Bob Slaughter dwells in the hills west of Austin. He is a prolific songwriter playing solo & with his band Laughing Waters, advocating for peace, social harmony & reverence for our Mother Earth, painting poetic perspectives of conscious possibilities for our planetary situation, woven in musical & harmonious complexities. People of all persuasions enjoy his one love lyrical perspective.
"Bob Slaughter, prolific songwriter, poet, artist in many regards. We play tracks from his last 2 albums, We Are Water & The River Knows, & love them very much." John Brown (Program Director at Wimberley Valley Radio)
Laughing Waters is an Austin based band blending & bending genres from reggae to newgrass to rock to swing. LW is a 5 piece band which at times trims down to a trio. Bob Slaughter & Lynette Perkins contribute finely crafted originals, Mark Sebly & Mike Fowler offer up a variety of fun loving rocking and swinging dance tunes while Lorenzo Patterson provides the shuffling & driving rhythms. This is truly a fun & inspiring band, infectiously danceable.
“Laughing Waters are bad ass! Worth it to go see/listen. You won’t find anything like them within a thousand mile radius. Amazing music, and real people playing. It’s a real band and music/people at its finest.” Todd Culbert (Hill Country Ramblers)