The Wanda Watson Band

The Wanda Watson Band

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Wanda is a consummate entertainer and crowd pleaser. No other singer gives such emotional and gutsy performances…as her faithful and reverent fans will attest. Expect to be WOWED!

Biography

Very rarely will you find an entertainer whose style and charisma matches their talent or vice-versa. Wanda Watson delivers on both counts. Hard charging and aggressive on one song; tender and emotionally sincere on the next, Wanda makes every song her own. Any of her devoted fans will tell you her performances make every audience member feel that she is there for them and them alone.

She is a definitive blues artist. In a city noted for its top-shelf musicians and singers, Wanda stands out as a true stylist. Whether putting her stamp on original songs or belting out time tested standards.

Lyrics

FRIENDS

Written By: Mark Furnas

Friends – Written By: M. Furnas –4:01
Drums: Virgil Broyles
Keys: Dale Bacher
Bass: Rick Chandler (aka: Mr. Now)
Guitar: Mark Furnas,
Slide & Rhythm: Lloyd Price
Sax: David Russell
Vocal: Wanda Watson
"Another 3:00 a.m. dream song revealed a couple of
days after a catch-up conversation with Wanda.
True Story!–Mark Furnas"

I’ve been a bad, bad, girl…since you been gone.
And I’ve tried everything, to prove you wrong.
I started drinkin’ to keep from thinkin’,
Started smokin’ gave up hopin’,
And just when I thought I’d found the means to the end.
Along came friends.

I’ve got a sad, sad, feeling...that we’re not done.
Cause you can’t leave it alone, till you think you’ve won.
So don’t let your imagination,
Bring you nothing but frustration,
Cause the world we made together is at an end.
But I’ve still got friends.

I’ve been a bad, bad, girl…since you’ve been gone.
And I don’t care what you say, you were wrong.
I stopped drinkin’, and started thinkin’,
That there’s reasons for believin’,
That when it all comes down to the end.
That’s why there’s friends.
That’s why there’s friends.
That’s why there’s friends.
Thank you my friends.

MUSIC BUSINESS

Written By: Virgil Broyles / Bobby Metcalf

Music Business – Written By: V. Broyles / B. Metcalf - 3:24
Drums: Virgil Broyles
Keys: Dale Bacher
Bass: Rick Chandler (aka: Mr. Now)
Guitar: Mark Furnas
Vocal: Wanda Watson
Guest Vocal: Sheri Booth
"After living the life of a musician for 42 years,
I've seen it all playin' Rock-n-Roll!–Virgil Broyles"

Chicken today, feathers tomorrow.
Life of heartache, pain, & sorrow.
Where will I be a year from tomorrow.
Don’t ask me cause I just don’t know.

Music Business
I’ve seen it all playing rock and roll.
Music Business
It’s a hard row to hoe

I got holes in my pockets, got holes in my shoes.
Well I sing rock and roll, but I live the blues.
I ain’t got no money, and my rent is due.
But it really doesn’t matter cause the bills are too.

I lost my truck and my house too.
Lord you know I’ve paid my dues.
Lost lots of friends, drank my share of booze.
No doubt that’s why I sing the blues.

How was I suppose to know.
What a bad way to go.
On with the show.

LOVE ONE ANOTHER

Written By: Mark Furnas

Love One Another – Written By: M. Furnas – 3:34
Drums: Virgil Broyles
Keys: Dale Bacher
Bass: Rick Chandler (aka: Mr. Now)
Guitar: Mark Furnas
Vocal: Wanda Watson
Guest Vocals: Rochelle Chambers, Karen Vance
"Directly inspired by the lowest of low incidents at
one of our 'use to be' favorite bars.–Mark Furnas"

People are people, everywhere you go.
We need each other and everybody knows.
That there’s a change that’s a comin’,
Right here, right now.
If you wanna know what I’m talkin’ bout,
Baby let me show you how.

You got to love one another,
You got to love one another,
You got to love one another,
Baby let me show you how.

People are people, can’t you read the signs.
I’ll be your sista until the end of time.
And there’s a train that’s a comin’,
Comin’ down the tracks,
You better get on board and ride it,
Cause that train ain’t turnin’ back.

Discography

FRIENDS - Original 2006 - Website & Radio Airplay
KMOD FM - "Best Of Live" 2006 - Radio Airplay
BOOTLEG VOL. I - Live Covers 2003 - Website
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT - 2000 - N/A
BIG BLUE SKY - 1995 - N/A

Set List

Repertoire varies from Blues, R&B, Rock, Soul, & Originals.

Sets vary from 45 to 90 minutes depending on venue, festival or showcase requirements.