There is not a day in our existence that is absolutely predictable. Sure, you can get an idea of how your day might go, but in all reality, life is gonna do what life is gonna do. Unless its Tuesday. Then you can be 99.99% sure there will be at least 5 songs pieced together into a pretty little playlist right here, waiting just for you. Who knows what will happen in that remaining .01% of the unknown, but hey, at least you have some sweet new indie tunes to listen to.
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Sometimes it’s hard to finish what you started. Some of you might not even make it through this playlist before you get the urge to get up and start something else. But, hey, we won’t hold it against you. There is some overachiever out there that will finish it just because we mentioned the possibility of not being able to. And you, the un-finsher, we know you’ll be back. And we’ll be right here waiting with a whole other list of songs to finish or not to finish listening to. ‘Cause that’s just what we do.
Are You Coming Home?’
Inspiration and motivation come and go on a normal basis for most of us. Sometimes we’re in it to win it and sometimes we’d rather sit and waste away for a couple hours or more. But no matter what mood we are in, music seems to fit right in. So no matter if today is the day you are going to conquer the world or let the day just pass you by, let the Indie Dojo accompany your space for a while. You never know what inspirations or motivations might be hidden in one of these gems….
For the most part, a lot of us don’t know what the heck we are doing here. We just go by our day to day, trying to figure out the meaning of life with some days being A LOT easier than others. And while we will probably never ever really know the answer, what we do know is that there is an Indie Dojo down below waiting to be played. If anything, that should be able to occupy us for a while…
Working hard or hardly working? Either way, we’ve got an Indie Dojo to whistle to while you work…or you don’t. Hey, it might even make you look more productive.
Gewd laaawrd, it’s hard to come back to reality after a 3 day weekend or any vacation for that matter. If you are anything like us, you need a musical escape to help forget about the every day grind. Luckily we’ve made it easy for you to lose yourselves in a sweet little indie dojo. We know it’s not anywhere near the amazingness of a vacation, but let your imagination sail you away through the length of a playlist. You’ll be glad you did.
In our world of information-by-the-minute, endless communication methods and amounts, and constant connectivity, sometimes it’s a beautiful thing to just press play and sit back. Just last week, we took a break from the mounds of digital communications, put on one of our favorite artists on SoundCloud, and let the suggested songs lead us down a path of unplanned bliss. There were a couple of skips here and there, but then we landed on Songs of Water.
After hearing “11 Miles,” we immediately reached out for more information. After getting in touch with Stephen, we fired over a few questions to get to know this impressive act a little better.
TMN: Thank you for taking some time to talk to us today. When we stumbled across your SoundCloud the other day, we became instantly intrigued and wanted to know a little more. So, talk to us about how Songs of Water came to be.
SoW: Our music was born out of a community of friends who all loved to explore different sounds and create experimental art together.
TMN: Let’s go back before the start of the band. What’s your musical background like? Were you classically trained, or was it something you taught yourself?
SoW: Myself (Stephen Roach) and Luke Skaggs both grew up with strong bluegrass heritages. Jon Kliegle came from a family of traveling accordionists, Elisa Cox is classically trained, Michael Pritchard and Greg Willette are both self taught multi-instrumentalists and composers.
TMN: Looking back into your past, can you highlight five artists who helped influence what fans hear in Songs of Water?