When Eddie performs, you feel the music, amazing voice and powerful delivery, which is spellbinding whether delivering a funky Motown beat or a quiet meditative song. His music, other people’s music, it’s a heart-lifiting, soul-stirring, can’t stay in your seat experience.
Eddie has been a highly acclaimed bass player and musician all his life. He began attending the Spiritual Life Center in Las Vegas in December of 2007. A new type of music began pouring out of him, waking him up. Eddie’s first CD “The Answer” was written, produced and manufactured in the first six months of the unfoldment of spiritual expression of his music
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In August he was on the music team at the Asilomar Conference which allowed him to share his music with hundreds of people. The songs keep coming.
June 2007 “The Answer”
July 2008 “We Come Together
June of 2009 brought “And So It Is
June of 2012, “When You Believe”
He’s also been busy with an instrumental meditation CD.
Eddie was the Director of Music Ministries with Reverend Doug Foglesong in Las Vegas. Eddie was honored to be the Music Director at the Center for Spiritual Living in Seattle, Washington from October 2009 thru December 2012.
In 2013 Eddie will be touring the United States and Canada performing services, concerts, workshops, directing music at conferences and following the path of his enormous heart!
Each of Eddie’s concerts are fresh and built around the needs and musical availability of the center he is performing at. “An Evening With Eddie Watkins Jr, It’s A New Day Concert” is a an expression of love and gratitude which give a new meaning to “soul music”.
Although Eddie has enjoyed success in his professional musical career, the sharing of the music from his CD’s is the highlight of his life. He says,
“I finally know exactly what I am supposed to be doing the rest of my life;
sharing the gift of this music”.
Eddie has been appearing at spiritual centers throughout the US and has contributed to a number of conferences. Eddie was a member of the band and solo performer at the 2007, 2008 and 2009 UCSL Asilomar Conferences and musical director in 2010. and a guest artist at the 2008 RSI Asilomar Conference. He was also a band member and solo artist at The Gathering in Kansas City in March 2008.
Born in Detroit, originally Eddie had a career as a session bass player. His hard driving bass licks have supported such R & B classic recordings as: Dan Hartman's "I Can Dream About You", The Pointer Sister's "Automatic", Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” to name a few. You will also hear him on soulful ballads such as Pattie Austin's "Come to Me" and Billy Preston’s “With You I’m Born Again”.
Eddie has played on a number of gold and platinum albums, including movie sound tracks and television theme songs. While he made his name as a bass player and composer/producer, his singing talent is indescribable. Eddie toured for two years with the Jazz Crusaders.
In addition to playing bass he also plays guitar and piano. Eddie produces charts that have been called “impeccable”. In addition to producing and mastering his own music, Eddie has worked with other artists to provide professionally mixed sound tracks.