Chris Knutsen and the Harp Guitar

Tacoma has no shortage of guitar-related history, from a wide array of performers playing our venues to the Tacoma Guitars line manufactured here from the 1990s through the early 2000s. But today's story takes us back a century prior, to a creative instrument builder who patented his designs for the harp guitar while living in... Continue Reading →

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The Doma Tacoma!

My recent project - digitizing vinyl that has been hiding out in the collections of local libraries and historical societies - has uncovered another fun gem! This novelty song,┬áThe Doma Tacoma, was written by local musician Arel Thomas and performed by The Kicks, a short-lived early-1980's band, in honor of the opening of the Tacoma... Continue Reading →

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