The Pornadoes

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The Pornadoes are the originators of “swingasurfajazzabilly", a mix of four great American musical traditions: Jazz, Surf, Country Swing, and Rockabilly.
Jason "Mr. Goessl" Goessl (guitar) helms the band, switching effortlessly between the finger-picked jazz style of Chet Atkins and the blistering rock 'n roll riffs reminiscent of Link Wray. J. "Jasper McCann" McIlvain (vocals) fronts the ensemble, equally comfortable as Darin-esque crooner or rockabilly wailer. Ethan "Chet Gracenote" Sobotta (bass), one of the foremost slap bass players in Pacific Northwest, is also possessed of a keen jazz sensibility and symphonic-level virtuosity. Tom "Tommy Ramshaft" Zgonc (drums) mixes the light-handed cymbal work of the greatest jazz drummers with the thundering beats of surf group greats like the Ventures. Together, they create an exciting sound by "connecting the four corners of the Great American Musical Baseball Diamond". Coupled with McCann's witty, narrative lyrics and the ensemble's thoughtful arrangements, The Pornadoes strive to provide the finest in "new-fangled old-fashioned music" for the discerning listener.

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