Pinkerton Snapshot

Brad Pinkerton

Age: 61

Occupation: Sign-maker, specializing in hand-made, hand-painted wooden signs. His business — Acme Signs — is temporarily located at the seasonal fruit stand at the junction of State Route 105 and South Forrest St., between Westport and Grayland. His phone number is (360) 268-0081.

Hobbies: Pinkerton is a multi-instrumentalist, specializing in bluegrass music. His current instrument of choice is the mandolin, but he also plays fiddle and guitar among others. He often performs with his wife, Eileen, who provides vocals and plays guitar. He has played in numerous venues and bluegrass festivals, having helped organize a festival in the Methow Valley for 14 years. He also enjoys hunting for local shellfish.

Pets: “Just an old cat.”

Favorite foods: Thai and Mexican.

Favorite musicians: Bill Monroe, Pete Martin, Los Lobos “and any old-time fiddlers.”

If he could learn to play any one musical instrument, what would it be? “Oh, tuba. I want to play the bass part in polkas on the tuba.”