Messenger -  Photo courtesy of Dan Adams
Spangle, Washington
1973 - 1976


Dan Adams ~ Drums
Steve Barnes ~ Saxophone, Bass
Eric Burgeson ~ Bass, Vocals
Tom Cope ~ Guitar, Vocals
Craig Johnson ~ Keyboards
Gene Nygaard ~ Guitar

Messenger formed in Spangle WA in 1973 with Gene Nygaard, (Cold Power, Shyanne, Shannondoah, Smoking Gun), Tom Cope (Godfrey Blaque) Craig Johnson, Dan Adams (Godfrey Blaque), and Steve Barnes.  The band moved to Seattle in January 1975 and began working with Far West Entertainment.  Eric Burgeson joined the band in 1975.

The band started rehearsing in an old farm house in Spangle, WA, which is a few miles south of Spokane.  We gigged around Spokane and around the state before moving to Seattle which became our home base.  The above picture is the Seattle version of the band.

Dan Adams, August 2008


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Last Update:  22 August 2008
Credits:  Dan Adams
Band # 2426