Sam Coomes

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Sam Coomes
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Sam Coomes on stage with Quasi at the Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, California, February 27, 2008.
Background information
Also known as Blues Goblins
Born 1964 (age 49–50)
Sherman, Texas, United States
Origin Portland, Oregon
Genres Indie
Occupations Musician
Instruments Bass guitar, guitar, violin, banjo, keyboards
Years active 1983–present
Associated acts Quasi, The Donner Party, Heatmiser, Pink Mountain, Motorgoat, Elliott Smith

Samuel J. Coomes is an American musician, and one-half of the Portland-area indie band Quasi, along with drummer and ex-wife Janet Weiss. Coomes was also a member of the mid 1980s folk revival band The Donner Party and replaced Brandt Peterson as the bassist for the 1990s Portland grunge band, Heatmiser, playing on their final studio album.

Biography[edit]

Coomes was born in Sherman, Texas in 1964 and moved to southern California as a child. He started playing in The Donner Party in San Francisco in 1983 and released two albums with them before they disbanded in 1989. He formed Motorgoat in Portland in 1990 with Janet Weiss (later of Sleater-Kinney) and they released two cassettes and one 7" single before disbanding and becoming Quasi in 1993. Coomes released a solo album under the name Blues Goblins in 2003 and sometimes performs under that name. He also performs on keyboards and vocals with the Oakland, California-based band, Pink Mountain.[1]

Coomes currently lives in Portland.

Session work since inception of Quasi[edit]

Coomes has done much recording work with other bands, mostly on keyboards and bass.

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