Water Street is a Pop/Americana group from the northwestern hills of Blairstown, NJ. Formed in 2014, the band began playing in an old warehouse on Water Street where vocalist/guitarist Dave Paulson lived with his family. The band adopted the name Water Street as a nod to their roots and began playing out, starting at coffee houses and open mics, later moving to stages at venues like The Bitter End, The Stone Pony and a main stage at MusikFest.
Water Street takes the Americana standards of acoustic guitar and mandolin, but mixes them with electric guitar and a prominent rhythm section which rolls with a hint of a funk groove.
In 2016 the band released their first full length album Waiting for Martin, a 10 track album of original songs to rave reviews. They followed up with a 5 track EP titled Dear You in 2017. The band is currently recording songs in the Asbury Park area for their third release, a 9 song album, yet unnamed with Engineer/Producer Erik Kase Romero.
With members Dave Paulson (guitar/vocals), Connor Konecnik (drums), Brad White (mandolin/vocals), Joe Byrne (bass) and Mike Stark (electric guitar), Water Street continually delivers a unique and authentic musical experience for their audience and are certainly a band on the rise.
"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 and challenges." - Music Existence Magazine