Dawn Tyler Watson

When:
June 2, 2017 @ 9:30 pm
2017-06-02T21:30:00-04:00
2017-06-02T21:45:00-04:00
Where:
Royal LePage Main Stage

dawn tyler watson

“Her fabulous voice and incandescent stage presence make her the Queen of the Blues in Montreal.”
Le Journal de Montreal

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. She just released her fourth recording project in July of this year. JAWBREAKER! “hits the floor running.” “Its a fat Soul driven record, with a taste of Jazz, a pinch of Gospel, and a whole lotta Blues.”

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