Who were the Sacred Cows? … and WHAT’s their connection to LOUIE universe?

Some of you may be asking “Who are the Sacred Cows?…. and WHAT was their connection to the LOUIE LOUIE universe?”

Luckily, Michael Davies shared an insightful comment to set the record straight …

I have been a fan of the Wailers for many years and believe that Episode 15 of Season Three of […]

RIP: Kearney Barton, Legendary NW Recording Engineer & Studio/Label Owner

When I embarked on this documentary project of mine, a bunch of people in the Pacific Northwest told me “Ya gotta interview Kearney Barton!”

I’m so very glad I took their advice.

Kearney Barton recording engineer for many great bands of the Pacific Northwest, has passed away on January 17 at the age of […]

Jim Valley in Indonesia – LOUIE of the Week

Jim Valley is what you’d call a “Northwest LOUIE LOUIE veteran.” Born in Tacoma, Washington, Jim joined the Viceroys during high school, playing guitar on the 1963 regional hit “Granny’s Pad.” In 1965 Valley joined Don & the Goodtimes, a Portland band formed by Don Gallucci, the original keyboardist for the Kingsmen. In 1966, […]

The Kent Morrill tribute show – LOUIE of the Week

A few weeks ago, there was a big send-off for Kent Morrill of the Fabulous Wailers. Various friends gathered for a big tribute concert in Tacoma, Washington, singing songs made popular by the Wailers, and a lot of favorite rock and roll melodies that Kent would have appreciated.

I was fortunate to attend this event, […]

Little Bill Engelhart (2011) – LOUIE of the Week

Last week, I made a trek to Tacoma for the big Kent Morrill tribute concert that took place at the Temple Theatre. I gave myself a week in town, and had an absolute blast, seeing old friends, visiting favorite stomping grounds, enjoying some superb musical performances, and otherwise having a grand time in Tacoma-land.


Kent Morrill memorial concert

Next week, there’s going to be a memorial concert for Kent Morrill. I’m recycling the press release from the Fabulous Wailers.com page:

Wailers Concert for Kent May 4, 2011 Wednesday Time: 7:00 PM ‘til 11:00 PM

Temple Theatre – Main Room 47 Saint Helens Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402-2612 253-272-2042

One of the “Boys from […]