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Olivea Watson, L.A. Based Singer/Songwriter Is Chosen The 2007 Winner Of The Gibson Guitar New Musician Award

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9 October 2007 — Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Olivea Watson, who released her independent debut album Way Down Deep in September, was awarded the prestigious Gibson Guitar New Musician Award for 2007 at Hatchfest in Bozeman, Montana this past weekend. As Gibson’s New Musician of 2007 recipient, Olivea was the headlining Act at Friday evenings celebratory concert at the Emerson Theater in downtown Bozeman. Olivea played a rockin set of country tinged roots rock to a crowded auditorium of fellow artists and visionaries in attendance at Hatchfest 2007. As part of Olivea’s award, she was presented with a one of kind, golden, Gibson Acoustic Custom SJ-200.

Gibson 2007 New Musician winner Olivea Watson being presented with a one of kind, golden, Gibson Acoustic Custom SJ-200, by last years Gibson New Musician of the year Marshall McLean

Olivea Watson was treated to a tour of the Gibson Acoustic Custom Guitar Shop located in Bozeman, Montana. Gibson Acoustic director of Marketing Robi Johns, took Olivea on a tour of the Gibson work shop, giving a step by step account of how Gibson’s world famous custom acoustics are crafted.

In celebration of Olivea Watson’s recent honor as the winner of the 2007 Gibson Guitar New Musician Award and the release of her independent debut Way Down Deep, the L.A. singer/songwriter and Her Band The Unsung Heroes are hosting a special musical event on Thursday, October 11 at The Mint in Los Angeles (6010 W Pico Blvd) to raise local awareness of War Child International, a network of independent organizations engaged in a global effort to help children affected by war in various regions. Watson and her Band will take the stage at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30).

Olivea Watson at the Gibson Showroom with her one of kind, golden hued, Gibson Acoustic Custom SJ-200, which was presented to her as Gibson Guitar’s New Musician of 2007.
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