Darren Watson | Getting Sober For The End Of The World!

By Darren Watson

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Darren Watson | Getting Sober For The End Of The World!

Project 2019-11-26 13:34:14 +1300

Hi, I'm currently busy recording my seventh solo album at my home studio in Ngaio, Lamington Recording. 


Getting Sober For The End Of The World! (hey, it's a working title at this stage) is the planned follow-up to my 2018 album Too Many Millionaires. It will mine similar acoustic blues territory, although I promise both a longer and a slightly more diverse outing this time.

The core band is me singing and playing guitar with Delia Shanly on drums and percussion, and Steve Moodie on double bass. I will augment this with Dayle Jellyman on piano and organ, Terry Casey on harmonica, Craig Denham on accordion, and there's even talk of a small string section on a track or two! By recording everything at The Lamington I've saved big-time on recording costs. The plan is to release this one early/mid 2020 digitally and on compact disc.

Plans are also afoot for another NZ-wide concert tour after the huge success of the Too Many Millionaires NZ Tour in May 2018. How could we not after the great crowds we had last time 'round?!

What do we need from you? Well, while the cost of recording the music is minimal and a lot of the musicians involved are giving freely of their time, we still need to raise funds to pay for making the CDs and a few ancillary costs. 

So the money will go on CD production, printing, postage, and the odd packet of the good stuff - loose leaf Dilmah tea. :-)

If we make any money over and above our target it will go on making an even better album and hopefully help us with promotion costs. 

And that's it, folks. A new album on the way that I reckon you're gonna love as much as we enjoy making it. You can pre-order your copy right here or check out any of the other cool stuff we're offering as rewards for your pledges. Stuff like copies of previous albums to send to your friends, house concerts, come hear a track mixed, and loads more to come! In fact if you've got a cool idea for me to offer as a reward please let me know? 

Even if you can't manage a pledge right now I'd really appreciate you sharing this around with all your roots music loving friends. Lots. 

Thanks heaps! 
____________________________________________________________________________

Songs currently being recorded:


Sober
Self-made
Ernie Abbott's Soul
Zip It Sweetie
Love That I Had*
One Evil Man
Puritan
Nothing In My Heart
Broken
Facebook Friend
Another Day

All written by yours truly except * written by my good friend and talented songwriter Matt Hay.



Warning: The following is a bit of bragging about the last album y'all helped me make:

All in all, this is an enjoyable collection of timely tunes, with great performances all around, highlighting Watson’s soulful guitar playing and his powerful vocals. If you’re a fan of country blues done right, I think you might enjoy Too Many Millionaires. I know I did.
Blues Blast Magazine (USA)


Showing his measured approach to country blues, New Zealander Darren Watson takes on the moneyed class, deceitful politicians and two-timing lovers in the words to his well-drawn, engaging tunes, all eight respectable of tradition without seeming unctuous or archaic. There are, indeed, fresh qualities to his vocals and guitar work, and the resulting warm vibe can suggest Guy Davis’.
Downbeat Magazine (USA)

Anyone who thinks only Americans can authentically sing the blues should listen to this album by the New Zealander Darren Watson. It’s outstanding from beginning to end – the finest acoustic blues CD this reviewer has heard in quite some time.
Blues Matters Magazine (UK)

Comments

Updates 9

Single out now!

08/04/2020 at 6:55 AM

https://music.darrenwatson.com/track/getting-sober-for-the-end-of-the-world

The rest of the album will follow later in the year.

I hope you like the first cut?

Cheers
DW

PS Hope everyone is staying safe? This thing is mental.

Covid-19 - Postponed release

17/03/2020 at 10:31 AM

Hi everyone.
 
Due to the short/medium term ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic I will be postponing the release of my new album and the supporting NZ tour until at least October 2020.
 
Thanks to you all for your continuing patience and support.

DW

Still workin'

08/03/2020 at 12:33 PM

Still making this thing. Thanks for your patience. DW

Thanks everyone!

16/01/2020 at 12:33 PM

Well we did it. Thanks so much everyone who pledged and shared. 

Here's a video of me and Steve Moodie recording a tune at Lamington last night. 

Please keep telling your music-loving friends about the album. 

You rule!

DW

We're getting so close.....

03/01/2020 at 6:14 PM

Thanks everyone who's contributed so far. We are almost to our target.

Please remember that you can tell all your non-internet friends about this thing too. After all we're not all on here 24/7.

You guys RULE by the way!


Update! Soundcloud link!

02/01/2020 at 11:54 AM

Today I'm working on the backing vocals for the album's title track. Here's a wee taste of them without the band.

To check it out go to:

https://soundcloud.com/darren-watson-264581549/darren-watson-backing-vocals/s-zRZuy

It's a pity PledgeMe doesn't allow me to link you to Soundcloud directly.

Terry Casey laying down some mean harmoinca!

24/12/2019 at 9:42 AM

Sessions for the album are going really well . . . not far to go now with his Pledge Me stuff either. 

I really appreciate all your support, folks.

Have a great holiday season. 

Al....most there!

11/12/2019 at 10:40 AM

Thanks everyone for the pledges and shares. Please keep sharing this around. The recording sessions are going really well. 

What a start!

30/11/2019 at 10:47 AM

You guys are simply amazing!

Thanks so much for getting us off to such a great start. 

    Pledgers 68

    Dave W Currie
    2020-01-30 10:22:44 +1300
    Stuey McLennan Snr
    2020-01-27 18:31:18 +1300
    Shelby Back
    2020-01-27 13:36:31 +1300
    Dom
    2020-01-26 11:16:39 +1300

    "Looking forward to listening to this and the new tour! "

    Graham C Atkinson
    2020-01-22 22:11:02 +1300
    Tom Meads
    2020-01-22 21:38:19 +1300
    John Guy
    2020-01-22 09:14:11 +1300

    "Nice one Darren, looking forward to this :)"

    Neil Pritchard
    2020-01-21 18:23:23 +1300
    Grant Kenny
    2020-01-19 20:24:46 +1300
    John Rawson
    2020-01-18 16:00:36 +1300

    "Bewdy mate Go for it"

    Doug Gorman
    2020-01-17 09:48:17 +1300

    "Great stuff Darren! the last album and tour were great-look forward to the next one."

    Geoff Fiebig
    2020-01-13 08:32:22 +1300

    "I’m very much looking forward to enjoying the rewards of your efforts. Cheers mate Geoff Fiebig "

    Duncan Wylie
    2020-01-07 20:53:45 +1300
    Ewan McDougall
    2020-01-07 08:42:49 +1300

    "Great work Darren!"

    Clive Copeman
    2020-01-04 08:13:28 +1300
    Karen Ovens
    2020-01-03 23:39:40 +1300
    Warwick J NEASMITH
    2020-01-03 23:10:23 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-01-03 11:40:20 +1300
    Gary
    2020-01-03 09:53:48 +1300
    Kris Nielsen
    2020-01-03 09:39:18 +1300
    Richard Heikell
    2020-01-03 08:52:07 +1300
    Alistair Grant
    2019-12-31 10:49:20 +1300
    Geoff Cunningham
    2019-12-29 21:11:50 +1300

    "Thanks for making more great music Darren. Congratulations on seeing the light and getting well, we want you around, you make life great. "

    Matt Hay
    2019-12-28 23:17:10 +1300
    Hutch
    2019-12-13 13:30:23 +1300

    "Hey Darren, Would like a CD copy of TMM too sent to Shanghai Can we add that to the delivery of the new CD and I make another pledge?"

    Arthur Klap
    2019-12-12 15:35:16 +1300
    Ian Beardslee
    2019-12-12 10:48:03 +1300

    "Looking forward to it!"

    Keith Mockett
    2019-12-12 09:23:48 +1300
    Eric Medcalf
    2019-12-07 20:38:34 +1300
    Tony
    2019-12-06 21:28:23 +1300

    Followers

    Followers of Darren Watson | Getting Sober For The End Of The World!

    Darren Watson | Getting Sober For The End Of The World!

    Project 2019-11-26 13:34:14 +1300

    Hi, I'm currently busy recording my seventh solo album at my home studio in Ngaio, Lamington Recording. 


    Getting Sober For The End Of The World! (hey, it's a working title at this stage) is the planned follow-up to my 2018 album Too Many Millionaires. It will mine similar acoustic blues territory, although I promise both a longer and a slightly more diverse outing this time.

    The core band is me singing and playing guitar with Delia Shanly on drums and percussion, and Steve Moodie on double bass. I will augment this with Dayle Jellyman on piano and organ, Terry Casey on harmonica, Craig Denham on accordion, and there's even talk of a small string section on a track or two! By recording everything at The Lamington I've saved big-time on recording costs. The plan is to release this one early/mid 2020 digitally and on compact disc.

    Plans are also afoot for another NZ-wide concert tour after the huge success of the Too Many Millionaires NZ Tour in May 2018. How could we not after the great crowds we had last time 'round?!

    What do we need from you? Well, while the cost of recording the music is minimal and a lot of the musicians involved are giving freely of their time, we still need to raise funds to pay for making the CDs and a few ancillary costs. 

    So the money will go on CD production, printing, postage, and the odd packet of the good stuff - loose leaf Dilmah tea. :-)

    If we make any money over and above our target it will go on making an even better album and hopefully help us with promotion costs. 

    And that's it, folks. A new album on the way that I reckon you're gonna love as much as we enjoy making it. You can pre-order your copy right here or check out any of the other cool stuff we're offering as rewards for your pledges. Stuff like copies of previous albums to send to your friends, house concerts, come hear a track mixed, and loads more to come! In fact if you've got a cool idea for me to offer as a reward please let me know? 

    Even if you can't manage a pledge right now I'd really appreciate you sharing this around with all your roots music loving friends. Lots. 

    Thanks heaps! 
    ____________________________________________________________________________

    Songs currently being recorded:


    Sober
    Self-made
    Ernie Abbott's Soul
    Zip It Sweetie
    Love That I Had*
    One Evil Man
    Puritan
    Nothing In My Heart
    Broken
    Facebook Friend
    Another Day

    All written by yours truly except * written by my good friend and talented songwriter Matt Hay.



    Warning: The following is a bit of bragging about the last album y'all helped me make:

    All in all, this is an enjoyable collection of timely tunes, with great performances all around, highlighting Watson’s soulful guitar playing and his powerful vocals. If you’re a fan of country blues done right, I think you might enjoy Too Many Millionaires. I know I did.
    Blues Blast Magazine (USA)


    Showing his measured approach to country blues, New Zealander Darren Watson takes on the moneyed class, deceitful politicians and two-timing lovers in the words to his well-drawn, engaging tunes, all eight respectable of tradition without seeming unctuous or archaic. There are, indeed, fresh qualities to his vocals and guitar work, and the resulting warm vibe can suggest Guy Davis’.
    Downbeat Magazine (USA)

    Anyone who thinks only Americans can authentically sing the blues should listen to this album by the New Zealander Darren Watson. It’s outstanding from beginning to end – the finest acoustic blues CD this reviewer has heard in quite some time.
    Blues Matters Magazine (UK)

    Comments

    Single out now!

    08/04/2020 at 6:55 AM

    https://music.darrenwatson.com/track/getting-sober-for-the-end-of-the-world

    The rest of the album will follow later in the year.

    I hope you like the first cut?

    Cheers
    DW

    PS Hope everyone is staying safe? This thing is mental.

    Covid-19 - Postponed release

    17/03/2020 at 10:31 AM

    Hi everyone.
     
    Due to the short/medium term ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic I will be postponing the release of my new album and the supporting NZ tour until at least October 2020.
     
    Thanks to you all for your continuing patience and support.

    DW

    Still workin'

    08/03/2020 at 12:33 PM

    Still making this thing. Thanks for your patience. DW

    Thanks everyone!

    16/01/2020 at 12:33 PM

    Well we did it. Thanks so much everyone who pledged and shared. 

    Here's a video of me and Steve Moodie recording a tune at Lamington last night. 

    Please keep telling your music-loving friends about the album. 

    You rule!

    DW

    We're getting so close.....

    03/01/2020 at 6:14 PM

    Thanks everyone who's contributed so far. We are almost to our target.

    Please remember that you can tell all your non-internet friends about this thing too. After all we're not all on here 24/7.

    You guys RULE by the way!


    Update! Soundcloud link!

    02/01/2020 at 11:54 AM

    Today I'm working on the backing vocals for the album's title track. Here's a wee taste of them without the band.

    To check it out go to:

    https://soundcloud.com/darren-watson-264581549/darren-watson-backing-vocals/s-zRZuy

    It's a pity PledgeMe doesn't allow me to link you to Soundcloud directly.

    Terry Casey laying down some mean harmoinca!

    24/12/2019 at 9:42 AM

    Sessions for the album are going really well . . . not far to go now with his Pledge Me stuff either. 

    I really appreciate all your support, folks.

    Have a great holiday season. 

    Al....most there!

    11/12/2019 at 10:40 AM

    Thanks everyone for the pledges and shares. Please keep sharing this around. The recording sessions are going really well. 

    What a start!

    30/11/2019 at 10:47 AM

    You guys are simply amazing!

    Thanks so much for getting us off to such a great start. 

      Dave W Currie
      2020-01-30 10:22:44 +1300
      Stuey McLennan Snr
      2020-01-27 18:31:18 +1300
      Shelby Back
      2020-01-27 13:36:31 +1300
      Dom
      2020-01-26 11:16:39 +1300

      "Looking forward to listening to this and the new tour! "

      Graham C Atkinson
      2020-01-22 22:11:02 +1300
      Tom Meads
      2020-01-22 21:38:19 +1300
      John Guy
      2020-01-22 09:14:11 +1300

      "Nice one Darren, looking forward to this :)"

      Neil Pritchard
      2020-01-21 18:23:23 +1300
      Grant Kenny
      2020-01-19 20:24:46 +1300
      John Rawson
      2020-01-18 16:00:36 +1300

      "Bewdy mate Go for it"

      Doug Gorman
      2020-01-17 09:48:17 +1300

      "Great stuff Darren! the last album and tour were great-look forward to the next one."

      Geoff Fiebig
      2020-01-13 08:32:22 +1300

      "I’m very much looking forward to enjoying the rewards of your efforts. Cheers mate Geoff Fiebig "

      Duncan Wylie
      2020-01-07 20:53:45 +1300
      Ewan McDougall
      2020-01-07 08:42:49 +1300

      "Great work Darren!"

      Clive Copeman
      2020-01-04 08:13:28 +1300
      Karen Ovens
      2020-01-03 23:39:40 +1300
      Warwick J NEASMITH
      2020-01-03 23:10:23 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-01-03 11:40:20 +1300
      Gary
      2020-01-03 09:53:48 +1300
      Kris Nielsen
      2020-01-03 09:39:18 +1300
      Richard Heikell
      2020-01-03 08:52:07 +1300
      Alistair Grant
      2019-12-31 10:49:20 +1300
      Geoff Cunningham
      2019-12-29 21:11:50 +1300

      "Thanks for making more great music Darren. Congratulations on seeing the light and getting well, we want you around, you make life great. "

      Matt Hay
      2019-12-28 23:17:10 +1300
      Hutch
      2019-12-13 13:30:23 +1300

      "Hey Darren, Would like a CD copy of TMM too sent to Shanghai Can we add that to the delivery of the new CD and I make another pledge?"

      Arthur Klap
      2019-12-12 15:35:16 +1300
      Ian Beardslee
      2019-12-12 10:48:03 +1300

      "Looking forward to it!"

      Keith Mockett
      2019-12-12 09:23:48 +1300
      Eric Medcalf
      2019-12-07 20:38:34 +1300
      Tony
      2019-12-06 21:28:23 +1300

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