High Water Line
The Bouchards formed in the summer of 2006 when ex Rank and File drummer Bob Kahr moved to Seattle and met Dennis Tevlin and Bill Preib. Tevlin and Preib were performing at house concerts and coffee houses and wanted to expand their horizons by adding a rhythm section. In Kahr they found a kindred spirit who could swing the beat and sing three part harmony. They then found another new Seattleite, former Tracy Chapman bassist Andy Stoller. With this quartet in place the Bouchards started recording the basic tracks for what would become High Water Line and playing a few club dates around the Seattle area. The band was fortunate to have a number of talented Seattle based musicians sit in with them during this time - Dan Tyack on pedal steel, Orville Johnson on Dobro and lap steel, John Parry on fiddle and Frank Holman on the Hammond B3. This collaboration spilled over into the High Water Line recording sessions giving the album it's intimate feel and "live" sound. The Bouchards' lineup features Dennis Tevlin on acoustic guitar and vocals, Bill Preib on electric guitar and vocals, Bob Kahr on drums and vocals, Geoff Duncan on electric bass guitar, and "Country Dave" Harmonson on pedal and lap steel guitar.