The High Water Line delights audiences with a hard-driving West Coast bluegrass sound that is all their own. In just over two years, The High Water Line has become a steady presence in the Northern California bluegrass and live music scene. A five piece band from the San Francisco Bay Area, these five talented musicians draw from their diverse musical backgrounds to add a personal spin to their music, striving to put their own voice and unique arrangements into everything they do. Paired with a fierce sense of rhythm and groove, The High Water Line creates a sound that captivates audiences all throughout California.

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The High Water Line debuts their first full length record with Introducing The High Water Line. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, The High Water Line built their sound playing hard-driving West Coast Bluegrass music in the northern California Bluegrass scene. The music on this record is a reflection of nearly two years worth of live performances, late night picking at Bluegrass festivals, and memorable practices at The Green Castle. This record was recorded and mixed with love (and a little scotch) by the mighty Jon Grier at Grierlandia.


Clare Armenante - Fiddle, Vocals, Harmonies
Tj Carskadon - Mandolin, Vocals, Harmonies
Joel Cofield - Guitar, Vocals, Harmonies
Tyler Stegall - Banjo, Vocals, Harmonies
Jim Toggweiler - Electric Bass, Vocals, Harmonies

Recording & Mixing - Jon Grier
Art & Design - Jim Toggweiler, Tyler Stegall


 LIVE Videos

The High Water Line was selected as a California showcase band for the California Bluegrass Association’s Fathers Day Festival in 2019. Here are some performance highlights from our set on the main stage.




Here are some selections from our photo shoot with the legendary Snap Jackson. If there is a more specific photo you are looking to use for promotional material, please contact us directly.


Upcoming Shows

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Booking Inquiries

You’ll find The High Water Line performing on all different stages, from tiny dive bars and listening rooms to large festivals. In 2019, the band was chosen as a California Showcase Band by the California Bluegrass Association to perform on the main stage at the Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival in Grass Valley. They have also had the privilege to perform at the Berkeley Bluegrass Festival and Good Old Fashioned Festival, and have appeared a number of times at The Freight & Salvage.