Clean Slate is an acoustic duo - Gary Brooker on guitar, harmonica, vocals and foot
pedal kick/shaker. Vallorie Hodges on bass, vocals and jingles. Perfect for events and venues
requiring a more acoustic sound, Clean Slate plays a wonderful mix of old favorites and Oregon
Golden Gate Trio is Gary Brooker on guitar, harmonica, vocals and a foot pedal
kick/shaker. Vallorie Hodges on bass, vocals,and jingles. Danny Norton on percussion/drums.
Here we have a choice of a more acoustic or electric sound, depending on the needs of the
venue or event. With each musician playing some form of percussion, this is a unique and
unconventional but totally addictive groove that takes music to another level.
We use excellent gear for excellent sound fidelity. Our forte is our ability to fit your venue -
whether you need a background acoustic sound or a raucous party atmosphere - we will bring it!
Gary Brooker is a musician's musician, with an
insatiable appetite for music. His first instrument
was a viola, which whet his love of stringed
instruments, but he didn't stop there. Over the
years he has added a stable of instruments to his
repetoir, including acoustic and electric guitar,
bass, banjo, mandolin, ukelele, flute, violin, piano
and keyboards, plus a special fondness for drums
and percussion of any kind. But his guitar work is
particularly masterful. And unusually diverse. From
sweet picking melodies that mesmerize to a red hot
slide guitar, then licks and riffs that will sweep you
into the story and leave you breathless.
Vallorie Hodges is not just the bass player and a
vocalist, she has an entire second skin as the Dive
Safety Officer for the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
Master Instructor, Scientific Diver and Author,
she has been inducted into the Women Diver's Hall
of Fame, served on the Board of Directors for the
American Academy of Underwater Sciences,
worked as the West Coast Editor for Rodale's
Scuba Diving Magazine, tested scuba gear, and
written numerous scientific papers and magazine
articles. She is an avid adventurer and traveler,
leads overseas diving expeditions and holds dual