• Home sweet Roadhouse 101.

    Just returned from the Oregon coast. The Bar Pilots played Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City. We're no strangers to LC. We've played the Snug Harbor six times the last two years. The oldest coastal bar in Oregon, we're very fond of the Snug and the friends we've made there. Still, Roadhouse 101 has been a goal for us so it felt good to be staging our gear yesterday afternoon in anticipation of our show. I looked at the other band posters taped up around the entrance. Kevin Selfe and the Tornadoes, Ty Curtis, Billy D and the Hoodoos...good blues, good company. I've played drums on this stage with Franco and the Stingers and the Tommy Hogan Band, so it's really cool to return after several years, especially now that I'm playing bass in my own rock band. Considering that Portland is represented by its blues bands at Roadhouse 101, we're pretty amped to be the rare PDX rock act to book here. Thanks to Randy Lilia for giving us the opportunity.

    Bands love playing the coast because the people here go for live music. They love to party and they do it with an open appreciation for the band. Their energy makes it so much easier to give it our all. Our newest addition, Jimmy James, did a smashing job on drums, no easy task with the variety of styles we play. It was Jimmy's third gig with us and he's ahead of the game. We're thrilled to have his professionalism on board. Marko, our lead guitarist, brought the heat at a level that made it clear he was nailing the signatures. Our man, Rob, apparently siloed his energy all week long just to unleash it in his singing and guitar work for everyone to witness. I think I've dialed up the right crunch and tone in my gear. The Ampeg sounds best when I stack the B2-115 with the 210: more watts, more headroom. Until I acquire the legendary SVT, this is a killer rig, especially with my Fender Jazz basses. Next weekend we play Vancouver at the Springs. I can't wait to get the boys back out again.


    • 1. May 5 2013 4:49PM by Joseph Anthony

      Great stuff here! You guys must be really good!


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