Don Watson is a singer/songwriter from Gilford, NH, who’s 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.
Don works for the state Department of Environmental Services and is an active conservationist and avid outdoorsman. Don 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. He is trying to get Welcome Home New Hampshire in front of appropriate audiences. He has done several performances at historical societies, libraries and museums and continues to book events in the area.
Here is what folks are saying about Don's music. "A treasure for anyone who loves New Hampshire", "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”, "You are next to my all time favorite, John Denver",
Although 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 cafe's, restaurants, farmers markets and festivals.
Don Watson on the Web at www.DonWatsonMusic.com
Don Watson Music and Lyrics on ReverbNation at http://www.reverbnation.com/donwatson
Local Musician Creates Album Inspired by New Hampshire in the Concord Monitor at http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/3441308-95/hampshire-watson-album-history