Willie Watson’s interpretations of old time folk music have made him a staple on the international folk festival circuit. This October he will be playing a handful of shows in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick with stops in Moncton and Fredericton.
Ten years ago, Willie Watson parted ways with Old Crow Medicine Show, a band he co-founded and played with for twelve years. In pursuit of new adventures, and to deepen his love and exploration of old time folk music, Watson soon found himself performing on stages and at folk festivals throughout Canada, United States and Europe. With two solo albums to his credit, each an ode to folk’s many branches from gospel songs to railroad songs, foundational blues and immigrant songs from across the UK, Watson has built a career as a conduit to contemporary music’s basic ingredients.
Watson will make his way to the East Coast this fall, playing a handful of shows in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Watson plays The Cap on October 4. Tickets are on sale now. Full dates below.
Watson cover photo by Cory Piehowicz.