Eddie Watkins Jr. in Concert 1 PM, Sunday, June 26th
About Eddie Watkins Jr.:
Born & raised in Detroit MI. Home of the Motown Sound. Eddie started his music career playing piano for a bingo game at 10 years old. His grandmother “Big Mama” bought him a piano at age 7 and his parents forced him to take piano lessons against his will Eddie says.
As it turned out they were right cause by the age of 13 Eddie had switched to bass guitar joined the Musicians Union and got hired by the Jonny Trafton big band performing with seasoned local Motown musicians.
When Motown packed up and moved from Detroit to Hollywood Eddie decided to follow in hopes of being part of the Motown L.A. sound. To Eddie’s surprise there were hundreds of sessions a week going on in L.A. and Eddie very quickly became one of the premier session bass player in town playing bass for everyone from James Brown to Barbara Streisand. Along with this new found fame came money, success opulence and in Eddie’s case substance abuse.
While in recovery Eddie had an awakening which led him on a spiritual search for more clarity about the true meaning of his life. While living in Las Vegas Eddie was introduced to New Thought / Ancient Wisdom principles which changed his life forever. He released his former idea of himself to allow the divine to create a new passion for love, life and music.
In 2007 Eddie realized that he was here to serve and to spread this message of New Thought /Ancient Wisdom principles to the world through his special brand of music.
Eddie served 3 years as music director at Center For Spiritual Living Greater Las Vegas under Rev. Doug Foglesong and 3 years as choir director and director of music ministries at The Center For Spiritual Living Seattle under Rev. Kathianne Lewis.
In 2012 Eddie heard the call and left Seattle to travel North America with his music and
message. In 2015 Eddie released the “Across America” CD. and in 2017 released his latest CD Heartsongs.
His journey continues…
2041 Old Fanning Bridge Rd
Mills River, NC 28759
|Suggested Donation||$ 20.00|