Laughing Waters is an Austin based indie band of very talented, seasoned musicians blending & bending genres from reggae to afro to rock to new-grass, country & swing. LW offers up finely crafted originals, as well as a variety of fun loving rocking and swinging dance tunes. This is truly a fun & inspiring band, infectiously danceable.
Because we play in a variety of genres, we can tailor our shows to be in the reggae/world beat realm or bring our fiddle player &/or our mandolin/ lap steel player & do a country/swing/blue grass type of show, or mix it up & do an eclectic night of music depending on what the party/gig calls for. No matter what genre, we are a ton of fun.
What to Expect
We can tailor fit our show to your needs.
From mellow, harmonious music for dinner time to fun loving dance tunes in the country/swing vein or a one love reggae/afro vibration.
As Bob develops his solo career, he is playing with some talented & seasoned musicians in the fun loving band - Laughing Waters, a popular Texas Hill Country band. The core of LW is a trio: Bob Slaughter (acoustic guitar), Lynette Perkins (electric guitar) & Mark Sebly (bass). Other members include: Jorge De Armas (drums), Mike Fowler (fiddle) & Richard Parke (mandolin, lap steel).
Laughing Waters is eclectic. Whether they are laying down reggae & afro grooves or doing the Texas country/swing/bluegrass thing, LW is superb in its renditions of covers & with its finely crafted originals.
Bob is a prolific song writer. His 4th studio album "We Are Water" was released in the Spring of 2017. Like his previous album, "The River Knows", this new release boasts amazing performances by some of the most talented players in central Texas. Bob is in the studio working on his next album to be released in early 2019. Bob travels in & out of state as a solo artist, playing concerts, house concerts & popular venues.
Past Booked Events
|December 08, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Linda's Fine Foods|
|December 02, 2018 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Private Party|
|November 25, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Hays City Store|
|November 23, 2018 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Texas Keepers Festival|
|November 16, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Austin Java Dripping Springs|
|November 11, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Hays City Store|
|November 10, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Patsy's Cafe|
|November 08, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Thyme & Dough|
|November 02, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Austin Java Dripping Springs|
|November 01, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Acopon|
|October 31, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Party|
Many originals, genres include:
reggae, afro, rock, psychedelic, country, swing, new grass, folk, blues
Why You Been Gone So Long
My Window Faces South
All the Time in the World
One More Time Like That
Don’t Let Go
Hey Good Looking
I Want You To Be My Baby
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Dance, Dance, Dance
Little Bit of Love
This Land is Your Land (Reggae Style)
Red, Red Wine
You Can Get It If You Really Want
Down South in New Orleans
White Freight Liner
Rollin’ My Sweet Baby’s
Six Pack To Go
Sitting On Top of the World
What a Wonderful World
Influences & Inspiration
Bob Marley, Sting, Van Morrison, Peter Rowan, Jack Johnson, Glen Hansard, Leonard Cohen, Willie Nelson, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Bela Fleck, The Beatles, Bruce Cockburn.