Carriage Towne News
---- — NEWTON — Enjoy an entertaining evening of song and history with Don Watson on Wed., May 1, 6:30 p.m. at Gale Library in Newton. This program is free and open to the public.
Don Watson is a singer/songwriter from Gilford, 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, 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”,
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 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.