Go, Giants, Go!

-- by Kim Davenport This is not as much as story about music as it is a story about Tacoma, community, and baseball. But before we get into all that, take a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_5Y9Qrn71s   In my previous research into Joe Jordan (1882-1971), I'd seen reference to several songs he wrote for his chosen hometown of... Continue Reading →

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

-- by Kim Davenport As someone who enjoys researching local history, and who also happens to come from a long line of music teachers, it is not surprising that I have spent a substantial amount of time over the past few years exploring the story of Margaret Rawson Goheen and the choral program she developed... Continue Reading →

Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens, and KTNT

-- by Kim Davenport Many of the stories we've shared here are about homegrown Tacoma musicians. Occasionally, though, we stumble on an interesting coincidence of history, a moment in time when Tacoma played a significant role in the career of a musician from elsewhere. Such is the tale of how an appearance on Tacoma television... Continue Reading →

Nirvana’s Tacoma Connections

-- by Kim Davenport For her final paper in my Musical History of Tacoma class at UW Tacoma, student Kaisa Cannon decided to explore her father's favorite band, Nirvana, and determine whether the band typically associated with Seattle had any roots in Tacoma. Even a casual devotee of the grunge group would likely guess the answer... Continue Reading →

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