Wellington musician Darren Watson has always had a passion for the blues. He's been committed to his craft for over 30 years, playing in a variety of bands including Smokeshop in the late 80s and eventually going solo. His solo back catalog of seven albums are a respectable endorsement of his personal motivation and growing skills as a songwriter.
His most recent album Getting Sober for the End of The World is something that Darren Rates as his best work. He joins Trevor Reekie on this episode of The Mixtape and talks openly about dealing with depression, growing up in a 'broken home', and more.