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Biography

Born Michael Watson, he is regarded as an influential West Coast blues guitarist. He was a founding member of the blues band The Mighty Flyers and, starting in the early 1980s, he performed with the band for a decade. He also performed with Canned Heat throughout the 1990s.

Watson has performed as a backing musician in performances and recordings for a number of blues musicians, including Big Mama Thornton, George Smith, Jimmy Rogers, Luther Tucker, Charlie Musselwhite, Kim Wilson, William Clarke, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers and the JW-Jones Blues Band

On his website, Watson cites diverse influences including Tiny Grimes, Oscar Moore, Bill Jennings, Rene Hall, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Guitar Slim and Earl Hooker.

Watson's website is at http://www.juniorwatson.com/

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