Life Like Water
Life Like Water 

The best way to live / is to be like water / For water benefits all things / and goes against none of them. 
-Lao Tzu

Life Like Water is the brainchild of David Matters and is a musical response to a radical shift in awareness.
After many years of creating music through various projects (most notably the newgrass band Gipsy Moon) as well as a number of genre shifts, his focus has narrowed and his vision has broadened.

Together, with his bandmate Megan Drollinger as well as a rotating cast of talented players, Life Like Water has developed a sound that straddles the edges of contemporary folk and traditional music from around the world.

This music contains elements to fit almost anyone's taste. You can dance, groove, bob your head, space out, tune in, relax, get excited, and possibly even shed a tear to it. 


"Life Like Water has harvested a sound from the mountains of North Carolina that is uniquely suited to satisfy the needs of a world that is waking up. Some of their songs are a still lake, others thunderstorms, but the depth of their message is without a floor. From a dance with the devil to unnamed celestial sounds, this group of compassionate musicians offers fresh richness from the soul of Appalachia."

~Ben Stockdale

Noah Proudfoot and the Botanicals

Life Like Water makes music that is a healthful elixir for the spirit and a pleasure to the ears.  Evocative and tasteful, artful and earthy.

~-Christopher Leva

Mastering technician at Grammy-winning Long Gone Sound Studio

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