Jeff Watson (guitarist)

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Jeff Watson
Jeff Watson 1993.jpg
Watson in a 1993 celebrity rock and roll auction
Houston, Texas
Background information
Birth name Jeffrey Victor Watson
Born (1956-11-05) November 5, 1956 (age 61)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Genres Rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal, Instrumental rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Engineer
Instruments Guitar, Bass, Piano
Years active 1982–present
Associated acts Night Ranger, Mother's Army, The Jeff Watson Band, Dennis DeYoung, Chris Isaak, Michael Schenker Group

Jeff Watson (born November 5, 1956 in Sacramento, California) is an American guitarist originally known as one of the founding members and lead guitarist of the band Night Ranger, in which he has played as co-guitarist with guitarist Brad Gillis. He appeared as a special guest on Douglas Docker's Docker's Guild project. Watson has also released solo albums. In 2007, he left the band to pursue more challenging opportunities and Reb Beach replaced him on tour.[1] During 2009 Jeff was part of Dennis DeYoung's travelling band.


Solo albums[edit]

with Night Ranger[edit]

with Mother's Army[edit]

  • Mother's Army (1993)
  • Planet Earth (1997)
  • Fire on the Moon (1998)

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Artist Album
1987 Tony MacAlpine Maximum Security
1989 Guitar's Practicing Musicians Compilation
1991 Steve Morse Southern Steel
1993 Chris Isaak San Francisco Days
1995 Chris Isaak Forever Blue
2002 Steve Wolverton Guitar Farm
2003 Michael Schenker Group Arachnophobiac
2004 Eric Martin Destroy All Monsters
2012 Docker's Guild The Mystic Technocracy - Season 1: The Age of Ignorance
2016 D-Metal Stars One song on Metal Disney - "I See the Light"


In 1986, Jeff released an instructional guitar video titled Jeff Watson: Star Licks Master Series, for Star Licks Productions.


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