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Don Watson: About Don

Don Watson is a singer/songwriter from Gilford, NH, who’s music has been compared to John Denver, Jim Croce and Dan Fogelberg. His songs are upbeat, inspiring and easy on the ears. Don's newest project "Welcome Home New Hampshire" is a collection of songs based on people, places and events of the granite state. Don partnered with Steve Redic, a poet and historian from Candia, NH in the writing of these songs. 

Don recently performed for Governor Maggie Hassan and the Governor's Council. He was also featured on WMUR TV's "New Hampshire Chronicle". In addition, Don has performed at several larger NH venues including Meadowbrook, Franklin Opera House, Hopkinton Fair, and many historical societies, libraries, farmers markets and festivals.

Here is what folks are saying about Don's music:

  • A treasure for anyone who loves New Hampshire
  • The best independent album I've heard in several years   
  • Wonderful, wonderful CD. You’re such a inspiration     
  • It is very uplifting and so is Don
  • The grand folk tradition of the Shaw Brothers is alive and well in the music of Don Watson                         

Don is also an outdoor enthusiast who loves hiking, canoeing, skiing and all that the great outdoors has to offer with the exception of mosquitoes and black flies. He coordinates the Belknap Range Hiking Patch program and tries to promote awareness and respect for nature through this and his music.