[jurk-waw-ter, -wot-er]
Jerkwater (meaning "contemptibly trivial" or "small and insignificant") is the name of an indie rock trio. Formed in 1998, the Brooklyn, NY band includes guitarist Chris Bowers, bassist Steve Christensen and drummer John Connell (a.k.a Johnny Rock), with all members sharing vocal duties.

On April 3, 2001, Love and Latitude, their debut full-length CD was released on Plus Records. Veteran producer and sound engineer Jacques Cohen (Mercury Rev, Hopewell) handled engineering and production at The Space, his recording studio in Poughkeepsie, New York.

As of 2005, Jerkwater was on hiatus as band members pursued other projects, including Kings County Queens and Junior and Sons.

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