Leroy Webb, John LaFontaine, John Lucas, Terry Ness, Jan Ness
Olympia, Washington
1972 - 1974


John LaFontaine ~ ?
John Lucas ~ Guitar, Vocals
Jan Ness ~ Vocals
Terry Ness ~ Drums
Leroy Webb ~ Bass, Vocals

I stumbled upon this website quite by accident while I was Googling for information on vintage guitars.  Anyway, it brought back great memories of the summer and fall of 1972 that I spent in Olympia WA.  I arrived right about the time Skychurch disbanded, and I attended a number of jam sessions with Leroy Webb and friends, including the one where Jan Ness auditioned for the new band that Leroy and John Lucas were forming.  We were blown away by her voice which was absolutely incredible.  Her husband, Terry, was a drummer so they came as a package deal.  Thus, Roanoke was born.

I tagged along on a number of their gigs, but don't remember the names of the clubs they played.  I did remember that I had an old photo of Roanoke stored in a box somewhere...so, I dug it out and here it is.

Thanks for bringing back the memories.

Vickie Voss Kaplan, July 2009

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Last Update: 10 March 2010
Credits: Vickie Voss Kaplan
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