Jon was born a wild child. He learned to walk, talk, sing and play the piano. He started writing songs at the age of six in the mountains of
British Columbia while his family was living off the land.
He practiced alone until the wee hours of the morning knowing that someday he would play in a great band. Recently, he joined forces with some musically
inclined friends to form the band Walter's Birthday. Now he's on a quest to Walter-ize the world!
"Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear."
Steve got his love of music from his father, Morgan Bartlett Sr. One day, Morgan came to Steve's 3rd grade class and played a tune that inspired Steve to go into music.
Now an accomplished bass guitarist, he played for years in Seattle area clubs. Three of the bands he played with were
Good Blessing, Cheeseburger Deluxe, and Cozzetti And Gimmell
Steve was born in Seattle on June 12, 1951. In 2004 he married his second wife Janet Rose. They moved to Yelm, Washington where they live on 9
beautiful acres in the shadow of Mount Rainier.
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious."
Who's "the man"? Scott's "the man", and he proves it every time he sits on his drum throne and sends royal rhythms out into the cosmos. Nobody smacks the skins like 'Big Smooth'
does and his keen rhythmic sensibility is a key element of the bands sound.
Raised by wild coyotes, it was years before Scott spoke his first human words. After decades of regression therapy he is now able to live peacefully in civilized society.
Many consider him to be one of the greatest thinkers of our time and there is little doubt that his legacy will have a positive and long lasting influence on future generations.
"Times flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana."
Tod showed signs of musical proclivity from the start. Songs were bouncing around in his head even before he began playing an instrument. Singing and harmonizing inspired
him early on and he had the chance to perform solo, and with others, in a variety of vocal settings. When he was twelve years old, a camp counselor showed him his first three
guitar chords and before long he was playing Bob Dylan's Blowing In The Wind.
These days guitar is his main instrument but over the years he has dabbled with piano, organ, bass, percussion, banjo and mandolin. When not playing music with
Walter’s Birthday you're likely to find him hiking, camping, star gazing or eradicating noxious weeds somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."