Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kirk "KT" Tuttle at the Salmon Bay Eagles

All photos that appear in this blog were created by Dennis "Zab" Zyvoloski.

As many of you know, long time Seattle drummer Kirk "KT" Tuttle has been battling sever liver disease for some time now. As the disease has progressed he has gradually been forced to quit playing. However, thanks to the help of Seattle Bluesguy John Lee, who provided transportation for KT, Kirk was able to play a few tunes at a KT's Kicks gig that we put together recently at the Salmon Bay Eagles Club.

KT played the first three tunes with the band and then the drum seat was taken over by veteran drummer Les Merrihew for the rest of the evening. KT sounded great as usual, and it was a real pleasure interacting musically with him again. Believe me, it's a real treat playing with this group of guys anytime!

For the record, KT's Kicks was formed by Kirk a few years ago, originally to play a gig at the Eagles while one of his sisters was in town. We continued playing at the Eagles occasionally over the years, and I can't think of any reason why we shouldn't continue.

Please keep a good thought for for our old friend and musical conspirator, Kirk Tuttle!

KT's Kicks - left to right: Mike "Harmonica Playboy" Lynch, Ron "Sweet Talkin' Jones" Ussery, Kirk "KT" Tuttle, Mark "Tall Cool One" Dalton, and Tim "Stoop Down" Sherman.
Mark, KT, and Tim

Kirk Tuttle

3 comments:

Trev Cutler said...

Great to see KT out and givin' it ! Over the past few weeks, while learning some tunes for some upcoming gigs, Mr. Tuttle schooled me with some tracks. Check out David Brewer's Bad Habits disk. There is an absolute slammin' version of BB King's Sweet 16 with KT layin' down a FAT, SWINGIN' groove that kills !
Thanks for the lesson bro !

david said...

Eight years,"K.T."was the drummer in my band,and
we played together in "David Brewer & The Intimidators for I don't remember three years? I've
got a new Cd I'm working on "July 4th 1986 Live @
McNeal Island Prison"that features Myself,Dan Abernathy,Rolff Johnson and my man K.T."Spiderman"
at the top of his game.K.T.Dose his kickass solo in
Not Fade Away.He may be sick but he can still kick!

Susan said...

KT, KT, KT - you always leave me wanting more!