This page is dedicated and devoted to PNW folk who have passed on. Our intent is a lasting tribute to them and to their work.
1931 - 2012
Kearney was a NW recording veteran, his career spanning from the 1950s well into the 2000s. He recorded hundreds of PNW groups during that time,
charting several hits in the process.
1918 - 2013
Frank was a recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest. Originally from New York City, his career spanned the time from World War 2 to the current
century. He is probably the only engineer who can claim the sobriquet of recording on wax to recording digitally. He spent 36-years as a
staff engineer for Columbia Records at their famed 30th street studio. Frank was eager and willing to share his experience
with our section.
1948 - 2012
Al was a founding member of the PNW section, and served the section as Section Chair, Vice Chair, and committeeman. He was a lifetime
location recordist and was proponent of minimalist microphone technique. He was always at the cutting edge of technology.