Saturday, October 1, 2022

Erisy Watt

Edgefield - Winery Tasting Room

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Free

21 and over

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About Erisy Watt

Erisy Watt

Portland-based Erisy Watt released her sophomore album "Eyes like the Ocean" on April 1 via American Standard Time Records. Hailed by No Depression as "an exercise in what contemporary folk today sounds like at its peak," Watt returns with a lovingly crafted, sophisticated collection of softly celestial folk songs, recorded live-to-tape and masterfully produced by Y La Bamba's Ryan Oxford. Watt's sound reliably alludes to iconic vocalists of the 1960s, but here, finds a more fitting home in the vintage-tinged indie ether of Bedouine, Haley Heynderickx, or Julie Byrne. Her vocals are intimate and alluring, an artful alternation between soothing whispers and gentle howls, backed by an instrumental bigness that evokes windy mountainscapes and piercing blue skies. Throughout Eyes like the Ocean, Erisy calls upon the expanse of earth and sky to navigate life as an adult woman-satiating restlessness, finding connection, and fostering that ever elusive sense of self that allows one peace.