There’s a particular joy from rediscovering a neglected photo album. You find things you’d forgotten or never known. That same feeling runs rampant in the music composed by Seattle-based rock quartet, The Close Seconds.
With Alan Wenokur’s nostalgic vocals and guitars, lightning-quick lead guitarist Eric Stovall, low-end-walking bassist Steve Reeves and steady-handed drummer Dan Thornton, the Emerald City four piece prides themselves on their traditional vibe, playing local clubs with like minded powerful rock bands. Recently the ‘Seconds have been on stage at Slim’s Last Chance, The Skylark, Tim’s Tavern, Hotel Albatross, Kirkland Summerfest and Conor Byrne.
Despite the group’s classic groove, The Close Seconds is the recent brainchild of the band’s lead singer. Wenokur, 60, a guitarist most of his life, only recently began writing songs. But he learned quickly–the songs kept lovingly in an archive wing of his creative mind. Once locating them, the sonic ideas tumbled out like Polaroids from a favorite camera.