Glenn Yarbrough

The Band

Douglas BarnettDouglas Barnett: Musician/Bassist
A versatile freelance musician who began playing the bass guitar in 1972; Douglas is one of Seattle's finest and busiest musicians. Recording, performing and touring with a number of local and national artists like Deniece Williams, Hank Crawford, Phillip Bailey, Jeff Kashiwa and Joyce Cooling.

Douglas' bass and vocal talents are on hundreds of radio station jingle packages as part of the GMI Media production team in Seattle, and can be heard all around the world from Noti Radioin Puerto Rico, to KJR FM Seattle...from KBEQ Kansas City, to KOOL FM in Sacramento.

Douglas is a composer/arranger for Disk Eyes Productions, which delivers professionally produced custom music content for Television, Radio, Movies, Commercials and a variety of other concept applications. Among the companies currently licensing Douglas' compositions are: Discovery Channel, Sony, The WB, CNN, Wells Fargo, TNT, Muzak, Tonka, The Sharper Image and many others.

His stellar musicianship, versatility and professionalism have placed him in great demand for both recording sessions and live performances.

Brain DaviesBrian Davies

Although Brian Davies is not as famous as Glenn Yarbrough (Brian's words not Glenn's as Glenn believes Brian is the best banjo and 12 string guitar picker in the world!), he's not as old either!  Working as part of the critically acclaimed duo Maffitt and Davies (Capital Records) he was heard by Glenn at the Troubadour in Hollywood in the 60's.  Maffitt and Davies were hired as Glenn's opening act and as his instrumentalists.  When Clark Maffitt departed four years later to pursue as career as a solo artist, Brian decided to remain with Glenn and played with him for another 16 years.  Brian has also appeared or recorded with Dory Previn, Malvina Reynolds, Kenny Rogers, Mack Davis, The Road Dogs, the Lazy B Wranglers, the Kingston Trio, the Limeliters.

After earning his 20 pin with Glenn, Brian entered nursing school and graduated in 1986.  He became supervisor at the East Los Angeles Retarded Citizen's Association, the largest Adult Day Health Care program in California.  He led this position for 16 years, retiring in January 2006.  When Glenn learned of his retirement, he hot-footed it to the phone and rehired him!  The rest will soon be history!

Charles "Chad" QuistCharles "Chad" Quist

Chad grew up in the Bay Area where he began playing piano at age five. He took up guitar at ten and began studying with Jimmy Lyons (Eddie Money), Terry Maderas (Starship) and Jack Eskridge, along with other local Bay Area instructors.

From age seventeen to nineteen Chad attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. There he studied music theory, composition and all styles of guitar performance. After his college years, Chad relocated to Seattle to begin his professional career as a musician. His talents were soon sought after by some of the top local acts, from the top-40 scene, to casuals and original bands, doing everything from rock, pop and country to fusion and jazz. Some highlights were playing with local favorites where he had the chance to perform on stage with Kenny G, The Platters and Martha and the Vandellas.

Playing in some of Seattle's top acts also allowed Chad to open shows for artists such as Ray Charle s , Tower Of Power, George Benson, Rick Derringer, Head East, Diane Schuur, Dave Grusin, Lou Rawls, Larry Carlton, Basia, Huey Lewis and Jamie Foxx in venues such as The Seattle Center Coliseum, The Paramount Theatre, The Opera House and The Moore Theatre. In 1995 Chad began a ten year recording career with Muzak. In addition to appearing on close to one thousand Muzak cover tunes on their Environmental channel, he has over 20 of his original songs on worldwide rotation. He continues to write and record for Muzak today. In '96 he released his first CD with his band Paradigm Shift and in '99 he teamed up with partner Liz Aday to form Quistaday. Their release 'These Are The Days' was co-produced by veteran Bay Area engineer Wally Buck, and featured Steve Smith (Journey) on drums with Paul DeLisle (Smash Mouth) and Geoff Stanfield (Black Lab) on bass.

The CD received national distribution (Groovehouse Records) and the band scored an opening slot for Pat Benatar on her 2 000 summ er tour. In 1997, Chad landed a touring gig with Big Brother And The Holding Company, of Janis Joplin fame. His travels with Big Brother have brought him to Europe numerous times as well as Hawaii and throughout the continental U.S. The band has toured on bills with Vanilla Fudge, Canned Heat and Booker T. and the MG's. In the future, Chad would like to continue to sit in the producer's chair for his own records as well as other artists. Chad is a voting member of NARAS and a writer and publisher member of ASCAP. 

Rob PearsallRob Pearsall
Performing on drums, acoustic guitar, banjo and vocals, Rob has spent a lifetime backing up artists in many genres; country, folk, rock, funk, gospel and Broadway to name a few. His first “gig” was at age twelve playing drums in a community theater presentation of “Guys and Dolls”. Growing up in California, his teens and twenty’s saw songwriting and recording added with his participation in various bands not only as instrumentalist and singer but now as producer and arranger. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from California State University at Dominguez Hills and served the next dozen years leading church music departments adding to his titles, orchestrator and conductor. He and his family moved to Washington State in the early nineties where Rob has continued to utilize his talents in a multitude of venues along with other Northwest artists. He is the owner of Rip Street Audio ( which creates music, sound effects and voices for video games making him now a composer, sound designer and voice-over artist. Look for Rob to bring utility and depth to the Havenstock River Band.

Murl Allen Sanders
Murl Allen Sanders
Murl Allen Sanders is a free-lance musician, composer, teacher and recording artist who has been active in the Seattle area music scene and across the United States, Canada, England and Japan for over twenty-five years. He performs and records regularly with his own bands, as a soloist, and with numerous bands in the Northwest.  Murl plays piano, accordion, B-3, electronic keyboards, harmonica, sings, teaches and composes music.  Murl has worked with such diverse artists as Chuck Berry, Etta James, Peter Duchin, The Von Trapp Children, Theodore Bikel, Leslie Gore, Barbara Lamb, Susan Pascal, Pearl Django, and Kelly Harland, among many others.  He is in demand as a recording musician for film scores, advertisements and CD’s.

Murl is adjunct faculty at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.  He just received a grant from The Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs to write a piece for chorus and symphony orchestra to be performed May 2, 2010 with Orchestra Seattle/Seattle Chamber Singers.

Most recently Murl has been performing his jazz-influenced  orchestral compositions “Accordion Concerto #1” with Cascade Symphony and  Everett Symphony and “Accordion Concerto #2” with Orchestra Seattle.  Murl appeared at the Bellevue Jazz Festival May 23 and 24, 2008. Murl was a featured artist and instructor at the Accordionists’ and Teacher’s Guild convention in Nashville, Tennessee in June 2008.

Murl’s recordings include solo piano jazz “New Romance and Doing All Right”,  “Soon” with his legendary nine-piece band Going Overboard, “Can You Dance To It” featuring his unique zyfusico accordion sound and “Accordion Concerto#1” and “Accordion Concerto#2 with Orchestra Seattle. Stay tuned for an upcoming solo accordion CD.

These five "young men" are not only talented but a joy to work with, the audience will see that in their smiles on stage and the animation in which they perform.                 

Add the warmth and feelings of Glenn Yarbrough’s own hits, and you have a wonderful evening of two hours of music to be long remembered.