The Cool Waters Band

The Cool Waters Band


FUNCKIN' ROCK AND ROOTS! The Crowes meet Bob Marley meets The Allman Brothers. High-energy, dynamic, intense, inviting, feel-good music


The Cool Waters Band is Good Time Jam Rock and Roots at its finest - high-energy, dynamic, intense, inviting, feel-good music. Based out of the hard-working Fox Cities of Wisconsin (Appleton, Oshkosh, Green Bay), The Cool Waters Band is single-handedly changing the way live music is listened to and appreciated throughout the region. With an extremely dedicated fan base throughout the Midwest, Cool Waters is making powerful statements on their own terms, in their own unique way.

CWB’s original sound reclaims the best of classic southern rock peppered with Bob Marley and Led Zeppelin (remember when music used to be good?!) Their music knows no color or boundaries. The band has been critically acclaimed by all walks of the music business as the “must see” act in the region. Their diverse sound has paired them with all sorts of regional and national acts such as Blue Oyster Cult, Seven Mary Three, Leftover Salmon, Death Cab for Cutie, Roger Kline, Medeski Martin and Wood, and the Gin Blossoms. Warner Brothers’ A&R representative Braden Merrick describes the band as “…Maroon 5 meets The Black Crowes meets Train meets Tesla. A definite Bonaroo band.”

In 2005, The Cool Waters Band won a Wisconsin Area Music Industry "People's Choice" award. This year they were nominated for another "People's Choice" as well as "Recording-Album of the Year" for their latest studio release, "A Rose Pedal to the Metal". Their first 3 singles from the album are receiving steady radio play on major radio stations throughout the region, and the response from listeners has been overwhelming. “You will be impressed, a pleasant surprise. Awesome!” describes 105.7 WAPL DJ, Len Nelson. Cool Waters has sold over 6,000 copies of recent studio and live releases. Poised to continue making great music and great times, The Cool Waters Band guarantees an over-the-top performance each and every show. Their schedule, as well as their albums are available online at CD Duplication by and Web Design by


2005 - A Rose Petal to the Metal
2004 - The Best of Mill Creek (compilation)
2004 - The Cool Waters Band Live(3 CD set)
2003 - One More One
2001 - Been Here Before
1998 - The Steamtrain
1996 - Make Me Laugh
1994 - Bozo Buckets

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Set List

Below is a list of songs. Our average shows include 3 50 minute sets containing a mix of covers and originals. We occasionally travel with a horn section and/or keyboardist. We also occasional perform acoustically.


Cold Rain Reality
Subtle Is the Serpent
The Steamtrain
Down That Road/ Get the Groove On
Vida Blue
Someday She’ll Smile
Sunny Monday
Been Here Before
I Like It Better
Don’t Leave Me Hangin
Bury Me In New Orleans
The Last Time
Wagon Wheel
Nature’s Way
Little Boy Aint Got the Blues
A Rocker
Behind Bars
Happy Hour
Willow Tree
Do What You Need
The Big Fish
Good Luck, My Friend
All Just For Another Night
They Can’t Take It
One More Day in Alabama
Get On
You Make It Right
Hell Or High water
Aeroplanes and Lemonade
Hey Alright
The White Line
On My Mind
No Use Denying
Blue Ridge
Not Coming Home
2 Car Garage
It Keeps Getting Faster
Don’t Forget Where You Came From
The Roots
Whole World Waits