Gideon “Guitar” Watson is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and has been playing professionally for over 29 years. He is a dedicated musician of the Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church. Anointed and dynamic, a powerful Minstrel called by God to lead people into the presence of a personal savior Jesus Christ.
He was the lead guitarist for the late Grammy Award Winner, Dr. Charles Fold and the Charles Fold Singers for over 15 years, combined with the Gospel Music workshop of America founded by the late great Reverend James Cleveland.
Gideon has recorded a total of 14 live recordings, the latest being in August 2009 entitled “Live In Cincinnati “.
He also plays for the gospel jazz group “Ed Thomas” and the Muzic Company, where Gideon is the lead guitarist and is known to play the top cover songs for weddings, graduations, and numerous benefits throughout the city of Cincinnati.
One of Gideon’s qualities is that he plays a right handed guitar “UPSIDE DOWN”. The gifted and well known musician Jonathan Dubose Jr. Has said that Gideon has a unique way of playing that is rarely seen around the world.
To his credit Gideon was a studio musician for Jewel Records of Mount Healthy, Ohio. Gideon has produced and recorded four powerful CD’s of his own: Lord I Heard You; Speak To This Mountain; Christmas With Gideon; and Sunrise.
Get ready for some foot stompin, hand clappin instrumental music that will fill your heart and glorify the goodness of God. He has been featured on Synergy 1 Radio “Gospel Jazz Experience”. He has also played Dottie Peoples where she had him come to the front of the stage for an explosive solo performance.