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High energy, professionalism, quality, and outstanding vocal ability with stage presence best describe one of the most prominent country bands out of Northeast Indiana, BackWater. Members of the group have been playing together for over four years and developed a musical cohesion unmatched by any other group in their respected genre.
You can find the group traveling the tri-state area playing your favorite clubs, local fairs, festivals, corporate functions, private parties, and even opening for some of the biggest artist in the industry. BackWater has been fortunate enough to share the stage with over a dozen national and regional performers such as The Kentucky Headhunters, Justin Moore, Little Texas, and Jo Dee Messina just to name a few.
Providing lead and harmony vocals as well as intricate guitar work for the group is former Nashville veteran Gene Fugate. A nice addition to the band has been Tom Johnson. Tom is an all around utility player bringing lead/harmony vocals, keyboards, and guitar to the mix. Holding BackWater to their traditional roots is Gary Martin on dobro and the beautiful whine of his steel guitar. The youngest member is Miss Lang Johnson, whether she is adding some of the sweetest harmonies you've ever heard or blowing you away with her powerful lead vocals, she'll definitely set you back in your set with her performance. Anchoring the group and giving BackWater their unmistakable drive is the rhythm section. The rhythm section consists of Rich Schwartz on bass guitar and backing vocals and with Adam Kiel on drums as well as some vocal contributions.
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