WILLIE WATSON (Old Crow Medicine Show)
@Howard Assembly Room, Leeds
Thursday 24th January 2019
For nearly two decades, Willie Watson has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions. Southern gospel. Railroad songs. Delta blues. Irish fiddle tunes. Appalachian music. Nodding to the past without resurrecting it.
He’s released two solo albums since parting ways with the platinum-selling Old Crow Medicine Show, the second of which was produced by David Rawlings.
Willie is a folk singer in the classic sense, a storyteller and traveller who breathes new life into songs made famous by Leadbelly, Reverend Gary Davis, Furry Lewis and Bascom Lamar Lunsford.