"Kay" Empens ~ Bass, Vocals
Dean Hatt ~ Vocals
Craig Knapp ~ Guitar, Vocals
Gary Montgomery ~ Drums
Gary Sanders ~ Keyboards
In Memory of
Craig, Gary, Kay
Liberty formed in late 1969 and began playing in the northwest in 1970.
Original members were: Richard "Kay" Empens (bass & vocals) formerly with "The Distortions", Gary Montgomery (drums), Gary Sanders (keyboards), Craig Knapp (guitars & vocals). formerly with "HUGG" & "This Tyme"
Dean Hatt was added later for vocals but left the band after a few months to concentrate on college.
Though we kept well booked in college & dance gigs, Liberty was also hired as the ' house band ' for an Everett dance club known as "Everyone's Alley" and performed there regularly. By 1971 with the draft in full swing, Kay & Craig both entered the military and Liberty disbanded.
Craig Knapp, April 2005