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Life Like Water

Recent gigs

  • Isis Music Hall * Asheville NC

  • The Grey Eagle * Asheville, NC

  • The Mothlight * Asheville, NC

  • LEAF Downtown Festival * Asheville, NC

  • Asheville Yoga Festival * Asheville, NC

  • Whitehorse Black Mountain * Black Mountain

  • New Mountain AVL *Asheville NC

  • Sanctuary Brewing * Hendersonville, NC

  • Bywater  * Asheville, NC 

  • Saluda Arts Festival * Saluda, NC

  • Habitat Commons * Asheville, NC

  • North Asheville Market * Asheville, NC

  • The Landing * Asheville, NC

  • The Green River Brew Depot * Saluda, NC

  • Black Coffee * Tryon, NC 

  • Ginger's Revenge * Asheville, NC 

  • Native Kitchen and Social Pub * Swannanoa, NC 

  • Frog Level brewing * Waynesville, NC

  • Firefly Taps and Grill * Waynesville, NC

  • Asheville City Market * Asheville, NC

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Life Like Water is the creation of David Matters and is a musical response to a life in transition.

From his early days of living in a van and playing punk rock music, to hitchhiking across the country with a banjo strapped on his back, to his current attempt at wedding his family life with the unsteady path of a folk musician, David continues to use his own transience as a source of inspiration for his songwriting. 

Together, with his bandmates Megan Drollinger and Charles Furtado, Life Like Water’s music has developed a sound that straddles the edges of contemporary folk and traditional music from around the world.


With a focus on trance-inducing, finger-style guitar, elegant vocal harmonies, and melodies that contain flavors of Africa and the Middle East, the music of this eclectic trio possesses a dark edge with a wonderfully uplifting finish.


Ben Stockdale

"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."

Grammy-winning mastering technician and owner, Long Gone Sound Studio

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.

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