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Raised in Nashville, TN yet based in Santa Barbara, CA, Watt and her bandmates draw inspiration from a shared love of adventure and community. With effortless harmonies, delightful guitar licks, hearty bass rhythms, and the occasional whistle, their musicianship, as well as friendship, is undeniable.
In 2014, Watt founded the Cabin by the Sea Series 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 $6,000 for area nonprofits and musicians since its founding and continues to bring the community together to groove, give back, and gain awareness.
Recently, Watt along with Rozendo and Ferrara released their first self-titled EP and are gearing up for a cross-country tour this summer. For them, music and Cabin by the Sea are all about "giving back and building community, and from their offstage involvements in organizations such as Coalition for Sustainable Transportation, Wildlands Studies, and Bici Centro, it’s clear they are proactive people who suffuse their whole lives with purpose, passion, and positivity." (Richie DeMaria, Santa Barbara Independent)
CBS This Morning, Jam in the Van at High Sierra Music Festival, Lucidity Festival, Sofar Sounds in NYC, Munich and San Francisco, Hotel Cafe, Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, and sharing bills with Hurray for The Riff Raff, Mr. Little Jeans, Shook Twins, Dustbowl Revival, and T Sisters.
"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/