Don Watson is a
singer/songwriter from Gilford, NH, whose music has been compared to John
Denver, Jim Croce and Dan Fogelberg. His songs are upbeat, inspiring and easy
on the ears. Don's newest project "Welcome Home New Hampshire"
is a collection of songs based on people, places and events of the granite
state. Don partnered with Steve Redic, a poet and historian from Candia,
NH in the writing of these songs.
Here is what
folks are saying about Don’s music. "A treasure for anyone who loves New
Hampshire” "The grand folk tradition of the Shaw Brothers is alive and well in
the music of Don Watson”, "The best independent album I’ve heard in several
years”, "This is my new favorite CD”, "I listen to your CD on the way to work
and on the way home. It picks me up”, "Wonderful, wonderful CD. You’re such an
inspiration”, "It is very uplifting and so is Don”, "Wow, very easy to listen
to, I love the guitar”, "You are next to my all time favorite, John
considered a solo artist, Don often performs with several talented Lakes Region
musicians to form the "Don Watson and Friends Band".
Don has performed at several larger NH venues including
Meadowbrook, Franklin Opera House, Hopkinton fair, and many cafes’,
restaurants, farmers markets and festivals.
Don is also an
outdoor enthusiast who loves hiking, canoeing, skiing and all that the great
outdoors has to offer with the exception of mosquitoes and black flies. He
coordinates the Belknap Range Hiking Patch program and tries to promote
awareness and respect for nature through this and his music.