Libby Rae Watson

Libby Rae Watson grew up in Pascagoula, MIssissippi a few blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. She became captivated by Blues music when in her teens after stumbling across a songbook in a local music store. It was full of songs and photos of Blues greats! Son House, Mississippi John Hurt, Elizabeth Cotten.... legends of the early Blues. It was the beginning of a life long infatuation of the music, the people who made it, and the culture of her own State. She later searched for and became friends with several Blues musicians. She was mentored by the great Sam Chatmon who was the last surviving member of the Mississippi Sheiks.   "I didn't plan to go 'find' the Blues. The Blues found me. I've been consumed by it for 40 years!"  

*Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola Blues Challenge*  2013 2nd place  2014 Winner, 2015 Winner 

*International Blues Challenge, Memphis, TN* 2014 and 2015 semi-finalist

2016 Musician of the Year by the Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indiana

Libby Rae Watson has played many festivals and music venues throughout the South and Canada... New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, King Biscuit Blues Festival, Juke Joint Festival, to name a few. In 2013, She toured the Maritimes of Canada with famed Canadian blues man, Doc MacLean

2014 and currently tours both solo and with fellow musicians Rambling Steve Gardner, Bill Steber and Wes Lee as the Jericho Road Show.          

Very few know about Libby Rae, which is a shame! I can compare her with Jo Ann Kelly with a similar repertoire. She’s a great talent with equally great vocals and some catchy fine guitar playing!
-Ingemar Karlsson-
We choose Libby Rae Watson to be among our 2015 Top 10 List of Mississippi Musicians you need to see!
-THE SIP MAGAZINE-
2016 BLUES ARITIST OF THE YEAR
Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola in appreciation of Libby Rae’s contribution to Our Mississippi Delta Blues Music Heritage
-Janet Webb, MDBSI

'Sweet 'n' Salty' - Libby Rae Watson

'Times Ain't Like They Used to Be'- The Jericho Road Show Vol. 3 - Both available on cdbaby

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Mississippi Blues Artist- Libby Rae Watson - photo @ 2017 Steven W. LIkens SHACKSDALE MOTEL, THE BIN music venue, Clarksdale, MS

Mississippi Blues Artist- Libby Rae Watson - photo @ 2017 Steven W. LIkens

SHACKSDALE MOTEL, THE BIN music venue, Clarksdale, MS

photo by Marianne Walters Todd - LEGENDS MAGAZINE 

photo by Marianne Walters Todd - LEGENDS MAGAZINE 

2016 Americana in Mississippi Tour with the Jericho Road Show - Lft to Rgt- Rambling Steve Gardner, LRW, Wes Lee, and Bill Steber. Mary C O'Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs, MS  photo by KRISTI MILLER-LEE

2016 Americana in Mississippi Tour with the Jericho Road Show - Lft to Rgt- Rambling Steve Gardner, LRW, Wes Lee, and Bill Steber. Mary C O'Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs, MS 

photo by KRISTI MILLER-LEE