Jerry Jacques grew up in the Northwest and has loved music ever since he was a child. Watching and learning from his father at a young age, Jerry was determined to become an extraordinary drummer and couldn't wait to get home after school and wail on the drums. Playing in drum corps from age 11 to 18 he made it to the DCI nationals which taught him persistence and discipline with his drumming.
Jerry has played with numerous bands including Reaction, Jay Bird Koder, 5 Guys Named Moe and has been drumming for Ty Curtis for 8 years.
Jerry is a multi instrumentalist and is proficient on Piano, Drums and Vocals. On his off time Jerry stays busy with Drum Lessons, Songwriting, Audio/Video Recording
JERRY USES YAMAHA DRUMS AND VIC FIRTH STICKS
Ty Curtis has cred. He came out of Salem, Oregon when he was very young in 2006 and took second place at the International Blues Challenge in 2009 in Memphis. He has been widely praised at a leading figure in the next generation of blues players. Ty's songwriting is much more rock than blues oriented. But not just rock, it sounds like the songs have been heavily influenced by 70’s rock. The chord progressions, the arrangements, the playing style all harken back to that time.
For nearly 50 years, David Kahl – aka Dave “Long Distance” Kahl – has been performing in
public, the last 30+ as bassist for a long list of illustrious practitioners of the Blues. He has
been a near-perennial nominee for the “Muddy Award”, from the Cascade Blues Association,
the largest such society in the US, in the several categories, including “Back What You
Believe” and “Lifetime Achievement”. He has been awarded for Bass, Performance of the
Year, Rhythm and Blues, New Band, Recording of the Year, and Regional Act. David was also
nominated for a Portland Music Association award.
David is recognized for his activism in the cause of music and of working-class creatives, as
well as for many benefits for diverse causes – musician's relief, natural disasters (Hurricane
Katrina, Japan Tsunami, North Cascades Landslide, etc.), the MS Society (National and
Portland), Cancer and Leukemia, United By Music North America, Ethos, and Blues in
Schools, among them. As an educator, he has taught privately and also created a humanities based
curriculum that was brought to public schools, as well as alternative programs serving
at-risk youth and even home school groups.
DAVE USES RJP TECHNOLOGIES BASSES
& DAVID EDEN, & MARK BASS AMPS
DYLAN SCHATZCAMER INSTRUMENT REPAIR
TY USES VINTAGE GIBSON & FENDER GUITARS, REDPLATE AMPS NEUMANN MICROPHONES AND PSIONIC AUDIO, BUTLER AUDIO, VERTEX FX SYSTEMS, TC ELECTRONICS, BOSS & RETROSONIC