Waters Rising is a nonprofit musical group, which means that all the money we make goes to helping us keep making music and to helping fund production costs. We gratefully accept donations and use them for purchasing equipment, traveling to performances, producing CDs, and giving us the time we need to create more music.
In December 2009, we released a five-song EP, I Grew in Stars. It's available at shows for $2.50 and online for $4.50.
Eric Lyman—guitars and other noises: Eric is an English major. His musical influences include The Cure, Joy Division, Low, Cranes, Einstürzende Neubauten, Swans, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Sisters of Mercy, 16 Horsepower, Tom Waits, Bauhaus, The Smiths, and U2. He no longer listens to most of them.
John Schroeppel—bass and studio sounds: John has always wanted to be a musician, but not a rock star. With influences as diverse as The Grateful Dead and Skinny Puppy, he has many rabbits in his hat. His motto is "I'll jam with anyone, anywhere, anytime."
Tammy Schroeppel—vocals and random coughs, laughs, and sighs: John found Tammy on an ad board, seeking to sing in a band and vowing not to do country or rap . . . perfect! In her teens, she worshiped Depeche Mode. She still owns and wears innumerable DM T-shirts (she doesn't wear them all at once, of course).
Glen Goss—percussion: John, Tammy, and Eric (with Michael Swan on drums) met Glen in 2005 when they played an open mic at Steamers, the coffee shop he managed. In 2010 they played at a battle of the bands that Glen helped judge. He was impressed and asked them to do a show with the Delphic Quorum, one of his bands. A few days after the show, he offered his percussion skills to Waters Rising, and they accepted. When not playing with the Delphic Quorum or Waters Rising, Glen works on his acoustic black metal band, the Stillborn King.