Bret Lunsford, Author at Anacortes Magazine - Art, Music, and Community

Bret Lunsford

About Bret Lunsford

Bret Lunsford is a vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, and founding member of the influential bands Beat Happening and D+. In addition to his own musical endeavors, Lunsford owns and operates Knw-Yr-Own Records, an independent label based in Lunsford's hometown of Anacortes, Washington, and manages What the Heck Fest, an annual music festival featuring independent and local musicians. He is also a writer of cultural criticism, and author of "Images of America, Anacortes" and the Education Curator at the Anacortes Museum.

Puget Pulp Pioneers

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2018 by Bret Lunsford

For more than 50 years, the pulp mill at the foot of 17th Street played a major role in the economy, community and environment of Anacortes. Continue reading

Anacortes 1928 Home by Groundbreaking African-American Architect

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017 by Bret Lunsford

Paul Revere Williams may not have visited Anacortes, Washington, but the Tudor Revival home he designed on the city’s northeast tip stands as a unique achievement. Continue reading

Anacortes: Home of the Original Seahawks

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 by Bret Lunsford

Everywhere you look there’s a Seahawk, on TV, hoodies and foam fingers. The most famous “Seahawks” are obviously Seattle’s football team, which selected their NFL moniker in 1975. Anacortes has that beat by fifty years, when the AHS student body voted to select “Sea Hawks” as our school nickname in February of 1925. This makes the Anacortes Seahawks the “Original Seahawks” in Washington, the United States of America, and probably the first Seahawk named team in the world! Continue reading