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BLACKWATER STATION was born in 2007 when Robin Ellison and Dave Prentice began looking for something fun and musically satisfying. While auditioning guitar players they met up with Ron Sotelo and immediately locked into his rock solid bass playing. When Santa Cruz area singer/songwriter Jeff Stewman became available his soulful vocals, harmonica and slide guitar playing complemented Robin’s whisky-laced singing and lyrical keyboard playing perfectly. Matt Ward on lead guitar added energetic solos and another voice to the harmony stack. This mix of musicians and influences with a common goal of finding a unique voice--though both cover songs and originals--heavily based in the blues but with touches of Rock, R&B and Memphis soul is BWS!