It was 2010 when Xpress first covered Songs of Water, around the time the Greensboro-based collective first began touring outside of its own neighborhood. The band’s sound “is best described as a spiritual conversation of eclectic sounds and instrumentation,” says a press release. “Drawing from diverse cultural and stylistic influences, their compositions are interlaced with passion, creativity and experimental improvisation.”
These days, Songs of water is about to release a new album and a documentary about the process of making that album. Stephen Roach, Greg Willette and Luke Skaggs talked about those projects as well as the band’s spirit of experimentation and what the world music genre means to them.
Filmed by Jesse Hamm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall.