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Freshwater plays exciting Bluegrass and Americana music!

Drawing from a broad spectrum of musical styles and influences, the band consists of a suzuki trained fiddle player who has a down home bluesy voice that mezmerizes audiences; a Harley rider with an appreciation for big bikes and resophonic guitars and four lifelong Bluegrass fanatics--one of whom is a Wisconsin Hall-of-Fame Track Coach and computer wizard, an outstanding a mandolin player who is steeped in the finest traditions of Bluegrass and acoustic music, a
multitalented guitar player, solo performer and healthcare professional, and finally a bass player who also plays guitar, dobro, clawhammer banjo and provides the foundation for Freshwater's unique sound.

Freshwater's got it all! With Bill Garvey on guitar and vocals, Harvey Riekoff on banjo and vocals, Dennis Waltman on Dobro and vocals, Melissa Baccash on fiddle, guitar and vocals, Don Damaschke on mandolin and vocals and Clark Speck on bass, clawhammer banjo and vocals.

From the deepest pools of traditional and contemporary Bluegrass/Americana music to original material, Freshwater is sure to suit the tastes of every discerning listener.

•A recent article in the Racine Journal Times featured Freshwater. To read the article, click here.




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For Bookings Contact:

Harvey Riekoff
3554 Cranberry Lane
Racine, WI 53404


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The Last Man Alive
(Written by Bill Garvey)

Pass Me the Whiskey




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