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Watson, Bill (William Ronald)

Watson, Bill (William Ronald), guitar; b. Van Nuys, CA, 9 January 1968. He was born to Ronald and  Elaine Watson.  His musical journey began in his late teens when he began playing guitar. He studied music privately for several years and played in several rock bands before discovering jazz.  His musical influences include:  Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, George Benson, Carlos Santana, Lee Ritenour, and Norman Brown. He is presently looking to assemble a band and line up some gigs in the Northern California area where he presently lives with his wife, Elizabeth. 

Recordings:
Chasing A Dream (2002)

Bibliography:
He has authored a 400+ page book about  guitar scales, chords and theory, along with a 200+ page book about keyboard  chords and scales.

Contact information:
www.bill-watson.net
E-mail: bill_watson_net@hotmail.com

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