Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Summer Concerts

John Nilsen and Swimfish

Kalama Harbor Lodge - Westin Amphitheater

6 - 9 pm


All ages welcome

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About John Nilsen and Swimfish

Original Folk-Rock Especial

John Nilsen and Swimfish

It?s often surprising when a local band writes its own material. SWIMFISH is a unique, colorful band featuring high quality, original folk/rock music. With their focus in first class song writing, the instrument line up is guitars, bass, drums, piano & vocals. Certainly they play some cover tunes, but they are recording artists with an impressive pedigree who have always written their own material first.

SWIMFISH has a sound no other band will ever have. Elements of rock, folk and Americana are woven and spun in different directions, but originality is what makes them special. The debut CD by SWIMFISH, John Nilsen & SWIMFISH, was played throughout the USA on radio to solid reviews. Founding member of the major rock band, AMERICA, Dan Peek, wrote, "Major kudos on your CD. The music is superb, the lyrics inspired and the production/arranging are top notch. The songwriting hangs together well and the tracks flow, carving out a groove like a river carves a canyon. You deserve to be heard."

Consisting of John Nilsen - guitar, piano vocals/ Don Woodward - guitar, mandolin, harmonica, vocals/ Mike Snyder - drums, percussion/ Jamin Swenson - bass, vocals/ Bob Logue - guitar, vocals, SWIMFISH came into existence as John Nilsen?s guitar and vocal band when taking a break from his demanding international piano career. Don "Woody" Woodward was the first SWIMFISH member to sign on as the two had grown up as next door neighbors and taught each other to play guitar as teenagers. Mike Snyder, who has long played with many of the finest musicians in the NW and had been on numerous John Nilsen recording sessions, joined the band and it was suggested that Jamin Swenson would be the perfect, melodic, pop sensitive and capable of improv, complementary bassist. Guitarist & vocalist, Bob Logue, is a longstanding veteran guitarist of the NW music scene and seasoned songwriter and performer. John Nilsen just released his 18th recording, WILD ROSE, which features SWIMFISH finding its groove with all new material. That should come as no surprise.