Waterband is a pop/ funk/ jam band from North East Ohio Founded by David "Dreadlock Dave" McDougald and John Welton who had played together in a group known as "Vegetable Matter". They have been playing for more than a decade in the great lakes region of the United States, but recently in the last few years really started making a name for themselves and catching hold of the Jam Band scene.
Waterbands name comes from their desire to make everyone aware of the worlds water crisis and the lack of fresh water throughout the world. To support this they hold a special music fest called Waterfest every year at Nelson's Ledges Quarry Park until 2011 when it was switched to Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. In 2012 Waterband's Waterfest will take place August 24, 25 & 26th, at The Oxbo Campground in Westfield, New York.
David "Dreadlock Dave" McDougald - bass guitar, vocals,
John Welton - guitar, vocals,
Ryan Mitiska - keys, vocals,
Josh Laird - guitar,
Dan Kshywonis - drums,
David "Dreadlock Dave" McDougald is a well known freelance bassist & music educator in the Northeast Ohio area. Ryan Mitiska made a name for himself in the Cleveland, Youngstown scene for playing Keyboard in a number of bands, most notably Jones for Revival.