Water Street
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Water Street

Blairstown, NJ 07825, USA | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Blairstown, NJ 07825, USA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Water Street- Waiting For Martin Release Show"

Water Street Rocks Blairstown
90.3 FM WESS·SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016
Written by: Shaneequah Zigler and Christopher Symonds

Opener Bradley White(right), with accompanying musicians Jerry (middle) and David Paulson (left) Photo By: Shaneequah Zigler
It was a beautiful night in Blairstown! You could hear the neighbors cheering from their windows as well as the stands as Waterstreet rocked their hometown with their album release show. David and Claire were double the trouble with their unbelievably strong voices on April 30th, last Saturday night. With David on his guitar, Claire on her keyboard, Milly alternating between the Keyboard, Mandolin and Xylophone, Dave McNulty with the Sax, and Connor drumming his heart out, we could tell we were in for an exciting night. The band played at Roy’s Hall on main street (not Water street. Get it?) in Blairstown, NJ, an awesome venue with great people. Opening up for the band was Bradley White, playing a guitar and singing both originals and covers by Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot. After a while, he brought up another musician, Jerry where he played the upright base and harmonica. Before they ended their set, they called up David from Water Street to sing an original they wrote together.



David, Milly, Connor, Claire, Liz, Bradley Photo by: Shaneequah Zigler
Water Street could’ve sang the first song, dropped the mic and walked off stage and I would’ve been completely satisfied. They had a powerful and electrifying stage presence that filled the whole venue. The band’s chemistry was on point, emitting a powerful form of musical synergy that mixed well with the historical atmosphere of the music hall. Their music was rock enough to have a powerful edge to it, yet folksy and poppy enough to be enjoyed by all ages. The crowd was a mix of younger and older fans, representing exactly how their music can be sonically pleasing to all ages. We even got to see a little of Claire’s mom, Liz, singing a song that her and her daughter wrote together. When singing their song Thanks to You, I had the shivers, making me want to ask them to sing it over & over again.



The Set
Water Street put on a phenomenal show, making it worth every mile we drove to get there. Not only did we get to hear them sing almost every song on their new album, Waiting for Martin, but we actually got hear a couple of covers and learn why the album was named Waiting For Martin. As told on stage, the album was named after the 6 month long wait for David’s custom, left-handed, Martin Guitar. Water Street also did a fantastic cover of Aint No Rest For The Wicked by Cage The Elephant and Hold On We’re Going Home by Drake. The quality of the music was high, each person contributing their own part perfectly, coming together to make a tight, well polished sound. The best thing about the band, besides the great music they deliver, is that they don’t have just the typical instruments that are played by other bands. Yes, they have the guitar, bass, and drums, in which the members play greatly, but they also have a Keyboard, Xylophone, Saxophone, and Mandolin which contributes to the depth of their sound and making their music more unique. With their powerful two-part vocal harmony as well, there’s no stopping Water Street. The drummer, not missing a single beat, contributed a great amount to the show. You could tell the fans enjoyed it as much as I did, when in the end, they all chanted “ENCORE”. Thankfully, the band came back out and gave us two more songs, one being a cover of Dog Days by Florence and the Machine.

Overall, the show was one I am glad I didn’t miss. The performance was bright and upbeat, evoking deep emotions that left me happy and satisfied. A great band with great people that puts on a great show. I will be sure to be seeing Water Street again. You can find more information on them and their music at http://www.waterstreetofficial.com/ - 90.3 WESS


Discography

Waiting for Martin. (2016)

Better off Alone

Tidal Wave

These Eyes

Foul Play

Outer Space

Something Anything

Maybe

The Storm

Donna Lee

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Tucked in the far Northwest hills of New Jersey, Water Street, an up-and-coming young pop band, has been attracting and engaging audiences with their fresh, innovative range of styles – from catchy high-energy rock tunes and lyrical anthems to inventive folk songs and downtempo jazz ballads, skillfully mixing instrumentation and moods. The sophistication and originality of Water Street’s writing, arrangements and performances intrigue listeners in venue after venue. 

 The group has performed at a variety of venues in the tristate area, including the historic "Bitter End" in NYC, The Stone Pony and "The Saint" in Asbury Park, NJ, as well as local festivals, performance venues, restaurants and private gatherings.  In 2016 the band released their first original CD entitled Waiting for Martin. 

Water Street has a great sound. With their unique instrumentation and song writing abilities, this is a band you want to keep an eye on.” – Larry Oakes, The Bitter End, NY, NY

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