The Transmissionary Six
The songwriting team of Terri Moeller Pearson and Paul Austin, the former a longtime drummer of The Walkabouts and a solo artist going by the name Terri Tarantula, the latter a founding member of the Willard Grant Conspiracy and guitarist for The Walkabouts during the Travels In the Dustland period. Between 2002 and 2013 the band - lead vocalist Moeller Pearson and guitarist Austin, augmented by a rotating cast of supporting musicians (with multi-instrumentalist Jon Hyde being one of the constants) - released six albums, appeared on numerous compilations, and toured worldwide several times.
The group's output is neatly summed up in a best-of release that was consumately designed by Paul Austin and the songs curated by Chris Eckman, Songs 2002-2012.
The Transmissionary Six still play locally on occasion in their hometown of Seattle, for the most part on an impromptu and low-key basis. As of late 2021 the group has been writing and releasing new songs as one-off singles beginning with the new track Point Defiance Landfall, with more songs yet to come.