“Her music is an exercise in what contemporary folk today sounds like at its peak,” wrote No Depression of Erisy Watt, a Nashville-raised singer-songwriter who now calls Portland home. Inspired by both her time spent studying and working along the central coast of California and in remote regions of Thailand, Indonesia and Nepal, Watt’s music invites listeners to rejoice in the beauty and freedom of wilder places. With her guitar and banjo, plus creative energy from longtime collaborator Jeremy Ferrara, Watt creates timeless melodies and lyrics. For fans of Joni Mitchell, Gillian Welch, Bedouine, Courtney Marie Andrews, Norah Jones, Gregory Alan Isakov and Lake Street Dive, her debut full-length Paints in the Sky is out now.
Erisy Watt: "Redwoods" [Live at The Hallowed Halls]
Erisy Watt: "Am I"
Erisy Watt: "Treasure Maps"