rod's basement
family jewels
band members

Rod Moody - Guitars, vox
Mark Devers - Guitar, vox
Randy Steiger - Bass
Jeb Mack - Drums




Past Shows

5/2/10 - Sunset Tavern
4/29/10 - Skylark Cafe
2/20/10 - Mars Bar
1/29/2010 - Slim's Last Chance Saloon
1/24/2010 - Sunset Tavern
12/31/2009 - Flux
12/22/2009 - Gainsbourg
12/20/2009 - Greenwood Collective
11/05/2009 - Mars Bar
8/08/2009 - Comet Tavern
7/04/2009 - Skylark Cafe
4/10/2009 - Easy Street Records, West Seattle
2/28/2009 - Jules Mae's Saloon
10/09/2008 - J&M Cafe
08/23/2008 - Twilight Cafe, Portland
07/12/2008 - Mars Bar
06/27/2008 - Java Jive, Tacom
06/14/2008 - Georgetown Music Festival @ Jules Maes
5/24/08 - Slim's Last Chance
3/30/08 - Funhouse
2/4/08 - Chop Suey
1/25/08 - Skylark Cafe
1/4/08 - Conor Byrne
12/29/07 - Funhouse
10/24/07 - Comet Tavern
6/29/07 - Comet Tavern
4/21/07 - Mars Bar
4/20/07 - Pacific Rim Brewery
2/23/07 - Timberwolf Pub
2/16/07 - Comet Tavern
6/30/06 - Conor Byrne

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Dr. Atomic
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The Fireballs
The Fuzz
In For Red
Moody Brothers
The Purdins
Runaway Trains
Twink the Wonder Kid
Whistle Jacket

Found these dudes on Craigslist in 2005. Singer/guitarist Mark Devers had listed about 100 influences in the ad, most of which I was into as well. So we chatted on the phone and he asked me if I liked Steely Dan. If he would've asked me that 10, maybe even 5 years ago, I would have laughed him out of the room. But along with my physique, my tastes have "matured" (okay, "softened") over the years and I was able to confidently reply, "why yes, I DO like Steely Dan!" Early rehearsals focused on the blues, Led Zep, Television, the Dan and a couple of Devers' originals like "Flapjacks & Blowjobs" and "I Want An SUV." I soon realized jazzbo drummer Jeb Mack and bassist Randy Steiger (aka Mr. Chill") were a bonafide rhythm machine, while Devers could shoot out jazz riffs & augmented-sharp-fifth chords like no one I'd ever played with. Not only that, he has a deep interest in and knowledge of a wide variety of music. "Let's play this Bobby Bland, then this Billy Boy Arnold, then some 'Josie,' then how 'bout some Hell & the Voidoids, followed by whatever Zep song comes to mind." Kinda like how my mind works, but times ten!

Time passed and we began playing out, but we had a dilemma. The clubs that I wanted to play didn't want no blues band and we weren't top 40 enough to play in the cover band scene. So we began to change direction, but not before capturing the "blues years" in the studio, courtesy of a free recording session generously offered by Erik 4-A. The "Sessions at 4-A" CD was meant to get shows, but the sample on the right was our first recorded original song, "Forever Freak." As with Crime Family, I enjoyed not being the lead singer, although I did end up singing a few songs as the years went on.

We recorded our next sessionin 2009 with my friend and Dry Bones partner Jerry Hammack in my basement - "Studio 41." Six solid original songs, all of which can be heard (and downloaded) by clicking on the links at right, under "Ought Rock." The blues influence is still there, but a different, almost new wave approach ala Joe Jackson and Devo is first heard on "Breakfast" and "Shop." Our most recent session was laid down in 2010, again with Jerry in my basement. This became a seven-song EP titled "Kind Of A Big Deal." The ace in the hole, it was. Sadly, Green Handshake went its separate ways, shortly thereafter. Mark moved to South Carolina, so it seems unlikely that even a one-off reunion will take place, but ya just never know, do ya?


Kind Of A Big Deal (2011)

In the Hole

Watch Me

Confessions of a Lounge Singer

Kind Of A Big Deal

Loaded Love

Hedge Fund Boys


Aught Rock (2009)



Roar Roar Aurora

Beck and Call

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Hot Wheels

Sessions at 4-A

I'll Be Around

Forever a Freak

Whisky Drinkin' Woman

Got Me Where You Want Me

Stop Drop & Roll

Love My Baby

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