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Described as "musically mature years beyond his age", Chris Watson has recently shared the stage with BB King, Johnny Winter, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Cray, Walter Trout, .38 Special, Michael Burks, Guitar Shorty, Buddy Guy, The Arc Angels, Tab Benoit, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Bob Schneider, Train, Casual Soul, the Bangles, and the list goes on. Chris is one of the hottest blues-rock guitarist touring today. He has made recent appearances at the Railhead in Las Vegas, the House of Blues in Dallas, The Abbey Theater in Durango, the Granada Theater in Dallas while playing a full schedule of festivals each year. He was seen at the Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival, with BB King and Buddy Guy, the Denton Blues Festival with Shemekia Copeland, the Summertime Festival in Freeport, the Holy Cow Moosic Festival in Colorado, as well as the State Fair of Texas on the Chevy Main Stage the last three years. Chris recently opened for Buddy Guy and BB King at the Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival in Greenville, SC .
Chris is currently touring in support of his new CD, Just For Show, on Gator Groove Records. Just For Show was released nationally by Burnside Distribution Corp. and is available at all of the major outlets across the country. Prior to release, Just For Show was already being played on over 300 stations across the country. It also received play in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and in Europe. Just For Show charted #28 the first month released, and was put into syndication to 125 stations where it was heard by over 2,066,000 listeners.
Glenn Smith of Glenn Smith Presents said of Chris....."what a pleasure it was to work with the Chris Watson Band. This young man is a guitar virtuoso, a great singer and entertainer, and an all around really nice guy. In addition, he surrounds himself with other "A+" musicians and presto, you have a monster sound every bit as good as many national touring performers."Named the 2010 "Future of the Blues"