I am wishing all our Left Coast friends a fond farewell, for now, with these final Northwest shows. It will be a few years before we make it back to the West Coast, as we will be playing music and nesting in our Florida home on the swamp. Here’s hoping you can make it to these shows. We love you!
Keith Lowe has over 35 years of performing experience on both electric and acoustic bass. He studied classically for 15 years before moving on to jazz and rock where he has backed such artists as Fiona Apple, Bill Frisell, Duffy Bishop, Scott Law, David Sylvian, Stone Gossard, Harold Budd, and Wayne Horvitz. He has a very diverse background, performing most any style of music including rock, jazz, country, classical, bluegrass, folk, electronic, etc. This wide ranging and comprehensive approach to music has resulted in a tuneful, solid, and eclectic style that has him in demand both as a performer and studio musician.
Keyboardist Bruce Laven, called “the most famous pianist you never heard of,” has performed with a veritable who’s who in the Seattle music scene: Duffy Bishop, Orville Johnson, The Squirrels, Paul Green, Little Bill and the Blue Notes, and in tribute bands doing the music of Herb Alpert, Louis Prima, John Lennon, Pink Floyd, and the Rat Pack. He has shared stages with Chicago, Tracy Nelson, Count Basie, Tower of Power, Roy Clark, Bruce Willis, and even comedians Bob Hope and Joan Rivers, performing at Bumbershoot, state fairs, and outdoor music festivals throughout the NW and Canada.
Before moving to WA, Bruce lived in Ketchum, ID playing jazz piano in Sun Valley Lodge’s Duchin Room and keyboards in local clubs. Locally you may have heard his keyboard and vocal skills in venues ranging from the Triple Door to the Tractor Tavern, in casinos or the Ste. Michelle Winery, or at conventions/private events with Bobby Medina’s Red Hot Band. He has recorded with Peter Cetera, Jimmy Johnson and Carlos Vega (from James Taylor’s band), Idaho legends Muzzie Braun and Pinto Bennett, including numerous local singer/songwriters and musicians.
Kelly Van Camp is a Seattle-based multi-instrumentalist who has performed, recorded, and toured in and out of the U.S. continuously for over 30 years with a wide variety of bands. Career highlights include backing Chuck Berry, Wanda Jackson, and Mike McCready (at separate gigs), and even portraying the Big Bopper in the Buddy Holly Story at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater. Kelly enjoyed a 10-year stint with NW favorites the Dusty 45s, and currently gigs regularly with his outfits the JerKels, the Jukehouse Hounds, and the Everlovers.
Chris Carlson grew up in the musical metros of Philadelphia, Nashville and Jacksonville, and spent a lot of his life in Seattle and Portland, Oregon. He has been playing guitar, writing music and producing albums for over forty years. Having acquired no other discernible skills, he will continue to do the same in the foreseeable future.
For thirty of those years, Chris has been lucky enough to play and write for his wife, the beautiful blues chanteuse Duffy Bishop, and will keep that gig for as long as she can stand it.
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