Peggy Watson & David Beldock

Peggy Watson & David Beldock

BandFolkAcoustic

Award-winning songwriters, Peggy & David, formed a modern folk duo featuring her beautiful voice & his spectacular guitar playing. Their shows are acoustic blends of folk, blues, jazz, sweet harmony & occasional bouts of unintentional humor.

Biography

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

Lyrics

That's How It Feels

Written By: Peggy Watson and David Beldock

Bright little star watching over me
I cannot hide the joy that I feel
I'm light as a feather, and warm like the sun
That's how it feels when you love someone

Soft as a whiisper, but I hear the sound
Clear as a church bell in my old little town
So many reasons to welcome the day
That's how it is when you feel this way

I feel like a child, I feel like a king
I feel like I'm flying in a bearutiful dream
Here in your arms, when the day is done
I know how it feels to love someone

Jesus On The Radio

Written By: David Beldock

Well he found Jesus on the radio
As he was driving late one night
He found Jesus on the radio
As he was driving late one night
And if it made him feel better
Then I guess that's alright
On a long, long road
With a long way home

I have been up to the palace
I have dined with queens and kings
I have been up to the palace
I have dined with queens and kings
They showered me with riches
They showed me many things
Still in the end you know, it's a long way home

Everybody's crying, everybody's trying to find a way
Everybody's looking for some peace down at the end of the day

And I keep dreaming of Mohammed
In a boat upon the sea
And I keep dreaming of Mohammed
In a boat upon the sea
Sitting side by side with Jesus
Looking just like you and me
Just like you and me
With a long way home

Everybody's crying, everybody's trying to find a way
Everybody's looking for some peace down at the end of the day

He found Jesus on the radio
As he was driving late one night
He found Jesus on the radio
As he was driving late one night
And if it made him feel better
Well I guess that's alright
On a long, long road
With a long way home

Clone

Written By: David Beldock

My father was a wealthy man
But not a true believer
Who didn't like religion much
And didn't like mom either
And I got all their money
Though I wasn't fond of neither
They said the best friend you could have
Was one that you could own
And so I bought a clone

I went to a fellow with Ph.D.
to see if such a thing could be
Do we do this duplicity
Get my banker on the phone
And so I bought my clone

Well we worked all day, worked all night
It took some time to get it right
He took some cells from my fingernails
And threw them all in a Petri pail

And time went by, a week or three
We opened up this pail to see
A little guy who looked just like me
My what a handsome clone

Well he grew and as time went by
He moved in with my wife and I
He was the apple of my eye
Until I left them alone

I came home late one night you see
And I found my wife in bed with me
And said who's that, me? It can't be
As I've just now come home

And she said
You know he's witty, cute and bright
Always lets me win a fight
Never drinks, he treats me right
And he's very handy late at night

Well I was there the night he died
He did him in – my wife she cried
The jury said it's a suicide
And now I'm on my own
Goodbye, goodbye my clone

Manny and Me

Written By: Peggy Watson

Six in the morning on the number five pier
Nearly freezing myself to death
Manny comes up behind me
a warm and misty breath

We put our gloves on and grab our tools
Hey baby what took you so long
The foreman’s getting mad
and all the hoses and cables are already gone

Into the dark, fire breathing monster
Smoke and sparks, us against the steel
Give me your hand, Manny
I wanna tell you how I feel

Three flights of ladders with a real heavy load
Arc welder’s yellin “fire in the hole”
Duck out on the scaffolding
Manny’s laughing about getting drunk last night in Mexico

I hang the pipes, he welds them all pretty
Roll up the blue prints, cause everything’s tight
For a lost little country girl
He says I’m doing all right

Into the dark, fire breathing monster
Smoke and sparks, us against the steel
Give me your hand, Manny
I wanna tell you how I feel

Out on the bow with the riggers and the seagulls
Storm coming in, white caps on the bay
Manny takes my hand, reads my palm, I’m in trouble
I’m going straight to hell, but I’ll be in heaven on the way

Lunch bell rings, time to light up the torches
Speaking Portuguese and Spanish, English and Chinese
I think half the world’s in that engine room
But he’s the only thing I see, Manny and me

Into the dark, fire breathing monster
Smoke and sparks, us against the steel
Give me your hand, Manny
I wanna tell you how I feel

Feel The Wind

Written By: David Beldock

So I went to the station, as I told you I might
And I lay down on the floor
Just me and the Haitian, a porter named Dwight
Swore he once was a toreador

Now I know I was laughing as I lay there on the floor
Well, maybe once I cried
There at the station, with your train pulling in
And the sun coming up outside

Feel the wind
When it's moaning so soft and low
Feel the wind
Singing wild and high
Sending my baby home

Well, I met your father on a Saturday night
Felt like February in June
He said don't bother, you won't see my daughter tonight
And never will be too soon

But everywhere I go and everybody that I meet
It's you who stays on my mind
He and your mother, well they made you
Which proves that it takes all kinds

Feel the wind
When it's moaning so soft and low
Feel the wind
Singing wild and high
Sending my baby home

Wide Open Sky

Written By: Peggy Watson

Hiking the Schoolhouse Trail
Avoiding the poison oak
and the bees
I followed my maps and compass
And studied the shapes of the old
pine trees.

I cut a path to the pond
Surrounded by cattails
reeds and grass
And there you sat eating sunflower
seeds from your Padre’s cap

Chorus:
It’s a wide open sky
I’m riding the breeze
with the leaves
and the dragonflies

You showed me the way
down to Iron Springs
Were the water runs rusty red
We were trespassing on
the old man’s land
Ignoring the signs ahead

You told me stories ‘bout wild cats
And being lost
when the sun goes down
I lay in the grass and watch
the heavens spin round

Chorus

We found the old schoolhouse
Leaning like it wanted to fall
We held our breaths and tiptoed
A whisper could have ended it all

We flew out over the canyon
Riding a tire on a 30-foot swing
We gathered up ferns
and wildflowers
And tried to remember our dreams

Chorus

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

Set List

A mix of our original songs with some unique cover tunes