Blues News:

-Bruce Iglauer’s Alligator Records story is now in book form, “Bitten By The Blues”.

-Chicago blues guitarist, Otis Rush, passed away at 84 on Saturday, September 27.

-Chris Strachwitz’s Arhoolie Records story is on display in the San Francisco airport.

-The Royal Esquire Club in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood opened in 1948, and in 2018 celebrates 70 years of bringing live music to Seattle! Find the Sea-Town All-Stars hosting the best Open Mic in Seattle there every Tuesday night! An All-Star Celebration of the life of Doc Rhodes (Wheedles Groove, The Majestic Horns) is set for 5-9pm on Sunday, Oct 14, free.

 

THE BLUES TO DO CALENDAR features…

thru Oct 14 - Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle – John Scofield’s Combo 66 featuring Gerald Clayton, Vincente Archer and Bill Stewart

Oct 14 – Royal Esquire Club, Seattle – Celebration of Life for Doc Rhodes (Wheedles Groove, The Majestic Horns), 5pm, free

Oct 18-21 - Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle – ConFunkShun 45th Annivesary

Oct 19 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – Karen Lovely

Oct 20 - Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – Sugarray Rayford

Oct 24 - Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – John “Greyhound” Maxwell with The Jelly Rollers

Oct 25 - Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – Patti Allen & Monster Road

Oct 27 – Royal Room, Seattle – Melodic Poetry of Phoebe Snow: A Tribute featuring Jessica Lurie, Kathy Moore and an All-Female Band, 7pm all ages/9:30pm 21+

Oct 27 – Block 41 - Puget Sound Keepers Salute to the Sound Gala, 5:30-9:30pm

Now thru Nov 9 - Earshot Jazz Festival, Seattle

Nov 16-25 – Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle – Taj Mahal Trio

Dec 1 – The Moore Theatre, Seattle – Mavis Staples

Dec 31, 2018 – Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle – Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, 7pm & 10:30pm

Jan 3-6 – Triple Door, Seattle - Los Lobos

Jan 12 & 13, 2019 (Sat/Sun) – The Triple Door, Seattle – Mark Hummel’s Southern Harmonica Blowout with Bobby Rush, Kenny Neal, Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone and James Harman

Mar 12 – The Triple Door, Seattle – Tommy Castro & The Pain Killers, 7:30pm

Mar 13-14 – The Triple Door, Seattle – Ruthie Foster, 7:30pm

Mar 15 - The Triple Door, Seattle – Curtis Salgado

Mar 17 – The Triple Door, Seattle – ‘Little Bill’ Engelhart’s 80th Birthday Tribute Concert, 7:30pm

April 11-14 - Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle – Tower Of Power


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