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709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Junior Watson & Dean Shot

January 24, 2020  ·  Friday * 9pm * $20


West Coast Blues Guitar Legend Junior Watson teams up with East Coast Blues Sensation Dean Shot for an tour in support of Junior’s new record, “Ain’t Nuthin’ To It But To Do It”.

Dean Shot plays guitar and sings with a unique style and undeniable energy that is all his own. He has recently toured France, Spain, Canada, the entire East Coast, the Mid West and has been inducted into The Blues Hall Of Fame as a “Great Blues Artist from New Jersey”!! Dont miss your chance to catch this terrific artist in motion!

With nearly forty years of experience, Junior Watson has reached cult status. Junior has done what all great artists have done: melting diverse styles to create a style all his own. With influences as diverse as Tiny Grimes, Oscar Moore, Bill Jennings, Rene Hall, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Guitar Slim, Earl Hooker and others he has truly created one of the most unique and original guitar voices to come along in years. Besides his mastery of blues and swing he often adds his own cartoon-like twist to everything he plays. You’ll never know what he will do and when asked he doesn’t know himself. His energy and playing gives you a feeling of reckless abandonment. As he was once quoted “like a train off the tracks”.

His artist resume is as large as it is impressive. A founding member of The Mighty Flyers he stayed with the band for ten years. He then left to join Canned Heat for ten years. He then toured for a while with LA-based harmonica player/vocalist Lynwood Slim. All along the way he has backed up and recorded with the who’s-who of the blues. His list of musical endeavors include backing up and recording with Big Mama Thorton, George Smith, Jimmy Rogers, Shakey Jake, Luther Tucker, Charlie Musselwhite, Kim Wilson, William Clark and many more.

NOTE: We do not take reservations on Friday nights. Please arrive after 8pm for the 9pm show. Seats at the bar and at the stool along the wall are first come/first serve.