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Gene Watson's peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!
All of Gene Watson's Peers who were contacted during 2005 were most gracious with their time & words. It is here, within this special part of the Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Dave Pomeroy, which he submitted to this site on Thursday 17 February 2005.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Dave Pomeroy who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
This quote was submitted on Thursday 17 February 2005.
'Gene Watson is a true icon of honest, real country music. His voice is one of the all time classic sounds, full of emotion, character and passion.
I fondly remember the times that Gene opened for Don Williams when I was in Don's band in the 1980s and 1990s and, most especially, the great experience of recording with Gene in the studio on his Warner Brothers album 'At Last'.
His music has touched countless people over the years, and I am proud to say I am one of them!'
Thank you, Dave Pomeroy, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Dave Pomeroy...
Dave Pomeroy is a prime example of the Nashville music scene's increasing creative diversity. Consistently on the cutting edge of musical and conceptual innovation, Dave Pomeroy has established himself as a world class bassist, performer, writer and producer.
Dave Pomeroy has played electric and acoustic basses on over 400 albums with a diverse range of artists such as Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and The Chieftains. Dave has also played on Grammy-winning recordings with Kathy Mattea, Alison Krauss, Earl Scruggs and Guy Clark.
Dave Pomeroy has also performed in concert with Patty Loveless and recorded in the studio with world-renowned players such as Mark O'Connor and Jim Horn.
In 1991, Dave Pomeroy was named 'Studio Musician of the Year' by Nashville's Metro Magazine. In February 1997, he was voted 'Outstanding Bassist' at the third annual Nashville Music Awards & in July 1997, he was named the first annual Gibson-Tobias 'Bassist of the Year'.
In addition to his extensive work as a sideman, Dave Pomeroy has evolved as a songwriter, recording artist and producer. He has recorded his own songs as an artist with The Scratch Band, Blue Monday, Tone Patrol and Three Ring Circle, and as a solo artist on Earwave Records.
Dave Pomeroy has also had some of his songs recorded by Don Williams; Dave was musical director and associate producer of Don's 'Best of...Live' album, which was recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England in 1993.
In 1994, the first annual 'Basses Loaded' concert, produced by Dave in conjunction with Bass Player Magazine, marked the debut of Dave's All-Bass Orchestra, performing his compositions for multiple basses.
In 1996, Dave Pomeroy founded Earwave Records, which released his critically acclaimed solo debut 'Basses Loaded', which was followed by the 'Blue Christmas' benefit CD, a long form concert video of the 1996 'Basses Loaded III' concert.
In 1999, Dave Pomeroy created and hosted 'Nashville Unlimited', a radio series produced for Nashville Public Radio, featuring 'live in the studio' performances and interviews with a diverse range of Nashville's finest singers, songwriters and musicians.
Dave Pomeroy played bass on 'You Can't Take It With You When You Go', 'A Gifted Hand', 'You Can't Get Arrested In Nashville' and 'She's Leavin' Looking Good' (tracks 2, 3, 4 and 5) on Gene Watson's 'At Last' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991).