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Watson, Winston

Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 10:45:45 -0800
From: "Stephen M. H. Braitman" (braitman@SIRIUS.COM)
Subject: Bob's Drummer

Can anyone confirm that Bob's current touring drummer, Winston Watson, is the same Winston Watson who played with Giant Sand in their early days? Bob's Winston is from Tucson, Giant Sand's home base.

(Since there are so many links between Bob and Giant Sand's Howe Gelb in terms of songwriting and performance improvisation, as well as Giant Sand's Dylan covers, this is interesting to conjecture that there is a real physical link between them.)

Stephen M. H. Braitman/Amorous Writing & Editing

Subject: Winston Watson
From: George Rothe (
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 10:12:39 -0500

picked this up on a different newsgoup:

The band the Gin Blossoms is on a break right now and their two guitar players have formed a side band and one of the members is Winston Watson who played for Bob Dylan for quite a while.
This little side project is called The Low Watts and they will be performing live for the first time April 4th in Flagstaff, AZ. They are also planning to record an album as well.
Just thought I would pass the tidbit of information on to you here. from what I understand the band is supposed to sound a little like Rolling Stones style...should be interesting hearing Jesse on lead vocals again.

Subject: Winston Watson in yet another new band
From: Carsten Wohlfeld (
Date: 29 Apr 1997 20:22:00 +0100

As posted before, Winston is teaming up with some guy of the Gin Blossoms for a possible new album. He is, however, in another new Tuscon-based band as well.

I had a chance to talk to his neighbor Howe Gelb today and here is what he had to say:

"Our daughters are best friends and we got a new band together called Ton. It's with this really cool singer called Joey. It's Winston, Joey, myself, some guy named Kelly on bass and this realy cool young kid on guitar named Jason. He's only 23 and he plays in another band with Joey. It's so great cause it#s this huge sound and Joey's got this really great vocal ability. He can do anything. I only get to make some noise on the guitar and I don't even have to play lead and I also play a wurlitzer piano. It's so much fun. It's so simple, so easy."

"It's good that Winston moved back to Tuscon. We car-pool very morning with the kids going to school. (...) We're not holding it to anything. It'll develop on it's own."

The band reportedly played some shows in Arizona already and actually recorded some tracks as well. Unfortunately, there's no plans to release anything as yet.

(For the uninitiated: Howe is a legend on his own, too :) He's singer/ guitarist with Giant Sand, Band Of Blacky Ranchette and now OP8)

Subject: Discography of Winston Watson
From: "Nishimura,Itsuko" (VFF20242@NIFTYSERVE.OR.JP)
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 22:34:00 +0900

Winston A. Watson Jr.:

     Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr, Harmony)

Appered on:

1985 Giant Sand        Valley of Rain
1986 Giant Sand        Ballad of a Thin Line Man
1987 Meditations       For the Good of Man
1988 Stevie Salas      Colorcode
1988 Was (Not Was)     What's Up, Dog?
1989 Giant Sand        Giant Sandwich
1992 Meditations       Return of the Meditations
1993 E                 Broken Toy Shop
1993 Monty Montgomery  Massive Are You Ready
1994 Meditations       Deeper Roots: The Best of the Meditations
1994 [Various Artists] Cd Sampler, Summer 1994
1995 Bob Dylan         MTV Unplugged
1996 [Various Artists] Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1997 [Various Artists] Songs of Jimmie Rodgers - a Tribute
1997 Bob Dylan         Time Out of Mind

- First show with Bob in ???
  1) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 9, 1992. (TUIT)
  2) Kansas city, Missouri on September 6, 1992.
                       (EDLIS-Who's Who, Olof file 1992)

- Last show with Bob in Atlanta, GA on August 4, 1996.(Bob Dates)

- Winston has a band called VEG and joined another band called
  The Low Watts.  The Low Watts Home Page :

- Winston did post to this newsgroup/mailing-list on October 13,
  1996. the subject is  'A note from Winston'.


  - All-Music Guide,|||136481
  - Olof Bjoner's Yearly Chronicles,
  - Tangled Up In Tapes by Glen Dundas, P.320-326
  - ISIS, Issue 72, P.35
  - EDLIS The Bob Dylan Who's Who,
  - A Cat's Bob Dylan Links (The HWY61-L Archives)

Thank you!


From: carsten Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 winston appears on howe gelb's (giant sand's mastermind) latest solo record, called "hisser" and plays drums on two tracks. he is also listed under "production assistance". Who's Who