Seattle’s longest running, hardest working American Band!
Lead singer-bassist Ethan Anderson says Massy Ferguson is Americana that leans more toward rock than country. Think Drive-By Truckers or some combination of Son Volt and The Hold Steady. Think Springsteen’s “Greetings From Asbury Park” or “Nebraska.” Those influences, 1970s Southern rock and good-time classic rock bands like Thin Lizzy, have landed them gigs from Bumbershoot and Nashville to Iceland and England. They’ve shared stages with Tim McGraw, The Bottlerockets, Screaming Trees, and many other superstars. No matter the country, the lyrics ring true:
She worked the desk at the Klose Inn Motel
We snuck in, half-price at a quarter to twelve
Orange juice and vodka in a plastic cup
In a couple of days she’ll break my heart.
“I don’t have a problem with anybody saying we’re a good bar band,” Anderson says. Massy Ferguson is a bar band in the best sense — not relegated to bars, but a band that plays music perfectly suited to dark, crowded rooms in which there’s at least a possibility of a beer glass smashing against a wall. The songs, filled with barflies, broken hearts and doomed late-night romance, sound perfect anywhere though. Featuring founding member Adam Monda on lead guitar, Dave Goedde on drums and Fred Slater on Keys. Come see this Treehouse favorite again!