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Folk Singer Willie Watson Brings Classic Folk and Blues to Birmingham

Guitar, banjo and harmonica player Willie Watson was a founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show, a popular, Nashville-based Americana band. He left in 2011, after almost fifteen years performing with the band. Since then, Watson has been exploring his love of old folk music. His first solo album, "Folk Singer, Vol. 1" comes out next month.

Watson plays Wednesday, April 2, at The Bottletree Cafe. He sat down with WBHM's Rachel Osier Lindley to talk about performing the classic blues and folk tunes he loves, along with the challenges of starting a solo career.

Click here to listen to the interview.

~ Rachel Osier Lindley, April 1, 2014