Steve Watson could be the poster child for “Artist-Educators”, having carved out a successful and prestigious life juggling teaching, performing and recording. Steve earned his MM in Jazz Guitar Performance at the respected University of Miami before setting off for Los Angeles and the life of the studio musician. Fluent in all styles of music, he landed work as a TV studio guitarist playing on series including “Hill Street Blues”, Magnum P.I.”, “Quantum Leap” and “Hunter.” He backed major artists like Bruce Hornsby, BB King and Dolly Parton. Steve taught as an Adjunct Professor of Studio-Jazz Guitar at the University of Southern California before moving east to the booming Greenville-Spartanburg, North Carolina area. There he created Watson Wood Music, Inc., the area’s premier private music education facility, now an authorized Benedetto dealer. Steve teaches both at Greenville Fine Arts Center and Furman University and performs on a Bravo Model.
Steve Watson with his Bravo Model