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Saturday, June 27, 2015     8 PM

Otherlands Coffee Bar   641 S. Cooper   

$15    Tickets are at Otherlands and at The Booksellers at Laurelwood  or you can purchase them online at    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/memphis-acoustic-music-association-presents-wisewater-tickets-17160708140

MAMA presents critically acclaimed contemporary folk trio Wisewater  to Memphis.
Based in Nashville, Wisewater (Kate Lee on vocals/fiddle, Forrest O’Connor on vocals/mandolin, and Jim Shirey on guitar) have appeared on The Grand Ole Opry several times in the last year and have toured across the country, sharing the stage with Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, John Cowan, Mary Gauthier, and many others.
O’Connor, a graduate of Harvard University and son of legendary fiddler Mark O’Connor, plays sessions around Nashville and won the Tennessee State Mandolin Championship in March. He formed Wisewater with Lee in 2014 after a string arranger in Nashville introduced the two. Lee recently graduated from Belmont University and has appeared on the CMA Awards and Christmas Shows for several years, backing up many major entertainers including Rod Stewart, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, and Lady Antebellum. Shirey, also a Harvard alumnus, has co-written songs with O’Connor for several years and joined Wisewater last fall.

Wisewater’s debut EP, The Demonstration, was released last November and reached #13 on the iTunes Singer-songwriter charts. Featuring five original songs, the record was hailed as “beautifully poetic” by The Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY).
“I love it. Their songwriting is skillful, insightful, and evocative. Kate’s voice is both soulful and sweet and blends effortlessly with Forrest’s clear, clean tenor. Their music is joyful, beautiful, and intentional. Wisewater, I’m listening, I ‘hear you,’ and I look forward to hearing your singing, songwriting, and playing for a long, long time to come.”  John Cowan  

“Wisewater makes beautiful music. The sound of their combined voices is heavenly. The music pouring out of these souls is truly angelic, and it has been my great pleasure to have been able to play with them on several occasions. With them you get world-class musicianship, professionalism, and deep feeling.” — Mary Gauthier

Read more about Wisewater at http://www.wisewatermusic.com/
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