From South Coast NSW, The Water Runners’ original bluegrass-infused Australian folk has engaged audiences at festivals, venues and events from Sydney to the Snowy, Tamworth to Tathra and Wollongong to Woy Woy. Their harmony rich songs will take you on a musical journey through stories of love, loss, cautionary tales and South Coast trails.
The Water Runners’ earned semi-final and final honours in the Tamworth Song Writers Association awards in 2019 and 2020 and achieved ‘Best Band’ in the 2020 National Busking Championships as well as second in the Open category. They have supported international acts including the USA’s Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass and Scotland’s The Elephant Sessions.
The band is a mix of experienced musicians (John Littrich – guitar/vocals); Neil McCann – banjo/mandolin/vocals, formerly of folk legends, Wongawilli) and younger musicians (James Turk – double-bass, Danita Harris –violin, and Dom Littrich – percussion).
Their first album, Heading South, was released early 2017. In 2019, they released their second album, Point of No Return produced by John Kane (The Flying Emus). The Water Runners have recently been working with multi award-winning producer, Matt Fell (ABC’s The Recording Studio), to record a third album for release in 2021.