Chris Eckman - vocals, guitars, piano
Carla Torgerson - vocals, guitars, noises
Glenn Slater - keyboards
Joe Skyward - bass
Terri Moeller - drums
The Walkabouts were formed in the Seattle in 1984, by Chris Eckman, Carla Torgerson and Chris' two younger brothers, Grant and Curt. The Eckman brothers had been playing in various punk/pop groups during their college years and Carla alternately came from a folk and street singing background.
Chris and Carla first met while they were both working a summer job at an Alaskan fish cannery, although they were both also attending Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington at the time. A year later they moved to Seattle and the band was born.