[ Lamington Records / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 25 September 2020
" Getting Sober has such warmth and heart to it. This is Darren's finest set of recordings. And you need to hear it. "
Simon Sweetman (Off The Tracks)
"If Ry Cooder had a long-lost New Zealand cousin, it would be Darren Watson. In "Getting Sober For the End of the World", you can smell the crawfish étouffée bubbling on the stove while a New Orleans first line shuffles and slinks past the window, the lyrics carrying you along with the unifying connection of music and humanity."
"I'm digging Darren Watson's new song Getting Sober For The End Of The World. Cracks me up. It's not easy writing catchy tunes that carry a message, but Darren pulls it off easily, singing in his big, soulful voice: '...you can hold folks up, you can knock folks down, it matters what we do and what we say.' Right on!"
Rick Holmstrom (Mavis Staples)
'Darren Watson has written a very appropriate song for these challenging times!'
Martin Phillipps (The Chills)
1. Getting Sober For The End Of The World 03:38
2. Self Made 02:53
3. Love That I Had 04:01
4. Another Day 04:37
5. Ernie Abbott 05:47
6. Alison Jane 04:26
7. One Evil Man 04:09
8. Broken 03:37
9. Preachin' Blues (Up Jumped The Devil) 03:16