Mas Agua was first conceived in a conversation between members Chris Cooper and Lee Young. The two aspired to create a music that had its roots in beloved influences that spanned the spectrum from The Band to Bob Marley, while at the same time being open enough to accommodate a flood of original inspirations created by the duo’s musical chemistry. Due to the fact that the two were already involved in another active band situation, this vision was put on the shelf. It was in this situation that Cooper and Young crossed paths with a virtuosic young bass player named Landon Turner. With the demise of this band, the three set out to follow their new musical inclination. With the addition of the expressive drum style of Drake Simmons, the four instantly began to amass a body of original music and covers that paid homage to their roots. Sonically, Mas Agua draws from many different genres while retaining an organic common thread. In any given performance, the band sets out to weave this thread through the blues based rock of the 60’s and 70’s to the subtle sounds of acoustic roots music, through Afro-Caribbean rhythms to progressive odd-meter passages, through meticulously structured arrangements to energized improvisations. To this band of four friends, the experience of simply creating music together reigns supreme, whether in their beloved “Jam Room” or in the presence of a larger circle of friends. It is their simple, joyous celebration of music that draws the audience into being a part of this experience.