It’s the Blues To Do Podcast beginning with Oct 5th, 2017.


This is The Blues To Do Podcast for the greater Seattle and Northwest areas.

I’m Marlee Walker with


-Longtime Seattle/Bellingham area blues guitarist/vocalist, Fat James has passed away at a young 62.  He had his own award winning blues trio and was also a large part of ‘B.I.G.’ which stood for Blues Industry Giants.  His recent health struggles were complicated but his legacy is certain with two celebrations of life planned, where you will see his bandmates, members of B.I.G. and lots of his fans and friends.  One will be held at Capps Club in Bothell on Sunday, October 8th, and one where he performed in Bellingham at The Wild Buffalo on Sunday, October 15th.

-See the story and words of Storme Webber and the women of her family and the blues and queer life and more weaved into the story of Seattle including Pioneer Square in an exhibit at The Frye Art Museum thru October 29, 2017.  She performs with her 2nd cousin Valerie Rosa at The Frye before the end of the run – check The Frye calendar.

-There is a new fascinating book just out called “Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and The Sunshine Band” written by John Capouya published by University Press of Florida.

-You are invited to join Marlee Walker for another Blues To Do All-Star Women Jam Friday, October 20th, at Mose Auto, 7120 E. Marginal Way S. in Georgetown.  21+, food/beverages/fire pit-6pm, music-8pm.



Oct 8 – Capp’s Club, Bothell – We’re Raisin’ A Ruckus for Fat James featuring Dave Cashin, Dave Christianson, Dick Powell and many more of his buddies and fans, 4pm

Oct 9 – Indigenous People’s Day March in downtown Seattle and more special celebrations at The Daybreak Star Center in Discovery Park in Seattle.

Oct 9 – Jazz Alley, Seattle - Earshot Jazz Festival Presents: Tribute To Overton Berry

Oct 10-11 – Jazz Alley, Seattle – Lucky Peterson

Oct 11 – Admiral Theatre, Bremerton – A Night With Janis Joplin: The Musical, 7:30pm

Oct 12-13-14 – Moore Theatre, Seattle – Joe Bonamassa

Oct 13 - Nov 5 – The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle – Ragtime: The Musical

Oct 15 – Wild Buffalo, Bellingham – Celebration of Life for Fat James, 5-9pm

Oct 17-18 – Jazz Alley, Seattle – John Hammond

Oct 18–22 – Centrum, Port Townsend - Country Blues Intensive

Oct 19 – Moore Theatre, Seattle - John Scofield

Oct 20 – Admiral Theatre, Bremerton – Take Me To The River with Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Rush and William Bell backed by The Hi-Rhythm Section with Boo Mitchell, Martin Shore, Frayser Boy, Al Kapone, 7:30pm

Oct 21-28 – The Legendary Blues Cruise in Southern Caribbean with Buddy Guy, TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, Booker T. Jones presents A Stax Revue, Elvin Bishop, Bettye LaVette, The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue® (w/ Tommy Castro Band, John Németh Vanessa Collier & Monster Mike Welch), G. Love & Special Sauce, Cyril Neville’s Swamp Funk, Ruthie Foster Quintet, James Hunter Six, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Wee Willie Walker & Frank Bey w/ Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, Samantha Fish, The California Honeydrops, Coco Montoya, Victor Wainwright, Mr. Sipp (Mississippi Blues Child), John Németh & the Blue Dreamers, Chris Cain, John Mooney & Bluesiana, Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band, Marcus King Band, Cedric Burnside Project, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Mitch Woods Club 88, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz and more

Oct 31–Nov 1 – Jazz Alley, Seattle - Leo Kotke

Nov 3 – Portland – Tedeschi-Trucks Band

Nov 4 – Emerald Queen Casino, Fife/Tacoma – Queen Latifah

Nov 4-5 – Paramount Theatre, Seattle – Tedeschi-Trucks Band

Nov 14-16 – Jazz Alley, Seattle - ConFunkShun

Nov 17 – Tulalip Resort Casino, Tulalip – Robert Cray

Nov 17-26 – Jazz Alley, Seattle – Taj Mahal Trio

Nov 30–Dec 3 – Jazz Alley, Seattle - Tower Of Power

Dec 11-12 – Jazz Alley, Seattle - Sweet Honey In The Rock Celebrating The Holydays

Dec 13-17 – Jazz Alley, Seattle - Average White Band

Dec 16 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – Kevin Selfe

Dec 22 – Admiral Theatre, Bremerton – The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show featuring Preservation Hall Legacy Horns, 7:30pm

Dec 31/New Year’s Eve, Ocean Shores – Shelly Ely & S.A.S.S., Tim Hall, Jerry Miller

March 2 – Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland – Taj Mahal

March 3 – Admiral Theatre, Bremerton - Taj Mahal, 7:30pm

March 30 – Admiral Theatre, Bremerton – Louis Prima Jr., 8pm

April 12 – Admiral Theatre, Bremerton – Branford Marsalis, 7:30pm

May 11 – Admiral Theatre, Bremerton – The Stray Cat Lee Rocker, 7pm

June – Upstream Music Festival, Seattle


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