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It’s The Blues To Do Podcast for Aug 18-24, 2016

Blues news and calendar for the greater Seattle and Northwest areas.

I’m Marlee Walker with


Our Featured CD: from a man I saw this summer at the 2016 Acoustic Blues Festival at Centrum in Port Townsend…Jimmy “Duck” Holmes recorded at The Blue Front Café in Bentonia, MS….where Skip James and others recorded in this distinct Bentonia tuning & style.


Our Blues To Do calendar Starts with…

Aug 18 – Chinatown Jam Fest 2016….Wing Luke Museum, Four Seas – Tessarosa, 7pm

Aug 18 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – T-Town Revue with Tom ‘T-Boy’ Boyle, Les White, Dennis Ellis & David Hudson

Aug 18 – Summer at Sam, Seattle – Winston “Flames” Jarrett, 6pm

Aug 18 – Nectar Lounge, Fremont/Seattle – The Soul Rebels

Aug 18 – Seamonster Lounge, Fremont/Seattle – Marmalade, Angelo of Fishbone, 10pm

Aug 18 – Shuga Jazz Bistro, Renton – Andy Stokes (every Thursday)

Aug 18 – Triple Door, Seattle – Amy Helm w/Fife & Drom, 7:30pm

Aug 18 – Vito’s, Seattle – Casey MacGill, 5:30pm (every Thursday)

Aug 18-21 – Jazz Alley, Seattle – O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor

Aug 19 – BLUES TO DO and Spinnaker Bay Brewing in Hillman City/Seattle, present our monthly All Star Women Jam, Food Truck: Kabob Brothers, 6-9pm, music 7:30pm-10:30pm

Aug 19 – B Sharp Coffee House, Tacoma - King Com Beaux

Aug 19 – Easy Monkey Taphouse, Shoreline/Seattle – Brian Lee

Aug 19 – Paramount Theatre, Seattle – Lord Huron, Trampled By Turtles

Aug 19 – Showbox, Seattle – Rock Against The TPP with Talib Kweli, Evangeline Lilly, Anti-Flag, Hari Kondabolu, Downtown Boys, Makana, Danbert from Chumbawamba, Naima Penniman, Taina Asili, Sihasin, Bell’s Roar, Ryan Harvey, Son of Nun, Evan Greer, 5pm free

Aug 19 – Egan’s Ballard Jam House – Paul Green Jazz/Blues Quartet, 7pm (Sat’s Sirens of Swing is SOLD OUT)

Aug 19 – G. Donnalson’s, Tacoma – Steve Stefanowicz, 7:30pm

Aug 19 – Jazzbones, Tacoma – Nolan Garrett, Taylor Scott Band

Aug 19 – Tula’s, Seattle – Greta Matassa Quartet

Aug 20 – Tula’s, Seattle -  Susan Pascal Quintet

Aug 19-20 – Slim’s Last Chance, SoDo/Seattle - Hillbilly Headbangers Ball (Cornbread Ball Labor Day weekend)

Aug 19-20-21 – Myrtle Edwards Park, Seattle – 25th Anniversary Hempfest: Sat: Willie & The Whips, 2pm, Sun: Jim Page, 1pm

Aug 19-20-21 – Royal Room, Columbia City/Seattle – Columbia City Blues Festival: Robert Johnson in Delta, Electric Chicago+ and in UK, plus New Orleans, Family Hour on Sunday, featuring Jeff Fielder, Darren Loucas, Sean Divine, Andy Stoller, Eric Eagle, Wayne Horvitz, Keith Lowe, Brett Benton, Ivan Arteaga, Katie Jacobson, Music Box (Ayesha Brooks), Kathy Moore, Anna Freedman

Aug 19-20-21 – 9th Annual Snohomish Taste of Music includes Fri: Naughty Blokes(Bham), Mojo Cannon, Sat: Kenova, CC Adams Band with Mary Ellen Lykins, Polly O’Keary, Sammy Eubanks, Left Hand Smoke, Sunday: IBC Competition Finals

Aug 20-21 – Camp Long, West Seattle - Arts In Nature Festival

Aug 20 - The 2nd Annual Houser Street Music Festival, Renton - benefiting Emergency Feeding Program with Tony! Toni! Tone!, Josephine Howell, Michael Powers, Mycle Wastman, Black Stax, Surround Sound and many more musical artists, DJs and food trucks, 11am-8pm

Aug 20 – Duwamish Waterway Park, Seattle – Duwamish River Festival, noon to 6pm, free

Aug 20 – White River Amphitheatre, Auburn - Pain In The Grass, 2pm

Aug 20 – 13 Coins, Bellevue – Billy Brandt & The Thing & The Stuff Jazz Band, 9:30pm

Aug 20 – Triple Door, Seattle – Jr. Cadillac, 8pm, with J.D. Hobson in the Musicquarium Lounge, 9pm

Aug 20 – Grinder’s, Shoreline – Mark Dufresne, 8pm

Aug 20 – Salmon Bay Eagles, Ballard – Barrelhouse Jive Cats

Aug 20 - Third Place Books, Lake Foest park, Joe T. Cook Blues Band, 7:30pm

Aug 20 – Columbia City Theatre, Seattle – Ayron Jones & The Way, Whitney Monge, DJ Indica Jones and more – Ayron’s B Day Show

Aug 21 – Volunteer Park, Seattle – Don Glenn’s 75th Birthday Party Peace Concert featuring Rod Cook & Toast, Annie O’Neill, The Whole Bolivian Army, Jim Page, Alice Stuart, Willie & The Whips,

Aug 21 - Neptune Theatre, Seattle – Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle

Aug 21 – Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle – Jeff Beck, Ayron Jones, 5pm

Aug 21 – Freeway Park, Seattle free blues and jazz, 2-4pm

Aug 21 – Columbia City Theatre, Seattle – Courtney Weaver CD Release Party, 6pm

Aug 21 – Seamonster Lounge, Fremont/Seattle – Ari Joshua Band, 10pm

Aug 21 – Tractor, Ballard/Seattle – The Highwaymen (tribute to Nelson, Cash, Jennings), Country Dave’s Merle Tribute, 8pm

Aug 21 – Raging River, Fall City – Tommy Wall’s Sunday Night Jam with special guest Eric Rice, 7pm

Aug 21 – Spar, Tacoma – Blues Redemption, 7pm

Aug 21 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – Karen Lovely and IBC Winner John Del Toro Richardson

Aug 22 – Moore Theatre, Seattle – Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa, 7:30pm

Aug 23 – Royal Room, Columbia City/Seattle – Monty Banks, 7pm, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, 10pm

Aug 23 – Seamonster Lounge, Fremont/Seattle – Joe Doria presents..10pm

Aug 23 – Tractor, Ballard/Seattle – Steve Forbert

Aug 24 – Tractor, Ballard/Seattle – Ray Wylie Hubbard

Aug 24 – Central, Kirkland – The Fabulous Roof Shakers

Aug 23-24 – Triple Door, Seattle – Guitar Euphoria: NW Guitar Greats, 7:30pm

Aug 23-28 – Jazz Alley, Seattle – Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin

Aug 24 – Seamonster Lounge, Fremont/Seattle – Cecil Moses and the SGs


Also this week:

Aug 21 – Tulalip Summer Concerts, Marysville – Yes

Aug 23 – White River Amphitheatre, Auburn – Journey, The Doobie Brothers, Dave Mason, 7pm

Aug 23-24 – Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle – Brandi Carlile, The Secret Sisters open, 5pm


Blues News:

-New venue soon to open in September, operated by IBC Winners, Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons called The Black & Tan, a familiar name in Seattle jazz, blues & r&b history.  The building features a great dance floor in a building in Hillman City, formerly known as Maxim’s.


-Parliament in West Seattle, has Billy Joe Huels and Rod Cook and Robin Cady almost every Wednesday (not Tuesday), plus, they feature Monty Banks and Harry & Ronnie Pierce in a once a month lounge music night!


See more and contact me, Marlee Walker, at


A Few Future Blues To Do:  (subscribe today at!)

Aug 25 - Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville – Gipsy Kings, 7pm

Aug 25 – Egan’s Ballard Jam House – Del Rey with Jacob Zimmerman and Matt Weiner, 7pm

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I’m Marlee Walker.

You can find me at Spinnaker Bay Brewing in Hillman City, Every Third Friday of the month for The Blues To Do All Star Women Jam!

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