2020 JUNO NOMINATED BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Watson’s newest collection of songs has been unleashed on a record that’s full of Soul infused Rhythm & Blues. Backed once again by the power-house, horn-driven Ben Racine Band, and with a title that conjures the good, the bad and the ugly of love, Mad Love is seeped in the vintage R&B sound, and driven by the best of the Blues. A concoction of 11 original songs written for the project, and a gem of a cover by Big Lee Dowell, "Don't Make Me Mad", this latest offering confirms that this Blues queen has earned her title as "One of Canada's true Blues treasures."
Montreal's Queen of the Blues unveils a new project, backed by the talented Ben Racine Band! A high-energy record rooted in the R&B of the ’60s, powered by punchy horns and irresistible rhythms. This collection of 11 original songs, 10 penned by Watson, plus 2 well-done covers, takes us on a journey through Jazz, Soul & Gospel music, with the unmistakable smoothness Watson is known for! "A must hear triumph!"
A totally organic sound has been captured by this pair's work, seamlessly blending the borders of the blues from Roots to Soul, and on into Folk and Rock & Roll." Their sophomore album helped win them a Canadian Maple Blues Award for Best Acoustic Act, and a Lys Blues Award for Best Acoustic Blues Album. Sticking with the winning formula of their first album, Southland offers a nice mix of both original music written by both Dawn & Paul, as well as some tasty treatments of well-known covers of Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix and even an interpretation of a classic chanson Française by Jacques Brel.
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With the simple honesty of two voices and a six-string guitar, Dawn & Paul's acoustic album is "one of the most raw and unencumbered records to come along in decades". In this day and age of digital manipulation and computer-generated overkill, this collection of old favorites and new songs alike, with a couple new originals by Dawn, makes an eclectic mix of music that takes us back to simpler times of front porch style musical honesty. Masterfully produced by Charles Papasoff, a totally organic new sound has been captured by this pair's premiere album, seemlesly bending the borders of the blues from Roots to Soul, on into Folk and Rock & Roll.
Dawn's debut album, was nominated for Two Canadian Maple Blues Awards (Best Album & Best Producer). Showcasing Dawn's versatility as a singer as well as a song writer, the CD includes 11 original compositions and one cover - Purple Haze - featuring a guest appearance by Jimmy James. The critics agree... "Excellent" Claude Coté (Voir Magazine) "A wonderful disc - my very highest recommendation!" John Taylor (Blues On Stage) "This is indeed an impressive CD, watch out for this lady!" Benoit Briére (Blues Bytes)
From the Motion Picture Movie Jack Paradise (Les Nuits de Montreal). Dawn co-stars with Roy Dupuis in a film about the golden era of jazz in Montréal. She is the featured vocalist on the Jutra nominated original soundtrack by James Gelfand. Along with Dawn, the Jack Paradise Jazz Band includes a stellar array of Montreal's finest jazzmen including James Gelfand, Michel Donato & Andre Leroux.
A compilation featuring three tracks by Dawn Tyler Watson, including the original version of "Shoot The Devil" and "You Cant be True." Other artists featured are Rob Lutes, Angel Forrest, and Jonas and the Blues Blooded, also Maureen Brown, the Fundamentals, Chicago Pete, the Old Chicago Blues Band, Lester Quitzau, the Clifford Stevens Band.