Our CDs are available from these merchants:

Kindred Spirit Books
1028 Main St.
Stevens Point, WI
(715) 342-4891
Spruce Tree Music
851 E. Johnson
Madison, WI
Homestead Pickin' Parlor
6625 Penn Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55423
(612) 861-3308



What DJs and Critics Say About Us...

"New Ground" hailed as one of the top ten bluegrass albums of the year by Bluegrass Now magazine, 2007

The High Water band received the 2002 WAMI for Bluegrass. The band also performed at the annual awards ceremony.

"Dusty Boxcar Wall" received Crossroads Magazine's Album of the Year award in 1999, in the Bluegrass category.

  • The best husband and wife duet I've heard. James King, Rounder recording artist.


  •  Art Stevenson & High Water do the music the RIGHT WAY. A perfect choice of material and solid instrumental skills lay the foundation for a great husband and wife duet. John Wright, WLUW Chicago, author of “TRAVELING THE HIGHWAY HOME: RALPH STANLEY AND THE WORLD OF TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC.”


  • What lifts High Water beyond the ordinary are the combined voices of Art and Stephanie Stevenson. John Roemer, Bluegrass Unlimited magazine.


  • The traditional bluegrass here is sure to satisfy the most stringent purest. Casey Henry, Bluegrass Unlimited magazine.


  • Stephanie Stevenson’s husky lead voice and higher tenor harmonies are unheralded treasures of the music... John Roemer, Bluegrass Unlimited magazine.


  • There is tremendous strength here in the singing and the instrumental work. Frank Overstreet, NIBGA and SPBGMA newsletters.


  • Folks, this is one of the best traditional sounding bluegrass CDs I’ve heard in ages! Susan Madden, KBCS, Bellvue,Washington.


  • Some of the best duet singing in the country. Bill Malone, WORT Madison, Wisconsin, author of COUNTRY MUSIC USA.


  • The duet singing of Art and Stephanie is as good as it gets. Gregg Bensen, WELY Ely, MN.


  • Great stuff!! Very well produced and performed. Al Kniola,WVPE Elkhart/South Bend, IN.


  • One of the best releases that I’ve heard this year. Lee Bolton, WOBO, Norwood, Ohio.


  • Great traditional sound. Charlie Hansen, CFCY, Cornwall, PEI, Canada.


  • Why wasn’t I playing this ages ago? Rob Tilmouth, Radio CMR, South Australia.


  • I like an album that comes out with banjos blazing! Mark Dyer, WANT Lebanon, Tennessee.


  • Art Stevenson & Highwater have accomplished a superb release independently here. Superb songwriting and playing throughout... Jonathan Colcord, WNEC FM Henniker, NH, contributing editor to Crossroads Magazine.


  • I have worn out my High Water recordings. Spectacular. Rich Baker, WOSU.


  •  Tight harmonies. Frank Hoppe, KCSN, Northridge, California.


  • Nice hard-driving, in-your-face traditional bluegrass, as it should be. Bo McCarty, WSIP Paintsville, Kentucky.


  • This group has a knack for finding offbeat material and neatly folding it into bluegrass. Steve Winters, WSHU Fairfield, CT.