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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!
Sunday Evening Frolic, Inc. brings us this updated news item:
"Soon headed to Greene's Corner in B'ham to lay down the bass notes at Texas Jimmy's musical fiesta/jam.
Sadly, I'll miss my friends Ron Bailey & The Tangents, playing this evening at The Edison. If I could only be two places at once ! ... Alas ..."
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Happy Fathers' Day
to all you Daddys out there !!!
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is listening to The Best Of Flo & Eddie on the record player. Magnificent .
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Just so you know ~
Daddy Treetops performs at The Longhorn Saloon in lovely little ol' Edison this FRIDAY - June 16th - @ 8:00 pm.
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Happy birthday to my friend Don Peake
A brilliant guitarist and a major inspiration
- and an all 'round great guy !!!
We had a fun time at Folklife this past weekend and are looking forward to a bunch of upcoming gigs in June! Wednesday, June 7th at Kulshan (7-9 pm), Friday June 9th at Boundry Bay (6-9 pm), and Friday June 23rd at the Beach Store Cafe on Lummi Island (7:30-9:30).