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Charles E. Watson, Jr. GUITARIST


LOCATION
Mesa, Arizona

Charles E. Watson, Jr
has well earned his reputation as the Fastest Classical Guitar Fret Board Artist. With an impressive and featured original stylistic finesse, combined with a remarkable gift for music and a natural stage & event professional presence, Charles’ approach to Guitar offers an impressive performance with a repertoire
ranging from Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic, to 21st Century including classic Rock, Blues, and JazzSong List
  

PERFORMING SINCE 1986
PAY RANGE Current pro rates

CATEGORY
Guitarist / Composer / Arranger / Music Instructor

GENRE
Main focus: Classical ... also Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Latin, Folk, New Age
and Metal, and Holiday/Seasonal … unplugged acoustic, A/e acoustic, and amplified electrics

GUITARS  Variety of customized and collector guitars including: nylon string traditional classical guitars, nylon string A/e guitars, steel string acoustic and A/e 6 & 12 strings, special edition and classic electrics

EQUIPMENT  Pro equipment adaptable for cozy small to medium spaces to average club stage, open air, sm-med amphitheater, and experienced on entertainment, concert, theatrical, auditorium & arena full sound stage

INFLUENCES
Fernando Sor, Andres Segovia, Isaac Albeniz, J. S. Bach, Ludwig
van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Igor Stravinsky, B.B. King, Angus Young, Joe Pass, Pat Metheny, Wes Montgomery, Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani, Al Di Meola ...

DESCRIPTION

Charles E. Watson’s extensive diverse repertoire is a blend of Spanish, European, South and North American traditions and alternative tunings and modalities from ancient scales to pop-culture mainstream arrangements including traditional classical guitar favorites, original compositions, and his personal transcriptions of works from piano greats like Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Chopin for both acoustic and electric guitars  Recordings

Suitable for any variety of environments, be it atmospheric background for fine dining or wedding ceremony, rocking the bar scene, or capturing a concert or festival crowds’ attention, for entertaining, Charles’ musical repertoire and performances are a vibrant and exciting high-end feature of any event that makes for memorable highlighted special occasions and appreciative audiences

BIOGRAPHY Charles Ernest Watson, Jr. (b. 1977) is a North American born composer and guitarist. A child prodigy from a family line of musicians and artists, he began composing and virtuoso public performance on the guitar at age 9.  Watson is also an accomplished pianist and known for his transcriptions for guitar of piano masterpieces from the Romantic and 20th Century musical eras and for his contemporary scores and symphonic productions for modern dance troupes and traditional ballet. Majoring in music and second generation student of Joe Pass, he has taught theory, technique, and performance for piano and guitar at Arizona's foremost music academy, Arizona Music Academy, since 2000 ... a seasoned performer, accomplished in the recording studio, adept at sight reading scores, Charles Watson performs at many community, public, and private events, underground, informal, as well as celebrity, charity, and formal venues.

Fall of 2005, Charles wrote and recorded a concept album: "Path of the Raven" and began his search for a top notch studio to record his "next" classical guitar album.  This one would be mainstream rock to showcase classical guitar for the incredible and versatile instrument it can be in the hands of Watson and his original techniques and cornucopia of experience and style. By February 2006, the buzz about this incredible guitarist resulted in a recording contract with Platinum Plus Universal Records. Charles' "next" classical guitar album on CD, Time For Change, was recorded and produced in Nashville, TN during the year 2007 and released 2008 on Platinum Plus Records, Nashville label.

During 2006, Charles wrote the music and put together a group of musicians and formed a recording and performing  Alternative Rock band, Charles Watson & Hollow Council. The band began live performances Fall of '07 and by August 2008 they booked one of the highest profile and largest events in the world, Sturgis Rally 2008 in Sturgis.

In September 2009, Charles Watson reorganized the band, and is currently on Platinum Plus Universal's 2010 Artist roster.


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SOME EVENT / PERFORMANCES
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Mesa Community College, Tempe Town Lake, American Diabetes Association Benefit, Brian-Larson Wedding, Scottsdale Art Walk, Solidspace Studio Annual Music Festival, Manhattan's Martini Lounge, Paper Heart Gallery, Ice House, Katrina Benefit, Phoenix Museum of History, Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, Doubletree Inn Paradise Valley, Sturgis 2008 Rally at Elkview in Sturgis, SD, Ziggies Blues Club in Denver, Bushwackers in Denver, 3 Kings in Denver, Brickyard in Albuquerque ... and many more clubs and corporate venues around the valley and the US ...  from December 2008 to August 2009 Charles & band hosted Final Friday Rockfest at Crabby Don's Bar & Grill in Gilbert, AZ.

For more and current venues go to SHOW SCHEDULES


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TIME FOR CHANGE 2008

Executive Producer: Robert Metzgar
Produced by Tony Migliore
Recorded at Chelsea studios and Gravity studios, Nashville, TN
Engineered and mixed by Spike Jones
Mastered by Chris Milfred at Groovelab Mastering, Nashville, TN
Additional background vocals by Spike Jones and Susie Marshall
Art Director : Charles Watson
Graphic design: Ben Sams for Samson Designs, Nashville, TN
® Platinum Plus Records, Nashville


Links to Charles Watson & Hollow Council MP3 downloads

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C. E. WATSON CLASSICAL GUITAR RECORDINGS

  
"Charles E. Watson classical guitar"
~ 2002 Album on CD ~
"2004 Classical Guitar Charles E. Watson"
~ 2004 Album on CD~
"Spanish Winter Dance" Charles E. Watson
~2004 Album on CD~ Classical Guitar and Synthesizer

"Path of the Raven"
C. E. Watson
~ 2006 Album on CD~ Classical Guitar and Synthesizer
"Time For Change" Charles Watson & Hollow Council
~ 2008 Album on CD~

For more on these and 1987-2006 other than classical guitar albums
Charles Watson Discography 1987 - 2008


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Robert Metzgar
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1214 16th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212-2902

800-767- 4984 (toll free)

Wedding Music
CLASSICAL GUITAR Wedding Music for Dinner, Wedding Ceremony, and Reception; Traditional and Contemporary Wedding Music and 4 piece Alternative Rock Band Entertainment for the Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott areas. WEDDING MUSIC CONTACT
 



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Charles is an established music instructor teaching individual and group guitar, bass, drums, piano, performance, composition, and theory

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A Few Popular Selections Renaissance to 21st Century
Originals, Personal Variations, Themes

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Lully, Jean-Baptiste (1483 – 1546)
· Minuet from The Bourgeois Gentilhomme
· Air     · Carcassi     · Minuet
King Henry VIII (attrib. 1491 - 1547)
· Greensleeves
Pachelbel, Johann (1653 - 1707)
· Canon in d minor
Corelli, Arcangelo (1653 – 1713)
· Gavotte
· Domenico Scarlatti
· Sonata K.322
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Sonata L.79
Couperin, Francois (1668 – 1733)
· Les Baricades Misterieuses
Albinoni, Tomaso Giovanni (1671 – 1750)
· Adagio; Sonata No. 3
Rameau, Jean-Philippe (1683 – 1764)
· Tambourin
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685 – 1750)

· Minuet in G Major
· Minuet in g minor
· Lute Prelude(BWV 9990)
· Praludium (BWV 924)
· Prelude (Cello Suite BWV1007)
· Allemande (1BWV 996)
· Bourree (1BWV 996)
· Govotte 1 and 2 (3 BWV 995)
· Prelude (4bWV 1006a)
· Govotte en Rondeau (4 BWV 1006A)
Handel, Georg Friedrich  (1685 – 1759)
· Siciliana: Largo (from concerto grosso in B flat major no. 8)
Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista (1710 – 1736)

· Sicilienne
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756 – 1791)
· Serenade from Don Giovanni
· Minuet from Don Giovanni
· Sonata No. 11 in A major
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770 – 1827)
· Fur Elise
· Turkish March from “The Ruins of Athens”
· Sonata no. 14 in c sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 (Moonlight Sonata)
Giuliani, Mauro ( 1781 -  1829)
· Variations on Theme G.F. Handel
Schubert, Franz Peter (1797 – 1828)
· The Trout (Die Forelle) op. 114 in A major
· The Organ Grinder (Die Wintereisse)
Mendelssohn, Felix (1809 – 1847)
· Op. 16 no. 6 (Venetian Boat Song)
· Op. 61 no. 9 (Midsummer's Night Dream, Wedding March)
Chopin, Fryderyk Francizek (1810 – 1849)
· Sonata op. 35 in b flat minor; Trauermarsch
· Marche funebre (Funeral March)

· Mazurka op. 28 no. 2
· Preludes op. 28 no. 7 in A major
· Preludes op. 28 no. 36 in F# major (BI 129)
· Etudes op.10 no. 3. Etude in E major
Schumann, Robert Alexander (1810 – 1856)
· Traumerei (Reverie) from Scenes of Childhood op. 15 no. 7
List, Franz (1811 – 1886)
· Liebestraume no. 3
Wagner, Richard (1813-1833)
· Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Strauss, Johann jr. (1825 – 1899)
· The Emperor’s Waltz
· Valse “Blue Danube”
Brahms, Johannes (1833 – 1897)
· Waltzer in A major op. 39 no. 15
Debussy, Claude Achille (1862 – 1918)
· Arabesque no. 1
· Suite bergarmasque no. 3 Clair de lune
Rachmaninoff, Sergej (1873 – 1943)

· Polka Italienne
· Prelude in c# minor op. 3 no. 2

  
Andres Segovia, Fernando Sor, Issac Albeniz, Julio Sagreras, Leo Brouwer
Originals
· Rhapsody in Gray in G minor
· La Fureur
· Spanish Winter Dance
· Prelude in a minor


Folk Variations
·  Dark Eyes (Ochi Chernye)  ·  Siman Tov  ·  Dodi Li  · Malaguena
Themes

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