Since 2010, prolific writer and poet, Mathew Barker has been putting music to his words under the name Water Music. In an incredibly short time, his lonely, yet optimistic songs of heartbreak, death, passion, and the universe took him across the United States. He's been performing intimate gigs to inspired crowds, and earning him the respect of seasoned musicians the world over.

With early comparisons to both Elliott Smith and Bon Iver, his style is no style; an honesty that resonates through all that listen, and performances built on baring the soul through darkly personal lyrics over sparse rustic guitar chords. It's a do it yourself philosophy, a hark back to the good ol' days, when you could jump a train with a guitar, and find the meaning of his life on a long and lonely road.

Mathew Barker's latest album is available to download for free at http://watermusic.bandcamp.com

Europe Dates

May 27: Des Geiger's Raetsel, Leipzig

May 28: Die Buchbar, Dresden

May 29: Verandahbar, Dresden

June 3: Sofa Salon, Oslo

June 4: Sound of Mu - Musikkfest, Oslo

June 8-10 House Concert, Tampere

June 11: Couchsurfing House Concert, Helsinki

June 12: Bar Loose, Helsinki

June 15: Aarhus, Denmark

June 16: Cafe Retro,Copenhagen

June 17: Southside Cavern, Stockholm

June 18: House Concert, Stockholm

June 29: Pop-In, Paris