Nashville-based trio WISEWATER has earned praise from the likes of Alison Krauss, Rosanne Cash, Mary Gauthier, and others for their lyrical honesty and clarity, infectious melodies, tight harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, and deep sense of groove. Members Kate Lee, Forrest O’Connor, and Jim Shirey are three young, positive, worldly artists whose songs blend roots, country, rock, and progressive acoustic music in a unique, refreshing way.
Wisewater is currently in the thick of writing material for their debut album, due to be recorded in mid-2015. When they aren’t writing, they’re performing – in 2014, they toured across the country, hitting venues such as The Grand Ole Opry, The Station Inn (Nashville, TN), The Berklee Performance Center (Boston, MA), and Joe’s Pub (New York, NY). They’ve also shared the stage with Emmylou Harris, Sam Bush, Mark O’Connor, Ricky Skaggs, John Cowan, Judah & The Lion, and many others.
Their debut EP, The Demonstration, was released in November 2014 and reached #13 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts. Featuring five original songs, the record was hailed as “beautifully poetic” (The Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY) and prompted legendary singer John Cowan to write:
“I love it. Their songwriting is skillful, insightful, and evocative. Kate’s voice is both soulful and sweet and blends effortlessly with Forrest’s clear, clean tenor. Their music is joyful, beautiful, and intentional. Wisewater, I’m listening, I ‘hear you,’ and I look forward to hearing your singing, songwriting, and playing for a long, long time to come.”
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