alternative rock, twang, blues. www.townhallbrawl.com
Based in Seattle, WA, all four members have notched up years of playing roots music. Don and Diane Forsyth fronted Blue Healers, a pseudo blues group who earned a nomination by Seattle Weekly as Best Blues band. Piano and organ player Billy Reed played for many years with Kathi McDonald, who sang on iconic records including Exile on Mainstreet. Billy is also and in-demand player with many of Seattle finest. Among his extensive resume, drummer Marty Vadalabene spent over 20 years as drummer for legendary cajun fiddle player, Doug Kershaw and appeared on classic variety shows as well as sharing the stage with many country music legends. All four have pulled from their contrasting backgrounds to make music that is new but rooted in greasy country, blues and soul with a few side roads.
Blues, twang, 70’s hippie rock, country soul.
All appear on the new album, “Excuses” by Town Hall Brawl. The smell of vintage tubes permeates the album, recorded by legendary producer Conrad Uno at his Egg Studio in three days on his classic Stax console to 2 inch tape producing a warm, classic sound. The music mixes comfortably with Lucinda Williams, Chuck Prophet, Neil Young or Los Lobos.
This is Zab. He's been booking Salmon Bay Eagles for a few years now. He opened SBE to all styles of music and tirelessly supports it. I remember seeing Zab out and supporting live music LONG before he was booking. He's one of those people who walks the walk regarding local music. It's his birthday party this FRIDAY at SBE and we're proud be the band playing. Come give Zab some well deserved love. Wear a fez!!
Thanks for the pic and great visit last night, Donna Marie!
Suzanne Carr created this during our set at Freedom Fest. She's got a really cool style and captured my wonky stance perfectly! We appreciate her sharing her talents with us. I was hoping to be Carrified one day!
I hope everyone had as much fun as we did this weekend. After our set at Jim McLaughlin's monster bash, Freedom Fest we headed to North Bend for our friend GW Levell's Riverbend Roundup on Sunday. He throws a mean get together. I think we hung out an hour or four longer than we'd planned. We ran into John Hodgkin! Haven't seen him in ages. What a treat! We got to play with Jeff Ziontz, Bert DeCoy, GW and John. SO fun. Thanks for the great time, GW and Kim!!
Thanks to John Gumbinger for photos