The Blackwater Trio is an Americana, folk, roots and rock band based in Clarskdale, Mississippi.  Its members are Seth Stroud (lead vocals, guitar), Walt Busby (lead guitar, vocals) and Alice Hasen (violin, vocals).  With influences ranging from Led Zeppelin to gypsy jazz, their original music and artful covers captivate audiences all over the country.

Otherfest 2018 

Blackwater Trio appears at 8 PM on Saturday, October 6 this year at Otherfest.  We'll have all the forces out with the full band.  So many great acts play both Friday and Saturday, with a big emphasis on their original music.  Be sure not to miss this legendary festival!

JUST ANNOUNCED: New Year's Eve @The Blind Bear in Downtown Memphis 

Blackwater Trio plays a FULL BAND show this New Year's Eve at the Blind Bear! We will take care of you every step of the way, kicking it off at 11 PM and counting down right to the very last seconds of 2017. Then we're gonna Auld Lang Syne that s**t and get back to rockin face in the first moments of 2018! Eric Fowler and Steven Auttonberry join on drums and bass for an unforgettable start to your new year. Make it your resolution to be there!

Frogfest 2018 

Getting pumped up to headline Frogfest 2018 in Leland, MS!  This festival celebrates the town where Jim Henson spent his childhood.  Leland eventually inspired him to create Kermit the Frog and all the other Muppet suspects.  Did anyone else ever see Muppet Treasure Island?  That movie SPOKE TO ME as a kid.  Anyway...

We also have the honor of playing with bassist Steve Auttonberry and drummer Eric Fowler for this show, making it a truly FULL BAND Blackwater Trio experience!  These guys have sharpened their teeth around the Leland area, too, so come get your fill of chili, pumpkin painting (what what!!) and great music.  Josh Journeay opens at 10 AM and Zach Day follows at 11.  Blackwater Trio takes the stage at 12:30 PM.  Be there!


Playing the mainstage tonight at the 35th Annual Octoberfest in Cleveland, MS!  Our set starts at 7 PM, we'll be selling and signing our album immediately afterwards!

Cooper Young Fest! 

So excited to be kicking off 831 S. Cooper's lineup for this year's Cooper Young Festival in Midtown, Memphis!  Last year, I (Alice) bought three beautiful wooden cutting boards and a himalayan salt lamp as gifts.  I live not far from Cooper Young, but I realized my mistake when I put all my goodies into my backpack and started to walk home.  It was killer heavy!  Don't make the same mistake as I did -- support local artists and then just come hang out at 831 S Cooper, where the lineup includes Blackwater Trio at 2 PM, the Tony Manard Band at 3 PM (I'll be a guest fiddler in that one), Devil Train @ 4 PM, and more!

BAR DKDC Tonight! 

Hey everyone!  We're playing at Bar DKDC tonight at 7:30 in the Cooper-Young district of Midtown, Memphis.  Come check us out, show starts at 7:30 PM!

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Previous events

Blackwater Trio at Crosstown Brewing Company

Crosstown Brewing Co., 1264 Crosstown Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

Blackwater Trio pairs well with every Crosstown Brewing Company concoction! Come ease out of your work week with our signature three-part harmonies and guitar and fiddle pickin'. All ages are warmly welcomed here, and there is no cover. See you there!

Blackwater Trio at Lafayette's Music Room

Lafayette's Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN

Blackwater Trio (acoustic with Seth, Walt and Alice) fill Lafayette's with the sweet harmonies, guitar and fiddle once again! Come for a laid-back, friendly show with the three core members of the trio, and leave filled with joy and plenty of Midtown mac & cheese. $5 cover, all ages welcome. More info at Lafayettes.com.


Blackwater Trio at Hooker Grocery - Juke Joint Sunday Special

Hooker Grocery, 316 John Lee Hooker Ln, Clarksdale, MS 38614

Finish up your Juke Joint Festival weekend with a Sunday afternoon wind-down with Blackwater Trio! We'll help you recover from the madness with our soothing harmonies and friendly vibe! No cover, but reservations are recommended to ensure you have a comfy place to hang with us.

New Year's Eve at Crawdads! With BWT5 and Alice Hasen & the Blaze

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Crawdads, 104 Park St, Merigold, MS 38759

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style! Two bands combine forces to kick off the new year:

9- 11 PM: Alice Hasen & the Blaze (Alice is the fiddler for BWT)

11:30 PM - 1:30 AM: Blackwater Trio "Deluxe" (Seth, Walt and Alice plus Eric Fowler on drums and Steven Auttonberry on bass)

Cover, age limit and other show info TBA soon. See you there!

First Thursdays at the Museum: Holiday Show with Blackwater Trio

B.B. King Museum, 400 2nd St., Indianola, MS 38751

Blackwater Trio returns to the B.B. King Museum for their First Thursdays Series, with all your favorite tunes, plus a collection of holiday songs for the winter season. Free admission; cash bar for those who are 21+.