Lauded as the “Jimi Hendrix of Hammered Dulcimer” by NPR, Max ZT is an innovator of the instrument. Taking his roots from classical Irish folk music, Max has transplanted his compositional techniques to both Senegal, where he studied the Mandinko technique with the Cissoko griot family, and to Mumbai, India, where he received a grant to study under the great santoor master Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. His fresh perspective and bold experimentalism have been the backbone to beautiful, complex, and genuine compositions, while his unorthodox playing style has been a pioneering force in revolutionizing dulcimer techniques.
Moto Fukushima has been playing music for as long as he can remember. Accompanying such greats as Joe Lovano, Mike Stern, and Dave Weckl, he has redefined the role of the bass. With a strong background in jazz improvisation, Western classical music and the African inspired musical sensibilities of South America, Moto’s playing is an amazing combination of finesse, subtlety, and power.
Together they partner with a variety of different percussionists, and have scored an Emmy-winning documentary for ESPN. House of Waters has shared the stage with some of the most influential international and national musical leaders of the century including Pandit Ravi Shankar, Vicotr Wooten, Tinariwen, Jimmy Cliff, Karh Kale, and more. Timeout NY states “A sight to behold.”