Last weekend, Seattle supergroup Walking Papers delivered two big shows at Jazzbones. Friday night's quickly sold out, and fans braved snow-covered roads to get there on Saturday. Tacoma Weekly freelance music photographer Bill Bungard was there to capture one of his favorite local bands in action.
The group consists of singer-guitarist Jefferson Angell, of Post Stardom Depression and the Missionary Position fame; drummer Barrett Martin from Screaming Trees and Mad Season; keyboard player and backup singer Benjamin Anderson, who played in Rorschach Test and Missionary Position; and superstar bassist Duff McKagan, who has headlined arena and festival stages with Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and, most recently, Jane's Addiction.
With that pedigree and powerhouse, self-titled debut album, Walking Papers is primed for the national circuit. Still, the band supports the local music scene, playing local clubs and transporting fans back to the days when magic was common on such stages. Walking Papers has a great sound backed by great stage presence, and they left fans stoked and starstruck.