Ken Vale -- Tuba -- The Shingle Shakers
Prior to that, The Shingle Shakers had formed at Shakey’s Pizza Parlor and included Dan Kelley, Mark Hulse, Pete Kersten, Miles Brown on washtub bass, Chuck Harrington on washboard, Doug Chronister on drums and a bunch of other guys who sat in occasionally: Dud Payne--trombone, Ken Vale--tuba and Bus Entsminger--baritone. Sometime that Fall, I think, the Shakers moved to the VI and picked up a clarinet player named Larry Garrett.
Attached is a picture of Kenny Vale (tuba) and me (banjo) taken circa 1985 just before doing a gig at the Country Club in Columbia, Missouri. We called ourselves the "Two Timers." Kenny and I did quite a few banjo/tuba duo gigs during the 80's. For three or four of those years we did a strolling 9-hour gig at Lodge of the Four Seasons at Lake of the Ozarks on New Year's Eve. One of those years, Kenny and I were asked by Russ David, well-known big-band conductor from St. Louis, to sit in the middle of the dance floor and perform during the big-band's breaks at their formal New Year's Eve dance. We had some great times!