Dawn Tyler Watson with the Ben Racine Band is the next show for Plattsburgh Blues and Jazz on Saturday March 3rd at Olive Ridleys in Plattburgh.
We have outgrown the backroom for this next show and will have the whole restaurant to stretch out, eat. dance and experience the best in live music with the award winning International Blues Challenge winner and Maple Blues winner as well as great friend of Plattsburgh, Dawn Tyler Watson with the 7 piece Ben Racine Band complete with horns! The ticket site will be up shortly but discounted advance tickets are at Olive Ridleys and Alpha Stereo. Ten percent off food with tickets to the show! I just saw Dawn and her band on the Legendary Blues Cruise where she was the number one sensation band on the boat filled with 3000 die hard blues fans and 52 professional bands. Check out this video taken just last week on the cruise. Pow! What a voice, what a band, what a powerful live experience!
“Watson, in a nutshell, smokes. She has a kit bag full of smooth moves, and a personality that lifts off the page.” Blues Review Magazine.
In the past two decades, Singer/Actor/Songwriter Dawn Tyler Watson has earned her place among Canada’s Blues elite. Born in England and raised in Ontario, she adopted Montreal as her home after earning her BFA in Jazz Studies and Theatre from Concordia University. An accomplished and dynamic performer, Watson’s fiery stage presence has earned her national and international recognition.
Just back from Memphis TN, where she took home the coveted 1st place spot out of over 260 acts at the 2017 International Blues Challenge, Dawns also the recipient of three Canadian Maple Blues Awards and nine Quebec Lys Blues Awards. She’s earned the Screaming Jay Hawkins Award for Best Live Performance, a Trophées France Blues for female International Artist of the Year, and a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for Best Vocalist.
Her artistic style is an eclectic influence of Jazz, Soul, Folk and Rock that pushes the boundaries of traditional Blues into a whole new dimension.
Playing festivals and concert halls across 4 continents, recording four albums, and appearing on numerous compilations, she has shared the stage with an array of premiere artists, including Oliver Jones, Jeff Healy, Koko Taylor, Susan Tedeschi, and Cyndi Lauper.
Between gigs, Watson gives clinics & facilitates workshops in Vocal Expression & Improvisation, while honing her chops on Montreal’s vibrant Jazz scene, and working with some of the city’s finest musicians. Her latest album JAWBREAKER! was nominated last year for yet another Maple Blues Award for Recording of the Year. This record “hits the floor running.” “Its a fat, Soul driven record with a taste of Jazz, a pinch of Gospel, and a whole lotta Blues!