It’s all about the Hometown Band in March

  • Tue Mar 6th, 2012 6:41pm

Herald staff

The Hometown Band, which anchors each Hometown Hootenanny, will be in the spotlight for the entire evening this weekend.

The band will perform a wide range of country music, from classic to contemporary, during the two-hour show.

The March 10 Hootenanny will be recorded live for production of a CD, and the audience is invited to add that element of excitement that makes live recordings special. Red Curtain Productions, which produces the Hometown Hootenanny, hopes to have the CD available in early summer.

The Hometown Band is made up of six professional local musicians: drummer Dave McCabe, Buck Hammock on lead guitar and pedal steel, Jim “Jimi Lee” Barela on rhythm guitar, Larry Greenleaf on bass, John Gilbert on keyboard and lead singer Dan Leal. All have deep roots in the Snohomish County music scene and the band has developed a loyal following based on their Hootenanny performances over the past two-plus years.

For the March 10 show, the band will be joined by fiddle player Steve Bickle. Former lead singer Jeremy Randall will also make a guest appearance.

Hometown Hootenanny

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. March 10

WHERE: Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett

TICKETS: $16.50 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, and $5 for kids 12 and under; available at, 800-838-3006 or 425-258-6766