Sound Check: Songs of Water

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.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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