Del Water Gap Rocks and Sways at the Knitting Factory

Del Water Gap captured the hearts of concert goers at Knitting Factory, inspiring that spark of wanderlust that lives deep inside every twenty-something’s soul. Scott James opened the show with a candid and exposed solo set. He would first ask the audience, “How was your day? What’s your name?” before playing spacious songs, topped with his light and ethereal vocals.


Del Water Gap immediately followed, presenting themselves as a band of troubadours. A blend of folk and rock n roll bounces off the walls, topped with a trumpet that sails through the songs like a sailboat on a gentle current.The band features S. Holden Jaffe on vocals and rhythm guitar, William Evans on bass, Chris Conway on lead guitar, Jared LaCasce on trumpet, and Kyle Olsen on drums.


Jaffe’s voice is both gritty and angelic as it cuts through the room. The band’s energy is a force fueled by lanky legs, and full-bodied vocal harmonies that ring out like a call to the wild. Stello closed out the show, featuring Del Water Gap’s Chris Conway on lead vocals and guitar and Scott James on guitar, keeping life and a sense of celebration all the way to the end of the evening.

Michelle Eliza
Michelle Eliza
Michelle Eliza is a recovering opera singer, who sought recovery in rock n roll music and roller derby. Michelle moved to New York City after earning her bachelor degree in music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After a few years singing in operatic productions, Michelle exchanged heels and high notes for wheels and loud noises. She currently lives in Brooklyn where she sings with the rock band Schmeeze.