Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell passed away earlier this week on Sunday, February 19th. The NY Times carried a cool headline for his obituary – “Larry Coryell, Guitarist of Fusion Before It Had a Name, Dies at 73.” As this obit pointed out, he was “a virtuoso guitarist who in the 1960s was among the […]
Jim Manolides has left the land of the living.
I asked my friend Barry Curtis of the Kingsmen (now retired) and the Daily Flash, to share a few words..
We are incomplete without Jimmy.
He was a walking Northwest music history encyclopedia. He knew virtually everyone from those 50’s ~ 70’s glory days. He […]
This week’s LOUIE came about via a Facebook post by Art Chantry…
Back in the 1970’s, Seattle had it’s fair share of “proto-punk” bands. in the very early part of the decade, there was Ze Whiz Kidz (more of a performance troupe rather than strictly a band). toward the end of the 70’s, there […]
I am in awe of Girl Trouble!
(The band, not the actual concept…)
I can’t remember the first time I ever witnessed the band in concert… whether it was at Marsugi’s, the Cactus Club, Paradise Lounge or maybe even Upstairs Eulipia, but it was during one of their visits to the SF bay area […]
Writer Dennis Eichhorn died last week on Thursday, October 8th, and I’m kinda bummed about it.
With the life that he lived, shared via the stories that he wrote, I imagine he probably went through dozens of different types of business cards, as he had something like a gazillion or so different jobs- detective, […]
This week’s LOUIE LOUIE was shot by my friend Merri Sutton, who’s a fine photographer and friend of various Northwest musical groups.
The band performing LOUIE LOUIE is The Fab Six, a Seattle band. It feels like a gritty version, free of all Auto-Tune enhancements, just as it should be….
We lost another great singer this week. Legendary blues singer Bobby “Blue” Bland has left the land of the living.
I’ve read and heard some excellent tributes for Bobby, with various people mentioning a common reference to him as the “Sinatra of Blues.” Bland had a very smooth style of singing blues music, […]
“A Little Sea Shanty” is the way Barry Curtis liked to describe it.
Along with Freddie Dennis, Andy Parypa and Steve Peterson, they are a mixture of former and current members of the Kingsmen (and one former member of the Sonics) performing live at Ted Brown Music Outreach “Bands for a Benefit” at Louie […]
If I were in the Seattle area this weekend, I would definitely be at the Highway 99 Blues Club on Sunday night.
Photographer Jini Dellaccio is the subject of a new documentary entitled “Her Aim Is True,” and Sunday is the big night for a benefit concert featuring Northwest music legends Merrilee Rush, Buck […]
This is actually old news, but I just found out that Bob Summerrise has passed away in 2010.
Bob Summerrise was the highly influential disc jockey and record store owner in Seattle during the 1950’s that exposed a lot of kids to rhythm & blues music, including Richard Berry‘s LOUIE LOUIE.
I’m very fortunate I […]