Winner of Best Contemporary Christian EP Award and
Winner on Top Ten Countdown for Catholic Music on Adoration Radio
"Love's in a Name"
Winner of the Platinum Auddy Songwriting Award from uplaya.com
"Do What He Tells You to Do"
Winner of the 2017 Radio Music Award for Contemporary Christian Song
"Peter the Rock"
Presented by Ambassador Raymond Flynn to John Paul II
"Booze Blues Cruise"
Nominated Best Rock Artist at the 2014 Artists in Music Awards
Living Waters started as a house-music-ministry group at a MA based retreat center in 1976. Imitating "Lighthouse", based in Ann Arbor, MI, "Living Waters" grew into a full production of music, dance and drama, with full lighting and sound production. Traveling in a converted school bus, LW played across the states, at locations including Yankee Stadium, the World Marriage Encounter Convention, Hartford Civic Center and more. Over the decades they developed a very unique Christian rock style that has been described as "uplifting" and "inspirational".
There were many highlights: the song “Peter the Rock” was presented to and blessed by Pope John Paul II at the hands of Ambassador Ray Flynn. LW performed with Dana and John Michael Talbot. LW supported and performed at Covenant House in NYC. Eventually, the group became a faith family, many members marrying other members in the group and having a lot of talented kids.
Over recent years LW has achieved amazing success on the Internet. The band has been featured on Windows Media and the ReverbNation main page. After four decades of continuous existence as a band, they have achieved their long-term goal of a digital album release, “Refresh” (on ITunes, Amazon, mp3 and other sites). There is a collection of Christmas classics entitled "The Joy" that is pouring out to refresh hearts and souls. In 2015 LW released an award-winning two-song EP, "Alive Again". In 2016, a collection of recent work entitled "Still Flowing" was released. 2019 brought us the release of of our first full-length studio-produced album,"Overflow".
Find out what all the excitement is about. Dive in and GET REFRESHED!
THE TRADITIONAL MAIN BAND LINE-UP
Mark Lajoie "Shorts" - lead vocalist, main songwriter, 12-string Ovation, some electric & a few one-finger keyboards!
Mike McBride - the other main songwriter of LONG SONGS!, piano & keyboardist extraordinaire, some acoustic
Denise Vassel - powerful female vocalist...and unofficial mother of the boys in our house community days
Dave Bourque - dexterously amazing bass player, upper vocals, bus-packer & great lead singing in "Let Me In"
Greg Loell "Jack Gregl"- LEAD GUITAAHH! Just listen to some of his leads, man....plays akustic, too...
W. Anthony "Tony" Vassel - amazing drummer, leader, loves jazz syncopation & giving non-sensical names
John Drahos "Henry" - voluminous songwriter; we've done several of his songs as a band; he's filled in often
Jim Babish - manager, mixer, planner, pioneer & 'father' of us all and synth player when needed over the years
Steven "Pepi" Pipitone - our board mixer through most of our history; we call him "Bill""...and we call Denise "Bill", too....
Josh Loell - In recent times, Greg's son has been an indispensable contributor with mixing, horns, plus more on our newest recordings
hi mark--i really appreciated your taking the time to listen to a few of my songs...and wanted to simply say "thank you" for your encouraging words you left for me to read. the Lord bless you in all of your own musical endeavors and in all your "comings and goings"....warmly, -anne davis [www.annedavismusic.com]
Thanks for your good words brother! I am currently working on creating a video to go along with our Pouring Rain song and will be posting it as soon as it is done. It was actually more of a rock ballad when I wrote it and originally recorded it. I may re-record it with that vibe to it. You all sound great. Appreciate the kind words. Blessings to you all.
Thanks for the kind words, Mark....I am just getting into the Gospel music scene. Trying to combine my rockabilly stuff with the Gospel Music...basically going backwards and taking Rockabilly back to its roots. I need every little bit of help I can get, so if you can pass us on to your friends or other folks who would enjoy this, I would sure appreciate it. I enjoyed your music to. Nice job!!