Published DateGILFORD — Lakes Region singer/songwriter Don Watson will be featured on NH Chronicle (WMUR-TV, channel 9) this Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. The story will spotlight music from his latest release "Welcome Home New Hampshire", an album of original songs about the Granite State. Entirely produced and performed by New Hampshire artists, the music is an interesting mix of styles from bluegrass, to rock, to folk.
The title track of the album, "Welcome Home New Hampshire", is an uplifting feel good song that highlights many of the things that make New Hampshire great. The state fruit, the pumpkin, is the topic of the lively bluegrass tune "Pumpkin Pie".
Watson, who lives in Gilford, sang lead vocals and played acoustic guitars. The album was recorded at Mike Moran's studio in Gilmanton. Moran also arranged and produced the album as well as performed on lead guitars and drums.
Female vocals were sung by Amy Lesieur from Concord. Chris Mega, of the Lakes Region Orchestra, played piano and Tom Yoder from Durham, did the fiddle and mandolin work. Well known Laconia musician Paul Luff, performed on bass guitar and banjo. Tilton's Michael Morin played an assortment of native drums and percussion instruments. Additionally, the artwork, photography, and graphic design were all done by New Hampshire artists.