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Smoke Perkins (AKA Travis Barker; No, not that one): Is a singer/songwriter born, raised and currently residing and working in Tacoma, WA. He began writing and playing his own music in high school then performing with his high school jazz band progressing to "open-mic" nights at local establishments and forming two local bands, Black Sails and Elk and Boar.  Smoke has also contributed songwriting skills and performing with other artist's both in music and the performing arts. He is now working on his first solo project, a 10-song LP being produced in Tacoma, WA at Pacific Studios.

Recently, Smoke (Travis)  won the Tacoma Artists Initiative Program (TAIP) Grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission.  The TAIP is a biennial program to support individual artists who reside in Tacoma in their creation of new artwork and presentation of that work with the citizens of Tacoma.  


Click the following link for more information on how Smoke Perkins hometown, Tacoma, WA supports the Arts.  Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality




Recording Experience:


Elk And Boar, Room To Start, released March 2011

Recorded @ Wenlock Studios 2011 
Produced by Elk and Boar and Luke Stevens 
Engineered by Luke Stevens and Kirsten Wenlock 
Mixed by Luke Stevens 
*Room to start, Thief, July and then you love me then- mixed by Sam Anderson and Colin Richey)

Boar- Travis Barker: vocals, guitars, slide guitar 
Elk- Kirsten Wenlock: vocals, wurlitzer, bells 
Paul Buck: Bass 
Matt Badger: Drums 
Luke Stevens: additional guitars and wurlitzer on moonlight 
Colin Richey: additional drums on Thief and Room to Start 
Mitch Vandenburg: upright bass on Thief and Room to Start 
Choir on Alright: Dee Jones, Holly Campbell, Julie Rex, Luke Stevens, Karen Braden, Adrianna Braden, Elk and Boar 

Elk And Boar, Something Out Of Nothing, released February 2013

Recorded @ The Cottage Studio 
Produced/ Arranged/ Mixed by Elijah Thomson 
Engineered by Elijah Thomson & Kirsten Wenlock 
Mastered by TW Walsh 

Travis Barker- vocals & guitar

Kirsten Wenlock- vocals & keys

Elijah Thomson- bass, guitar, banjitar, keys, organ, midi magic, tambourine, etc…

Sean Lane- Drums

Tim Wilson-additional vocals on XO, Finest Thing & All's Well

Heather Pasley- additional vocals on Best Year and All's Well

Jenaya Crane, Spencer Evans & Elk and Boar clapping on Something


Chester B. Bumblecrumb, Pending Release


Performance Experience:



MLK Ballet Move 2010

South By Southwest (SXSW), 2011 and 2012

Doe Bay 2011

Festivals (cont.)

:City Arts Festival 2011

Cathedrals Tacoma Presents BARE, 2012

Tacoma Blues Vespars W/ Jimmy Vivino 2013


Headline Venues:

Columbia City Theater, The Swiss, The Tractor, The High Dive, The New Frontier,

The Comet Tavern, Neptune Theater, The Sunset Tavern, Neumos, The Central Saloon,

Jazzbones, The Olympia Ballroom, Conor Byrne, 138 Listening Lounge (Manchester NH)


Shared Bills:

Dawes(SXSW), The Lumineers (SXSW) , The Maldives, Goldfinch, OK Sweetheart, Big Sur (Jake Hemming), The Horde and the Harem, Ivan And Alyosha, The Kopecky Family Band, Noah Gunderson, Ravenna Woods, Kris Orlowski,



West coast run:

 Chico, Ashland, Tacoma, Seattle,

East coast run:

 NYC, Boston, Manchester



w/Kirsten Winlock - Songwriting clinic at SOTA, 2014


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