Named after the largest Rock concert of the 70s, Watkins Glen is an Oregon-based Improvisational Rock band that strives to create truly magical musical moments via the adventure of wanderlust-driven improvisation, while delivering a living, breathing tribute to the enduring legacies and song-books of four legendary American Rock n' Roll bands: The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead, The Band & Little Feat, and also playing a variety of their own original music. Band leaders “Brother Gabe” Johnson & Evan Mullins have gathered some of the very finest players from the Northwest music scene with the intention of creating one of the most authentic, inventive and energetically compelling improvisational Rock bands in the West. Over just a few short years, Watkins Glen has developed a very strong reputation for delivering truly inspirational performances, writing thoughtful and experiential set lists and whipping audiences into a frenzy with their scorching improvisational "magic carpet ride" live jams. Highlights of their history so far have included high profile appearances at Cascade Equinox Festival, 4 Peaks Music Festival, The Golden Road Gathering, Sisters Folk Festival, Juan de Fuca Festival, US Fest, Bend Summer Festival, Bend Fall Festival, The Commons Après Ski Concert Series, Bend Roots Revival, and multiple performances w/ top notch national acts Melvin Seals & JGB, Pink Talking Fish, MarchFourth, Dogs in a Pile, Scott Pemberton and more.
Watkins Glen core personnel:
"Brother Gabe” Johnson (Maxwell Friedman Group, Elektrapod) – Guitars, Vox
Evan Mullins (Elektrapod, The Silvertone Devils) - Keys, Vox
Mark Karwan (American Babies, Jenner Fox) - Bass, Vox
Kyle Pickard (The Cutmen, Shady GroOove) - Drums, Vox