Seattle Metropolitan article, “50 Most Influential Musicians”

by Bart Blasengame, Peter Blecha, Gillian G. Gaar, Hannah Levin, Michaelangelo Matos, Thomas May, Kurt B. Reighley, Riz Rollins, John Ross, and Steve Wiecking. Seattle Metropolitan; December 2008 Link to article

Baby Gramps

He’s been a Seattle institution since the 1960s. Behind a beard that may not have been trimmed since the Nixon administration hides one of the most perceptive musicians in town. Look around at any other singer’s Seattle gig, and you’re likely to catch him absorbing it all like a sponge. Armed with a National steel guitar, Baby Gramps is a mixture of everybody he’s ever seen or heard filtered through a somewhat twisted musical brain into a singing voice that sounds like the love child of Louis Armstrong and Walter Brennan. Gramps’s amazing repertoire includes Fats Waller standards, Bob Dylan favorites, material from dusty old 1920s 78rpm

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