Meet The Team
“The spirit of Southbound is love, dedication, brotherhood – that’s it." - Tim Morrow
Southbound is comprised of five local Whatcom County performers who've united to create an unforgettable country rock experience.
Their journey began in 1993 with Tim Morrow and Roger Wilkinson, best friends who grew up playing music together. Texas native Randy Finch answered their ad for a bass player – and no, he didn’t play bass – but he was onto something. Tim exclaims, “Me and Roger started it and we auditioned Randy in. Randy came on board and poof! We exploded!”
“Randy lit a spark under us,” Roger agrees. Together they joined forces, combining Randy’s country flavor with Tim and Roger’s zest for rock and roll. Southbound became Whatcom County’s hottest country act – they were just what the doctor ordered, in high demand all around from the local fairs to private events.
“They’re real loyal, if we play, they’re there,” says Randy of their Southbound fans. “They show up, they like our music, they’re our friends as well.”
With a self-titled album and several years of chasing that neon rainbow across state lines under their belts, the bandmates took some personal time for family in 1998. The trio has since reunited and added to their crew percussionist Brad Miller of Blaine, and Ferndale native Bert Edkins, who sings and plays bass.
“It’s a very entertaining show that we put on. New fans always comment that it’s nice to watch us as much as to listen,” says Brad, who picked up the drums from his father when he was younger. “We’ve been gearing up for this summer – we are looking forward to it!”
Bert also had the musical baton passed onto him from family; he got involved in music at the age of nine and treasures memories of his grandmother, a lyricist who worked with many different artists.
Family is one of the defining features of Southbound. Having been together for three decades, their sense of camaraderie is evident and their humor highly contagious. “When we get together it’s a lot of fun – we’re a bunch of goofballs – guys goofin’ around, having fun, playing music!” laughs Bert.
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