Erisy Watt is a Nashville-raised folk artist based in Portland, OR. Consistently referred to as “the next-in-line to the likes of Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones, her music is an exercise in what contemporary folk today sounds like at its peak.” (No Depression). Inspired by both her time spent studying and working along the central coast of California and in remote regions on Thailand, Indonesia, and Neal, Watt's music invites listeners to rejoice in the beauty of freedom of wilder places. Growing up on Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and an eclectic mix of Brazilian Bossanova artists, 1960s folk singers, and powerful female figures, Erisy had a natural likeness for all types of music that would positively impact her sound in the future. Today, she uses the guitar, and banjo, plus creative energy with longtime collaborator Jeremy Ferrara, to create timeless melodies and lyrics. Presently, Watt juggles releasing new music to the world, while exploring every corner of it, and spent 8 out of 12 months of her latest songwriting process living out of a suitcase. Her debut-full length album "Paints in the Sky" is coming out later this month on July 26th. You can stream two singles from that record now on all platforms.
"An exercise in what contemporary folk today sounds like at its peak."" -No Depression
"Call it dream folk, call it mesmerizing or imaginative, but Watt's compositional voice is something to behold." -PopMatters