The McDowell Family Tradition                     

          Touching the Past,

                              Present, and Future

                                                           with Music                                                                                           

     The McDowell Family in 1999

This site covers information and pictures on the The McDowell Family ...
The family tradition of country music started in 1949 with Porter McDowell, included his son, David who started his own band, Sweet Water Junction Band in 1979. Passing the music down to his children,  In 1995 the family started traveling full time, eight children, across this nation, the entire immediate McDowell Family, singing their own brand of Southern Gospel Music.  After coming off the road and taking a 2002 they made preparations to go back to the band's/family's musical roots, which were in country and southern music.  As long as there is a demand, the Christmas CD and gospel projects from those days can still be purchased / heard right here
Residing in the border hills of the Carolinas, they accept engagements primarily in North & South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida.  The official name of the group is  Sweet Water Junction Band ... a Family Tradition since 1949.   This family band is the home of Reshana Marie and Tasha, a dynamic duo of talent and beauty ! 
The focus of this band is to "just be themselves" and do what they do best, which is their country fried roots!    Their goal  is to deliver to you the best of their talents which God has so graciously given to them.  So really the main change from the old days is their style and variety assortment of Country and Southern music for your enjoyment.  Although their focus is primarily Festivals & Concerts they still entertain on a more limited basis, for Wedding receptions, Family reunions, Corporate functions, etc.  Please check back later as they are updating their family site to include many photo albums, a family tree, and information and pictures covering the past years of their singing road travels. They will also include general family information (and pictures) on all the children, since they were babies!  Dave is presently writing a book, titled
                            "The True Story of the McDowell Family Tradition"

describing the joys, trials, and hardships  that the family has experienced. Included in this book will be some earlier years when singing and traveling.  They will announce here and send an e-mail to the newsletter members, when that book is available.  They are presently preparing material for two Country/Southern musical recording project, titled:  
Sweet Water Junction Band   "Sometimes it's Blue" 
                                                    and            "Around The Bend"
n 2009 they released their first music video titled "Cardboard Box" which 100% of the
are being donated to Women's Shelters across American which help displaced women and their children due to domestic violence. Please visit their country band site at  or click on the The Sweet Water Junction Band Site,  link on the left for more information on their current music, pictures, and the history of the Family Tradition of country music which started in 1949.  Visit their   MY SPACE   and Facebook PROFILE  and also their Facebook PAGE   become a friend and fan on these sites. 

They would also like to invite you read  Dave's Blogs .  Writings from his heart on  Spiritual subjects and Philosophy

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If you'd like to keep in touch                                with our family you can contact us at   or 

  NOTE:     Coaches Sold
The 45' Eagle and the 35' GMC coach have sold. But we are looking for another 45' coach at this time. Click for pictures of these.

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