Strong Water is a Folk/Americana band based out of Harrisonburg, VA currently touring the Mid-Atlantic. Self-described sound is "smooth, with a little bite." Influences include James Vincent McMorrow, The Lone Bellow, and Noah Gundersen.
Vocals, Guitar / Greg Brennan
Fiddle, Vocals / JJ
Drums, Vocals / Evan Hunsberger
Banjo, Guitar / Tim Cannon
Touring Bassist / Eric Sites
Born out of the vibrant college based community that is Harrisonburg, Virginia, Strong Water has experienced life as a project like most bands. Members have come and gone, the sound has changed slightly and matured as those involved have matured, but the vision and energy which has carried the group for so many years still remains the same.
What originally started as a duo, swelled to become a six piece before settling on it's now-three dedicated members whose performance is built on strong Male and Female lead vocals supported by harmonies, driving Acoustic/Electric Guitar and Banjo parts, well crafted melodic Fiddle lines, rounded out by tasteful Drums/Percussion, and Bass Guitar. Strong Water's eclectic collection of original songs range from genres such as Bluegrass & Blues, to their personal spin on Americana and Folk-Rock, incorporating sounds and styles from influences such as Mumford and Sons, Judah & the Lion, and The Lone Bellow.
After large numbers of requests from fans who had enjoyed a previous EP launched in November 2014, Strong Water recorded and released a 14 track Debut LP in April, 2016. Armed with their new record and a newfound sense of direction, Strong Water has been busy performing throughout the Mid-Atlantic to crowds of all ages.
The band's fast growing list of performances include opening for national and up and coming bands such as The SteelDrivers, Judah & The Lion, Cris Jacobs, Devon Gilfillian, Lucy Dacus, Boy Named Banjo, and many more.