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! 
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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 6

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 59

    Helen Rowland
    2019-11-30 20:43:55 +1300

    "So happy to be on another journey with you :)"

    Ted Frickleton
    2019-11-30 19:48:19 +1300
    Jack Craw
    2019-11-30 13:05:58 +1300

    "Hit me with your rhythm stink."

    Jeff Ussher
    2019-11-30 12:02:35 +1300
    Chris Decubber
    2019-11-30 11:01:11 +1300

    "Good luck with the record Darren! (and thanks for your great Delta Blues lessons, etc...) Chris"

    Andrew Bristow
    2019-11-29 23:50:50 +1300

    "Keep up the good work, DW!"

    Michael Ross
    2019-11-29 20:05:23 +1300
    Andrew Broadbent
    2019-11-29 05:02:28 +1300
    Tracey Butler Dempsey
    2019-11-28 18:39:26 +1300
    David Stewart
    2019-11-28 16:14:43 +1300
    Malcolm Macaskill
    2019-11-28 09:14:05 +1300
    Ben Thompson
    2019-11-28 08:57:43 +1300
    Dan Green
    2019-11-28 08:20:54 +1300
    David
    2019-11-28 02:26:34 +1300

    "Will be great to here some more Darren. From a Hot Left Overs fan."

    Philip Milne
    2019-11-27 22:30:42 +1300
    Lance Reid
    2019-11-27 21:31:32 +1300
    Mike rudge
    2019-11-27 21:30:35 +1300

    "Looking forward tom,ore great music"

    Heather McDiarmid
    2019-11-27 20:03:10 +1300
    Ian Nuberg
    2019-11-27 19:37:49 +1300
    Paul Wavish
    2019-11-27 17:45:57 +1300
    Eddie O'Strange
    2019-11-27 15:40:03 +1300
    Nic Beets
    2019-11-27 15:32:58 +1300
    Brian Wells
    2019-11-27 14:47:04 +1300

    "Keep up the creative work... hope to catch your next tour"

    Steve's Head
    2019-11-27 12:31:21 +1300
    phil
    2019-11-27 12:23:56 +1300

    "kia kaha bro"

    Neil Pritchard
    2019-11-27 12:00:32 +1300
    Sian Osmand
    2019-11-27 10:53:30 +1300
    Rob Oborn
    2019-11-27 10:45:12 +1300
    Michael Hollywood
    2019-11-27 10:13:19 +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

    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. 

      Helen Rowland
      2019-11-30 20:43:55 +1300

      "So happy to be on another journey with you :)"

      Ted Frickleton
      2019-11-30 19:48:19 +1300
      Jack Craw
      2019-11-30 13:05:58 +1300

      "Hit me with your rhythm stink."

      Jeff Ussher
      2019-11-30 12:02:35 +1300
      Chris Decubber
      2019-11-30 11:01:11 +1300

      "Good luck with the record Darren! (and thanks for your great Delta Blues lessons, etc...) Chris"

      Andrew Bristow
      2019-11-29 23:50:50 +1300

      "Keep up the good work, DW!"

      Michael Ross
      2019-11-29 20:05:23 +1300
      Andrew Broadbent
      2019-11-29 05:02:28 +1300
      Tracey Butler Dempsey
      2019-11-28 18:39:26 +1300
      David Stewart
      2019-11-28 16:14:43 +1300
      Malcolm Macaskill
      2019-11-28 09:14:05 +1300
      Ben Thompson
      2019-11-28 08:57:43 +1300
      Dan Green
      2019-11-28 08:20:54 +1300
      David
      2019-11-28 02:26:34 +1300

      "Will be great to here some more Darren. From a Hot Left Overs fan."

      Philip Milne
      2019-11-27 22:30:42 +1300
      Lance Reid
      2019-11-27 21:31:32 +1300
      Mike rudge
      2019-11-27 21:30:35 +1300

      "Looking forward tom,ore great music"

      Heather McDiarmid
      2019-11-27 20:03:10 +1300
      Ian Nuberg
      2019-11-27 19:37:49 +1300
      Paul Wavish
      2019-11-27 17:45:57 +1300
      Eddie O'Strange
      2019-11-27 15:40:03 +1300
      Nic Beets
      2019-11-27 15:32:58 +1300
      Brian Wells
      2019-11-27 14:47:04 +1300

      "Keep up the creative work... hope to catch your next tour"

      Steve's Head
      2019-11-27 12:31:21 +1300
      phil
      2019-11-27 12:23:56 +1300

      "kia kaha bro"

      Neil Pritchard
      2019-11-27 12:00:32 +1300
      Sian Osmand
      2019-11-27 10:53:30 +1300
      Rob Oborn
      2019-11-27 10:45:12 +1300
      Michael Hollywood
      2019-11-27 10:13:19 +1300

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