Beverly Seckinger

Bev at the Street Fair

From the cowboy bars of Wyoming to the streets of Marrakesh, bassist and multi-instrumentalist Bev Seckinger has had her hands on some instrument since before she can remember. At the age of three or four, her bass, saxophone and accordion-playing grandfather brought her to a Fireman's Ball where he was gigging, and hoisted her up to the mike to sing "Hello Dolly." She's been at home on the bandstand ever since.

Before joining the Wayback Machine, Bev sang and played bass, guitar and a bit of mandolin with Tucson groups Peep Show and Betty Diamond. She has also done stints with the Mitzi Cowell Band and Top Dead Center. Her musical muses range from Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi to Rosie Flores, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Wanda Jackson, and Hazel and Alice.

In her spare time, Bev also teaches film and video at the University of Arizona. Her 2004 documentary Laramie Inside Out explores the aftermath of Matthew Shepard's gay-bashing murder in her Wyoming hometown, and features the music of many Tucson musicians, including The Wayback Machine.

Read UANews article about Bev's film-in-progress about Hippies.

Download hi-resolution press photo of Bev with Mitzi Cowell.

Winding cables at the end of a Boondocks gig.