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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Water Street Returning to Roy’s Hall May 4

Water Street’s new single, “Livin’ Mine.” It’s available on all major streaming platform April 26. Photo courtesy Water Street.

Water Street is returning home to Roy’s Hall in Blairstown May 4 to mark the release of their two new studio songs. 

Describing their appearance as a “Mystery Music Release Show,” lead vocalist Dave Paulsen said Water Street returned to the studio last year for their upcoming album.

“We have been recording a bunch of new songs that will be released over the coming months at a studio in Philadelphia,” Paulsen said, “This show will be to release the first of those songs called ‘Livin’ Mine.’”

The song officially drops on April 26 on all major streaming platforms, he said. “The show will serve as a sort of kick off for the new music releases for all we’ve been doing.”

The band has released three albums to date, as well as the 2023 singles, “Pen Pals” and “Carolina.” That fall, they headed back into the studio to record a series of new songs to be released in 2024, the first two of which will be featured at the May 4 show.

The band released its first full-length album, “Waiting for Martin,” in 2016 and followed with “Dear You,” a six-track EP in 2018. They have appeared on the pages of Vents Magazine and Indie Music Review and have played hundreds of shows across the region. The group competed in and won Dorney Park’s first Battle of the Bands in 2016, earning them a spot on one of Musikfest’s main stages in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, later that year.

The band describes its music as “a new version of Americana, mixing soulful acoustic melodies with rugged rock and roll bursts, enticing bluegrass mandolin riffs and a driving rhythm section with some hints of funk.”

They adopted their name from the location on Water Street in Blairstown where the band meets to practice and write. 

The May 4 show begins at 8 p.m. and indie band Close Drive from Philadelphia will open the show. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at

Joe Phalon
Joe Phalon, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

Joe was lured out of retirement by the opportunity to be a part of the Ridge View Echo. During a decades-long career in publishing and journalism, he has covered government on many levels from local school boards to the United States Supreme Court.

Along the way, Joe has worked at American Lawyer Magazine, The National Law Journal and The Record among other publications, and as the Press Officer of Columbia Law School. His work has been recognized with several first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New Jersey Press Association.

Being part of the Ridge View Echo brings Joe back to his roots and the kind of news coverage he loves: Telling the stories of people and local communities as well as keeping an eye on how their money is spent by their government officials.

Joe lives in Blairstown with his wife Rose, the founder of Quilting for a Cause, and their two wiener dogs. He is an artist in his spare time.