North Star Blues
I only saw Jason once but his music moved me.
photo Scott Irvine
It’s no wonder that a musician born in Monkey’s Eyebrow, Kentucky, plays words like a Surrealist and cornet like he’s trying to reconcile Kurt Weill and Sonny Boy Williamson. Perhaps the place-name of origin gave Watson an inherent appreciation of irrational juxtaposition. His style can certainly be traced to his role as an implicit purveyor of avant garde experimental music in the bohemian hot house of Richmond, Virginia in the late 70’s.