Ames ~ Lead Guitar
Claude Heller ~ Saxophone, Keyboards
Wayne Heller ~ Saxophone, Guitar
Keith Knudsvig ~ Trumpet, Lead Vocals
Vaughn Smith ~ Drums
Handler ~ Promoter
John " Kan-Do" Kandarian ~ Roadie
I Can See The Light, One Way Road / MY-0263
In Memory of
Paul Handler would bring The Thin Red Line down to Spokane from Cranbrook to play The Cool Blue Inn when the house band "The Rotations" had a weekend away. I remember hearing them one night at the club and seeing these "2 x 4 Guitars" in bright colors all over the stage. We partied with the boys that night and I can still remember two of the guys calling each other "cabbage farmer" and "cement head".
Byron Beauchene - The (original) Thin Red Line, January 2008
This is in memory of the best front man I ever worked with, Keith Knudsvig. Shortly after I joined the band, the Rotations, Keith’s brother and father bought the Cool Blue Inn in Spokane. I was not yet 21 so I sat behind a curtain on stage and played lead guitar. It made for some interesting on stage communications. Later on I played bass with Keith in Season Street. Paul Handler was the manager, Kando was the roadie and for a while, Jimmy Mae from the Liverpool Five worked with us on drums. Jimmy was one kick ass drummer with his double bass drum work on drum solos. He always carried a lunch box with a large thermos full of his milk and tea.
Roger Ames, December 2012