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An English folk group from Hull, Yorkshire, the Watersons performed mainly traditional songs with little or no accompaniment. Their distinctive sound came from their close harmonies.

Original members were Norma Waterson, Mike Waterson, and Lal Waterson, with their cousin John Harrison from Kingston High School. They had a skiffle band in the early 1960s but moved on to playing more traditional material. They were briefly…

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  • @boyflower -I think maybe we are in awe and lost for words.
  • RIP Mike
  • Heard about these folks in a Bert Jansch documentary, and I am floored. Their music is beautiful.
  • They are a household name around my gaff, but what can be said? One of the most remarkable bands in English musical history, and that's before we consider all the offshoots...
  • one shout? the watersons should be a household name.
  • so beautiful

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