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It’s The Blues To Do Podcast for Sept 1st thru the 10th  or so…, 2016 including Labor Day Weekend – Here’s to all the workers!


The BTD Calendar….Blues news and calendar for the greater Seattle and Northwest areas.

I’m Marlee Walker with


Our Featured CD: Ruthie Foster with The Blind Boys of Alabama from Ruthie’s CD, Let It Burn on Blue Corn Music


Our Blues To Do community calendar is dedicated to my brother in law, Rickie Smith…also, the folks in Hawaii currently threatened by a Hurricaine…


We start with…

Sept 1 – El Gaucho, Seattle – Paul Richardson

Sept 1 – Highway 99, Seattle - Chris Eger Band (plus a Friday later this month)

Sept 1 – Marymoor Park, Redmond – NEEDTOBREATHE: Tour de Compadres, Mat Kearney, 6pm

Sept 1 – Royal Room, Columbia City/Seattle – Stephanie Nillies, Squirrel Butter, Gus Clark & Band, 8pm

Sept 1 – Seamonster, Fremont/Seattle – Marmalade

Sept 1 – Triple Door Musicquarium Lounge, Seattle – Kareem Kandi, 9pm

Sept 1 – Vito’s, Seattle – Casey MacGill, 5:30pm

Sept 1 – Shuga Jazz Bistro, Renton – Andy Stokes, 7pm  (every)

Sept 2 – Bake’s Place, Bellevue – Wired Blues Band, Sat-Mark Dufresne Band

Sept 2 – Crossroads, Bellevue – Chris Stevens Surf Monkeys, 7pm, Sat-Sounds of Swing Nontet

Sept 2 – Conor Byrne, Ballard – Willie & The Whips, Coyote, and Michael Wohl, 9pm

Sept 2 – Vino Bella, Issaquah – C.T. Thompson & Classic Soul, Sat-Shaggy Sweet

Sept 2 – Egan’s Ballard Jam House – Market St. Dixieland Jazz Band, 9pm

Sept 2 – Gorge Amphitheatre – Dave Matthews Band

Sept 2 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – Nick Moss Band, 8pm

Sept 2 – Spinnaker Bay Brewing, Hillman City/Seattle – Sassyfras Cosmic Jam

Sept 2 – High Dive, Fremont/Seattle – DBST, McTuff, DubChamp vs. Skerik, 8pm

Sept 2 – North City Bistro, Shoreline – Frank Anderson w/Lavon Hardison, 8pm

Sept 2 – Sunset Tavern, Ballard/Seattle – Ball of Wax Release Show with Sam Russell & The Harborrats, 8pm

Sept 2 – White River Amphitheatre, Auburn – Snoop Doggy Dogg and Whiz Khalifa, 7pm

Sept 2-3 – All Over Whidbey Island - Oak Harbor Music Festival

Sept 2-3 – Triple Door, Seattle – Curtis Salgado, new CD…Sat – Musicquarium Lounge - Jelly Rollers, 9pm

Sept 2-3 – G.Donnalson’s, Tacoma – Little Bill & Rod Cook duo, 7:30pm

Sept 2-3 – Moore Theatre, Seattle - Wilco, Joan Shelley

Sept 2-3-4 (not Monday) – Bumbershoot, Seattle Center – The Blind Boys of Alabama, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Desi Valentine, Fly Moon Royalty, Motet, Black Joe Lewis

Sept 2-5 – Ebey Island Freedom Fest with Jim McGlaughlin

Sept 3 – Cornbread Ball at Slim’s Last Chance, Seattle – 1pm

Sept 3 – Tractor, Ballard/Seattle – The Kings, The Bandulus, Marieke & The Go Get ‘Em Boys, 9pm

Sept 3 – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville – Counting Crows with Rob Thomas

Sept 3 – Seamonster Lounge, Fremont/Seattle – Lucky Brown & The S.G.s, 11pm

Sept 4 – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville – Chris Isaak, 7pm

Sept 4 – Raging River, Fall City - Jam with Tommy Wall features Randy Norris

Sept 4 – Capitol Cider, Seattle – The Barrelhouse Jive Cats, 5:30pm

Sept 4 – Nectar Lounge, Fremont – Black Uhuru, Onesty, Irie Lights

Sept 4 – Spar, Tacoma – Red House, 7pm

Sept 4 – Triple Door, Seattle – Mark Farner Acoustic Duo (Grand Funk Railroad)

Sept 4 – Little Red Hen, Greenlake/Seattle – The Dusty 45s

Sept 6 – Triple Door, Seattle – Ruthie Foster solo, Laura Love opens, Musicquarium Lounge – The Black Clouds, 9pm

Sept 6-10 (off Sept. 8) – Jazz Alley, Seattle - Tower Of Power

Sept 7 – Tulalip Summer Concerts, Marysville – Creedence Clearwater Revisited and America

Sept 7 – Seamonster Lounge, Fremont/Seattle – Rippin’ Chicken, 10pm

Sept 7 – Tractor, Ballard/Seattle – Mipso, Sam Lewis, Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons, 8pm

Sept 7-8 – Triple Door, Seattle – Sweet Dreams: The Music of Patsy Cline, 7:30pm, Musicquarium Lounge: 7th-Ryan St. James at 6 & 9pm, 8th-Tekla Waterfield at 6 & 9pm

Sept 8 – Jazzbones, Tacoma – Too Slim & The Taildraggers

Sept 8-11 – Sunbanks Blues Festival, Electric City – Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue featuring Anson Funderburgh, Mark Hummel and Little Charlie Baty, Duffy Bishop, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Too Slim & The Taildraggers, Leroy Bell & His Only Friends, Polly O’Keary & The Rhythm Method, Junkyard Jane with Sue Orfield, Randy Norris & Jeff Nicely, Little Bill Trio, Cee Cee James & Mission of S.O.U.L. Duo and lots more…

Sept 9 – White River Amphitheatre, Auburn - Hall & Oates, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Trombone Shorty

Sept 9 – Big Blues Bender, Las Vegas, NV – Beth Hart, and others…

Sept 9 – Triple Door, Seattle - Ukulele Roadshow, Musicquarium Lounge: Dirty Rice, 9pm

Sept 10 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – Duffy Bishop

Sept 10 – Nectar Lounge, Fremont/Seattle – Dumpstafunk with Ivan Neville, w/Polyrhythmic Horns, Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme, 8pm

Sept 10 – Harvest Moon Festival, Skagit Riverwalk, Mount Vernon – Lloyd Jones, Stickshift Annie with Kimball & The Fugitives, Nick Vigarino & Back Porch Stomp, 4:30pm-9:30pm


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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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