Darren Watson - Too Many Millionaires (LP/CD)
Darren Watson - Too Many Millionaires
Available on LP & CD
Darren Watson's sixth album is far and away his best yet!
Sure you'll hear echoes of artists like Elmore James, Muddy Waters, and Robert Johnson but you'll also hear a rapidly maturing songwriter at the peak of his game. Influences like John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett, and of course Wellington genius songwriter Bill Lake come through strongly as well.
But, more than any previous Darren Watson recording, Too Many Millionaires shows that the veteran of three decades' worth of hard graft - writing, recording and performing the blues in New Zealand - has truly found his own voice. And found a way to make it work inside a finished recording unlike anything he's done to date.
Recorded live in the studio by award-winning engineer Lee Prebble, Watson surrounded himself with a talented and sympathetic band. The resulting tracks are pure, intimate magic.
Hallelujah (Rich Man's War) 03:52
National Guy 04:56 video
Mean Me Right Blues 04:53
Too Many Millionaires 04:05
Un-Love Me 04:45
That Guy Could Sing! 03:55
Past Tense 03:09