Photo by:  Robin Sherwood
Clayton Hill
White Rock, British Columbia


Dick Markin ~ Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Janet Russell ~ Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Jim Russell ~ Dobro
Gord Sadler ~ Banjo, Vocals
Roger Stomperud ~ Bass, Vocals

In Memory of

Gunnar Roger Stomperud
d:  4 July 2008

The photos of Clayton Hill were taken at The Soft Rock Cafe, a 4th Avenue (Vancouver) live music venue that featured almost exclusively acoustic music.

When the night of the gig came, we met at the Soft Rock and saw a packed house. We weren't the only act to play that night, but we were the feature act.  We played our hearts out, and had a great time. After playing our last song, we got an encore, so we did that and said good-night.  Radio station CFRO FM-102.7 (Co-op Radio) were there to tape the show, and they broadcast our set a few weeks later.

The poster on the stage's back wall is of bluegrass icon Bill Monroe, who was the next act to appear there.  Sitting in the first row was a thrill, watching the master and his peerless band of acoustic musicians and singers run through the bluegrass songbook, most of which originated with Monroe.

Roger Stomperud, May 2002

Photo by: Robin Sherwood
Some of the other Pacific Northwest music groups represented in members of Clayton Hill include: Kickin' Horse, Lone Star Cattle Company, Law Brothers Band, Hit and Run, Spur, Fair Exchange, and many others NW bands.

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Last Update:   4 November 2011
Credits: Roger Stomperud (R.I.P.)
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