The Wisewater trio (identifed as a duo on their website home page—needs updating!) will be making a return appearance on Hillbilly at Harvard this Saturday (24 October), between 10 and 11 AM (short show: off for football at 11:30) and also at Club Passim in Harvard Square on Monday, the 26th. We made their acquaintance HERE in the spring; their website is HERE. /CL
UPDATE/CORRECTION 25Oct15: Had an enjoyable 45 minutes or so on-air with Kate and Forrest, and learned (among other interesting things, like a forthcoming recording from a new father-son-and-others aggregation called the O’Connor Family Band) that the website is correct: Wisewater is back to being a duo, as erstwhile member Jim (who was also Forrest’s college roomate) has gone back to teaching in Alexandria, VA. Forrest, if you didn’t hear, by the way, was playing an odd instrument, a bazouki mandolin shaped something like a guitar: it has four pairs of strings, but Forrest left the two lower ones unpaired, giving him guitar-like bass notes. It seemed quite loud in my headphones.
They did a lovely version of Alan O’Bryant‘s “Those Memories of You,” along a couple of Wisewater originals. Get out to Club Passim Monday evening for more. /CL