the FallWater Project

the FallWater Project


The FallWater Project (noun): an ever-evolving blend of vastly unique influences seamlessly fused together to form an unmistakably original combination of musical vision and purpose that consistently endeavors to alter the listening experience. See also FWP.


An eclectic mix of melodic rock, funk, folk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, and soul, the FallWater Project refuses to be easily classified into any one musical genre. Visionary song-writing, innovative improvisition and high-powered live performances fuels the quintet, and an unwavering focus on growth and freedom of expression inspires limitless musical exploration.

FWP began roughly six years ago - Scott Doherty and Vince Laverty met while both were students in Hollywood, CA, having traveled thousands of miles from Maine and Wisconsin, respectively. They began to write songs together, and the duo expanded the lineup with a rhythm section and an accomplished sax player, Paul Pate. FWP then transplanted the rhythm section of a Los Angeles funk/hip-hop band with whom they had met while backstage at the famed Whiskey A Go-Go. Drummer Zack Ryan joined in the summer of 2003, and his brother, bassist Kelsey Ryan, joined a few months later. The resulting chemistry was infectious.

Voted one of Music Connection Magazine's "Hot 100 Unsigned Artists" in 2004, FWP has headlined many famous venues including The House of Blues, The El Rey Theatre, The Roxy Theater, The Whiskey A Go-Go and The Viper Room, and remains committed to sharing their musical vision by expanding the radius to include audiences from across the national spectrum. As the momentum continues to build, the band remains focused on taking the music to new and interesting places. One thing is for certain: the FallWater Project will continue to evolve as it strives to bend the rules of musical comprehension…


"Bridge the Gap" - LP - released Fall, 2005.