John Paul Jones

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Interview: Willie Watson

Willie Watson co-founded Old Crow Medicine Show, a band known for blending traditional folk and bluegrass sounds with rock and roll energy. While busking on the street in North Carolina, the band caught the attention of bluegrass legend Doc Watson, which led to appearances at the Grand Ole Opry and other high-profile gigs. Their career took off with the release of the album O.C.M.S., which was released in 2004. Several more albums followed before Watson left the band in 2011.

Watson’s debut solo album Folk Singer Vol. 1 was released in 2014, featuring his revivalist treatments of various folk songs of yesteryear. He has also been touring with the Dave Rawlings Machine, whose namesake produced Folk Singer Vol. 1 and two early Old Crow Medicine Show albums.

This interview was for a solo show by Willie Watson at SOhO in Santa Barbara on 12/18/14. It was done by email, with answers received on 12/16/14. (Photo by monkeybird)

Concert Review: Dave Rawlings Machine


Review of Dave Rawlings Machine at the Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, 10/5/14.

Photos: Dave Rawlings Machine


Photos of Dave Rawlings Machine concert, Lobero Theatre, Santa Barabara, California, 10/5/14. (L. Paul Mann photos, copyrighted and all rights reserved)