Friday, August 9, 201308/09/2013
Ben N. Fletcher and Seth Carlson formed the Boowoops in Boise, Idaho. They recorded an album called Motor On. Ben then moved to Bellingham where he performs often as a solo act. I’ve invited him on the program so we can find out a little more about this local musician and we’ll listen to cuts from Motor On. Meet one of the areas most recent transplants on this week’s edition of Locals Only.
Thursday, July 18, 201307/18/2013
For more than three decades, Gary B has been pounding the skins in Skagit County. Every Sunday, Gary and some of his friends from Skagit and Whatcom Counties worship the Blues at The Castle Tavern in Sedro Woolley. A number of my friends have urged me to visit The Castle to hear some great music on Sunday, but I’m in the KISM studios doing this show. Gary and Steve Raible, Jimmy Culler, Paul Pontirello and Jeff Morgan have developed a solid following for the Church and they’ve been invited to spread their gospel at this year’s Mount Baker Blues Festival. We’ll meet the guys and listen to the blues on this week’s Locals Only.
Monday, July 8, 201307/08/2013
The Chris Eger Band is one of my favorite Northwest bands. Chris is a talented guitar player who is dedicated to the rockin’ blues. Dad Randy and veteran Bellingham drummer Mark Clark lay down a solid foundation for the searing guitar and soulful vocals that are the band’s trademark. With the Powerhouse horns joining the band at many gigs, Chris Eger produces some of the most exciting music at summer festivals, clubs and casinos throughout the Northwest. The band has some new material, some major changes and some great upcoming shows. They’ll be one of the featured bands at this year’s Mount Baker Blues Festival. We’ll get up-to-date with the Chris Eger Band on this week’s Locals Only.
Tuesday, July 2, 201307/02/2013
For a decade, from the late 80s through most of the 90s, The Mono Men were one of Bellingham’s most popular bands. The band was hard-nosed, in-your-face rock ‘n’ roll and the crowds loved it. The band released a baker’s dozen of various length recordings over the years and, though they stayed pretty close to home for most of their gigs, they did play a few gigs in far flung locations. The band is currently regrouping for a couple of reunion shows and will perform at the West Seattle Summer Fest on Friday, July 12th at 8:40 pm (all ages and free) and at Wild Buffalo in Bellingham on Saturday, July 13th. Prepare yourself, The Mono Men will rock you on this week’s edition of Locals Only.
Thursday, June 27, 201306/27/2013
Steve Grandinetti is a multi-instrumentalist from Port Townsend. He plays guitar, keyboards, bass and drums and writes an occasional novel in his spare time. Born and educated in New York City, Grandinetti came to the Northwest with a broken heart and fell in love with the area. We’ll hear some of his multi-genre compositions and meet this hard working guy on this week’s Locals Only.
Thursday, May 30, 201305/30/2013
Galapagos is a band that’s hard to describe. They seem to infuse their music with bits and pieces of any available genre and they make it work. Kendra Hackett handles the minimal vocal duties of the band, while covering the keys. Matt Taggert on bass, Ryan Nutter on guitar and Nick Robinson on drums round out the band. The group recently took the crown in our Road to Rockstar competition and will soon be in the recording studio. We’ve got some good live recordings of the group for this week’s program. Tune in to hear one of Bellingham’s most inventive bands on this week’s edition of Locals Only.
Tuesday, May 21, 201305/21/2013
He calls it HONKAHILLAROCKABILLY and that just about sums it up. Knut Bell is died in the wool, downhome Americana. He’s been a legend in the Skagit Valley for two decades and we’ll be catching up with Knut and checking out his hard driving music on this weeks Locals Only.
Friday, May 17, 201305/17/2013
Jeff Menteer is a guitarist with the Stacy Jones Band, one of the most popular blues bands in Seattle. After getting dropped by his high school band because he wouldn’t practice on his clarinet, Jeff picked up an old guitar and immediately fell in love with the instrument. While his children were young, Jeff put the guitar on the shelf and provided for his family. Now that the kids are grown, he’s picked up the guitar again, joined the Jones Band and has still found time to put together a solo collection of his original material. We’ll meet Jeff this weekend, listen to cuts from his The Nature of My Dreams CD, and find out more about this outstanding Seattle-area musician.