Kemper Watson

Kemper Watson was born January 3, 1957 in the talent rich town of Macon Ga. A social student with high scholastics. At the age of 11 he was very knowledgeable and interested in all forms of music. Coming from a background of family musicians he got his first stringed instrument at the age of 12. He was attracted to such greats as Otis Redding, Little Richard, The Beatles, Stones, and Eric Clapton. Then, along came the Allman Brothers Band and all of the other bands of the Macon based Capricorn Records. By this time Kemper was drawn to the bass guitar and tried to mold himself after The Allman's Berry Oakley. Kemper started playing many local venues with some of his buddies from school. Also working with his dad's country bands by the tender age of 16. Within a year he met guitarist Tim Brooks. He and Tim toured the southeast extensively. When Tim Brooks won Guitar Player Magazine's "Best Un-signed Guitarist" contest, it was off to Austin, Texas to record an album with the legendary Dave Mc Nair, of Stevie RayVaughn fame. After headlining the Savannah Ga. St. Patrickís Day Festival, it was off to Europe for a two-month tour. When management took control of Tim's band. Kemper auditioned for Phil Grande, Joe Cocker's guitarist of seven years. Kemper played with Phil till New York called, but during those 18 months, the band opened for Gov't Mule at several festivals.

The past several years Kemper has been playing with a hot bed of Atlanta musicians. Noble Jones, Barry Richman, Diane Durrett, Caroline Akin, Mike Veal and many others have enjoyed Kemper's playing.

If you need a solid groove with an artistic flair, give Kemper a listen...

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