11 a.m., Oct. 17
Sound description: Acoustic jazz with pop sensibilities.
RIYL: Janis Ian, Tristan Prettyman, Eve Selis, Lisa Sanders
Influences: Janis Ian, Ellis Paul, Dave Carter, Darryl Purpose, Jack Tempchin, Si Kahn, David Beldock, Deborah Liv Johnson, Lisa Sanders, Joy Eden Harrison, Joel Rafael, Linda Waterfall, Jeff Berkley, John Katchur, Pete Seeger
Peggy Watson is an acoustic singer/songwriter whose music melds jazz and pop. She has recorded with pianist Barnaby Finch (keyboardist for Lee Ritenour and former musical director for George Benson). Her 1998 independent release A Thousand Wishes was one of two CDs selected to be part of KPBS Radio’s premium membership package. Songs from all of her CDs have been featured on public radio and college stations across the country.
Watson supports many community, national, and international efforts through her concerts, helping raise thousands of dollars for AIDS organizations, environmental issues, medical aid projects, women’s health, and education.