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On the Water

- US Philadelphia, PA Folk / Experimental Folk / Psychedelic


Sounds Like: Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart, Tom Waits, Gogol Bordello

Bio: On the Water is a folk collective of oddballs, loons and hooligans via West Philadelphia. Find our full albums and gig list at http://weareonthewater.com

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"As is customary in West Philly, I drunkenly stumbled into a house party last winter. About 30 people were packed into the cozy living room, forming a tight semicircle around a large band. Some musicians stood on the floor, and, due to the cramped space, a few played from the staircase. The music was warm and earnest, temporarily rescuing me from whiskey oblivion. I couldn’t see the singer, but above the fiddle, accordion and clanking percussion, I heard a gravelly, Tom Waits-y voice howling about running loose on the streets and raising all sorts of drunken hell."
— Elliott Sharp, Philadelphia City Paper
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  • False Starts Released on Apr 12, 2013
  • Anchor Released on Sep 17, 2011


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  • 2014

    May 24

    Philadelphia, PA, US | 8:30pm
    The Boot & Saddle
    Philadelphia, PA, US
    Sat May 24 8:30pm
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    Apr 4

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    Philadelphia, PA, US
    Fri Apr 04 9:15pm
  • 2013

    Oct 15

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    Philadelphia, PA, US
    Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:00pm
  • 2013

    Aug 4

    Philadelphia, PA, US | 12:00pm
    2nd Street Festival
    Philadelphia, PA, US
    Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:00pm


    The Fifth Annual 2nd Street Festival will be held Sunday, August 4th, 2013 from noon until 10 p.m. Angela Sheik - 1:45-2:15 PM on the Germantown Stage. We're closing off North 2nd between Germantown and Green Streets here in Northern Liberties and filling the entire street with workshops, art, food, beer gardens, and other merchandise vendors. This year we have four music & event stages, all programmed for us by the Philadelphia Folksong Society, who are coming into the city and helping us throw this supersized block party together. BANDS INCLUDE: Denison Witmer – Bailey Hounds – Brad Hinton Band – Hop Along – On the Water – Kala Jojo – Sierra Hurtt – Buried Beds – Ensemble Novo – Banned Books – Blayer Pointdujour and the Rockers Galore – DJ DNA – Uptown Tone – Jams with John Fuhr and Friends – Zach and Outside Eyes – Philly School of Rock

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