Band Name: Sons of the Widow James
Where is your band from?: Bellingham, WA
Who is in the band and what role does each person have?: Jay Irwin, guitar, vocals; John BeleFonte Newmon, bass, vocals; Ronnie Bek, guitar, vocals; Dave Vaughns, drums; Catherine Craver, vocals, percussion
What brought the band together and when?: A Passion for Good Music and a Love for Life!
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What genre, of music do you classify your band as?: Rock
What inspires your music?: good times!
Who or what influences your band's sound?: the everything? we all came from different parts of the world to this one place in the N NW and found each other by fate (Dave was introduced to Jay & Fonte while out at Cap Hansen's bar...) We're usually influenced by how many beverages we've had.
Where have you toured?: We've 'toured' as far as Twisp, WA, Oak Harbor. We like to think of ourselves as 'Bellingham's local good times band'?
How many albums have you released?: (2) self titled, Sons of the Widow James & 'new' summer 2008, Ivan Eyes
Where do you see your band going in the future?: big places! (probably back to Cap's?) we'd like to play the Boundary Bay sometime,.. then we'll know we've made it 'big time' in the land of Subdued Excitement!
What are the highs and lows in your band's history?: All HIGHS! We're professionals, we're never low in the publics eye... that being said, just coming together as a band that's collectively been jamming for over 15 years together!
You're stuck on a deserted island and forced to listen to one album for eternity. What album would you pick?: dude, why listen when we can 'create'!
Your favorite piece of musical gear: stick of gum.
drink: we'd be called a 'Take Me to the Moon',... and we'd be damn good, too!
additional_info: SWJ is always appreciative when we get the opportunity to play out. It's why we maintain a regular practice routine- for the fans. We aim- To Not Suck! (ever!)
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