Welcome Here Again
Colonial Williamsburg's The Waterman Family have delighted audiences for years with their fun, engaging, and historically informed approach to the 18th Century's colorful and varied folk music with a wide variety of tunes and songs; all performed on historically appropriate instruments.
The Waterman Family was born out of a passion to tell the story of how America went from listening and playing European music to finding this county's voice and sound. Nowhere else can one hear music that started in Europe, was heard here, and then passed along to the western part of the early American landscape. With Scotch, Irish, French, African, and English influences, The Waterman Family bring their musical styling using an array of colonial instruments and historically-informed performance techniques. So sing along, tap along, and even dance along with The Waterman Family!