Gaylor ~ Guitar, Harp, Vocals
Dr. John Goldman ~ Saxophone, Flute, Vocals
Art Lowell ~ Violin, Mandolin, Vocals
Mike Strickland ~ Keyboards, Vocals
Michael Weinrich ~ Drums
Scott White ~ Bass, Flute, Vocals
Allen Cavallo ~Sound
I can remember going to Frankensteins on the Waterfront near NW Portland to hear Sunnyland Band. They had a great following. They played there during 1971 and 1972.
Mary Soule, June 2007
Sunnyland Band played at my wedding in October 1973. SB was a great acoustic/electric folk/rock/jazz amalgam performing mostly their own compositions. Besides Mike Strickland on piano, the band included Alan Gaylor on guitar and harmonica. Alan wrote Tiny Island, which Leo Kottke included on one of his albums, and with which he had middling success on stations like Portland's KINK-FM.
Scott White (I think that was his last name) played electric fretless bass and, I think, flute. Art Lowell played violin. The drummer's name was Weinrich, or something like that. I'm not sure of his first name, but it may have been Mike. He fit the band perfectly, like the rest of the players.
Strickland and Gaylor did the bulk of the singing and song writing, and I think Scott and Art did some back-up singing.
Last I knew - and this was some time ago - Alan was living in Hawaii running a business called Sunnyland Music.
Dave Cross, June 2007
The Band are currently working on their archive of recordings from live performances and studio tracks,mostly from their own Dinky Studio in Portland. The Band met in Oregon at the end of August 2007 to listen to the 100's of hours of recordings they have, transfer the tapes to digital, which are now being restored and mastered. I am currently working on recordings at my studios in London UK made with the Sunnyland Band backing Tom Waits at Euphoria in 1975.
The Sunnyland Band were very special and I am very lucky to have worked with them, however briefly.
Dennis Weinreich, September 2007
Videosonics Cinema Sound
Where they are now:
Michael Strickland (Portland, OR): keyboards, vocals, de facto Art Director
Michael Weinreich (Oceanside, CA): drums
Scott White: (Milwaukie, OR): bass
Dr. John Goldman (Chicago, IL): sax, flute, vocals
Alan Gaylor (Honolulu, HI): guitar, vocals, harmonica
Art Lowell: (where is Art?): violin, mandolin
Allen Cavallo: (Happy Valley, OR): soundman
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Update: 29 June 2008
Credits: Mary Soule, Dale Turnbull, Lew Jones, Dave Cross, Dennis Weinreich