Mike Watson at Heritage Park
This special event at historic Heritage Park features Calgary Blues musician and recording artist Mike Watson in concert. Celebrating Calgary Bluesfest 2020, the concert was hosted live by Cindy McLeod on her radio show, The Blues Witness, at CJSW 90.9FM. on July 29, 2020.
Building on the influences of 1920s and 1930s Delta blues, played through amps and recording technologies of the 1940s and 50s, with the musical sensibilities of a child of the grunge-era 90s, Mike Watson channels the passion and emotion exploding out of old recordings from masters like Big Bill Broonzy, Son House and Blind Willie McTell, buoyed by his love of vintage tubes and the amplifiers that house them.
Playing professionally for over 10 years, in his live performances, the blues-steeped slide guitar burns matched with passionate howls and emotive lyrics that whip Mike's audiences into a spirit of sanctifying.