BIO: Erisy Watt is a Nashville-raised contemporary folk artist based in Portland, Oregon. Alongside guitarist Jeremy Ferrara, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is gaining a strong following worldwide, drawing comparisons to Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones. Inspired by both her time spent living along the central coast of California and on remote islands in Thailand and Indonesia, Watt’s music invites listeners to rejoice in the beauty and freedom of wilder places. With several US and international tours over the past years and performances with notable artists like Hurray for the Riff Raff, Watt is now gearing up to release her debut full-length album and return to Europe in late 2018. Hear Watt’s most recent EP Foolish Things on Spotify, iTunes, and other streaming services now.

In addition to performing, Watt founded benefit concert series Cabin by the Sea as a way to intertwine her deep reverence for live music and passion for positive community action. A traveling concert series that raises funds and awareness for local organizations, Cabin by the Sea has raised over $8,000 for area nonprofits and musicians since its founding and continues to bring the community together to groove, give back, and gain awareness.

For Watt and those she plays with, it’s all about "giving back and building community. It’s clear they are proactive people who suffuse their whole lives with purpose, passion, and positivity."(Richie DeMaria, Santa Barbara Independent)

Notable Performances/Features

Supporting acts like Hurray For The Riff Raff, Mr. Little Jeans, Shook Twins, Kuinka, Dustbowl Revival, Royal Jelly Jive, T Sisters and Rainbow Girls.

CBS This Morning, Jam in the Van, Lucidity Festival, Sofar Sounds in NYC, Munich and San Francisco, Hotel Cafe, Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, KCSB, KCBX, KCSU



"It’s clear they are proactive people who suffuse their whole lives with purpose, passion, and positivity." http://www.independent.com/news/2016/dec/08/erisy-watt-hosts-ep-release-and-cabin-sea-fundrais/

"Her whispery voice and tranquil guitar lulled us in, but the lyrics...lingered with us, bits of thoughtful poetry that stayed in the soul." http://www.independent.com/news/2016/sep/19/shook-twins-and-erisy-raff-lull-us-good-times-soho/

"As always, her voice wrapped the audience inside of its vibrato and then sent them floating off with stars dazzling above their heads."http://www.independent.com/news/2016/may/19/cabin-sea-another-uplifting-night-gypsy-jazz-and-f/

"Erisy Watt is a nonstop adventurer."  http://www.independent.com/news/2015/oct/08/erisy-watt-moves-west-makes-music/

"With a voice that captures the heart and locks it away for safe keeping, Erisy’s style of music harks back to a simpler time."  http://milkcrater.com/index.php/2015/10/15/10-bands-you-need-to-see-at-new-noise-festival-in-santa-barbara/

"This is the steal of the weekend." http://milkcrater.com/index.php/2015/10/15/10-bands-you-need-to-see-at-new-noise-festival-in-santa-barbara/

"The Vocalist was phenomenal. She had the voice of an angel." http://dailynexus.com/2013-10-10/local-band-to-perform-at-soho-tonight/




Erisy Watt