Winners of the September 2015 Akademia Award for Best EP, Contemporary Christian.
On the very first Top Ten Countdown for Catholic Music on Adoration Radio; achieved #1 on that Countdown.
One song, "Peter the Rock", was presented to John Paul II by Ambassador Raymond Flynn.
The Platinum Auddy Songwriting Award from uplaya.com was given to "Love's in a Name".
Living Waters was Nominated as "Best Rock Artist" for the 2014 Artists in Music Awards.
Living Waters started as a house music ministry group at a retreat center in MA in 1976. In imitation of Lighthouse in Ann Arbor it expanded to a full production with dance, drama, lighting and sound production. Travelling in a converted bus LW played in at least 8 states, including Yankee Stadium, the World Marriage Encounter Convention, Hartford Civic Center and more. Over the decades they developed a very unique Christian rock style that has been described as "uplifting" and "inspirational".
There were many highlights: the song “Peter the Rock” was presented to and blessed by Pope John Paul II at the hands of Ambassador Ray Flynn. Living Waters played and sang with Dana and John Michael Talbot. Eventually, the group became a faith family, many members marrying other members in the group & having a lot of talented kids.
Now, the band continues to meet and pray together. Over recent years LW has achieved amazing success on the Internet. The band has been featured on Windows Media and the ReverbNation main page. After four decades of continuous existence as a band, they have achieved their long-term goal of a digital album release, “Refresh” on itunes, Amazon mp3 and other sites.) There is also a collection of Christmas classics entitled "The Joy" that is pouring out to refresh hearts and souls. And in 2015, a brand new two-song EP, "Alive Again", is out on major outlets and attracting major attention.
Find out what all the excitement is about. Dive in & GET REFRESHED!
THE TRADITIONAL MAIN BAND LINE-UP
Mark Lajoie "Shorts" - lead vocalist, main songwriter, 12-string Ovation, some electric & a few one-finger keyboards!
Mike McBride - the other main songwriter of LONG SONGS!, piano & keyboardist extraordinaire, some acoustic
Denise Vassel - powerful female vocalist...and unofficial mother of the boys in our house community days
Dave Bourque - dexterously amazing bass player, upper vocals, bus-packer & great lead singing in "Let Me In"
Greg Loell "Jack Gregl"- LEAD GUITAAHH! Just listen to some of his leads, man....plays akustic, too...
W. Anthony "Tony" Vassel - amazing drummer, leader, loves jazz syncopation & giving non-sensical names
John Drahos "Henry" - voluminous songwriter; we've done several of his songs as a band; he's filled in often
Jim Babish - manager, mixer, planner, pioneer & 'father' of us all and synth player when needed
Steven "Pepi" Pipitone - our board mixer through most of our history; we call him "Bill""...and we call Denise "Bill", too....
Josh Loell - In recent times, Greg's son has been an indispensable contributor with mixing, horns, plus more on our newest recordings
Of course, there have been many more people involved who are still part of the family. Go check our pictures and our blog: http://livingwatersblog-mlajoie2.blogspot.com/