Named after the largest Rock concert of the 70s, Watkins Glen is an Oregon-based Rock n' Roll band that strives to create truly magical musical moments as a living, breathing tribute to the enduring legacies of four legendary American Rock n Roll bands: The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead, The Band & Little Feat. Band leaders Gabe “Brother Gabe” Johnson & Evan Read-Mullins have gathered some of the very best players from the Northwest music scene with the intention of creating one of the most authentic, inventive and compelling Rock n' Roll bands in the West. In just a few short years, Watkins Glen has developed a very strong reputation for delivering truly inspirational performances, writing thoughtful experiential set lists and whipping audiences into frenzy with their scorching improvisational live jams. Highlights of their history so far have included high profile appearances at 4 Peaks Music Festival, Sisters Folk Festival, Juan de Fuca Festival, US Fest, Bend Summerfest, Bend Fall Fest, Crow’s Feet Commons Series, Bend Roots Revival, and multiple performances w/ top notch national acts such as Melvin Seals & JGB, Pink Talking Fish, MarchFourth.
Watkins Glen personnel:
Gabe “Brother Gabe” Johnson (Maxwell Friedman Group, Elektrapod, Jive Talkin’ Robots) - Guitars, Keys, Vox
Evan Read-Mullins (Elektrapod, Silvertone Devils) - Keys, Vox
Eric Leadbetter (Jive Coulis, Eric Leadbetter Band) – Guitars, Vox
Kaleb Kelleher (Jive Coulis, The Mostest, Brent Alan & HFF) - Drums
Kyle Swantek (Cosmic Evolution, Truck Stop Gravy, Rising Tide) - Bass, Vox
Jarrod Donatelli (Elektrapod, Groovasaur, El Dante) - Percussion, Vox