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Deep Roots 2022 Winter/Spring Series – Blackwater Trio

March 25, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Blackwater Trio is a folk/rock band that uses two guitars, a violin and three-part harmony to evoke a powerful response from their audience.  Based in Clarksdale, Mississippi, the Trio was formed in the fall of 2013 when violinist Alice Hasen, then a high school band director, sat in with local guitarists Walt Busby and Seth Stroud.  The two Delta natives quickly turned the Vermont classical violinist to the “dark side” and the group gained popularity. The individual influences of Stroud, Busby and Hasen are widely varied: Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Neil Young, Crosby Stills & Nash, the Fleet Foxes, Stephane Grappelli, Natalie McMaster, and the classical canon, just to name a few.  The sound that emerges is a refreshing mix of opposites – Stroud’s sometimes angelic, sometimes rough-hewn vocals; Busby’s psychedelic electric guitar layered over intricate acoustic patterns; Hasen’s honed technique supporting edgier styles outside the bounds of either violin or fiddle. The group released their debut album, Cheshire Moon, in August 2017.  Touring regularly through Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and up the East Coast, the Trio is a favorite of local festivals and has been featured in media including Delta Magazine and Memphis’ WEVL radio. Their live shows include original music as well as reinterpreted covers. Says culture blog Delta Bohemian: “With an eclectic medley of familiar yet made-their-own-tunes and with now many of their own songs, this band is uniquely peerless.”


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Ellis Theatre – Delta Arts Alliance
104 S. Court St.
Cleveland,MS38732United States
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