Willie Watson w/ Eliza Mary Doyle (Amigos Back Room Show)
Monday, July 29th, 2019
Tickets available in advance at Amigos and Online (link above) starting Friday, May 29th at 10am.
19+ w/ Valid ID
$15 advance/$18 day of (if still available)
Physical tickets available at Amigos are cash-only with no service fees. Online ticket sales are subject to a service fee.
For nearly two decades, Willie Watson has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions. He’s a folksinger in the classic sense: a singer, storyteller, and traveller, with a catalog of songs that bridge the gap between the past and present. On Folksinger Vol. 2, he acts as a modern interpreter of older songs, passing along his own version of the music that came long before him.
Southern gospel. Railroad songs. Delta blues. Irish fiddle tunes. Appalachian music. Folksinger Vol. 2 makes room for it all. Produced by David Rawlings, the album carries on a rich tradition in folk music: the sharing and swapping of old songs. Long ago, the 11 compositions that appear on Folksinger Vol. 2 were popularized by artists like Leadbelly, Reverend Gary Davis, Furry Lewis, and Bascom Lamar Lunsford. The songs don’t actually belong to those artists, though. They don’t belong to anyone. Instead, they’re part of the folk canon, passed from generation to generation by singers like Watson.
As one of Saskatchewan’s most respected and regarded banjo players, Eliza Mary Doyle entered the music scene in 2001 and has not skipped a beat since. The level of professional musicianship she has exhibited over the years speaks volumes, and one only has to hear her perform to appreciate the originality and style her instrumentation and songwriting writing has to offer. Over the past 14 years she has recorded and released 9 full length albums, toured Canada, the United States, Europe and the UK. She is currently releasing her latest album, Old Blue Jeans this coming spring. Doyle’s innovative and unique songwriting and performances have impressed audiences around the world. She is a versatile player, and her charismatic performance, combined with outstanding clawhammer banjo and sophisticated songs will captivate you and leave you wanting more.