We perform Acoustic Old Blues, Bluegrass, Old Country and Alternative Folk style Americana music. We are members of Musicians, Singer & Song Writers Guild of South Carolina and Bluegrass Assocation of South Carolina. Playing at festival and events throughout South Carolina. All of our set list compliment what event we are hired to perform at. So therefore it is important to know what style of music you are looking for.
Background music or lively and loud. We have lots of videos on You Tube under
"The Diamonds in the Rough" or "Debra Watkins".
Debra was very good. She interacted with the family well. We enjoyed her company and songs to Christmas joy! I will use her services again.
Thank you GIGSALAD and Thank you Debra!
Response from The Diamonds in the Rough:
Thank you for your kind words! I appreciate you sharing you family's Christmas joy !
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 15 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo. Vocals. I own my own PA system and instruments. Each set list is designed for each event. No two are alike. That's why I want to be more specific in what type of music you want to hear or listen to. If I feel that I can't provide you with what you are looking for then I will decline your offer. I want you to be happy with your decision to hire us., not worried about the band if they are good or if they will even show up. So please go to You Tube and check us out. I (Debra) play music with tons of folks so you never know what you might see. "The Diamonds in the Rough" or Debra Watkins. I also have another band called "The Picken Pearls" and aka "Ladies of the Pickin' Parlor". All Ladies. Thank you!
Debra Watkins can be described as a motivator when it come to music. Music that moves you! Opening up for Handy Award winners such as Little Ed & the Imperials and Magic Slim and the Teardrops at SoulShine Blues event for the Battered Women's shelter in Bascome, OH.
I have a video on WBGU-PBS TV in Bowling Green, OH called "Somethings brewing at Coffee Amici" the video was recorded at a coffee shop in Findlay, OH.
PBS Debra has been performing for over 35 years at all sorts of events and festivals and fairs. I play Bluegrass, Blues, Gospel, Old Country, Folk and Americana music from S.C. To Ohio and beyond.
I have another band as well. "The Picken Pearls" AKA "Ladies of the Pickin Parlor" too. I can perform alone or with accompaniment. Depends on the event or gig.
My set list are different for each event because no two events are the same. I want to offer what the guest want. If I can't offer it then I will pass on the event. I want my clients to have what they want. I'm happy and their happy. I'm also on Thumbtack and I have reviews on their site as well. Thank you!
Additional Booking Notes
I own my own sound system.
Past Booked Events
|September 28, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Bluegrass and Bologna Festival Ridgeway SC|
|August 24, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Haynes Audutiorum|
|December 23, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||House Party|
|December 05, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Cayce Historical Museum w/ Ladies of the Pickin" Parlor|
|December 04, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Cayce River Walk w/Ladies of the Pickin Parlor|
|October 31, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Swamp Festival|
|October 03, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Congaree Bluegrass Festival|
|September 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Lexington County Library in Irmo, SC on St Andrews Rd|
Set list depends on audience. I usually have a new set list for every show. With a lot of new songs added. I perform for house parties, to celebration of Life, to the grave.
|Debra Watkins||Singer, mandolin, guitar, banjo|
|Rosemary Taylor||Singer, Upright Bass, Banjo|
|Tom Coolidge||Singer, Guitar, Harmonica|
|Dave Derrick||Singer, Upright Bass|
Influences & Inspiration
Steve Earle, Keb' Mo', Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Bill Monroe, Tom Waits....
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