I was really lucky this last week because I had the chance to go see them play live. And it was a nice evening full of some good folk music. I have to admit the decision to see them play was kind of a whim. I was looking for something a little different to do on my day off. I looked through what is going on for the week, and I noticed that a local venue called C2G was having a show. I looked up the band on youtube and I liked what I heard.
This is the song that caught my attention. She's playing a ukulele which made me think of my friend Sarah. And who doesn't like the song The Glory of Love. I bought the tickets to see them play.
It was easy to find their music, but I had trouble finding out much else about them. You really have to do some searching. But I did find that they actually are members of different bands, and that The Sweet Water Warblers is a side project for the three. The band originally came together at the request of a promoter. And well they kind of decided to continue working together. The ladies will have an ep released in January.
Their music hit my exact mood recently. I wanted something relaxing, and a little different than the norm. It's folk music so it wasn't too rowdy. But there were songs you could sing a long with. And there were songs that were a little reflective.
I realized as I listened to the music that I don't like country music. At least I don't like the country music we hear on the radio. But folk music has the ability to draw all kinds of music together. They played a Hank Williams Sr. song that I normally would have turned my nose up to. And I enjoyed it. They sang a couple of spirituals. And I enjoyed them. And they sang that song That's A Lie. It just was fun to sing along with.
So if you have the chance to see these ladies play live. You really should give them a try.