John is in trouble - late home again from the pub!! But the good new is that he has just released a new album
Heroes - LTCD3001
The album was produced by Rab Noakes and was a 'labour of love'. This is what Rab had to say about the album.
I've known John Watt since the mid-sixties. In that time he's always been something of a mentor in many ways. He has also been a great influence, mainly due to the sheer persuasiveness of his character and vast experience in life, love and sartorial elegance. When he asked me to take part in this album project I was both flattered and delighted. He is, to my mind, a totally unique character and is arguably Fife's foremost contemporary chronicler in song.
I had heard some of these songs over the years but many were fresh and new. They were written over a period of nearly 40 years although the timescale covered in the subject matter is much longer than that. We began by discussing the approach and John was keen on a small group based around fiddle, accordian, double bass and guitars. The musicians were selected individually and came together during an enjoyable couple of evenings of rehearsal at the Watts' house in Milnathort.
I do think this recording
goes a long way toward providing us with the definitive John Watt album and
I'm really glad to have had the chance to be a part of it.