Midnight Run is no stranger to the great outdoors, having been all across Eastern Washington entertaining people with their brand of Rockin’ Blues and Rock. Started nine years ago by Brad Lago, the band spends plenty of time in the festival and fair circuit.
And naturally, if you want to get a look at them you can head to the 4th annual Area 36 Blues and Music Festival on July 14-16 set in beautiful grassy meadow west of Addy. Midnight Run and Wardell Henderson have worked closely with event organizers helping to put on the festival and also attracting good acts to come in and play.
It’s this commitment to local music that’s seen in where the band members are from and where they’ve played. Midnight Run has played at events like the Spokane International Fair, the Omak Stampede and Light up the Park in Chewelah.
And a lot of places in between. County fairs, weddings and festivals.
These guys can do it all.
Brad says, “during the summertime we play 2-3 times a month and in the wintertime we take some time to regroup.”
Brad is the bass guitarist for the band, providing primary vocals and also is a song writer. He’s been performing for various bands in Washington and Oregon since he was 15.
Lago played in his first bar band at age 15, and grew up around the Seattle music scene but is currently based out of Kettle Falls.
Drummer Tarrell Cripps and Guitarist Bradley Garrett are from Stevens County as well.
Cripps owns Tarrell Cripps Entertainment that will have its sound equipment used at the Area 36 Blues and Music Festival along with bringing his talents to the stage.
Lead guitarist Bradley Garrett has been playing guitar since the age of 9 with a love for rockin’ blues and rock like Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa , Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix and many more.
The band can play classic rock as well as originals, as they mix it up during weddings for people.
“We like to dress it up and entertain for events. Brad said. “Our music is what we call ‘get off your duff and dance music.’”
More information on Midnight Run Rockin Blues & Rock can be found on their Facebook page.
By Brandon Hansen/The Independent Staff