The High Water Line is a 5 piece group of Bay Area musicians who play a hard driving modern bluegrass sound, all their own. Driving rhythms, soaring harmonies, and great musicianship allow The High Water Line to blend influences as far ranging as classical, traditional bluegrass, blues, funk, and jazz. They play some original music and a range of songs from many genres with a focus on original interpretations of Bluegrass, Country, Americana, and anything that really moves them.
Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition—an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future. George Clements (guitar, vocals) Patrick M'Gonigle (fiddle, vocals) Charles Clements (bass, vocals) Matt Witler (mandolin) and Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo) bring together their own musical styles to create a sound greater than the sum of its parts.
Combining soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies, their growing repertoire of original songs and compositions showcases not only their considerable talents, but a dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music.