Albatross with Ritchie Young
April 13 – Albatross with Ritchie Young, 9:30 p.m., Cebu Lounge, Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, www.hoodriverinn.com
Ryan got booked to write the score for a musical play about a lonely dinosaur evolving into a beautiful Albatross.
The play had a cowboy theme so he naturally brought on his old shooting partner Paul, to shoot guns at drums so they make that cool ricochet sound (pwing!).
Cristina was interning at Jurassic Park until it shut down, with a focus on velociraptor calls, she barely made it out alive. She was initially brought in as a consultant for the band but human-made velociraptor calls are dazzling so she stepped up to piano and vocals.
Amanda was on the trail with Apache Ghost Warriors as the band's leader. Responding to a craigslist ad for a different kind of band leader she was surprised to find music much more rewarding and less gruesome. She's currently happy she made the switch but true warriors never change so she plays viola to sooth her own beastly heart.
Joel plays bass and together they played a benefit show to help the play make some extra cash. About halfway through the second practice for the show Ryan said, "OK, ok, OK! Fine! Let's just make it a band."
Ritchie Young is the lead-singer/guitarist of internationally acclaimed chamber-folk band Loch Lomond.