Soprano vocalist, violinist, speaker and author Jean Watson is to release breathtaking ten track faith-based classical cross-over album “Home” on Friday June 24th. The uplifting testimonial of ”Home” is undeniable.
“Home” showcases Jean's exquisite, unmistakable Soprano voice and her soul-stirring Celtic infused violin performances. The album is produced by music veteran Billy Smiley at Shadowlands Music, Franklin, Tennessee.
The ten track “Home” features inspiring Christian songs including “The Joy of the Lord”, “Nothing But the Blood” and “This is my Father’s World”. Jean’s recording of ”Holy Is His Name” has been endorsed by the writer himself, one of the world's most admired Catholic Christian recording artists, John Michael Talbot. The intimate “Psalm 51” is written by Jean Watson and her daughter Kat Watson, who is the also featured vocalist on the track. The title track “Home” is vulnerably beautiful and is also written by Jean. The album closes with the epic “Nella Fantasia”(“In My Fantasy”) based on the theme from the film ‘The Mission’ (1986).
Jean elaborates, “Listening to “Home” is like reading a page from my personal journal. It was written out of a place of tremendous personal vulnerability. In fact, the original title was going to be “Close to Home” because the songs hit themes which many can relate to - finding joy in the midst of pain, dealing with shame and regret from the past, growing in faith, and having hope in humanity. Though the album is disarmingly honest in its approach, it’s not the least bit “sad”. The overarching theme of the album is finding joy and contentment in all circumstances.”
Jean has been the keynote speaker at conferences all over the world and inspires audiences to live a lifestyle of worship regardless of outward circumstances. She connects with the listener at a heart level through her testimony and through fresh perspectives from the Word of God. Jean completed her first book, “Everything Can Change in Forty Days” published by Seedbed Publishers.
She is in high demand as a conference speaker and frequently ministers as a spokesperson for Prison Fellowship International.
Jean hosts a weekly radio program on United Christian Broadcasting Ireland and plays violin with the Kalamazoo Symphony.