Rhonda Watson's Biography

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Help Fight Breast Cancer

Rhonda's collaboration with Ted Lehman appears on the Legacy 4 You CD.
The project was done in loving memory of Diane Lehman, 1956-1992,
who lost her battle with breast cancer.
All proceeds benefit the "American Cancer Society"

I began writing music at an early age,
having my first song published at the age of 14.
I enjoy writing in many styles including alternative, country, gospel,
pop, soft rock, rock, rockabilly, americana,
easy listening and more.

My music has been aired on radio stations in Belgium, Germany,
The Netherlands, Spain,Switzerland, Indonesia, Sweden,
and in the United States.

I have been performing for 25 years and includes
opening up for "Restless Heart" (When She Cries)
at the Three Rivers Stadium's Ribfest Celebration in Pittsburgh,
while as the lead singer and keyboardist
for the Pittsburgh based country band, "Sidewinder".

I have been the guest on many radio shows and Internet stations.
Some of my songs were featured on MP3.com more
than 12 times during 1997-2000, including an album feature.
I had 3 top selling CDs on mp3.com during that time
and ranked as one of the top Independent Internet sales Artists in 1999.

"Cracks and Shadows", released on April 17, 2000,
sold over 150 copies in the first 3 weeks of release.
The project was produced by Mickey Dean of LLIST RECORDS, who's roster included such greats as:
Tommy Conwell (previously with RCA), Nick Kane (of the Mavericks),
and Robert Gordon (previously with Columbia Records).

In 2000 Rhonda was a guest vocalist for Mickey Dean's "Nash Vegas" Album.

1980- "Selah"
Guitarist/vocalist for this
3 piece acoustical Christian band.

1981- "Gospel Sounds"
Lead/harmony vocalist for this
5 piece Southern Gospel Band playing primarily churches and festivals.

1982- "Sideshow"
Lead/harmony vocalist for this
4 piece oldies/top 40 band that played weddings, banquets and bars.

1984- "Night Shift"
Lead/harmony vocalist for this Classical rock/top 40 band
playing bars and nightclubs in the tri-state area.

1985-1990 Solo efforts
Release of my first single "Two Hearts" (side one)
and "Precious Child" (side 2)
Produced by Don Garvin. The cut received some tri-state airplay
and was sold locally.

1992- "Sidewinder"
Lead/harmony vocalist and keyboardits for the
Pittsburgh based country band
playing top 40 and country classics.

2003-2005 "One World Reggae"
Backing vocalist/conga player for the
Pittsburgh based Reggae band featuring the lead vocals
of Joe Verri and the smokin' lead guitar of John Fiore.

2007-2011 "The Businessmen"
Lead/harmony vocalist/keyboardist for
the Pittsburgh based classic Rock and Roll band.

I am a BMI artist affiliate.