Willie Watson at the DMFF
By: Nieuwe Nor
When: 3 November 2019, 7 pm
Location: Savelbergklooster, Gasthuisstraat 2
€12.50 advance sales – €15 on the door
Willie Watson, the number one interpreter of Mountain Music, will be performing at our festival in Heerlen! Watson is an authentic ‘American Folksinger’: traveller, singer and storyteller, this musician hails from the mountains of upstate New York. He is famous as the founder of the Old Crow Medicine Show, of which he was a member until 2011. You might also know him from his film debut last year as “The Kid” in the Coen Brothers film, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Of course, he also features in the film’s soundtrack.
As guitar and banjo player, he is first and foremost a revival man. On his Folksinger albums Vol. 1 & 2 he performs a rich medley of Southern Gospel, railroad songs, Delta blues, Appalachian music and Irish fiddle tunes. Whilst Watson effortlessly conjures up the days of old, he also occupies a special niche. With his fine voice and slight vibration, his music succeeds in telling its own special story.
The concert, organised by the Nieuwe Nor, will take place in the atmospheric surrounding of the Savelbergklooster in Sunday evening, 3 November.