Robert Rivers plays guitar, harmonica and handles most of the lead vocals for FloodWater but it is his dedication to songwriting where his contribution is most evident. For the past 25 years he has spent all his energies on fine tuning his songwriting craftsmanship and the hard work really shows. As an accomplished harmonica player he has played with numerous bands and has released a nationally distributed harmonica training video which has been in print since 1994.
Richard Starkey has been a well-respected guitarist as well as guitar repair specialist for decades. His background in acoustic music styles is well evidenced in his exceptional performance skills where he has performed with many well-known musicians throughout the years. He is employed with Martin Guitars and operates his own thriving guitar repair business in Franklin, TN. His ability to perform on both acoustic and electric guitars is the main ingredient in allowing FloodWater to showcase the various musical genres that make up its overall sound.
Liz Ficalora is a drummer, percussionist, author, teacher, producer, engineer and songwriter. A graduate of the Berklee School of Music she has a long history of performing with many well-known national acts. She recently landed a major publishing deal for her book “How to Write a Fast and Easy Drum Chart” which should be in stores very soon. Liz’s excellent drumming and beautiful high harmonies are a major contribution to the unique sound that is FloodWater.
Jill Sissel plays bass, acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica, piano and alto recorder. With an emphasis on songwriting, she has written and co-produced seven CD’s of original material to date, two of which have garnered national attention through JP Folks which nominated her for best Americana song and album in early 2000. She fronts her own band – The Delta Ride – and contributes to FloodWater with vocals and high energy bass playing.