Town Hall Brawl is a 4 piece original roots band from Seattle. Their debut album Excuses was released in 2013, a mixture of roots, blues, rock and soul. The band rounds out their sets with Neil Young, Dylan, Tom Waits, classic blues and country songs. Fans say it's hard to tell the originals from the covers.
As a teen in San Diego Don Forsyth played guitar for a popular blues band the Mississippi Mudsharks, packing beach clubs before moving up to Seattle with Diane, who was writing and playing solo and booking a vibrant music club. They eventually formed Blue Healers then later Town Hall Brawl with Billy Reed, a veteran piano and organ player who's played with some of the finest in the Seattle area including legendary Kathi McDonald. Marty Vadalabene is another veteran of the Seattle scene and beyond playing for over 20 years as drummer for fiddle legend Doug Kershaw which placed Marty on such esteemed stages as the Grand Ole Opry, Farm Aid and many more.
“Each song is an individual piece, and this bunch of veteran musicians has enough skill and experience to make them come individually alive. The level of craftsmanship here brings The Band to mind, or some of Dylan’s latter day efforts, “Love and Theft” perhaps, or “Modern Times.””