Ex-OCMS Guitarist Willie Watson to Release Debut Solo Album on May 6

Posted on March 4, 2014 | by Amber von Nagel

Willie Watson Folk Singer Vol 1

Willie Watson, former rhythm guitarist of Old Crow Medicine Show, has announced that his debut solo album, Folk Singer Vol. 1, will be released on May 6, 2014. The album was produced by David Rawlings and features ten songs ranging from traditional standards to more obscure folk tunes.

In a press release about the album, Rawlings commented on the emotional weight in Watson's performance. "He's had some tragedy in his life, which has informed his art. There's an emotional edge to what he does because of who he is as a human being."

Watson will be touring the US from March through July in support of the upcoming album, including an appearance at the Stagecoach festival in Indio, California, on April 26. You can see the full tour itinerary on his website here.

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