Water Street is a Pop/Americana group from the northwestern hills of Blairstown, NJ. Formed in 2014, the band began playing in an old warehouse on Water Street where vocalist/guitarist Dave Paulson lived with his family. The band adopted the name Water Street as a nod to their roots and began playing out, starting at coffee houses and open mics, later moving to stages at venues like The Bitter End, The Stone Pony and a main stage at MusikFest. Water Street takes the Americana standards of acoustic guitar and mandolin, but mixes them with electric guitar and a prominent rhythm section which rolls with a hint of a funk groove.
In 2016 the band released their first full length album Waiting for Martin, a 10 track album of original songs to rave reviews. Their follow-up EP Dear You was released in 2017. The band’s third album, All We Tried To Be, debuted in March, 2022. With members Dave Paulson (guitar/vocals), Connor Konecnik (drums), Joe Byrne (bass) and Mike Stark (electric guitar), Water Street continually delivers a unique and authentic musical experience for their audience and are certainly a band on the rise.