It’s the Blues To Do Podcast beginning with March 23rd, 2017.

 

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

I’m Marlee Walker with BluesToDo.com

-The Great James Cotton has passed away and so has The Great Chuck Berry.

-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.

-Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons have recorded some tracks with harmonica master, Phil Wiggins, inside the yet-to-open Black & Tan Dance Hall in Hillman City/Seattle, of which Ben is one of the three owners.  Ben & Joe just returned from touring with Wiggins in Paris, Amsterdam and various other spots.

-A celebration of life is planned for Buck Ormsby, on March 26th (sorry for previous mistake on date) at The Temple Theatre in Tacoma.  He was a longtime NW musical figure, on bass for the original Little Bill & The Blue Notes and, also The Wailers (Louie Louie etc.), he was on the board of Northwest Area Music Association and so much more.  This promises to be a star-studded event.

- Blues legend John Lee Hooker was one of the very first artists to break out of that genre and become a world-wide force, and will always be The King of Boogie. To begin the centennial celebration of Hooker's birth year, Vee-Jay Records, a division of Concord Bicycle Music, will release WHISKEY AND WIMMEN: JOHN LEE HOOKER'S FINEST on March 31. The multi-label compilation features songs from Hooker's Vee-Jay, Specialty, Riverside and Stax Records releases, and includes many of the bluesman's most iconic songs. 

 

FEATURED BLUES TO DO this week….

March 23 – Capp’s Club, Kenmore – Writers In The Round with Sheri Roberts Greimes, Brian Butler, David Guilbalt, Carmen Zullo, 8pm

March 23 – G.Donnalson’s, Tacoma – John Maxwell, 7pm

March 23 - Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – The Trailer Park Kings

March 23 – Madison Ave Pub, Everett – Brett “Bad Blood” Benton, 7pm

March 23 – Nectar Lounge, Fremont/Seattle – Trout Steak Revival with Rain City Ramblers

March 23 – Salmon Bay Eagles, Ballard/Seattle – The Mark Riley Trio, 8pm

March 23 – Showbox, Seattle – Yonder Mountain String Band with special guest The Lil’ Smokies

March 23-26 – Jazz Alley, Seattle – Elvin Bishop Band with Bob Welsh, Willy Jordan, Jr., Ruth Davies, Steve Willis, Robert Cochran, Ed Earley, 7:30pm/9:30pm 

March 24 – 13 Coins, Bellevue – Shaggy Sweet, 9:30pm

March 24 – 13 Coins, Sea-Tac – Billy Brandt & The Thing & The Stuff Jazz Band, 8:30pm

March 24 – B Sharp Coffee House, Tacoma – Brett Benton, 8pm

March 24 – Bake’s Place, Bellevue – Rod Cook and special guest Suze Sims, 9pm

March 24 – Crocodile Café, Belltown/Seattle – G. Love & Special Sauce, City of the Sun opens, 8pm

March 24 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – The Funk E Fusion Band with Zhanea June and Minami Hughes

March 24 – Louie G’s Pizza, Fife – Rafael Tranquilino Band

March 24 – Nectar Lounge, Fremont/Seattle – Sammy J with Jordan T and Analea (reggae)

March 24 - Raging River, Fall City – Kader Sundy Blues

March 24 – Sunset Tavern, Ballard/Seattle – Bob Log III

March 24 – Triple Door Musicquarium Lounge, Seattle – Washboard Cutups, 5pm

March 25 – 13 Coins, Sea-Tac – Tessarosa, 8:30pm

March 25 – 13 Coins, Seattle – Nikki & The Night Owls, 9:30pm

March 25 – Bake’s Place, Bellevue – 313 Soul featuring Darelle Holden, 7/9:45pm

March 25 – Easy Monkey Taphouse, Shoreline – Brian Lee & the Orbiters, 8pm

March 25 – Grinder’s, Shoreline/Seattle – Patti Allen and Monster Road

March 25 – H2O, Anacortes – Rafael Tranquilino, 7:30pm

March 25 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – John Del Toro Richardson, Clint Morgan and Karen Lovely

March 25 – Madison Ave Pub, Everett – Girls Night Out featuring Jill Newman, Gina Holloway, Melanie Owen, Margaret Wilder, Sheri Roberts Greimes, Kim Carson and Darlene Jones, 7:30pm

March 25 – Museum of Glass, Tacoma – Slider Cook Off with The Dusty 45s, 6:30pm

March 25 – Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park – Mark Dufresne Band, 7:30pm

March 25 – Tim Noah Thumbnail Theatre, Snohomish – Bradford Loomis

March 25 – Capp’s Club, Kenmore – Dinner & A Show with The Stacy Jones Band, 5pm

March 26 – Temple Theatre, Tacoma – Buck’s House Party: Celebrating Buck Ormsby with Little Bill & The Bluenotes, The Fab Wailers featuring Valerie Rosa, The Kingsmen, City Zu featuring Kathy Childers & Jerry Zu, Jim Valley, The Daily Flash, Merilee Rush, Billy Mac, The Galaxies, The Ad Ventures with Don Wilson and Nokie Edwards, Jerry Miller, 1-6pm

March 28-29 – Jazz Alley, Seattle – Davina & The Vagabonds

March 29 – Madison Ave Pub, Everett – Unbound Blues Jam with special guest Kader Sundy, 7pm

March 30 – Madison Ave Pub, Everett – el Colonel & Mary De La Fuente, 7pm

March 30 – Nectar Lounge, Fremont/Seattle – Dumpstaphunk with special guests, 8pm

March 30-April 2 – Jazz Alley, Seattle – Ruben Studdard (American Idol Winner)

March 30-31 – Triple Door, Seattle – The Blind Boys of Alabama, 8pm


Every Wednesday:

Bake’s Place, Bellevue – Gotz-Lowe Duo, 8pm

Dawson’s, Tacoma – Wicked Blues Jam with Linda Myers

G. Donnalson’s, Tacoma – James Haye, 7pm

Madison Pub, Everett – Unbound Blues Jam with special guests, 8pm

Seamonster Lounge, Wallingford/Seattle – Westsound Wednesday’s, 10pm

Triple Door, Musicquarium Lounge, Seattle – Blues Jam with James Walls and friends, 8:30pm


(Updates almost daily...)

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