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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Juke Joint Festival shows TBA

Clarksdale, MS 38614

Juke Joint Fest comes to town! Don't miss out on hearing Blackwater Trio rock the joint(s) this weekend. Show times and venues TBA.

Blackwater Trio Headlines World Catfish Festival

Belzoni, MS

Blackwater Trio is joined by bassist Steve Auttonberry and drummer Eric Fowler as we headline Belzoni's 44th annual World Catfish Festival! Our show is 2-4 PM on the main stage, but there will be lots of other great music happening all around town that day. Don't miss it!

World Catfish Festival: 9 AM - 4 PM in downtown Belzoni, MS

$5 admission, children 10 and under free

St. Patrick's Day at the Brass Door

The Brass Door, 152 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

Throw down with the Blackwater Trio on St. Patrick's Day at Memphis' authentic Irish pub! The Brass Door is a beautiful downtown bar, run by Seamus, that serves delicious Irish fare and spirits. And of course, Guinness.

Ellisa Sun & Blackwater Trio at the Brass Door

The Brass Door, 152 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

San Francisco native Ellisa Sun and Memphis' Blackwater Trio team up to make your Valentine's Day special. Just two blocks from the world famous Peabody Hotel, the Brass Door is known for its welcoming hospitality, first-rate Irish fare, and a good time. $5 cover at the door.