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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!
A MOST EXCITING EVENING in li'l old Edison tonight: Bingo game at the school, sponsored by the Edison Women's Club, and The Atlantics playing at The Old Edison Inn ... why be anywhere else?
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A year ago today I had some pretty radical surgery on my left hand.
It's still a long ways from full recovery, but I'm quite happy to be able to play some music again. Thanks to all my friends who have aided and assisted me through the times of my dexterial disability.
Lately I am just grateful that I can put on both gloves, as it's cold out there ... ~^^ B| ^^^^
Breaking Local News: The Chicken Parade will be on Sunday, Feb. 26th at High Noon. You don't want to miss this thrilling event !!!
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Nestled between the North Cascades and the Salish Sea, the Skagit Valley has long been a haven for birds.
The Edison Bird Festival began when local business owners Jim & Lisa Kowalski from Farm to Market Bakery and Wesley Smith & Andrew Vallee from Smith & Vallee as a way to honor the unique birding culture of the valley.
... oh, and a reminder: Daddy Treetops plays the bass fiddle with Broken Bow Stringband at Kulshan Brewing Co. on James St. TONIGHT, Wed. Feb. 1st - 7:00 til 9:00 pm
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I was doing the crossword puzzle the other day, one of the clues was " 26, Bass organ" ... I had to scratch my head fer a moment, but soon figured out they meant a fish. ( ans. = "Gill " )
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