Wow. What a week in Portland, eh? It has been beautiful
and it is getting us all fired up to get out and make some
merry music for you all.
After nearly a decade with TapWater, our dear friend
and band mate, Wes Elliott, has opted to dip out. It has
been quite the journey with Wes. We all feel very lucky
to have gotten to work with such an amazing bass player,
songwriter, and human being. (And mechanic! If Wes
had a nickel in his pocket for every hour he spent fixing
our touring rigs, we could call him Mr. Bojangles). We
just celebrated with Wes on his birthday two days ago
and have had the pleasure of spending lots of quality
time with him lately. Wes and his partner, Anne Tropeano,
have been extremely instrumental in the evolution
of TapWater and remain supportive forces on our quest.
We are very excited to announce that the one and only,
Arcellus Sykes, will be keeping us on the ground with his
truly gifted skill set on the bass. Believe it or not, he is
even cooler than his name... Aside from being an amazing
bass player and musician, he competes in 50-mile trail
running races and also doubles as a transcriptionist.
People from all over the world hire him to analyze
different types of music, and then notate it into written
charts. Pretty cool. We still can't figure out how we
got so lucky in swooping him up. He is one of the most
versatile and professional bass players in the Northwest.
And he just happens to be really psyched on the project!
Our rehearsals have been wonderful, exciting and ripe
with creative chemistry. Arcellus definitely adds a whole
new flavor to TapWater.
Come check out our first show with him at the
We headline Saturday night with a stout set lasting
from 8 to 10:30!
We are also VERY excited to announce a very special
Polecat has been buzzing their way into the national
spotlight with sold out shows in many different markets.
This will be an early show so plan ahead. Polecat will
start at 8pm and TapWater will finish before midnight.
If you haven't had enough already, check out this
AWESOME video that Stevie Moore whipped up.
Drownin' Without Love:
Featuring Steve Berlin of Los Lobos
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Bye for now and thanks for everything,
Rudy, Ravi, Steve, Simon, Arcellus and Timmy Jones