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 60)
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

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 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.


With Night Ranger[edit]

Year Title
1982 Dawn Patrol
1983 Midnight Madness
1985 Seven Wishes
1987 Big Life
1988 Man in Motion
1989 Greatest Hits
1990 Live in Japan
1997 Neverland
1997 New York Time EP
1998 Seven
1999 Rock In Japan: Greatest Hits Live[clarification needed]
2000 20th Century Masters: The Best of Night Ranger
2005 Hits, Acoustic & Rarities
2008 Hole in the Sun

With Mother's Army[edit]

Year Title
1993 Mother's Army
1997 Planet Earth
1998 Fire on the Moon


Year Title
1992 Lone Ranger
1993 Around the Sun

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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