It’s the Blues To Do Podcast beginning with April 20th, 2017.


Reason of The Week for the Blues: Fear, Hate, Envy, Jealousy




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

I’m Marlee Walker with

- James “Early” Byrd member of The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame in the DJ category has passed away at the age of 88.  He was instrumental in making ‘Louie Louie’ a bigtime hit.  (See more in his obituary to be posted soon.)

- Blues & gospel vocalist Linda Hopkins has passed away at the age of 92.

- Pianoman Billy Mac has taken on a new profession and has written a masterpiece about his friend Dave Niehaus called My Oh My The Dave Niehaus Story out in April.  To support this self-published project go to his Indiegogo site here.

-Alice Stuart celebrates her 75th Birthday at The Triple Door on June 17th, meanwhile she was chosen ‘Best of The West’ by The Folk Alliance Region (FAR) West. 

-The Columbia City Theatre in Seattle features women musicians and performers every Tuesday night in a promotion called ‘Crash The Glass’.

-The Triple Door has a new Wednesday Night Blues Jam with James Walls and friends 8:30pm start in The Musicquarium Lounge.

- Jazzbones in Tacoma features Festival Auditions every Wednesday thru July.

- Sheila Kay was just cast in the musical Hairspray as Motormouth Maybelle/Dynamite!!! appearing at Auburn Avenue Theatre in June.



April 20 – Bake’s Place Bellevue – The Rumba Kings, 8pm

April 20 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – Trailer Park Kings

April 20-23 – Jazz Alley, Seattle – Earl Klugh

April 20 – Kush 21, Burien – Dj Hustleman 2:30pm, Septimus, 3pm

April 20 – Royal Room, Columbia City/Seattle – 4/20 Madness: An Evening of 1920’s Jazz inspired by the Devil’s Weed!

April 20 – Salmon Bay Eagles, Ballard/Seattle – The Hanford Isotopes featuring Johnny Atomic, 8pm

April 21 – Der Hinterhof, Leavenworth – Dusty 45s

April 21 – Easy Monkey Taphouse Shoreline/Seattle – Stapleton, Weilhelm and Leighton, 8pm

April 21 – Egan’s Ballard Jam House – Bad News Botanists featuring the music of Shawn Schlogel, 7pm

April 21-22 - G.Donnalson’s Tacoma – Bill & Denny’s Little Big Band, 7:30pm

April 21 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – Kalimba (Earth Wind & Fire Tribute)

April 21 – Jazzbones, Tacoma – A Night with Champagne Sunday and Kim Archer, 9pm

April 21 - Nectar Lounge, Fremont/Seattle – Antibalas with Polyrhythmics 5pm (all ages), 8pm

April 21 - Raging River, Fall City – Eastside Jam

April 21 – Vino Bella, Issaquah – CT and Classic Soul

April 22 – B Sharp Coffeehouse, Tacoma – T-Town Blues Revue featuring John Hodgkin, 8pm

April 22 – Bake’s Place, Bellevue – Geoffrey Castle, 7/9:45pm

April 22 – Crossroads, Bellevue – Little Bill & The Blue Notes, 7pm

April 22 – El Corazon, Seattle – Palooka

April 22 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – Dreamwreck featuring special guest Robbie Christmas

April 22 – Leavenworth Festival – Dusty 45s

April 22 – March for Science, Cal Anderson Park, Seattle, 10am

April 22 – Ohana Eastside, Issaquah – TessaRosa, 9pm

April 22 – Oxford Saloon, Snohomish – Polly O’Keary & The Rhythm Method

April 22 - Raging River, Fall City – Dirty Rice

April 22 – Royal Room, Columbia City/Seattle – The Jelly Rollers Paundy Derek Burns

April 22 – Spar, Tacoma – Twang Junkies, 8pm

April 22 – Third Place Books Lake Forest Park/Seattle – Ray Skjelbred and The Yeti Chasers, 7:30pm

April 23 – Capp’s Club, Kenmore – Dinner & A Show with The McPage & Powell Trio, 5pm

April 23 – Raging River, Fall City – Sunday Night Jam with Tommy Wall and Andrew Cloutier featuring Brett Benton, 7pm

April 23 – Spar Beer Parlor, Tacoma – New Rhythmatics, 7pm

April 25 – Bake’s Place, Bellevue – Ella Fitzgerald’s Centennial Year featuring Greta Matassa Trio 8:30pm

April 25-27 - Jazz Alley, Belltown/Seattle – Lizz Wright

April 25 - Royal Room, Columbia City/Seattle – Hopscotch

April 26 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – High Cloud Cover

April 27 – Capp’s Club, Kenmore – Writers In The Round, 8pm

April 27 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – Patti Allen & Monster Road

(Updates almost daily...)

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