Songs of Water's distinct and evocative sound carries roots from the most ancient of cultures. This seven piece ensemble, delicately blends instrumentation from across the globe in a uniquely American context. The uncommon use of the hammered dulcimer, melodically leads many of the group’s instrumental pieces, followed by the resonance of various acoustic instruments and a brooding foundation of heavy percussion. Layers of orchestral strings and sparse vocals create a cinematic appeal to the otherwise raw expression of musical compositions.
Songs of Water has independently released two full length albums to date which have been met with considerable praise. The band has been featured on NPR's The State of Things, as well as Fiona Richie's "Thistle & Shamrock" program, and WNCW's Music Mix with Martin Anderson. Reaching across the ocean, music from the band's sophmore release, "The Sea Has Spoken" has been aired on The UK's "Reach On Air".
Songs of Water has performed alongside of mentionable artists as Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs, and World Music influenced, Rusted Root.