30 Years in Filson: A Musician's Story

John Roderick is an American musician, writer, and podcaster. Born in Seattle, Washington, he grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, where as a young man he worked as a sluice box mucker for a gold mining operation in the area. He is currently the lead singer and guitarist in the band The Long Winters and an outspoken Filson fan 30 years in the making. When I was sixteen I had a growth spurt and was suddenly able to wear my dad’s clothes. His closet, which had been a childhood clubhouse and hiding place, was now suddenly a university class in how to dress like a grown-up man. In 1984 my dad’s new girlfriend took him shopping for a flashy new wardrobe of double-breasted suits at the Nordstrom in downt...Read More