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Garth Michael McDermott: Fingerprints

The Fingerprints
For the last 3 of the 4 years I spent in Portland, Oregon, these are the guys who could play the hell out of my music! Not only are they great musicians, but they are some of my best friends in the world. You can find them all on myspace and they all play with other Portland artists now, but the songs we recorded together in Portland are finally seeing the light of day on a record entitled, "Building The Bricks" due out in September. Will keep you posted!
Tony Howard - Drums
Hailing from the sunny Minnesota landscape, Tony cut his teeth playing in Midwestern bands that found pure rock as their savior. He has spent the last 14 years in Portland Oregon weaving his way through the Portland music scene. His ability to contribute to bands with varying styles, ranging from the sultry jazz/ pop style of Turning Eleven to the in-your-face power-pop vibe of Pinehurst Kids, has given him the chops and experience required to give The Fingerprints the tasty and subtle rhythm they require. His recording experience mixed with the ability to spend days on end in the stench of a small van touring the country, was just the addition Garth needed for the band to continue supporting his Highways and Ghosts album.
Jeff Koch - Lead Guitar/Mandolin
I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal. People know me. I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.
Ralph Porter - Bass
"One of the brightest stars in Portland's musical firmament, Ralph is known for his shamelessly self-serving and cliché-ridden prose. He wishes he was a music journalist so he could use the word 'eponymous' more often" -- Walamit Weak. Right now I'm playing guitar occasionally with Catherine Welson, and bass on Thursdays 9:30 to 1:00 at the Tiger Bar with Karaoke From Hell, which is truly one of the funnest gigs in Portland. Check out our songlist on the KFH website and come in some Thursday and sing a song. You don't have to be good, you just have to be there.