We Rocked the Molly Brown Tavern and Bozeman, Montana and every other rock club on the GMA circuit for the next few months while working on our own original songs. Our goal was to work our way West and hit the bigger markets in Portland and Seattle. We knew if we were ever going to make it as a recording act with an album you had to be in a city like Portland or Seattle to get discovered. Scouts for record companies were there, not out in Great Falls, Montana.

GMA had just opened a small office in Seattle so we had a shot and one day in our Rock and Roll adventure we got a call that changed our trajectory upwards. It was the request for us to come to Portland and do a month stay at a club called Duffys. It was a new club that had been built by a wealthy man as a present to his son. Word had been out about the club, that it was a great spot, with other bands we knew and agents we talked to, so we were excited and ready to roll.

In the Rock and Roll world timing plays and important part and in our case that was very true. Our last job in Montana before heading for Portland had been at Monks Cave in Missoula and it happened that The Grateful Dead were playing at The University Of Montana for one show on our last night at The Cave. Prior that The Dead show a representative from their record label , Warner Brothers, stopped by The Cave and heard us. Then he gave Wiz,our roadie/representative, his card and told him to give him a call when we got to Portland. That was the break we were hoping for. A chance to talk to a real record company rep about maybe making a record. Things were looking good and our excitement level was through the roof!

Next: the record representative comes to visit.


Rick Schultze

A few years ago at a writers conference held in the central Oregon coast town of Yachats, where I live, I listened to the late Ken Kesey, a frequent visitor to the area, tell a writer that this could be a hard place to write. “If you think you can sit there staring at the ocean for inspiration you’re wrong, it’s not out there, it’s in your head!”He was right; it is beautiful here in Lincoln County, the kind of beauty that makes concentrating on anything else tough and since hearing that insight, I’ve written at a desk facing a wall, no windows opening onto a ocean view, although I have one, but it’s worked.I’ve done, and do, different kinds of writing. As a freelance writer I’ve been a observational columnist, a humor columnist, a book and music reviewer for newspapers, magazines, and online.However, as a creative writer, my heart belongs to fiction. In that genre I do short stories, road adventure stories, musical adventure tales, and in current production, are three small novels.So really the purpose of this web site is to give you a glance of some of the things I’ve done, a preview of what’s coming, and hopefully, a view of what it’s like to be a writer living in a small town on the Oregon coast!