"Water Street is one of the best well-rounded musical efforts emerging from the indie scene in recent memory."
~Lydia Hillenberg, Vents Magazine
Born out of the northwest hills of NJ in the shadow of the Appalachian Ridge,
Water Street mixes soulful acoustic melodies, enticing bluegrass mandolin riffs, and a driving rhythm section with some hints of funk which combine to create a unique Pop/Americana sound.
The band is named after the real life
Water Street in Blairstown, where in 2014 the founding members began playing
and practicing in an old warehouse adjacent to the Paulinskill Creek.
The band released their first full length album Waiting for Martin in 2016 and followed it up with Dear You a six track
EP in 2018 and have appeared on the pages of Vents Magazine and The Indie Music Review. They are currently working on their third release, due out in 2020.
"This is Americana music for our modern world, still full of the same depth and soul heard on classic recordings, but much more resonate with our modern lives"
- Joshua Stride, Music Existence
"Water Street are more than a talented regional act – they are a band whose talents leave them teetering on the cusp of greatness."
-Bradley Johnson, Carlitos Music Blog
"Water Street embodies the best of modern Americana while surrounding their material with an excellence that extends far past typical."
-Monty Zike, Valhalla Music Blog
Dear Friends and Family of Water Street,
We have some exciting news to share with you and we need your help!
Over the years many of you have been incredibly supportive of Water Street. In the past year the band has seen some members move onto other callings and amazing challenges. At the same time Connor and Dave have continued writing and recording, welcoming some new friends to the group along the way. Joe Byrne, Dave's college floormate stepped in adding bass to the rhythm section alongside of Connor. Brad White, a longtime friend of Dave's, brings his considerable song writing, vocals and his sharp bluegrass mandolin skills to the new sound with Mike Stark, a schoolmate of Connor and Dave's rounding the band out with backing vocals and some seriously expert electric guitar abilities. Water Street has been writing and recording, preparing to release a new album due out in early summer, 2020.
NOW FOR WHAT WE NEED!!! On Sunday, March 15th at 11:00 am, Water Street will be shooting concert footage at Roy's Hall on Main Street in Blairstown for their upcoming music video. WE NEED YOU to be in the audience!!! Bring your family members, friends and whomever would like to be a part of this exciting moment for this Blairstown band. There is no cost to be in attendance. Just be prepared to cheer, dance and wave your arms to the music. Please help the band make this a great shoot and immortalize your support of Water Street by being in the audience during filming.
As a concert-goer, you will be seated most of the time, but we might ask you to stand up and wave your hands and groove to the music! Please, bring your cell phone fully charged, as we will shoot a scene with everyone lifting their phones in a flashlight mode. Wardrobe: anything you feel comfortable in, but please stay away from extra bright (day glow, fluorescents) colors and white outfits. If you own a Water Street T-shirt please wear it!
Please arrive by 11:00 AM at Roy’s Hall (30 Main Street) in Blairstown. We plan to shoot till 1PM, but please be ready to hang out with us till 2PM, if we are running late and need you for a bit longer. There will be water and a light snack provided, but please arrive fed.
Seating will be limited so please RSVP (along with any questions) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once again, THANK YOU for all of your support over the years. We are so excited to share our new music with you and look forward to having a fun day with all who can attend.