Robb Amis ~
Greg Bemis ~ Drums
Mike Cushman ~ Guitar
Curtis Hurst ~ Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Ken Sousley ~ Bass, Vocals
During the summer of 1969, the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) contracted three local bands to play a series of dances. The organizer asked me to arrange publicity photos for all three bands in May of that year. Influenced by the cover of the first Paul Butterfield Blues Band album, I suggested that we stage the photos in front of George's Coney Island Cafe located on North First Avenue in Yakima. We did the individual band photos then got everyone together for a group portrait (above) of all three of these bands... Time Exit, Green Rain and Phat. These bands played the Downtown and other venues around Yakima during the late 1960s.
After the breakup ot Time Exit, Curtis Hurst joined the Green Rain. He went on to perform with a number of groups in the Seattle area in the 70s and 80s as well as teach music privately and in the high schools.
WD Frank, November 2009
Standing: Bob Ries
Rain); Greg Bemis (Time Exit); Ross Pouley (Green Rain); Rob Cushman
Exit); Rick Fisher (Green Rain); Curtis Hearst (Time Exit); W.D. Frank
(Green Rain); Bradley Eliason (Phat); Pat Moss (Phat)
Seated: Dave Holt (Green Rain); Robb Amis (Time Exit). [missing from the photo: Bill Durham (Phat); Ken Sousley (Time Exit)]
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Last Update: 4 December 2014
Credits: WD Frank, Ken Sousley, Greg Bemis, Randy Bowles