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New Darren Watson Album “Saint Hilda’s Faithless Boy” Is Out Now November 2, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
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Darren Watson’s fourth solo album Saint Hilda’s Faithless Boy is out now on New Zealand indie label Red Rocks Records. The New Zealand bluesman has finished on the podium of the International Songwriting Competition for the last two years runnning, and the new album is stacked with the kind of quality original blues tunes that set Watson apart from the pack.

Saint Hilda’s Faithless Boy was beautifully recorded and mixed by studio legend Tim Farrant (Buzz Audio) and mastered by
Dave Greenberg at Sonopod in Florida, USA.

About Darren Watson
Darren Watson is a Wellington-based singer, guitarist, songwriter and bluesman, he was the leader of kiwi blues outfit Smoke Shop (1985 – early 1009s). Since leaving the band Watson has played solo and with bands – He’s released three solo albums – 1998’s Overnight Sensations, 2002’s King Size and 2005’s South Pacific Soul.

A recent highlight was winning the prestigious International Songwriting Competition in 2009, a competition judged by Tom Waits, John Mayall, and Muddy Water’s alumni James Cotton from over 15,000 entries worldwide. He has established a reputation as one of Australia’s most original blues singer /songwriter / guitarists.

Watson’s fourth solo album – and his best – is Saint Hilda’s Faithless Boy which features musicians such as ex-Smoke Shop drummer Richard Te One Jr, partnered with ex-Southside of Bombay bassist Elliotte Fuimaono, on piano, organ and accordion is Wellington R&B stalwart, and Windy City Struggler, Alan Norman, Ed “Wunderkind” Zuccollo, Terry Casey and Lisa Tomlins.

Together they make a beautiful and formidable sound – you’d be hard pressed to find a more entertaining and original take on the blues anywhere.

Track List
1, Desperate Man  
2. Love Is An Ocean  
3. She Got It All
4. He Don’t Love You
5. Can’t Get Enough Of You
6. Here In My Arms
7 Be Careful With A Fool
8. WTLIF
9. My Love Will Never Die
10.The Bitter Suite
11.Saint Hilda’s Faithless Boy

Recent reviews:

Radio NZ review (from 4min 40esc)
http://static.radionz.net.nz/assets/audio_item/0020/2424521/ntn-20101022-1107-New_Music_with_Sean_McKenna-m048.asx

http://www.elsewhere.co.nz
http://www.elsewhere.co.nz/music/3645/darren-watson-saint-hildas-faithless-boy-red-rocks/

Available on CD from:
http://www.marbecks.co.nz/detail/index.lsd?catalogID=601009

http://www.smokecds.com/cd/46626

http://www.amplifier.co.nz/release/63121/saint-hildas-faithless-boy.html

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