the end of August or the beginning
of September “03” Bubba
Gilford, Bill Coon and Ray Lassiter
began to put some songs together
in Bubba’s garage.
kicked around many songs and had
some pretty tight, everything seemed
good but we still couldn’t
play out. Why? we had no Bass Player.
Bubba and I were scratching our heads
as to who we could get.
remember one particular evening at
practice Bill came in with this certain
look on his face - he
had found a Bass Player. Bill had
gone to a show at the Canal Club
to see a Beatles tribute group, and
had run into this guy, Henry Gerber,
whom he had known from back in the
seeing Henry he asked what he was
doing as far as music was concerned
and Henry said nothing right now. That
was it - two nights later we met Henry
and that was the beginning of LOOSE
remember one thing Henry asked me
the first night we had practice:
He asked if I thought he sounded
OK and if he could make it in the
group? I couldn’t believe my
was the cat’s meow
and I really mean that.
first job came in Feb. “04” at
the Checkered Flag. That lineup
was good for a run for 8 months at
many different venues.
Thanksgiving of that year, there
was a change in the group. A long
time friend of Bill’s,
Buzzy "SHAKE SOME ACTION" Lawler
joined the band and the rest is history,
or should I say, the future!!