SweetWater Band

HISTORY OF THE SWEETWATER BAND: THIS CURRENT LINEUP HAS BEEN WITH SWEETWATER FOR ABOUT FIVE YEARS. THE GUYS LOVE TO PLAY MUSIC AND THEY HAVE AMAZING ATTITUDES. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY WE GET ALONG GREAT. WE TRY NOT TO STEP ON EACH OTHERS TOES AND HAVE FUN AT OUR GIGS. I STARTED SINGING FOR ‘THE MARK 5’ BAND IN 1969 UNTIL THE YEAR OF 1973. THEN “THE NICKEL BAND” WAS FORMED AND WE PLAYED COUNTRY MUSIC IN THE BARS AND HONKY-TONKS DURING THE YEAR OF 1978 AND INTO THE EARLY EIGHTIES. THERE WERE FIVE OF US IN THIS BAND; AND THAT IS HOW THE BAND GOT ITS NAME. NEXT WE TOOK A FEW YEARS OFF TO PLAY WITH OTHER BANDS AND THEN STARTED PLAYING AS ‘THE SWEETWATER BAND’ IN 1993′. THIS WAS A NAME-CHANGE FROM ‘THE NICKEL BAND’. THROUGH THE YEARS THE LINEUP HAS CHANGED BUT ‘THE SWEETWATER BAND’ IS STILL PLAYING THE SAME TYPE OF MUSIC WE’VE ALWAYS ENJOYED. SWEETWATER PLAYS MAINLY COUNRTY MUSIC, BUT ALSO PLAYS CLASSIC ROCK, AND TEJANO MUSIC; A TEXAS BLEND OF MEXICAN MUSIC. WINTER IS OUR BUSIEST TIME OF THE YEAR; NOVEMBER THROUGH MARCH. DURING THIS BUISIEST TIME WE WILL BE PLAYING 6 TO 7 DAYS A WEEK. AFTER MARCH THE BAND STARTS SLOWING DOWN AND ENDS UP PLAYING ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK. THEN, BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, IT’S THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER AND TIME TO START ONCE AGAIN.