It’s the Blues To Do Podcast beginning with May 25th 2017.


Reason of The Week for the Blues: Net Neutrality … again!




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 by clicking here.)

- World-famous drummer Sheila E. has joined forces with PledgeMusic to launch a pre-order campaign for ICONIC, a poignant new album confronting our current political times.

- 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’.

- 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.


FEATURED BLUES TO DO this week….(also see our EVERY DAY listings below)

May 24 – Engel’s Pub, Edmonds – Town Hall Brawl, 8pm

May 24 – The Triple Door, Seattle - Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings, 7:30pm, Musicquarium Lounge – The Eric Rice Band, 8:30pm

May 25 – G.Donnalson’s, Tacoma – Rod Cook, 7pm

May 25 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – Patti Allen & Monster Road, 8pm

May 25 – Nectar Lounge, Fremont/Seattle – A Galaxy Far Far Away…The Concert featuring Andy Coe, Joe Doria & Friends

May 25 – Tractor Tavern, Ballard/Seattle – The Dusty 45s, Los Colognes, 8pm

May 25 – The Triple Door, Seattle – Seattle Secret Music Showcase #17 benefiting Centrum Blues Workshops, 7:30pm

May 25-28 – Jazz Alley, Belltown/Seattle – Euge Groove

May 25-26 – Vino Bella, Issaquah – Harmonious Funk

May 26 – Bake’s Place, Bellevue – Rod Cook & Toast with special guest vocalist Suze Sims, 9pm

May 26 – Capp’s Club, Kenmore – Randy Hansen’s Jimi Hendrix Revolution Fever 103 (Foreigner Tribute), 9pm

May 26 – Cask & Trotter, Lynnwood – Joel Astley and Summer School In Session, 9pm

May 26 – Crossroads, Bellevue – Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band, 7pm

May 26 – Easy Monkey Taphouse, Shoreline/Seattle – Mark Dufresne, 8pm

May 26-27 – G.Donnalson’s, Tacoma – Eugenie Jones, 7:30pm

May 26 – Mukilteo Roasters, Langley/Whidbey Island – Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings

May 26-27-28-29 – NW Folklife Festival, Seattle – Two Scoops Combo, Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons and so much more!  See

May 26 – Raging River, Fall City – Lou Echeverri Band

May 26 – Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park/Seattle – Moe Ribbs Blues Band, 7:30pm

May 26 - Triple Door, Seattle – Divinity Roxx w/Black Stax, 8pm, Musicquarium Lounge – Barrelhouse Gang CD Release Party 8:30pm, Brad Gibson Trio, 5pm

May 26 – Tractor Tavern, Ballard/Seattle – Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter Diminished Men, 9pm

May 27 – 13 Coins, Seattle – Nikki & The Night Owls, 9:30pm

May 27 – Bake’s Place, Bellevue – 313 Soul featuring Darelle Holden, 7/9:45pm

May 27 – Citrine Health, Everett – Citrine Blues: A Breast Cancer Benefit featuring Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings, Sheri Roberts Greimes & JoMomma open, 7pm

May 27 – Crossroads, Bellevue – Portage Bay Big Band, 7pm

May 27 – Engel’s Pub, Edmonds – Tweety & The Tom Cats, 9pm

May 27 – High Dive, Fremont/Seattle – Stephanie Anne Johnson, J.R.Rhodes, Spicy Tunas, Pineola, 9pm

May 27 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – The Hank Shreve Band, 8pm

May 27 – Madison Pub, Everett - Harpageddon 6 with Mitch Pumpian, Mark DuFresne, Joe Blue, Dave Mathis, Domonic Espinoza, Jeff Menteer, Paul Quilty, Dave McCabe, 7pm

May 27 – Raging River, Fall City – Dog Eat Dog

May 27 – Royal Room Columbia City/Seattle – Ranger and the Re-Arrangers with Ryan Hoffman, 7:30pm

May 27-28 – Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival, Los Angeles Ave & Streans Street

May 27 - Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park/Seattle – Nora Michaels Blues Chanteuse, 7:30pm

May 27 – Spar Beer Parlor, Tacoma – Richard Allen and the Louisiana Experience, 8pm

May 27 – Triple Door, Seattle – Naomi Wachira w/Paris Alexa, 8pm    Musicquarium Lounge: Grant Schroff Trio, 9pm

May 27 – Vino Bella, Issaquah - Copastetic

May 28 – Capp’s Club, Kenmore – Dinner & A Show with Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings with Tiphony Dames, 5pm

May 28 – Raging River, Fall City – Jam with Andrew Cloutier & Tommy Wall with special guest Doug Kearney, 7pm

May 28 – Royal Room Columbia City/Seattle – Shay Shepherd and The Flock, Surround Sound Band

May 28 – Spar Beer Parlor, Tacoma – Brian Lee & The Orbiters, 7pm

May 29 – Capps Club, Kenmore – Intl., Blues Challenge, 1pm

May 30 – The Crocodile, Seattle – The Hot 8 Brass Band, Marina and the Dreamboats open, 8pm

May 30 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle – Justin Townes Earle with The Sadies, 8pm

May 31 – Bake’s Place, Bellevue - 2017 Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival featuring Radio Raheem, 8:30pm

May 31 – Engel’s Pub, Edmonds – Brett Benton, 8pm

May 31 - Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – Victor Janusz Band, 8pm

May 31 – June 4 – Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival – Catherine Russell, The Corey Harris Band, Radio Raheem, The Rhumba Kings and more

June 1 – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville – Elvis Costello, 7:30pm

June 1 – G.Donnalson’s, Tacoma – John Maxwell, 7pm

June 1 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – The Chris Eger Band, 8pm

June 1-4 – Jazz Alley, Belltown/Seattle – Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

June 1 – Triple Door Seattle, Musicquarium Lounge: Honeysuckle Rye, 9:30pm

June 2 – 13 Coins, Bellevue – The Chris Stevens Band, 7pm

June 2 – 13 Coins, Sea-Tac – Blumeadows, 9:30pm

June 2 – 13 Coins, Seattle – Big Al, 9:30pm

June 2 – Capps Club, Kenmore – Medicine Hat, The Davanos, 9pm

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

June 2 – Raging River, Fall City – The Guy Johnson Band

June 2 – Triple Door Seattle – Andrew Joslyn, 7pm/10:30pm    Musicquarium Lounge: Ranger and The ReArrangers, 5pm, Maracuja, 9pm

June 2-4 – Honk Fest West

June 3 – Crossroads, Bellevue – Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra, 7pm

June 3 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – McTuff and Moxey/Farko/Sabol/Doria, 8pm

June 3-4 – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville – John Legend, 7pm

June 3 – Jet City Wines, Seattle – The Dusty 45s

June 3 – Moore Theatre, Seattle – Robin Trower, 8pm

June 3 – Raging River, Fall City – Ricky Ventura Revue

June 3 – Triple Door, Seattle – BlueStreet JazzVoices, 8pm    Musicquarium Lounge: Paul Green Blues, 9pm

June 4 – Capp’s Club, Kenmore – Dinner & A Show with The Randy Oxford Band, 5pm

June 4 – Raging River, Fall City – Jam with Andrew Cloutier & Tommy Wall with special guest Chris Stevens, 7pm

June 4 – Jazz Vespers - Seattle First Baptist Church – Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto, 6pm free, all ages

June 4 - Spar Beer Parlor, Tacoma – Mark Dufresne, 7pm

June 4 – The Triple Door, Seattle – The Yardbirds, 6pm/9pm    Musicquarium Lounge: Brian Nova Jazz Jam, 7pm

June 5 – The Triple Door, Seattle – David Lindley with Cindy Lee Berryhill, 7:30pm, Musicquarium Lounge Nathan Rivera and Milly Raccoon, 5pm

June 6 – The Triple Door, Seattle – David Lindley with Cindy Lee Berryhill, 7:30pm, Musicquarium Lounge – Son Jack Jr featuring Michael Wilde and Jimmy D, 5pm

June 7 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – Drummerboy with special guest Mark Hurwitz, 8pm

June 7 – The Triple Door, Seattle - Musicquarium Lounge – Pike Street Stompers!, 5pm

(Updates almost daily...)

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