Watson & Calhoun
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Watson & Calhoun

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"Acoustic Duo's Quirky Playlist is Part of Their Appeal"

"The delicate, daring synergy of Watson's guitar and Calhoun's Congas, along with gorgeous close-harmony singing and a ridiculously eclectic repertoire, has already earned the duo a faithful following. It's acoustic music with a kick.
They effortlessly move with no sense of irony from Nancy Sinatra's campy "These Boots Were Made for Walking" to Prince's passionate "Purple Rain" to Chris Isaak's haunting "Wicked Game" to John Lennon's feisty "Come Together" to Bon Jovi's rocking "Wanted: Dead or Alive" to Pink Floyd's hypnotic "Comfortably Numb."
Peek quickly at the artists on the duo's 200 song playlist and you might think its the work of some mad scientist: Tom Jones, Fleetwood Mac, Men at Work, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Neil Young, John Melloncamp, Radiohead, David Bowie, Paul Simon, The Divinyls, Otis Redding, James Brown, Kermit the Frog, Cyndi Lauper, Rick Springfield and Van Morrison are among the artists represented."

John Harper-
The Coast
April 20, 2004 issue - The Coast/Virginian Pilot


Artist released Debut 9-track CD "Fortune Teller" December 21, 2006. CD is genred folk-alternative/ folk-rock. Title Track"Fortune Teller" , "All I have(thoughts of You), and "Say the Word" have all reached #1 worldwide in Folk, #1 in Folk-alternative, and #1 in North Carolina, and numerous top 10s on broadjam.com. "Fortune Teller", "Get there Down," and "Time after Time" (Lauper cover) have been in regular rotation on 99.1FM WVOD the sound (Outer Banks, NC) for over a year.



Watson and Calhoun is a acoustic duo that consists of two very talented musicians. Their complementary style feeds on the energy they both contribute. Phil Watson (acoustic guitar and vocals) has a wide spectrum of style and range allowing for endless possibilities and combinations of sound. While Matt Calhoun (hand drums and vocals) intertwines raw rhythm and harmony to create an emotional and energetic musical rollercoaster that will keep their audience entranced and begging for more. With a repertoire of over 250 songs, including several original songs, they can play to any group of people in a variety of settings. They have just released their Debut CD "Fortune Teller" which you can acquire through their website www.watsonandcalhoun.com

Watson and Calhoun have opened for national acts such as Cracker and Carbon Leaf. They have been featured in numerous articles and are regular live guests on the Acoustic Coffee Break, a local music showcase on 99.1WVOD The Sound of Outer Banks, NC.

Major influences include Pink Floyd, Guster, Dave Matthews, Colin Hay, Mark Knopfler, Martin Sexton, David Wilcox, Paul Simon, and Radiohead.