Willie Watson Announces Concerts in Missoula and Bozeman

Folk singer-songwriter Willie Watson will return to Montana in 2024, performing at the Top Hat in Missoula on November 11th and the Rialto in Bozeman on November 12th.

A founding member of the influential folk band Old Crow Medicine Show, Watson played a pivotal role in the 21st-century folk revival. He embodies the classic folk singer persona—a singer, storyteller, and traveler with a repertoire that seamlessly connects the past and present. NPR has praised Watson, stating, “As a solo artist, Watson has dug ever deeper into plainspoken roots and traditional folk music, with a sound cleanly rooted in the past, but his songs are too vibrant to feel like museum pieces.” Get a feel for Willie’s style and listen to “Gallows Pole,” “Midnight Special,” and “Mexican Cowboy.”

Watson is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming album, his first new release since 2017’s acclaimed Folksinger Vol. 2. PopMatters described it as “a collection of unvarnished, rootsy folk music like we’ve come to expect of Watson,” noting that he “once again establishes himself as a fine interpreter of song.”

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About Willie Watson

Soon before Willie Watson turned 18, he met God in an apple orchard. Or at the very least, he met there a man named Ruby Love, the older friend of a high-school buddy who had an enormous Martin guitar and a seemingly bigger understanding of the American folk songbook. Watson was existentially thirsty: A high-school dropout from upstate New York’s Finger Lakes, he was fast on his way to his first heartbreak and in a first band that didn’t take itself seriously enough. But that night in an apple orchard that had always seemed magical, at a graduation party for one of his bandmates and best friends, Watson and Love sang a few of those old songs together—“Worried Man Blues” and “Tennessee Waltz.” It was the first time Watson had cried while singing, the first time he had made the connection between making music and making sense of his life. He never saw Ruby Love again, but within months of that foundational 1997 rendezvous, he met the musicians with whom he’d soon start Old Crow Medicine Show. Call it revelation, fate, resurrection, whatever you will; for Watson, more than a quarter-century later, it was a duet with the divine. Continue reading…