Stillwater photo courtesy of Tom Linscott
Wayne, Roger, Terry, Dave, Kent
Tom & Mike
Seattle, Washington
1972 - 1974


Steve Boyce ~ Bass
Terry Dahlgren ~ Drums, Vocals
Mike Gross ~ Guitar, Vocals
Dave Hubbard ~ Keyboards, Hammond B3, Vocals
Bruce Hudson ~ Trumpet
Roger Lee ~ Trumpet
Tom Linscott ~ Bass
Ren Nansted ~ Saxophone, Flute
Wayne Page ~ Trombone
Kent Roberts ~ Saxophone

Represented by: Unicam

Stillwater was my brothers first working band.  The band members in the photo  were as follows.    Center Mike Gross, lead guitar and vocals, Top left Ren Nansted- saxophone and flutes, right top Terry Dahlgren - drums and vocals, right center Dave Hubbard - keyboard and vocals, Bottom right Roger- on trumpet (can't remember his last name) the bottom left was the bass player (can't remember his name at all), and center left Wayne Page on trombone.  Not shown in promo picture are original trumpet player Bruce Hudson (of Hudson photography), and Steve Boyce - on bass, who joined the Navy, and then returned to the band when he got out.

The band was formed from members of the KM jazz ensemble  that had gained fame under director Hal Sherman (now days the Hal Sherman big band) they were 18 and 19 years old.  They played locally for early Kent Cornucopia Day parades, high school dances, battle of the bands, Jackson for president, Disney World and Eastern Airlines premier.

Known for playing songs by bands with brass sections like Chicago, Cold Blood, Blood Sweat and Tears, early Santana, Buddy Miles, and many others went on to play for the Tony Visco show.

They dropped the name Stillwater, and played as the Captain Midnight Show with Rob and Ron.  They toured Canada, the lower 48, Hawaii, and Alaska.  It's interesting to know that the first promo shots of the band were taken by The Northwest's own Steve Pool.

Aaron Gross, February 2008

I played Bass with Stillwater for about 6 months in 1974.  I played with them right before they started playing as Captain Midnight.  They were a tight band with an incredible horn section.  Dave Hubbard played a Hammond B3 and could handle just about anything out there at the time.  HoeDown by Emerson Lake & Palmer was one I always enjoyed playing with Dave.  The horn section was hot.  Kent Roberts on sax, Wayne Page on Trombone and Roger (?) on Trumpet.  Mike Gross handled the guitar and most of the lead vocals.  Terry Dahlgren on drums and also covered some lead vocals.

Chicago, Cold Blood, Doobie Brothers, Blood Sweat & Tears, Allman Brothers - they covered them all very well.  Steve Boyce took my place as their bass player when they went with Captain Midnight.  Steve was a great bass player and a good friend.  Not sure where all of them are today.  Dave Hubbard moved to the San Juan Islands, Kent Roberts is in south Seattle somewhere.

The top was taken in the Summer of 1974.   Across the top row left to right is Wayne Page-Trombone, Roger (can't remember his last name)-Trumpet, Terry Dahlgren-Drums, Dave Hubbard-B3 Organ, Kent Roberts-Sax, front row left to right is myself, Tom Linscott-Bass, and Mike Gross-Guitar.

Tom Linscott - January 2009

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Last Update:  28 October 2009
Credits: "Morphius", Aaron Gross, Tom Linscott, Kim Hilborne
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