult decision to stop singing while she waited for her opportunity.

That opportunity presented itself in 2003 after coming to the attention of producer Di'Mon Brown, who was working on his first gospel project called GodsHouze. Seeing her true potential, Di'Mon invited Watson to become a member of the group. After her tenure with the group ended in the spring of 2005, Watson branched out and shared the stage with R&B legends such as Ray Goodman and Brown, The Stylistics, and Blue Magic as their opening act in the summer of 2005. Her strong performance and commanding stage presence paved the way for the opportunity that she had truly been waiting for.

Convinced that she was finally ready, Di'Mon approached Watson about recording a solo album. Giving Watson his unique sound of Soul, R&B, and Funk, she transformed from a classical singer into a sexy soulful diva and took the Di'Mon Brown sound and made it her own. Her untapped potential as a songwriter emerged during the recording process, and as a result has produced what some have called "what we have been missing" in the industry. Classic loves songs such as "I Tried" and "This Love" emerged in Watson's debut album, "Eyes Wide Shut." Though the process was marred with frustration and emotional challenges, Watson credits her faith in God and her drive to succeed behind the completion of her albums.







Watson's sophomore album, "Willing to Change," exemplifies what it takes to change and develop as an artist. From the first single, "Willing to Change," to the classic love song, "Keep on Lovin You," the album is ready to make an impact for a long time coming.

With musical influences like Faith Evans, Dinah Washington, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Yolanda Adams, Watson is ready to re-introduce the world to meaningful lyrics and the lost art of the soulful groove. When asked what she wanted to accomplish with "Willing to Change," Watson shared: "I want my audience to enjoy the music. I want them to hear the lyrics and say 'Yeah, I've totally been there before.' The heart of Lindsay is in this album — I want them to feel that in every song they hear."

ASM Soundcheck

Artist: Lindsay R. Watson
Title: "Willing to Change"



- American Superstar Magazine


In the news: Lindsay R. Watson, who was raised in Gales Ferry and recently released her second album, co-wrote the single “Willing to Change,” now being played on more than 100 stations nationwide.

Background: Watson has been singing for as long as she can remember. At 11, she began singing in St. Luke Lutheran Church in Ledyard and also sang as a student in the Ledyard schools. In high school, she sang locally at weddings and funerals throughout southeastern Connecticut.

Education: Watson received a bachelor’s degree in communication arts from St. John’s University in New York City. In 2003, she began a process to branch out from her roots as a classical singer. She worked with a music producer Di’Mon Brown, whom she met through her church in Manhattan, sang in a gospel group and then went out on her own. Her first album was released in November 2006.

The album: Her new album, “Willing to Change,” was released this summer. The album features a collection of 11 original songs, including the title track, which has risen up the Independent Music Network chart. She co-wrote the title song with Brown. “It’s really about making changes and adjustments because you love someone,” she said.

The album is a collection of classic love songs, including one gospel song and songs about friendship, Watson said. “It’s feel-good music,” she said, “songs that you’re actually able to relax to.”

Quotable: “It’s very exciting,” Watson said. “I’m living and breathing a dream that I’ve had since I was a young girl, and I can honestly say there’s no place I’d rather be.”

— Deborah Straszheim
- The Norwich Bulletin


Lindsay R. Watson began her musical journey in high school as a classically-trained singer. She began to perfect her melodic singing style after becoming the lead soloist in her local church. Eventually though, she yearned for something more and made the difficult decision to discontinue singing classically when she took up an offer by 11Thirty Music Group to become an R&B pop star.

As a classically-trained singer, Lindsay R. Watson struggled with R&B, the genre of music that is her true passion. Although to an outsider, the situation may seem trivial, the result was certainly a feat for a performer. The challenge was not about learning how to sing one style or another; true R&B is music that conveys emotion. With classical music, although emotion is present, it focuses on perfect notes and precision. The change meant that Lindsay had to be open emotionally- and that was her challenge. Lindsay had been an emotionally inexpressive individual. So for a year and a half, she spent time in the studio working on perfecting her sound, opening the doors to her heart, and putting it all into her music. Working hard preparing to become a successful R&B pop star, producer Di'Mon Brown helped Lindsay integrate his unique vision of soul, R&B,






and funk into her style of music. She soon transformed from a classical singer into a sexy, soulful pop diva.

Lindsay's sophomore album, “Willing to Change,” exemplifies what it means to develop as an artist. Her untapped potential as a songwriter emerged during the recording process resulting in the soulful and personal “Keep on Lovin You,” as well as the smooth and sultry “Everyday (So in Love).” “Willing to Change” has gained the widespread national attention of media, radio stations and promoters. This project has driven Lindsay into a new realm of cross-genre styles that has only been accomplished by a select few in the music industry.

In addition to her musical endeavors, Lindsay's new clothing line, “LRW” is in its developing phase. The line is set to present a blend of contemporary flavor and classy elegance. Look for more news on this line in 2008. Visit her website at: www.lindsayrwatson.com. - Women's Online Magazine


Discography

Lindsay R. Watson Albums
2006: Eyes Wide Shut
2007: Willing to Change
2009: Lindsay's 3rd Studio Album

Singles Released:
"Step Tonight" (2006 Eyes Wide Shut)
"This Love" (2006 Eyes Wide Shut)
"Willing to Change" (2007 Willing to Change)
"You Don't Belong to Me" (2007 Willing to Change)

*All singles are currently receiving national airplay*

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"When you are formed and fashioned to do something, you can't run away from it. That's what happened to me, I was born to share my musical gift... and I haven't turned back since."

The driving force behind rising star Lindsay R. Watson is just that—regardless of life’s obstacles, this talented singer/songwriter has always found a path leading towards her love of music . Born and raised in Connecticut, the 5’11” songstress began her musical journey in high school as a classically-trained singer and began to perfect her melodic singing style after becoming the lead soloist in her local church. Yearning for something more, she made the difficult decision to stop singing while she waited for an opportunity to branch out from her classical roots.

The serendipitous opportunity presented itself in 2005 after coming to the attention of producer Di'Mon Brown. After experiencing Lindsay’s undeniable star quality, Di'Mon promptly approached her about recording a debut solo album. Helping Lindsay integrate his unique vision of soul, R&B, and funk music, she transformed from a classical singer into a sexy, soulful diva and took the Di'Mon Brown sound and made it her own. Though the album making process endured frustrations and emotional challenges, Lindsay says her faith in God and perseverance brought her music to fruition.

Lindsay's sophomore album, "Willing to Change," exemplifies what it means to transform and develop as an artist. Her untapped potential as a songwriter emerged during the recording process resulting in the soulful and personal "Keep on Lovin You," as well as the smooth and sultry "Everyday (So in Love)." "Willing to Change" has gained the widespread national attention of media, radio stations and promoters. This collaborative project has driven Lindsay into a new realm of cross-genre styles that has only been accomplished by a select few in the music industry.

“Willing to Change” has achieved such impressive heights, the title track began an impressive national radio campaign August 2007. During its radio campaign, the single was played in daily rotation on over 100 radio stations across the U.S., and was featured in 'NEW MUSIC WEEKLY' (NMW) Magazine and on their "FUTURE HITS, Volume 31" compilation CD. Lindsay's second single, "You Don't Belong to Me", was released in summer 2008 and is a strong follow-up to the success of her titled track.

In addition to her musical endeavors, Lindsay’s new clothing line, "LRW" is in its developing phase. The line is set to present a blend of contemporary flavor and classy elegance. Look for more news on this line in 2010.

Lindsay shares, "I want my audience to truly enjoy my music. I want them to hear the lyrics and say, ‘Yeah, I've totally been there before.’ My heart is in this album and I want them to feel that in every song that they hear."