Willie Watson is a modern day folksinger.
A solo performer since parting ways with Old Crow Medicine Show, he has continued the revival of old time music with his unique performances and evocative old-style vocals, while his masterful guitar and banjo musicianship show respect to his musical passion. Folksinger Vol. 2 is a continuation of its Vol. 1 predecessor; there are no original songs, but it’s a carefully curated collection of old and sometimes forgotten blues, gospel, and Appalachian folk songs.
This time Watson is joined by the gospel sounds of The Fairfield Four, good friend Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show’s Morgan Jahnig, Punch Brothers’ Paul Kowert, and producer Dave Rawlings. Old songs, for modern times.
Folksinger Vol. 2 is out now via Acony Records.