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DADDY TREETOPS is a guitar wranglin' honky-tonk country blues howler, currently residing in obscurity. Also somewhat competent on some other instruments and implements. Been playin' since knee-high to a whatever-that-was. From solo to orchestral.
* * * DADDY TREETOPS * * * from ragtime to rock n roll. * * * from solo to orchestral. * * * Born and raised in Seattle, WA. Grew up some more in Bellingham, WA. First inspired by "invasion blues" sounds of the Yardbirds and the Rolling Stones and the folk strains of older sister's acoustic guitar. Soon led to search for real blues by songwriter credits, other friends of similar interest, and archival curiosity. Chess, Yazoo, OJL, Blues Classics, Arhoolie among labels releasing pivotal recordings of brilliant songsters with great names: Elmore James, Lightnin' Hopkins, Charley Patton, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Lonnie Johnson (no relations, of course), Buddy Boy Hawkins, Furry Lewis, Bukka White --- the list goes on, people... ...Up in Bellingham, took in some more "country-fied" influences through association with local legendary band Swift Current (see Joe "Hippiebilly" Paquin under "Country" in MySpace.com). Blues + Country = Rock&Roll ... and there ain't nothin wrong with that! ....Daddy Treetops loves all kinds of music and plays with versatility on guitars, basses, pianos, banjos, mandolins, acoustically and electrically. And loves to travel America and beyond... * * * * * * * * * * * DISCOGRAPHY: .. .. .. CYNTHIA GAYNEAU - BLUE HIGHWAY: Botte Music 1996. Prod.by Walter Cryderman. DADDY TREETOPS plays upright & electric basses on this fine collection of Ms. Gayneau's honky-tonkin' original tunes. .. .. .. DADDY TREETOPS - SHORT STORIES/TALL TALES: Treetopia 1998. Prod. by Daddy Treetops. dTREE's debut CD recording. Half originals, half from traditional sources; 100% Treetopian! .. .. .. BLUE HEALERS - SHAKE YOU DOWN : Aug. 2006. Prod. by D & Di. DADDY TREETOPS, vcl. and gtr. on Track 5, "Don't Come Runnin'" ...Get shook down in a good way!
The seemingly unsullied shoreside town of Edmonds braces for a night that may force the community at large to question its aura of innocence ...
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The POURBOYS - Engels Pub - WEDNESDAY. May 10th
Flashback Friday - Flying the Flag
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the future lies ahead ...
Had I mentioned that I might mention this again ? -
The POURBOYS comin to Edison --
" These mysterious musicians from the deep woods outside of Pt. Townsend cross the waters to appear -as if by magic - at The Old Edison Inn on Saturday, April 29th at 8:30 pm until ... "
* We're always playing "without a net", but on this evening we play without our keyboard player Billy Reed, due to cicumstances beyond anyone's control; we will, however, bring full-fledged Pourboy enthusiasm, wit, and musical revelry to this exciting engagement in lovely downtown Edison WA.
- - - Donnie Teesdale on drums; the electrifying Jon Parry on fiddle; Capt. Bill Fraser on guitars & bass; and yer's truly Daddy Treetops on guitars & bass (as well) ... - - -
No Cover $$ - - - +21 & i.d. please ~ ^^ B| ^^^^ ~
Oh, the people one might meet on a Record Store Day ... !!!
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Happy 4/20 everybody !!!
Today I throw-back across the waters to get with The Pourboys so we'll sound real good when we play at The Old Edison on Saturdeee 4/29
love love love ~^^ B| ^^^^~