This “Cream of the Crop”collection of northwest musicians is one of the most interesting acts you’ll see. They play everything from killin’ Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Blues, Soul and Jazz to intricate arrangements of Eleanor Rigby! Plenty of improvisation by musicians that can really take you somewhere.
Bandleader Billy Stapleton plays Lead and Slide guitar. A guitar showman, Stapleton delivers heartfelt solos and wonderful backing chops showcasing his all-star band. Nobody plays slide guitar quite like
Billy, if you wanna see a fret-slinger in action, Billy Stapleton has been doing it since he was a kid.
Bassist extrodinare’ Don Wilhelm, plays 5-string fretless bass and sings like a bird. Players like Don come along once in a lifetime. A 9-year veteran of Paul Allen’s Global Touring band, Don has litterally played with some of the best musicians in the world. An astonishing virtuoso, who can play rock solid bass and then solo melodically and effortlessly.
Drummer Steve Peterson is the perfect foil for Don, Steve can play anything, period. He listens to every note that’s played and unerringly plays the perfect part, always! A fluid and dynamic player, and also a fine
singer, Steve has toured all over the country with the legendary Kingsmen.
Annie Eastwood, “the Songbird”, rounds out the quartet with her wide range and super fine vocals. Annie can sing anything from a torch song to a rocker. A positive and engaging performer Annie Eastwood has been playing in different bands all over the northwest for years, still a member of 4 bands herself, truth be known, she gigs more than anybody!
2121 N 30th St
Tacoma, WA 98403
Easy Monkey Taphouse
17537 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155