The McDowell Family in 1999                                        

   The McDowell Family Tradition                     

          Touching the Past,

                                Present, and Future

                                                           with Music                                                                                           


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 or you can find them on Amazon and also on CD Baby
(the gospel & Christmas projects) or CD Baby (for the country songs)
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 consists 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 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 just their variety in music with an assortment of Country and Southern music for your enjoyment.  Although their concerts are 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! 
n 2009 they released their first music video titled "Cardboard Box" which 100% of the
are 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 Facebook PAGE  and Facebook PROFILE  and also their  MY SPACE    become a friend and fan on these sites.  As of July 2017, Reshana Marie, although still with the family band has also
started her own band called "Reshana Marie Band", along with a good friend on drums, Cody, her band also has her husband Tim, her father Dave McDowell and her youngest brother, Chase McDowell. For more information and her performance dates go to her
official website
Reshana Marie Band.

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

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  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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Christmas Celebration CD is $10.00. All other CD's are $6.00 and cassettes are $1.50. 
Shipping and handling is $3.00 for up to 3 items, 4 or more items add  $2.00 extra shipping.
Some projects are no longer available on CD, but still are available on cassette.  Music samples are available for download as a preview of each project.  In Bold Print Samples are in the MP3 format. All of the projects on this page were recorded in 1995-2000, Since they are still requested & are somewhat timeless, we will continue to provide them, for as long as they are in demand or our supply lasts.

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I H S Prod.   / The McDowell Family
900 McAbee Rd Ext
Chesnee, South Carolina  29323-8212
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Christmas Celebration (CD only)
   Come on Ring Those Bells
   Silent Night
Jesus How We Thank You
   The Christmas Story
   Silver Bells
   Do You Hear What I Hear
   Away in a Manger 
(demo on 1st verse only-
   Shyla solo, 2nd verse-Chelsey
solo,  - the remainder
family joins in on 3rd verse)

   Light of the Stable
   Christmas Dinner
   O Little Town of Bethlehem
I've Been Healed (CD & cassette) 
Walking and Talking   
Healer Passing By 
My Salvation is Up to Date   
He'll Take Us Out   
The Song Inside   
 I've Been Healed   
He's Been There Ahead of Me
I've Made a Choice to Rejoice   
What a Day That Will Be   
He'll Make a Way (CD & cassette)
   Call On Him
   I've Made a Promise
   A Son of the King
   He's My Power
   Amazing Grace
   He'll Make a Way

   I Won't Stop Praising Jesus
   He's Still Coming Again
   Ain't No Grave (Go Down to the River)
 Hold On

Hold On   
Servants Heart 
Move on Up to Glory   
Precious Memories   
Mama Taught Me    
How to Pray              
Lord, I'll Press On   
Go'in Home   
Beulah Land   
Rise Above the Crowd   
Reminds Me of My Past    
 Look Up

I'll Carry You   
Look Up   
Somebody Praise Him   
Crayon Box Song   
I'm Gonna Reach Heaven   
It Takes a Believer   

Just a Little Talk   
Walkin' Back Down  
Through it  
Bound For a City  
Just John Volume I  (cassette only)
   Because He Lives
   Just Over in the Glory Land
   Learning to Lean
   How Great Thou Art

   Unclouded Day
   Lily of the Valley
   What a Friend We Have in Jesus
   There's Power in the Blood
   Mansion Over the Hilltop 
 (cassette only) Just John Volume II
All Hail King Jesus   
Shout to the Lord   
His Name is Wonderful   
Surely the Presence   
(medley) I Will Call Upon the Lord 
Jesus Name Above All Names   
As the Deer   


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