Jake Jacobson, Mike Bose, Jamie Reno, Mike Cochran
American Way
Dash Point, Washington
1980 - 1985


Mike Bose ~ Bass
Mike Cochran ~ Guitar, Vocals
Jerry "Jake" Jacobson ~ Keyboards, Vocals
Jamie Reno ~ Drums, Vocals
Moon Wall ~ Congas, Percussion

This is "American Way."  The band members all lived in the Dash Point - Browns Point - Dumas Bay area. We were all good friends and played from around 1980 to 1985.

American Way was a weekend regular at the Log Cabin Tavern, The Algona Tavern, The Brick Tavern, and especially The Cloud Nine Tavern. Also played many festivals and parties like the Browns Point Salmon Bake, The Cloud Nine annual picnic, and Woodstick One and Two.

This was a solid rhythm and blues band playing something a little outside the norm.  The song list was filled with tunes from bands like The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Delbert McClinton, Van Morrison, The Band, Dr John, Springsteen, etc.

Jamie Reno, January 2004

Some of the other Pacific Northwest music groups represented in this band include: Argus, Blueport News, Dazzle, The Great Pretenders, and many other NW bands.

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Last Update:  1 March 2011
Credits:  Jamie Reno
Band # 1432