Black dirt in the veins, born of Peorian Illinois Midwestern folk-country, Harvest Sons are hot off the presses and quickly becoming one of Central Illinois' favorite bands. Since its inception in January, the band of 5 has managed to gain the hearts of many from Burlington to Rock Island to Peoria to Champaign.
Harvest Sons have shared the stage with Chris Antonik, nominated Canada's best new blues artist in 2011 by Canada's Maple Blues Awards. Chris said "I love your songs. I was jamming to them backstage!". The band has also shared the stage with Scott H. Biram, who is a world renowned touring one man band, and most recently Harvest Sons opened for Anderson East at Pour Bros Taproom. Harvest Sons is also slated to play at the Backroads Music Festival in Galva, IL with acts like David Lee Murphy, Easton Corbin and many others.
Daniel Watkins: In the past two years singer-songwriter and swift picker Daniel Watkins has gone from a newcomer to a familiar name in the Central Illinois music scene. Rummaging through his father’s old cassette tapes, he discovered The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, and Grateful Dead prior to high school. Hearing Jerry Garcia and David Grisman playing together on the Old and In the Way album sparked the flame of folk and bluegrass that is alive today in Watkins’ original music.