Bumbershoot

Donnie & Joe Emerson

Artist Photo

4:45pm Saturday 8/30

Starbucks Stage

Northwest isolation mixed with wide-eyed ambition, a strong sense of family, and the gift of music proved to be quite the combination for teenage brothers Donnie and Joe Emerson. Situated in the unlikely small town of Fruitland and far removed from the late 1970s punk movement and the larger disco boom, Donnie and Joe tilled their own musical soil, channeling bedroom pop jams, raw funk, and yacht rock on their 1979 debut album, Dreamin’ Wild, re-issued by Light in the Attic in 2012. The long-awaited follow-up, Still Dreamin’ Wild: The Lost Recordings 1979-81, arrives this year.

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