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! 



Nov 18 - Washelli Cemetary, Seattle - Celebration of Life for Ronald Eddie Pierce, 3-7pm (photo on home page)  He was a woodwinds master, clarinet, sax, flute, spending his entire career living in Seattle.  He played with too many great names to list here over his 90 years.  A true friend to many, father to 6 children, and 3 grand children, he also ran the first teen club in Seattle, The Vault, when rock 'n roll was just emerging. Blues To Do produced 2 archived audio interviews with him and The Seattle Public Library has hours and hours of interviews in their archives.

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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