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Watson, Beldock, & Beach with guest percussionist Roger Friend  

  • Encinitas Library Community Room 540 Cornish Drive Encinitas, CA, 92024 United States (map)

Peggy Watson, David Beldock, and Paul Beach perform original acoustic folk, blues and jazz. Together, the three are known for their dazzling musicianship, beautiful harmonies, and humorous stage presence.

Peggy Watson is a unique musician. She is recognized as one of San Diego’s leading acoustic singer/songwriters but has been embraced by the jazz and pop world as well. With a wide vocal range, her smooth, emotional voice effortlessly moves between contemporary folk, smoky jazz, or powerful pop ballads. Watson has released nine CDs. In a review of Peggy’s newest CD, “A Good Life,” George Varga of the San Diego Union Tribune wrote, “Watson's purity of tone, pinpoint control and glorious range are matched throughout by her unerring good taste.” 

David Beldock and Peggy Watson have been frequent music collaborators for over 20 years. Beldock is widely recognized as one of San Diego’s leading guitarists. A reviewer in the L.A. Times wrote “Beldock pushes the rhythmic wagon with some of the most cracklin’ country/jazz solos and fills you’ll hear anywhere.” Beldock is also a top-notch songwriter with several awards.  His song “Feel the Wind,” won a second-place prize in the international John Lennon songwriting contest.

 Bass player, Paul Beach, is a gifted musician who worked with the late singer/songwriter Larry Robinson as well as many other renowned local performers.  In the past, Beach toured with major bands in all 50 states and throughout the world. His credits include tours with Gary Puckett, Spanky and Our Gang, the Association, and the Mamas and the Papas.

Special guest percussionist, Roger Friend, resides here in North County but is known among musicians and audiences throughout the world for his exceptional talent. During the past 40 years, he has toured in over 100 countries, with jazz, blues, pop, country, and rock groups of all origins. He has also recorded with top musicians in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa, with numerous credits on film soundtracks and television shows.

 FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Seating is limited to chairs in room ONLY. Additional parking available at City Hall.

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