Erisy Watt

Portland, OR

Erisy Watt's elemental folk is a combination of her intricate guitar playing and arresting yet warm voice. She's eclectic in style, exploring everything from Brit-folk to bossa nova. Her playing and singing form delicate tracery that blooms with meaning. Watt's sophomore album "Eyes Like The Ocean" produced by Ryan Oxford in Portland OR, is due out on American Standard Time Records in April 2022. By plucky grit and upbeat determination, Watt has curated a life in which she tours Europe and America extensively. Between touring, and an avid appreciation for the outdoors, her experiences in the natural world figure heavily into her writing. Watt's singing voice -a joyous golden peal- and her complex guitar melodies, will knock you off your axis. Watt works in a wide range of tempo, from thrill to chill, driving songs to vertiginous heights with her vocal performances and the vast range of her capability is sensational. No Depression called her music "an exercise in what contemporary folk today sounds like at it's peak," and Glide Magazine says of her work " the singer-songwriter has coined a genre born from her diversity and wanderlust". Watt's debut album "Paints in the Sky" released in July 2019 earned praise from the likes of No Depression, Pop Matters, The Bluegrass Situation, Americana Fest, Glide Magazine, and Jam in the Van, and a spot on Spotify’s Official Fresh Folk 2019 playlist. Watt has shared the stage with artists like Hurray for the Riff Raff and John Craigie and played to sold-out crowds at venues like 100 Club in London, Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, and Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. Most recently, Watt has teamed up with producer Ryan Oxford of Y La Bamba for her forthcoming album. On this new offering, Watt’s deep reverence for nature and her continued exploration of emotional landscapes come together in perfect form. Recorded to tape and leaning more into the indie-rock realm, Watt’s new collection of songs brings a mature new character and definition to her discography without jeopardizing her musical core. Watt will of course draw comparisons to folk singers from history, but the parallels are well earned. Her reasoning, positivity, and keen perception of the modern world make her reminiscent of topical and transcendent folk singers. You can hear her evolution on Eyes Like The Ocean, and stay tuned in 2022 for tour dates because you're going to want to see her live.
Erisy Watt