The Fentons began playing their own brand of Country music in a North Seattle basement in 2009, but the guys in the band have all been making music for a lot longer. Fronting The Fentons are the two brothers who write all the songs. Jim and David Keller have been playing in popular Seattle rock bands for a couple of decades, including New Flamingos and The Different Ones - you may have seen 'em around town in your (and their) younger days.
After a serious songwriting bender left 'em with a batch of new country songs, the brothers decided to grab their guitars, call a few friends and form a band to play and have some fun. Steve Pearce on lap steel and Chas Bronson on drums have played with the Keller brothers since their early days. Kent Caldwell has played bass with Seattle alt-rockers The Gestures and the Paul Brownlow Band.
TWANG!, the band quickly found The Fentons sound, mixing their rock roots with traditional Country and revved-up bluegrass. Within a month of their first get together, The Fentons were playing their first live show. Since then, they've brought their sound and songs to thousands of new fans of all ages, from dark clubs to bright festival stages. In addition to their live performances, the band has released three CD's, "Twist In The Twine", "Little Window", and "You+I+Us+Them", featuring their original songs.
Steve "Blackie" Pearce - lap steel and electric guitar, vocals
Jim Keller - acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, vocals
Chas. Bronson IV- drums
Dave Keller - acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica, vocals
Kent "Snake" Caldwell - bass, vocals