Roxie Watson

Roxie Watson

Roxie Watson is a five-piece string band from Atlanta, Georgia that blends gorgeous vocal harmonies and stellar
songs into live performances that will just as soon make you laugh as shed a tear. Their music combines elements
of old country, rock-a-billy, bluegrass, gospel, and even a little touch of classic rock ‘n roll. Lisa Love of Georgia
Music Magazine and the Georgia Music Foundation described the band by saying, “When you have a group of
women who are natural story-tellers, who sooth their aggressive musical chops with beautiful harmonies, temper
their rock-n-roll sensibilities with an understanding of Appalachian tradition, and come off as a little bit Keith
Richards, a little bit Bill Monroe, you get Roxie Watson.”
The group formed in 2007 as a just-for-kicks opportunity for long time friends Beth Wheeler, Lenny Lasater,
Linda Bolley, Sonia Tetlow and Becky Shaw to get together and play songs they loved. But what started out as
just porch settin’ and cover song playing evolved organically over the years. Through the word-of-mouth support
of an ever-growing group of loyal fans, Roxie Watson has turned into one of the finest original bands in the
Southeast, regularly selling out storied song writing venues from Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA to the Bluebird
in Nashville. Each band member takes turns with the lead vocal and contributes to both song and arrangement
ideas. From the firecracker guitar playing of Bolley to the delicate mandolin of Wheeler, the propulsive bass of
Lasater to the banjo poetry of Tetlow, the lap steel and button box swells to the harp and guitar rhythms of Shaw,
Roxie Watson weaves a rich sound.
With the release of its third album, Songs from Hell’s Hollow, Roxie Watson truly has come into its own with
twelve songs that reveal the maturity of a band that has relaxed into its own sound and lets the songs speak for
Georgianne Nienaber in The Huffington Post summed up the essence of Roxie Watson when she wrote, “These
women are more than proficient as musicians, have a warm way with a story, and a natural stage banter that
comes from a long history of friendship and community. The stage morphs into a back porch, with the audience
becoming honored guests in an intimate setting that is a heck of a lot of fun, heartwarming, and heart-rending
when it needs to be.”
Band members:
Linda Bolley – acoustic & electric guitar
Lenny Lasater – bass
Becky Shaw – lap steel, harmonica, button box, acoustic guitar
Sonia Tetlow – banjo
Beth Wheeler – mandolin

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