About Us

Glenn McCarty (guitar, lead vocals, synth guitar): Early musical memories of watching American Bandstand and Elvis deeply impressed Glenn, and paved the way for future musical encounters. An eye injury at age six left him in the hospital, and his aunt and uncle brought him a guitar to beat the boredom of recovery. Briefly thwarted by a nay-sayer instructor claiming Glenn’s hands were “too small to play,” Glenn pursued lessons on his own seven years later. High school band concerts did nothing to inspire him musically, and Glenn determined to teach himself at home, listening to his dad’s Magnavox console stereo, manipulating the arm to pick out individual guitar parts. Glenn credits his first band, The 5th Dimension, as his first local professional experience, playing small parties and junior high dances. Playing in this first band would lead to many future bands, including: Merging Traffic, Wolf Tucker, Larson Brothers, Jet, Sausalito, Heartland, The Shoppe, and most recently, The Galaxies and the Still Got it Band. Over the years Glenn has played master to many an apprentice, teaching guitar lessons to any age from six to sixty, fostering the same love for music in kids that he felt (also noting no age is too young to start). When speaking to a favorite performing memory, Glenn recalls playing along with his grandpa on the front porch, guitar and banjo represented respectively. Today, nothing could beat getting together and playing out a jam session with his current band, The Still Got it Band, which prides itself on playing a variety of genres across the board, including blues, rock, country, funk, and R&B.

Paul Martinez (drums): Paul expertly began playing drums at the age of five...unfortunately, using his father’s guitar as a drum kit. Shortly after, Paul was given couch pillows to practice on, and the rest was history! Paul kept the beats coming on every surface he could get his hands on, including his twin brother’s forehead. Paul credits himself as a drummer based music buff, and notes his musical strength, along with drums, is his talent for song arrangement. Paul adds a solid strength to The Still Got it Band and is highly praised by his bandmates for his swift beats.

Jim Collins (bass, vocals): Called Jim Bob to close friends and family, he grew up mountain style, playing Bluegrass tunes on the front porch of his family’s one-room cabin. Jim counts his family as some of his biggest supporters, including his four brothers and dad, aptly named Joe, Bo, Joe, Bo, and Billy Bob. After mastering the washtub bass (single string), Jim nimbly whittled his first multi-string instrument from an old hickory stump. Jim credits moving from a single-string instrument to a multi-string instrument a “snap” noting, “I simply tune all the strings the same, that way there’s no worry of playing the wrong one!” Recently relocating to the big city of Black Diamond, Jim has had the pleasure of experiencing everyday life with electricity for the first time ever. “It makes my bass loud,” Jim extols with a grin.

Rick Thompson (guitar, lead vocals): From the music scene in Tacoma, Rick is hailed as one of the Northwest’s premier guitarists and musical journeymen. Rick is a multi-faceted musician, playing the part of guitarist, vocalist, and band frontman dating back to 1967. Rick honed his musical talent under the tutoring of Howard Roberts, founder of the famed Institute of Technology. When asked to describe his musical stye, Rick names influences such as Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, George Benson, and the Beatles. Rick has been bandmate to many a band throughout the years, touring the U.S. and Canada, including: Peaceable Lane, Flight (two albums), Express (two records), Powerhouse, Northern Lights, The Galaxies, and most recently The Still Got it Band.

Our Song List 

Shot Down

Can't Get Enough
Exception To The Rule
Gotta Serve Somebody
Hard Luck Case
Hide Away
Lateral Climb
Nasty Habits
Nobody Loves Me Like My Baby
Toughen Up
Walk Don't Run

Dumas Walker
Pink Cadillac
Stuck In The Middle With You
Hillbilly Rock
A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action

Cause We've Ended As Lovers

Blues Force
Cold Duck Time
Coming Home Baby
Give Me One Reason 
Help the Poor
Keep The Ball Rollin'
Please Set a Date/You Don't Have to Go 
Put It Where You Want It
Song for My Father
Soul Intro - The Chicken
Sudden Samba
The Cantaloupe Woman

A Real Mother For Ya
Blue Bayou
Brown Eyed Girl
Come Together
Doctor My Eyes 
Get Back
Gimme Some Lovin'
I Fought the Law
In the Midnight Hour
Knock On Wood
Soul Man 
Weekend In L.A. 

R & B
Mean Streets
Mustang Sally
Sissy Strut
Diggin' On James Brown
Don't Change Horses
Hip Hug Her
Just the Two of Us
Kissing My Love

Bad Case of Loving You
Brown Sugar
But It's Alright
Caroline Yes
Change the World
Drive My Car
Good Lovin'
Hard to Handle
Hold On! I'm Comin'
I Don't Need No Doctor 
I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You
It's All Over Now
I've Got News for You
Jet Airliner
Listen to the Music
Long Train Runnin'
Mountain Of Love
Movin' On
Mr. Bojangles
Polk Salad Annie 
Prison Of Love
Rainy Night In Georgia
Ramblin' Man
Runnin' Down a Dream
See See Rider
Sharp Dressed Man
She's a Woman
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
Smoke from a Distant Fire
Susie Q
The House Is Rockin'
The Letter
The WordTwo Tickets to Paradise
Unchain My Heart 
Up from the Skies
Whole Lotta Shakin's Going On
Wild Nights
Workin' For A Livin'
You Can't Do That
Pride and Joy