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 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, his 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 Life Like Water possesses a dark edge with a wonderfully uplifting finish.


"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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