“The indie/dad-rock band from Merrimack — named after a park in their hometown — creates deftly emotive songs totally honest to their experiences and influences, songs that bleed with transparency and humility and vulnerability.” - Caleb Jagoda
Watson Park sits across from Merrimack, New Hampshire’s fire station, and less than a mile from the town’s high school. It’s also where bandmates Evan Joseph Ringle, Ryan Sinclair and Troy Hartmann spent much of their time while growing up together in southern New Hampshire.
When Ringle and Sinclair began recording songs in Ringle’s bedroom in 2018, it only made sense that the name Watson Park would best represent their music. Songs turned into albums, and Watson Park began performing in 2019 with the welcoming of Hartmann on lead guitar, and Christian Raabe, a friend of Sinclair’s from college on bass.
Watson Park was first a park, then a pair of friends recording songs together, then a band. The four-piece have performed throughout New Hampshire and Boston, with their music showcased twice on Boston 92.5 The River’s “Homegrown Showcase”. The group is currently finishing their fourth album, Laurel, which will be out in Fall 2023.