Frontman Kenny Feinstein (right) has spent more than 15 years curating the band to what it is today. In 2005 he began performing and recording with the Water Tower Bucket Boys then modified members and style as Water Tower String Band. In 2018 he moved from his Portland Oregon roots to Los Angeles where he began the new iteration of the band as known simply as Water Tower. The core group is made up of three unlikely protégés who came from very different backgrounds to form one great sound of their own. Kenny brings solid string experience (banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar) in his favorite genres of Punk Rock, Old Time Music and Bluegrass. Soon after moving to Los Angeles he met Tommy Drinkard , an audio engineer , songwriter and front-man for his own rock band called Tommy Drinkard and the Remedy. Tommy who is already a great electric and acoustic guitar player began taking banjo lessons from Kenny and within a year he won first place intermediate banjo at the highly acclaimed Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Competition. Soon their songwriting collaboration began to take place and songs like "The River Song", "Fivers" and "AMPM" began to form their sound. Soon after that, they met Jesse Blue Eads a 19 year old jazz bassist who held his own on the banjo. They met while busking at the beach in Southern California. Unbeknownst to Kenny and Tommy at the time Jesse had just received a Jazz Award from Berklee School of Music. Amazing sounds were heard across the beach as the three met and traded styles and licks for hours including what would become the double banjo performance signature sound in songs like "Take me Back" . Together they share their love for Bluegrass, Old Time, Jam Grass while adding their individual infusion of reggae and rock (Tommy Drinkard), Jazz and prog-rock (Jesse Blue Eads) and Punk Rock & Old Time styles (Kenny Feinstein).
The California Wiz Kid with the Golden locks of hair. He is the newest member of the Water Tower family. His extensive knowledge on bass in multi-genres allows for killer solos with the band.
Joey Bergland aka BarJayBar is known for his true Cowboy vocals, stellar bass playing and dapper appearances. He is an amazing songwriter and epic performer. He has recorded with Water Tower as well as his own group BarJayBar.
When Korey isn't busy with his acting career then he is usually playing with his band Ikes Creek. He is a phenomenal fiddle, dobro and guitar player. We are always blessed to have him join us on special performances.
Nicholas is a legend from Big Sur and plays with his own bands Wayward Jerry and Pfeiffer Beach Hotel. We are fortunate to have Nick with us for our UK tour.
We like to refer to Matt Axton as the last California Grizzly. He is a prolific songwriter and Americana artist just like his pappy the Late Great Hoyt Axton . We are also thrilled to have him tour with us and sit in on bass whenever our stars are alligned.
Old Jitters aka Walter Spencer is a fine songwriter and Must-talented musician. He's known Kenny since the birth of Water Tower nearly 16 years ago. He often Joins the band playing Upright Bass and Banjo.
We also love Ear Trumpet Labs Microphones, A custom Thompson Guitar, John Pearse Strings and LR Baggs DI's.
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