Today, The Sweet Water Warblers, featuring Racheal Davis, May Erlewine, and Lindsay Lou, launch their new weekly video series, Warbler Wednesday.
Kicking the series off with a video for their song “Wishing Well” from their debut album, The Dream That Holds This Child, The Sweet Water Warblers will release a new video every Wednesday for the next 10 weeks across their social pages. Varying from live performance videos to collaborations with special guests, to produced music video releases and more, the series serves as a unique visual track-by-track of the album.
Recently, the accomplished trio released The Dream That Holds This Child, marking the first full-length album from the band since coming together in 2014 to perform at the Hoxeyville Music Festival. Produced by Dan Knobler (Lake Street Drive, Caroline Spence), The Dream That Holds This Child serves to empower and uplift spirits, to offer solace, and provide solidarity through its focus on modern femininity. “Our sound is a place of refuge. Its roots are deep, and its arms are stretched open wide,” says Lou. “This is the gospel of creating beauty from pain.”
Davis, Erlewine, and Lou came together from their own regarded solo careers within the Americana and roots worlds. Whether it was the gospel and soul-laced melodies uncovered in Davis’ music, the Appalachian folk and country-leaning ballads belted out by Erlewine, or the versatile country soul and bluegrass roots of Lou’s band, it was clear that the culmination of their talents would be unparalleled. From the beginning, there was a unique synergy between the three artists, a bond forged by a mutual passion for social change and expansion of the soul through music.
“We recognize an imbalance in the imagery and symbolism of the divine,” adds Davis. “We sing from a source deep within us that honors and elevates the feminine as much as the masculine.” The artists’ statements come with a disclaimer — not to mistake the album’s nurturing tenderness for weakness. These songs emerged from the deep darkness of the earth and were sung awake through relentless storm. As Erlewine puts it, “We are here, very much, on purpose.”
The Sweet Water Warblers spring tour and festival dates have been affected by venue closures and social distancing measures as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The most up-to-date information regarding re-scheduled and postponed shows can be found at www.sweetwaterwarblers.com