I was born in Los Angeles, Calif. but have never lived anywhere long enough to call it a home town. I have, in chronological order, been considered a resident of Los Angeles, Portland, Houston, Augusta, England, Sacramento, and Washinton State. I'm a graduate of Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School and Western Washington University (B.A. - Journalism) and covered arts and entertainment at the Augusta Chronicle from 1999 to 2010. I am the current News Editor at the Columbia County News-Times.
 
Posted February 23, 2007 08:29 am - Updated March 3, 2007 01:31 pm

Who's your pick for the Great American Band?

The debate raised its sonic head a few weeks ago, quickly escalating into one of those barroom epics that can confound music fans for hours at a time. Though nobody seems ready to anoint the Beach Boy sound as the American equivalent of The Beatles' Merseybeat mastery, it's tough to make the argument for another act. The Velvet Underground, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The E Street Band and the JBs, for instance, were all suggested and dismissed. I'm putting the question out to you. Are the Beach Boys the American equivalent of The Beatles; if not, who is, and why? Share your suggestions here or by e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. A selection of responses will run in an upcoming Pop Rocks column.