John Meier – Born and raised in LA I was always around music. Through the 80’s and 90’s I played casually with friends at our summer party in Conway. Then, my son Kyle and I started performing locally at Brindles Marketplace on Camano Island and then at The Conway Muse. We joined with another father, son, and a multi-instrumentalist to form “The Slough Dogs” who now continue as a trio when the “sons” left to pursue other interests. Open mic nights at the Muse connected me with other local musicians who eventually formed “Slim Fat Lips” who continue to perform in Skagit County and surrounding areas. Composing and performing music has become a sideline that is almost consuming, but I still have a day job… I play songs that I or others close to me have composed in addition to songs from artists who have made a statement with their music that connects to my sense of melody, harmony, and tasty musicianship.
David Ritchie is a poet turned to writing lyrics. Preferring blues, ballads, Americana, and soft rock, he has performed in bands of that genre for many years. Teaming up with his music writing partner in Summit of Two, has given him the opportunity to write and perform the type of music he loves.