It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of Winston Watson of The Meditations. The Meditations were the first major recording artists that we worked with, being early contributors to our first album, Easy Star Volume One, and the second album to ever come out on Easy Star Records, The Meditations’ Ghetto Knowledge. Winston’s amazing falsetto was a key to The Meditations classic sound, whether he was harmonizing with co-founders Ansel Cridland and Danny Clarke or taking the lead vocal on one of his own compositions for the group. Aside from his great singing, it’s safe to say that he had a large personality that everyone who came in contact with him will always remember. And while he was known for jumping around on stage and exciting the crowd, he also had a quiet, introspective side and an infectious smile. Winston had retired from touring with the group several years ago and was not in great health for the last few years, but the last time we spoke with him he was still the same “Sonights” that we first met back in 1997. Rest In Peace, Winston.