Ehlers ~ Guitar
Mike Gerber ~ Bass
Chuck Peterson ~ Guitar, Vocals
John Reagle ~ Drums
In 1970,we would take the bus down to 1st Avenue and stand in front of Seattle Music... and just stare at the guitars in the window. It was kind of like a Holy Place. Later, I had the Plantation Bros.Band. Billy Ehlers on Lead Guitar... the best there ever was on a guitar, boys and girls. Dick Gerber's little brother Mike on Bass, and John Reagle on Drums.
Chuck Peterson, June 2004
The Plantation Brothers Band was formed in 1972 at Hiline High in Burien. The band played mostly private parties, and gigged on a regular basis at the "log Hall" in burien, sharing the bill with "Gryffyn" on ocassion.In 1974, I moved to Vancouver B.C to play fulltime, and the band broke up.Billy Ehlers was the best guitar player, I had ever heard at the time. His phrasing was uncanny, for someone his age(19)
Chuck Peterson, June 2009