House of Waters
Governors Island at Nolan Park
1pm and 3pm
Jun 20, 2015
Rain date: Sun Jun 28
House of Waters reflects our times – this innovative three-person ensemble embraces the multi-layered sounds of the world, ignoring limiting definitions and restrictive genres. All virtuosos in their own right, with impressive credentials, the band consists of Max ZT (hammered dulcimer), Moto Fukushima (six-string electric bass), and Shane Shanahan (percussion). Their unique style is a product of intense collaboration between expert musicians who take risks, cross boundaries, and never cease to amaze. These are shape-shifting artists, whose love of music and its power is infectious. They are taking their instruments to places unimagined, and bringing their audience along with them.
“One of the most original bands on the planet.” – NY Music Daily
“A sight to behold.” – TimeOut NY
“The Jimi Hendrix of the hammered dulcimer.” – National Public Radio
House of Waters will be accompanied by guest vocalist Priya Darshini.
The Indian Express calls her music “soul stirring,” five-time Grammy winner Roy Wooten calls Priyadarshini “an inspiration,” and Tracy Silverman, calls her “one of the most influential artists from India.” Taking her roots from Indian Classical music, Priya’s vast knowledge of a variety of music from all over the world has resulted in a fresh, imaginative and fascinating new sound. She displays an enviable combination of range, technique, unconventional compositions and a prodigious voice that truly sets her apart from other vocalists and has the ability to both, intrigue and captivate any audience
Priya has shared the stage and collaborated with some of the most influential international and national music leaders of the century, including Pearl Jam, five time Grammy award winning drummer and composer Roy “Futureman” Wooten, three time Grammy award winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin, four time Grammy award winning trumpeter Philip Lassiter, Grammy nominated Louis Banks, virtuoso ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro, virtuoso hammered dulcimer player Max ZT, and more.
Based out of Brooklyn, Priya has sung for over a hundred television and radio commercials as well as recorded for several award winning and chart topping movie sound tracks. She is also an actor, ultra marathoner, entrepreneur and philanthropist.