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.