August came into being in December of 2004 when my daughter Karen and I were
joined onstage by drummer Dave Swegan at Mackey’s Grill in Fort Collins which
has since closed. Dave sat in with us after listening to a few songs. His 30+
years’ experience and exquisite feel fit in quickly and provided an added
touch of professionalism to our music. Brett Mattson soon joined us on bass and
we then added Andrew Sorem on lead guitar. What started out in a living room
with Karen and me had become something special.
the years the lineup has changed from time to time, but the spirit of the music
has remained true to the origins of the band. The music was special and the
shows seemed magical.
was married in October of 2006 to musician Arn Current of the band Slopeside.
Her focus naturally shifted. Come August is now Carl, Dave, Andrew and Brett.
The music remains special, as does the memory of the beginning. I knew when I
first heard one of Karen’s original songs that she has a special gift and a
unique talent. You can listen to
Karen’s music here or link to the Slopeside website and listen. I continue to be like a kid in a candy store, hoping not to
get caught and sent back to the living room. Thanks for listening.
I hope you enjoy the music.