John William Watkins is an Iowa based singer songwriter who has garnered a following for the daring, whimsicality and candidness of his poetic writing and the captivating poignancy of his folksy-cabaret performance. JWW accompanies himself on acoustic guitar and ukulele and is often backed by Chris Van Voorst on bass, Idan Morim on Guitar and Evan Schwam on Sax & flute. Watkins has been writing since he came out in the early nineties and with a confessional quirk, continues to scratch out his life into songs about sex, love, death, addiction, selfloathing, recovery and animals.

"Watkins has mastered the art of expressing human emotions in a way that keeps them relevant to anyone with heart, while remaining true to his specific experience. This is not the moon, or June romanticism enshrined in 20th-century pop songs. It’s something else: lovely and valuable."

-Kent Williams/Little Village

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