Peggy Watson & David Beldock
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The best kept secret in music

Press


"Peggy Watson"

"On her sixth album, folk music master Peggy Watson delivers a masterpiece."
- San Diego Troubadour

"If you haven't discovered Peggy Watson, now is the time."
- Sing Out!

" 'A Thousand Wishes' shows Peggy Watson is more than just a brilliant songwriter and great vocalist, she’s a seasoned pro."
- Slamm Magazine

"Peggy Watson is a rare musician...a siger-songwriter who has the ability to be a headliner on the national folk circuit, including a gift for melody and a bel canto voice." - Los Angeles Times

"Peggy Watson has one of the loveliest voices in town." - The Reader

"Watson is an on and off-stage gem; her friendly demeanor, intelligent lyrics, and expressive style, have won her a strong following among local folk and jazz fans." - Beach News - Press Quotes


"David Beldock"

"Sweetly sung and carefully crafted, "A View from Here" celebrates the kind of song craft that nobody but James Taylor seems to bother with anymore ... Quality starved listeners will be thrilled that someone cared enough to make an album worth sinking into."
- Karla Peterson San Diego Union-Tribune

"Beldock alternately evokes Lyle Lovett, Jesse Colin Young, and Lowell George."
- George Varga San Diego Union-Tribune

"Beldock pushes the rhythmic wagon with some of the most cracklin' country jazz solos and fills you will hear anywhere."
- John D'Agostino LA Times - Press Quotes


Discography

PEGGY WATSON CDs
In the Company of Birds 2005
Wild Grace 2001
Love Songs 2000
A Thousand Wishes 1998
Orion's Skies 1995
Knee Deep 1992

Note: David Beldock performs on Peggy's last 3 CDs.

DAVID BELDOCK CDs
A View from There (soon to be released)
Wooden Angel
A View From Here

Peggy's voice featured on albums by the following artists:
Lisa Sanders
Deborah Liv Johnson
Joy Eden Harrison
Pam Levy
Kay Etheridge (who recorded an entire CD of Peggy Watson songs)
Mark Jackson
Amelia Holmer
Angel Lita
Drew Massicot
D'vora Gittelson

Peggy's songs are featured on the following compilations:
"This House" - for the Nicole Brown Charitable Foundation
"Life After Debt" - Save Mikey's Coffeehouse
"Project Ocean" - A celebration of San Diego Women's Music

Photos

Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

PEGGY WATSON
Peggy Watson is a versatile, accessible performer who is recognized as one of San Diego's leading acoustic singer/songwriters. She has released six CDs of mostly original music. Referring to Watson's newest recording, "In the Company of Birds," a reviewer for the San Diego Troubadour writes, "Folk music master, Peggy Watson, delivers a masterpiece. Unabashedly timeless, she has found the vein of gold in her own instrument, and we all fall back dazzled."

Karla Peterson of the San Diego Union Tribune has written, "Peggy Watson's music is filled with simple pleasures and reflects years of hard work, empathetic observation and an easy familiarity with the tough compromises people make every day." In the midst of working full time and raising children, Watson has continued to hone her talents as a singer and songwriter. She has shared concerts with many distinguished musicians, including Tom Paxton, Dave Carter, Barnaby Finch, Janis Ian, Ellis Paul, Peter Sprague, Deborah Liv Johnson, Darryl Purpose, Jack Tempchin, Si Kahn, Lisa Sanders, Joy Eden Harrison, Joel Rafael, Linda Waterfall, Jeff Berkley, Pete Seeger, and many others. Her albums have received excellent reviews in a variety of publications. Her independent release, "A Thousand Wishes," was selected to be part of KPBS Radio's premium membership package. Watson*s fifth CD, "Wild Grace," was nominated for Best Adult Alternative album at the San Diego Music Awards. Songs from all of her CDs have been featured on public radio and college stations across the country. In recent years, Watson has teamed up regularly with award-winning songwriter and guitar master David Beldock. The two have collaborated on a number of CD projects and songs.

DAVID BELDOCK
David Beldock has been playing guitar, singing and writing songs since he was a child. It is possible he never grew up. He has played onstage all over the USA/Europe and has won various awards for songwriting (i.e. The John Lennon Songwriting Contest).

His CD, "A View From Here" was nominated in the Best Adult Contemporary category of the San Diego Music Awards and he is currently producing his forthcoming CD, "A View From There".

He lives in San Diego where he performs locally with the bands Bordertown, Gumbo Ya Ya, Joe Rathburn and the wonderful Peggy Watson.

PARTIAL PERFORMANCE HISTORY
Whether together or solo Peggy Watson and David Beldock have performed in a wide variety of venues, including major clubs, coffeehouses, house concerts, and industry showcases, they have also used their talents to support many community, nationwide, and international efforts. Their concerts have helped raise thousands of dollars for AIDS organizations, environmental issues, medical aid projects, women's health, and education fundraisers.

CAFE'S
Java Joes - Ocean Beach, CA.
Lestat’s - San Diego, CA
Twiggs Tea & Coffee - San Diego, CA
Korova Coffee Bar - San Diego, CA
Mikey's - Poway, CA

COMPETITIONS / SHOWCASES
Acoustic Alliance Showcase
Cuyamaca College Water Conservation Garden Folk Festival / Competition - Peggy Watson won 4th place
Folk Alliance Showcase
John Lennon Songwriting Contest - David Beldock won 2nd place & Peggy Watson won Honorable Mention
Windrift Music's Songwriting Competition Finalist - David Beldock

CONCERT VENUES / PERFORMANCES
Acoustic Expressions - San Diego, CA
Borders Books and Music - Various locations
Coyote Bar and Grill - Carlsbad, CA
Current Affairs Books - San Diego, CA
KUSI TV - San Diego - CA
La Jolla YMCA Firehouse - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Folk Heritage - Encinitas, CA
San Diego Folk Song Society - San Diego, CA
Swedenborgian Church - San Diego, CA
Sisters of Song annual event at Bookworks - San Diego, CA

FESTIVALS
Adams Avenue Street Fair - San Diego, CA
First Night New Year’s Eve Celebration - Escondido, CA
La Jolla Festival of the Arts - La Jolla, CA
NeilFest - San Diego, CA
Point Loma Concert Series - Point Loma, CA
Sam Hinton Folk Heritage Festival - El Cajon, CA
Sea Chanty Festival - San Diego, CA
Seattle Folk Life Festival - Seattle, WA
Spring Fling Wingding - Escondido, CA

RECENT FUNDRAISERS
Project Concern International (to aid tsunami survivors)
Concert for Fire Storm Victims
Annual Peace Resource Center Dinner
S.D. Folk Heritage Fundraiser (for Hurricane Katrina Victims)
Sierra Club
Unitarian Universalist Church - Concert series and fundraisers

HOUSE CONCERTS
Dark Thirty Productions - Lakeside, CA
Meeting Grace - San Diego, CA
Plus Numerous Private House Concerts

MISC. EVENTS
2003 (2nd annual) San Diego Commission on Children, Youth and Families Parenting Conference “Celebrating Families” Peggy Watson was a keynote speaker / entertainer
Wild Jammin Women Music Camp, Peggy Watson was a featured teacher