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About the band:

In 1979, on a rooftop in Milwaukie Oregon, Loose Change was born. Grant Remington and Earl Diment were getting together so Grant could train Earl as a Chimney Sweep. As their businesses grew and a friendship developed, they discovered they both were old “folkies”. Both played the guitar and Earl also blew a mean harmonica. Eventually they became a duo, “Desmond and Duff”, named after a whiskey they were drinking at the time. Their most forgettable song was “Amazing Grace” played on rubber chickens. Our motto was, “We’re to old to be embarrassed by whatever we do!”

Earl’s chimney sweeping business was in Gladstone and Milwaukie mostly and it was there that one of his customers was Randy Lakey. They hit it off and discovered they too had the same musical tastes.

By this time Grant had moved on and was working in Public Access Television where he met Dale Turnbull and they were both producers for a weekly live music program called “Everything’s Copacetic.” Earl and Randy were playing together in a band called “Geronimo’s Cadillac” and performed on the show. At one of our next practices, all four of us got together and Randy asked if we knew “The Weight”? We did and it became one of our signature tunes, usually the opening song of our set.




For more Info about the Band or for their Gig Schedule Check out their website: www.pnwbands.com/loosechange

Join us on the first Thursday of every month for the amazing music of Portland Band  'Loose Change'. Generally there is no cover charge but sometimes the band asks for a light donation to help out with whatever fundraiser they are working on.  You won't find a better group of guys doing what they love  to make the community just a little bit stronger. If you haven't seen these guys live, you gotta get down here!  Pre-purchase your meals (at least a day before the show) on-line and we will donate the money to whatever the band is working on or supporting! 

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Loose Change

​​​​10810 N.E. Sandy Blvd. 97220

(503)477-6484

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