THE HER ETC. BAND
Based in Malby, WA, Her etc. band includes Kim Dietz (vocals, lyricist), Jeff Crookall (guitar, harmonica, vocals),
Greg Deer (bass), Bill Pfleging (guitar), and Suzanne Garrett (viola).
We play a majority of originals ranging from folk, to bluegrass, to rock.
Can't help it --- I'm a Gemini!
Kim Dietz is the lead and a lyricist and vocalist for Her etc. band. She also dabbles in ukelele, guitar, and percussion. The Her etc. band is Kim's creation to showcase original works by a Gemini who just can't stop creating.
Kim began singing in and sometimes as her church choir in the tiny hamlet of Thornhurst, Pennsylvania. She was an alto in her middle school, high school, and college choir. Kim expanded into singer/songwriter roles beginning in 2000 when she began collaborating with Jeff Crookall, at that time -- a sound engineer at Triad recording studio.
Kim and Jeff worked with Steve Rush and their great friend and flautist, Effie in the band Bouncing Love Monkey for a short period.
Kim also supports Jeff's random bands such as Gutter Splash, Sniff the Stiff Kitty, and whatever comes to his mind. She is the lead producer of the Bulldog Sessions podcast.
If you know Jeff, then you know Jeff.
Jeff is a veteran of music. He has almost 40 years of singing and playing. He rocks the harmonica and guitar and tosses in a few self-authored songs from time to time.
Jeff is a guitarist, harpist, vocalist, and composer for the Her etc. band. Sometimes he plays the duck too!
He also has more than 25 years of music engineering in his bag of tricks. This lets Jeff shine as the composer and master chef of the Her etc. band sound.
Jeff also leads the bands Gutter Splash, Sniff the Stiff Kitty, Big Fatty and the Inhalers. He is a member of The Reclamation Project and previously of Blue Rose and Bouncing Love Monkey.
You can find Jeff most days at the helm of The Sleeping Bulldog Studio where he also co-produces the Bulldog Sessions podcast with Kim.
aka Uncle Random
Dan is no longer with the band but remains the ultimate spirit of the original Her etc. band. He brought years upon years of veteran skills and performance to the group. He was our rock and foundation!
We wish Dan all the best as he begins his new life adventures on the Olympic peninsula.