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1967_Steve Watson, (far right), guitar chorus Greenville, SC.

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1968_The Continentals performing live. Steve Watson fourth from the left center row.

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1969_Steve Watson far left top. Greenville, SC.

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1979_Bruce Hornsby and the Range at Washington and Lee Homecoming game.

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1979_Bobby Hornsby and Steve Watson performing at Washington and Lee Homecoming game.

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1979_Steve Watson, Bobby Hornsby and Sandy Martin performing live.

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1979_The Bruce Hornsby Band visits the Doobie Brothers as they rehearse for the "Minute By Minute" tour in a Los Angeles airplane hangar.

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1983_Andy Brauer's original shop on Lankershim Blvd. in LA.

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1983_Andy Brauer's original shop on Lankershim Blvd. in LA.

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1983_Andy Brauer's original shop on Lankershim Blvd. in LA.

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1987_The Dolly Show house band lineup. Steve Watson on Dolly's right.

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1988_Leland Sklar, Dolly Parton, Mike Post, Bruce Hornsby, Wille Ornelas, David Morgan, Herb Pedersen, Steve Watson and Joey Scarbury.

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2010_Steve Watson.

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2011_"Watson's Riddle" photo shoot session with Steve Watson.

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2011_"Watson's Riddle" photo shoot session with Chuck Leavell.

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2011_"Watson's Riddle" photo shoot session with Tim Lawter.

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2011_"Watson's Riddle" photo shoot session with Hazen Bannister.

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2011_"Watson's Riddle" photo shoot session with Paul T. Riddle.

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2011_"Watson's Riddle" photo shoot session with Steve Watson, Paul T. Riddle and Tim Lawter.

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2015_"Heat It Up" CD release event at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC. Steve Watson and Rusty Milner.

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2015_"Heat It Up" CD release event at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC. Doug Norwine, Greg Alewine, Steve Watson and Rusty Milner.

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2015_"Heat It Up" CD release event at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC. Greg Alewine, Steve Watson, Rusty Milner and Wendell Donald.

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2015_"Heat It Up" CD release event at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC. Greg Alewine and Rusty Milner.

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2015_"Heat It Up" CD release event at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC. Doug Norwine, Greg Alewine, Steve Watson and Rusty Milner.

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2015_"Heat It Up" CD release event at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC. Hazen Bannister.

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2018_Steve Watson performing live at Fall For Greenville event.

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2019_Steve Watson performs live.

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2019_Steve Watson and Marcus King.

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2015_Clemson Jazz Guitar Festival poster.

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2016_California Spirit Radio Show poster.

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2016_Fall For Greenville poster.

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2016_"Playtime" release poster.

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2016_Stories Of The Upstate podcast poster.

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2017_California Spirit Radio Show playlist poster.

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2018_Fall For Greenville event poster.

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2021_Steve Watson Jazz Quartet live at Genevieve's poster.

Releases

Releases

2011 release "Watson's Riddle" front cover.

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2011 release "Watson's Riddle" rear cover.

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Releases

2015 release "Heat It Up" front cover.

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Releases

2015 release "Heat It Up" rear cover.

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2016 release "Playtime" front cover.

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2016 release "Playtime" rear cover.

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Releases

2018 release "Reflections" front cover.

Bio from the Fine Arts Center website:

Steve Watson graduated from Newberry College with a BA in 1974 and The University of Miami (Coral Gables) with a MM in 1977. 
Steve has performed all over the world.  He was a member of The University of Miami Concert Jazz Band that toured Switzerland, Cyprus, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, and Tunisia.

 

From 1978 through1984 Steve was a member of The Bruce Hornsby Band.  After moving to Los Angeles, he became a studio guitarist for television, movies and records.  His credits include Hill Street Blues, Magnum PI, The A-Team, Hunter, Hardcastle and McCormick, Riptide, Murder She Wrote, LA Law, Big Business, Simon and Simon, Quantum Leap, The Young Riders, Sonny Spoon, The Greatest American Hero, Young Guns, Trains, Planes and Autos, Sixteen Candles, Rhinestone, Dragnet, Dr. Detroit, River Rats, Into the Night and The Dolly Parton variety television show.  He has also recorded commercials for Coors, Budweiser, 7-11, Acura, Honda and Toyota.

Steve is the Director of Jazz Studies at The Fine Arts Center, an art magnet high school in Greenville, SC and former adjunct professor at Furman University. Steve was an adjunct professor at The University of Southern California from 1981-1990 and lecturer at The University of Miami from 1977-1978.

 
Steve released “Watson’s Riddle” in 2011 on Palmetto Records (Sony) with Paul Riddle and Chuck Leavell.  He wrote all of the material for this project.  It entered the top 15 in the contemporary jazz charts for 2011 and 2012.
 
Steve released his self-produced solo project entitled “Heat It Up” in February 2015. It contains ten tracks of original instrumental contemporary jazz.  The single "Mary Anna" was co-produced by smooth jazz veteran and University of Southern  California professor Richard Smith. The CD reached #12 on the SmoothJazz.com Indie chart. 

 

The CD "Playtime" was released in January 2016. It was produced by Chuck Loeb, Jeff Lorber and Steve Watson. 

It has 8 songs with the 2 singles "Playtime" and "Pearbear". Both singles charted on Billboard and "Pearbear" stayed on the contemporary jazz charts for 4 months. It reached number 4 on the Smoothjazz.com chart in May 2017. 

 

The Jazz CD "Reflections" featuring Steve Watson, guitar; Ian Bracchitta, acoustic bass; Rick Dilling, drums; Wendy Jones, vocals, was released August 2018. 

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Film and Television Credits:

1973 The University Of Miami Concert Jazz Band - Halcyon Days

Guitar on tracks “To Love And Be Loved”, “Halcyon Days”, “Suspension 4”, and “Renegade”

 

1983 Connie Scott – Heartbeat

Guitar

 

1983 Songs From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "Doctor Detroit"

Guitar on tracks “Hold Him”, and “Working Girls”

 

1984 Mike Post – Including The A-Team (Compilation)

Guitar

 

1984 Rhinestone - Original Soundtrack Recording From The Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture

Guitar

 

1985 Into The Night (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Guitar on tracks “Into The Night”, “My Lucille”, “In The midnight Hour”, and “Enter Shaheen”

 

1985 Steve Narahara - Odyssey

Guitar

 

1985 Michele Curtis – Northern Lights

Guitar

 

1986 Billy Mitchell – Night Theme

Guitar

 

1987 Phyllis St. James – Ain't No Turnin' Back

Guitar on tracks “Ruler Of The Hunt”, and “Livin On The Border”

1988 Koreana – Hand In Hand

Guitar

 

1988 Bruce Hornsby & The Range – Scenes From The Southside

Guitar

 

1992 B.B. King – King Of The Blues

Guitar on track “Into The Night”

 

2000 B.B. King Anthology

Guitar on track “Into The Night”

 

2009 Dolly Parton – Dolly

Guitar on tracks “Tennessee Homesick Blues”, “God Won't Get You”, and “What A Heartache”

 

Writing and Arrangement:

1988 Bruce Hornsby & The Range – Scenes From The Southside

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