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Backwater Opera / Press

“Take the mournful ballads of The Civil Wars, the nostalgic warmth of Nickel Creek’s music, the eerie innovations of The Greencards’ tunes and then put a classical spin on it all. What you’d get is a stoic, old-timey, twanged-out sound with cinematic lyrics and a standstill vibe.”

“From the coffee shop to taking first place at festival competitions—including just finishing 35 Denton earlier in the month—Backwater Opera’s covered a lot of ground since founding in 2009. Their instrumentation can only be described as Johann Bach meets Nickel Creek; bass and violin offer a sophisticated alternative as the boys juxtapose their sound with the plunkings of the mandolin and guitar.”