Looking like a man from leaner and meaner times, Willie Watson steps on stage with a quiet gravitas. But when he opens his mouth and lets out that high lonesome vocal, you can hear him loud and clear. A founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show and now one of the most dynamic solo artists in the world of Americana, Willie’s debut album, Folk Singer Vol. 1, was produced by Dave Rawlings at Woodland Sound Studios, the studio he co-owns with associate producer Gillian Welch in Nashville, over the course of a pair of two-day sessions, for their own Acony Records label. This is Willie’s first FreshGrass — but certainly not his last.
Willie Watson: Keep It Clean