This site covers information and pictures on the The McDowell
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
rest...in 2002 they made preparations to go back to the band's/family's
musical roots, which were in country and southern music. They took
back their father's original band name of Sweet Water Junction Band. As
long as there is a demand, the Christmas CD and gospel projects from
those days can still be purchased / heard right
here or you
can find them on
Amazon and also on
(the gospel & Christmas projects) or
(for the country songs).
Residing in the border hills of the Carolinas, as of Late July, 2019,
they have retired the family band. The official name of the group was
Sweet Water Junction Band ... a Family Tradition since 1949. This
family band had consisted of the two oldest girls
Reshana Marie and Tasha, a dynamic
duo of talent and beauty, along with David (the father), Shaun, Sheldon
and Chase McDowell along with son-in-law Tim McGatha. The
this band is to "just be themselves" and do what they do best, which is
their country fried roots!
was 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 was just their variety in music with an assortment of Country and
Southern music for your enjoyment. 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!
Please visit their band site at
SWEET WATER JUNCTION BAND or click on the The Sweet
Water Junction Band Site, link on the left for more music,
pictures, and the history of the Family Tradition of country music which
started in 1949.
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their e-mail list please fill in the form to the left.
Visit their Facebook
You Tube and
become a friend, a fan and subscribe on these sites. As of July
2017, Reshana Marie, although stayed with the family band until it's
retirement in 2019, has also started her own band called "Reshana Marie"
a band that included a good friend on drums, Cody, and her husband Tim,
her father Dave McDowell and her youngest brother, Chase McDowell. For
more information and her performance dates go to her