Dennis Mitchell Band fills lounges across country,
creates smokin' hot CD 'Highway Kind of Life'
Musician Dennis Mitchell grew up admiring his brother Mike Mitchell, who was one of the original Kingsmen. The two always talked about their hope of actually playing together at some point. When, after 42 years, Barry Curtis decided to retire from the Kingsmen in 2005, Dennis jumped at the chance to fill the spot.
A year later, the brothers formed The Dennis Mitchell Band so they would have the opportunity to play the vast number of original songs Dennis had written. The Dennis Mitchell Band also features long time-friend and bass player Todd McPherson, with Brian Johnsen on drums and Steve Miller on keyboards.
Talented Carrie Cunningham presents
fresh, new vocal talent in country vein
There is a new, fresh voice issuing from the Pacific Northwest. Carrie Cunningham is her name; watch for her to become familiar.
Cunningham is a vocally-seasoned talent who has worked at her craft for quite some time. Moving from Nebraska to the State of Washington when she was 10 years old, Cunningham was already enamored with vocal performance. After spending years watching and imitating her favorite singers, it seemed natural to continue her pursuit of music.
Once relocated and amidst a new collective of people, Cunningham found solace in the middle school a cappella and jazz choirs to which her teacher directed her. She continued her choir work in high school and was rewarded with a seat in the All-State and All-Northwest choirs.
Chopsticks boasts neighborhood tradition
There is a landmark on 7601 E. Mill Plain Blvd in Vancouver that many folks drive by a couple of times a day. On a recent Friday, this writer decided to stop by and was very happy to do so.
Chopsticks is a neighborhood tradition, open at it's Mill Plain location for more than 25 years.