Month Flat Week

Eugenie Jones with Time3Jazz

Friday, July 7, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Eugenie Jones is described as a performer that makes audiences feel jazz. Vocally described as possessing, “A voice that covers words like pieces of silk covering precious stones,” Jones is an emotive, engaging song stylist that entertains, dazzles and decisively wins over audiences. (Charles Mudede) 

Reminiscent in style and sophistication of iconic vocalists of the past, Jones sings and scats her way vivaciously through mainstream jazz, but also draws listeners inside contemporary storylines, sharing original tunes that have earned her recognition as a cleverly gifted lyricist. 

Born and raised in West Virginia to parents who loved gospel, jazz and soul, with older siblings who were into the Motown sound, and having a mother who sang lead in the church choir, exposed Jones to a variety of musical foundations before making her professional debut as a singer/songwriter in Seattle, WA. 

With an MBA and a career in marketing, however, it wasn’t until she lost her mother to cancer that she felt drawn into the world of music.

“I can only describe my beginnings in jazz as a time of missing my mom, missing hearing her voice singing around the house and wondering within myself if I could do that – if I could sing and carry on that part of her?” With her original “A Good Day” downloaded on All About Jazz more than 9,000 times, critics and fans have answered Jones query with a resounding, YES! 

As a national recording artist, Jones has self-produced two primarily original vocal jazz projects earning her ranking on Jazz Week Review Top-50 , #1 spots on CMJ charts, favorable reviews from Down Beat, Jazziz, All About Jazz, and numerous other industry mediums. 
“In that overcrowded arena known as “female jazz singers”, Seattle-based Eugenie Jones manages to stand apart from the crowd. Ms. Jones has filled both of her outstanding albums with her own engaging compositions. This fact alone differentiates her as she is one of the very few African-American women singer-songwriters in jazz today. And finally, the lady can sing as well as she can write. She is an intelligent, thoughtful composer in the tradition of Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone. Fans of true jazz singing, it’s time for you to sit up and take notice.” (C. Davenport/Curt’s Jazz).

At RockFish Grill or Anacortes Brewery. Time not listed, we picked 6pm. 

Brewgrass Friday night

Friday, November 2, 2018 8:00 pm - Saturday, November 3, 2018 12:00 am
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Brewgrass! 2018 features a mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass bands. This year’s lineup includes four acts over two evenings at two establishments: the Rockfish Grill and the Brown Lantern Ale House. Admission is free to the both!
Here’s a peek at this year’s line-up:

Friday 11/2
Rockfish Grill – Roosevelt Road 8PM
Brown Lantern – Sweet Lou’s Sour Mash 9:30PM

Snohomish based, Roosevelt Road, is made up of some mighty fine pickers: Jane McMahon sings lead and harmony vocals and play’s the Banjo, Long neck Banjo, Autoharp and Slack Key Guitar. Steve McMahon is an accomplished Bass player playing upright and harmonica and singing lead and harmony vocals.

Seattle based Sweet Lou’s Sour Mash is a bluegrass band with punk rock energy. Started in March of 2013, they’ve been refining their sound and high-energy live show ever since. Mixing originals, punk covers, rock ‘n roll covers, and their own twist on traditional bluegrass tunes, Sweet Lou’s is a band for all occasions. They host a much-loved free folk jam every second Sunday of the month open to the public at the Poggie Tavern in West Seattle.

Brewgrass Saturday night

Saturday, November 3, 2018 8:00 pm - Sunday, November 4, 2018 12:00 am
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Brewgrass! 2018 features a mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass bands. This year’s lineup includes four acts over two evenings at two establishments: the Rockfish Grill and the Brown Lantern Ale House. Admission is free to the both!
Here’s a peek at this year’s line-up:

Saturday 11/3
Rockfish Grill – High Mountain String Band 8PM
Brown Lantern – Pickled Okra 9:30PM

High Mountain String Band The High Mountain String Band is a Bellingham based Band that has been playing together for 6 years. They play Traditional and Progressive Bluegrass with some Old Time Tunes and Country Songs mixed in. With Kurt Gisclaire on Lead Vocals and Mandolin, Ian McLelland-Banjo, Andy Bunn Vocals and Guitar, Bryan Thurber-Fiddle, John Daughtrey Vocals and Bass, You’re sure to enjoy some Toe Tapping Bluegrass Music.

Pickled Okra is an entirely different category of Bluegrass band. They are a true cross-over, appealing to casual AND true bluegrass fans. Though their definitive sound spans a wide slice of Americana, it could also be described as “old-school, porch-settin’, singin’ into a can-style bluegrass”. Devout practitioners of single mic performance, they never quite fit completely into a ‘generic’ bluegrass groove, they tend to skirt the edges of many different genres, infusing their sound with twinges of funk, reggae, pop and gypsy jazz and regularly offer up “pickled” versions of pop/rock tunes by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Bob Marley, to name a few.

Cascadia Groove at Rockfish

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cascadia Groove is an inspiring, upbeat Danceable Groove Jazz ensemble whose members are: Gary Tobin (Guitar); Paul Sherman (Bass); Alex Sheldon (Drums); Dave White (Keys); Jeff Goodman (Keys); Keith Stone (Sax)(not in picture). Get ready for energetic music throughout a tour of Blues, R&B, Jazz, World-beat, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and more with performances that get you to Move To The Music! 

Cascadia Groove sets feature 50%+ outstanding original material from Gary Tobin in the style of The Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber, The Rippingtons, Joe Sample, George Benson, Norman Brown, along with Jazz/Afro-Cuban/Latin interpretations of Pop and R&B covers by Michael Jackson, Chaka Kahn, Toto, Earth Wind & Fire, and many more. Add it all together, Cascadia Groove produces a show for lovers of music that is fun, infectious and memorable.

Music: Cascadia Groove at the Conway Muse

Saturday, March 2, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cascadia Groove will be playing at The Conway Muse on Saturday, March 2 at 7 PM upstairs in the big room with our new light showand a guest singer.

Cascadia Groove is an inspiringly upbeat Danceable Groove Jazz ensemble whose members are: 

Gary Tobin, Guitar;  Paul Sherman, Bass;  Alex Sheldon, Drums; Terry Nelson, Keys;  Keith Stone, Sax...  all world-class musicians.  Get ready for energetic music throughout a tour of Blues, R&B, Jazz, World-beat, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and more with performances that get your foot tapping, blood pumping, and wanting to Move To The Music!

Cascadia Groove sets feature 50%(+) outstanding original material by Gary Tobin in the style of The Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber, The Rippingtons, Joe Sample, George Benson, Norman Brown (to name a few)... along with Jazz/Afro-Cuban/Latin interpretations of Pop and R&B covers by Michael Jackson, Chaka Kahn, Earth Wind & Fire, Toto, and many more.  

Add it all together and it's an event overflowing with positive uplifting music.  What's more, Cascadia Groove often combines the music with a visual element using timed projected images and lighting resulting in a show that is extraordinarily fun, infectious, and memorable.  Audiences simply love this group.

Fidalgo Swing @ Rockfish

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join us for some great gypsy jazz inspired tunes performed by local favorites, Fidalgo Swing. Guitarist and host, Allen Lewis, leads the band 6PM every 4th Wednesday and kicks off our very own Djangofest right here at the Rockfish.

Chris Eger Band @ Anacortes Brewery Taproom

Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Very few musicians are said to be extraordinary examples of excellence in any one genre of music. Even fewer can be described as exceptional across multiple. When considering Chris Eger fits into the latter category as both a guitarist AND vocalist, it is no doubt an especially rare gift.

TimE3Jazz @ Rockfish

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Bassist Tim Eslick is the longest tenured musician at the Rockfish Grill. His trio, TimE3Jazz, features Andy Carr on piano, Tim on bass and Todd Anderson on drums. They play great jazz standards and are frequently joined by special guest players.

Tea Seas Trio @ Rockfish

Friday, June 7, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Bellingham-based Tea Seas Trio is difficult to define and impossible to resist! They play an intoxicating mix of psychedelic surf jazz, latin boogaloo, enigmatic funk, spy themes and film soundtrack reinventions. And that’s just for starters. 

One of the busiest trios in the area, its members Tyler Morgan Clarke (guitars, vocals), Roger Yamashita (bass) and Joel Litwin (drums) bring with them extensive jazz training, rock sensibilities and a penchant for the obscure. Their deep grooves and electrifying repertoire captivate audiences wherever and whenever they play. 

This is an eclectic and exhilarating group, unlike any other you’re likely to see. They make even the esoteric accessible and thoroughly engaging. Crowd-pleasing music.

Trish Hatley @ Rockfish

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Trish is back! Vocalist Trish Hatley is one of the most beloved and enduring figures on the Northwest music scene. Known for her easy sense of swing, beautiful tone and innate sensitivity to the music, she effectively balances technical mastery with genuine accessibility, making her extremely popular among jazz fans everywhere she performs. 

Hatley is also one of the hardest working musicians around. She performs and records with her own band, the Trish Hatley Quintet, as well as the vocal jazz trio Trish, Hans & Phil. Trish performs regularly at festivals, nightspots and concerts throughout the Northwest. Showtime for this performance is 6PM. 

"When I think of Trish, the first word that comes to mind is dazzling. Her ability to captivate the audience while inspiring the musicians has made Trish one of our most requested soloists." 
—Dr. Paul Cobb, Conductor, Everett Symphony 

"This slim brunette does it all with a style and energy suffused with a self effacing wit and possesses a soulful soprano voice!" 
—Nancy Wollbeck, Anacortes American

Cascadia Groove @ Rockfish

Saturday, June 15, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Cascadia Groove is an inspiring, upbeat Danceable Groove Jazz ensemble whose members are: Gary Tobin (Guitar); Paul Sherman (Bass); Alex Sheldon (Drums); Dave White (Keys); Jeff Goodman (Keys); Keith Stone (Sax)(not in picture). Get ready for energetic music throughout a tour of Blues, R&B, Jazz, World-beat, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and more with performances that get you to Move To The Music! 

Cascadia Groove sets feature 50%+ outstanding original material from Gary Tobin in the style of The Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber, The Rippingtons, Joe Sample, George Benson, Norman Brown, along with Jazz/Afro-Cuban/Latin interpretations of Pop and R&B covers by Michael Jackson, Chaka Kahn, Toto, Earth Wind & Fire, and many more. Add it all together, Cascadia Groove produces a show for lovers of music that is fun, infectious and memorable.

Fidalgo Swing @ Rockfish

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join us for some great Django inspired tunes performed by local favorites Fidlago Swing. Guitarist and host Allen Lewis kicks off our very own Djangofest right here at the Rockfish.

Fidalgo Swing is a band that's a musical portal, transporting you back to when swing music was the sound. The genre that is currently enjoying a revival. 
The idea behind Fidalgo Swing was to create a big band sound with only three to five members: Allen Lewis and Aaron Howell creating the call, response and solos of a horn section on guitars, Jake Baird holding down a strong beat on double base, Beth Baker styling the vocals and , as a quintet, Phil Nakano on soprano sax, tenner sax, flute and percussion. 

Fidalgo Swing is a local favorite that has been performing in Skagit County for seven years for weddings, private parties and steady gigs at the Rock Fish Grill in Anacortes, Seeds in La Conner, Skagit Brew House in Mount Vernon and many other dinner clubs and festivals. (FidalgoSwing also performs classical music for weddings.)

Stacy Jones Band @ Rockfish

Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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With her feet firmly planted in roots-based music, Stacy Jones pays homage to the blues while mixing in Americana and some subtle country. With dynamic vocals fueled by powerful lyrics, the rolling thunder blues of Howlin’ Wolf and the honesty of Lucinda Williams, she and her band have performed at the Chicago Blues Festival, SXSW, juke joints in Mississippi, on riverboats, headlined festivals, toured Europe and shared stages with Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Lee Oskar, and many other legends. 

Her 2017 release was also accepted in the first round of Grammy Voting for the “Best Contemporary Blues Album and Best Americana Song categories and was chosen to represent the South Sound Blues Association as the entrant for the 2018 Best Self-produced CD competition at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN. The album made the list of Roots Radio Report top 40 Blues Rock albums of 2017. 

Awards: 2015 IMEA winner: BEST BLUES SONG. 2010, 2014 WA Blues Society BB Award Winner, Best Female Vocalist. WA Blues Society 2009 Winner, Best New Band. WA Blues Society 2016 Winner, Best Blues Album: “Whiskey, Wine, and Water”. WA Blues Society 2018 Winner, Best Blues Album: “Love Is Everywhere”. WA Blues Society 2018, 2019 Winner, Best Band. 

Nicole Blair @ Rockfish

Friday, July 5, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Local Singer-Songwriter Linda Nicole Blair, from Port Orchard, WA will entertain in an acoustic evening with her original Americana/Folk style music. 

If Chrissie Hynde had bolted Akron for Nashville instead of London, her unbuffered emotion and incisive observations might have taken shape something like those of Ms. Blair. The Washington-based singer/songwriter takes on romantic love’s frequent left turns and rude awakenings with straightforward lyrics and vocals to match. “Wild Night”, in particular, evokes the soulfulness of the afore-mentioned Ms. H. Other instantly attractive tracks include “All The While”, “Lucky Man” and “Far Away”.” 
— Duane Verh, Roots Music Report

Trish Hatley @ Rockfish

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Vocalist Trish Hatley is one of the most beloved and enduring figures on the Northwest music scene. Known for her easy sense of swing, beautiful tone and innate sensitivity to the music, she effectively balances technical mastery with genuine accessibility, making her extremely popular among jazz fans everywhere she performs. 

Hatley is also one of the hardest working musicians around. She performs and records with her own band, the Trish Hatley Quintet, as well as the vocal jazz trio Trish, Hans & Phil. She has appeared in several Pops concerts with the Everett Symphony and has also been a frequent guest vocalist with Jim Kerl’s Swing Session Big Band. Showtime for Trish's Rockfish performance is 6PM. 

"When I think of Trish, the first word that comes to mind is dazzling. Her ability to captivate the audience while inspiring the musicians has made Trish one of our most requested soloists." 
—Dr. Paul Cobb, Conductor, Everett Symphony

Lykins-Adams Duo @ Rockfish

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Lykins-Adams appear at the Rockfish tonight at 6! Mary Ellen Lykins is a savvy songwriter and a powerhouse vocalist. She brings a passionate voice to the story or the mood that's in each song. In her live performances, she offers unique moxie. It’s no wonder, she started with acting and the singing was mostly about musical theater. She moved to Washington from Utah in 2010 and made the PNW her home by sharing her singing in this vibrant music scene. Some have described her sound as the grit of Janis Joplin and passion of Etta James. A 2018 album “Let’s Play With Matches” of original music written by Mary Ellen and Craig Adams has been released. 

Craig Adams enjoys diverse music styles, original writing, Blues, R&B and Rock mixed with anything smart and soulful. Craig started playing guitar at the age of 13. Shortly thereafter his music teacher invited him to play at venues locally as well as near the Canadian border, where thirsty Canadians packed the clubs if they wanted to drink on Sundays. He was hooked immediately, even though being under age meant he had to stay on the bandstand or outside during breaks! 
His first published song "About Him” with the group The Menagerie in the 60’s was internationally distributed. Craig played the West Coast club circuit for years and opened for acts at the Paramount NW. The nuance, vocals and expressive lyrics of acoustic music continues to be a strong influence and desire. A 2018 album “Let’s Play With Matches” of original music written by Mary Ellen Lykins and Craig has been released. 

@ Rockfish Grill

Joe Blue and the Fabulous Roof Shakers @ Rockfish

Saturday, July 20, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Joe Blue and the Fabulous Roof Shakers perform Rockin’ East Coast Blues. Joe Blue (harmonica player and lead singer) is a former recording artist for Capitol Records and has performed with several blues greats such as John Lee Hooker, Marsha Ball, Steve Bassett, and the Roomful of Blues. The band is composed of 5 veteran musicians from across the U.S that features a wailing blues harp, gritty vocals, soulful saxophone along with a rock-solid rhythm section.@ Rockfish Grill

Punkin @ Rockfish

Friday, August 2, 2019 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Michael Javalet, yes, that’s Punkin, started at an early age playing music for mom and dad and anyone else who would listen. He attended and graduated from The Musician’s Institute, MIT, in Los Angeles and toured as both a solo artist and a front man performing original music. He worked as a studio musician and had the opportunity to play with many great artists before he left LA. His move to the great Northwest years ago, for the lifestyle that everyone who lives here “already” knows about, turned out to be exactly where he needed to be. 
As a song writer he embraces all styles of music, from jazz to rock, which allows his music to be influenced by those who came before him. He brings great passion to both his original music and his selection of “cover” tunes…from songs years ago that we all still hear and sing to some of the great songwriters and solo artists of today. And yes, he is still fondly called “Punkin” and has been for many years. 

@ Rockfish Grill

Trish Hatley @ Rockfish

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Vocalist Trish Hatley is one of the most beloved and enduring figures on the Northwest music scene. Known for her easy sense of swing, beautiful tone and innate sensitivity to the music, she effectively balances technical mastery with genuine accessibility, making her extremely popular among jazz fans everywhere she performs. 

Hatley is also one of the hardest working musicians around. She performs and records with her own band, the Trish Hatley Quintet, as well as the vocal jazz trio Trish, Hans & Phil. Trish performs regularly at festivals, nightspots and concerts throughout the Northwest. Showtime for this performance is 6PM. 

"When I think of Trish, the first word that comes to mind is dazzling. Her ability to captivate the audience while inspiring the musicians has made Trish one of our most requested soloists." 
—Dr. Paul Cobb, Conductor, Everett Symphony 

"This slim brunette does it all with a style and energy suffused with a self effacing wit and possesses a soulful soprano voice!" 
—Nancy Wollbeck, Anacortes American

Mark Dufresne @ Rockfish

Saturday, August 31, 2019 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Since reforming in 2016 with founding guitarist, Billy Stapleton, this current version of the Mark DuFresne Band has been wowing audiences in the Pacific Northwest. Grammy nominated Mark DuFresne is at the helm with his 3-octave tenor voice, and his championship harmonica playing. A dynamic singer and showman, DuFresne’s original rhythm and blues songs and instrumentals shine in the hands of this talented quartet. 

Veteran Guitarist, and recent Washington Blues Society Hall of Fame inductee, Billy Stapleton, is kept busy with rhythm, lead and slide guitar duties. Billy's fantastic tone and artistry are second to none. 

Kelly Liefer brings powerhouse skills on his Fender Bass. A Marysville, Washington native, Kelly has been playing since the age of 15 and immediately started playing in bands and clubs including the 1974 Seattle Worlds Fair. He was the original bass player for The Mark DuFresne Band, and his energetic style is sure to keep your feet tapping all night long. 

On drums, the accomplished and brilliant David Hudson shows off a lifetime’s collection of grooves and chops. Inspired by the terrific trio of Sonny Freeman, Fran Christina and Fred Below, David’s swingin’ dynamic attack brings depth to the tunes and is a perfect accompaniment to DuFresne’s brand of blues/roots style. 

The Mark Dufresne Band is not your typical blues fare. This spectacular “show band” plays the material like a quintessential Chicago Blues Revue. They are truly one of the best rhythm and blues outfits on the West Coast.

Pacific Twang @ Rockfish

Friday, September 6, 2019 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Pacific Twang features beautiful, tight 3 and 4-part harmonies with stellar musicianship. Their set list includes tunes from the Dixie Chicks, Little Big Town, Neko Case, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Emmy Lou Harris, Kaycee Musgrove and many more. 

The band also will surprise you with swampy versions of fun classic rock tunes. From sweet old-timey ballads to fiery boot stompers, Pacific Twang will keep you highly entertained all night long.

Fanny Alger @ Brown Lantern

Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:00 pm - Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:00 am
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Fanny Alger - is a high energy rock band from Skagit County, Washington. A live Fanny Alger performance (called a Revival) features multi-media exhibitions, snake handling, mind reading, spoon bending, faith healing, and beer witching.

They are a for-profit salvation company, which is organizationaly constructed in the form of a triangle or pyramid. Attend a revival or contact fannyalger.com for details on how to get your fair share.

Band Interests: mostly interested in 10% of your gross income. Skilled in the art of Emergency Response. we love Rocking, Rolling, Bigfoot, River Monsters, UFOs, Stoli, and Coors. We believe in ghosts, conspiracie theories, and partying.

Artists We Also Like: Devo, Dead Milkmen, Monkees, Buzzcocks, Pogues, Angry Samoans, Dickies, Didjits, X, the Damned, Black Flag, Dropkick Murphys, Replacements, Dead Kennedys, Tool, Beck, pixies, Gary Numan, Sex Pistols, clash, The Cars, Johnny Cash, Ultravox, Bee Gees, AC DC

Trish Hatley @ Rockfish

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Vocalist Trish Hatley is one of the most beloved and enduring figures on the Northwest music scene. Known for her easy sense of swing, beautiful tone and innate sensitivity to the music, she effectively balances technical mastery with genuine accessibility, making her extremely popular among jazz fans everywhere she performs. 

Hatley is also one of the hardest working musicians around. She performs and records with her own band, the Trish Hatley Quintet, as well as the vocal jazz trio Trish, Hans & Phil. She has appeared in several Pops concerts with the Everett Symphony and has also been a frequent guest vocalist with Jim Kerl’s Swing Session Big Band. Showtime for Trish's Rockfish performance is 6PM. 

"When I think of Trish, the first word that comes to mind is dazzling. Her ability to captivate the audience while inspiring the musicians has made Trish one of our most requested soloists." 
—Dr. Paul Cobb, Conductor, Everett Symphony

Three for Silver @ Brown Lantern

Friday, September 13, 2019 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Three For Silver is a freewheeling collective in which the only rule is to survive and perform, an elastic conglomeration of musical freaks as likely to be found in a grand theater performing for foreign dignitaries as busking on your street corner for spare change.  

Lucas Warford (vocals, basses) is the thumping heart of the band, a chugging diesel engine of bass and growl. “The acid baby of Tom Waits and Les Claypool,” as NW legend Baby Gramps once called him. His one-of-a-kind basses are the platform upon which he yowls and raps his end-time visions of the world. Willo Sertain (vocals, accordion) hails from the woods of North Carolina, her distinctively pure tones and haunting melodies act as a natural foil to the madness of Warford. This unlikely pair lead the band, fashioning new line ups and new sounds.

Three For Silver has hit the road since 2013, unleashing their idiosyncratic sound on over 200 audiences a year, blind to anything but the next stage, the next audience, the next night. With nary a manager or booker in sight, their monomaniacal devotion has already led them all over the country and the world, performing in clubs, bars, theaters, boats, festivals, farmer’s markets, living rooms, and most recently partnering with the US State Department for ongoing cultural exchange tours to other countries thirsty for truly original American music.

Whether live or on their new record, Three For Silver is a band for this moment, when it is hard to imagine the future and all too easy to focus on the past, when the rules no longer seem to apply, and when what you never thought possible is the only choice you’ve got.

Andre Feriante @ Rockfish

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Award winning, Segovia-trained guitarist/composer Andre Feriante has performed for over 30 years in Europe, South America, and the United States beginning with his first concert in Rome in 1979. His creative blend of classical, flamenco and Brazilian styles speaks to people from all walks of life. 

He has released 13 solo recordings in his career— the latest two albums are ‘Novella, Ukulele Mosaique’ and ‘Beatles Masquerade’. His albums have consistently charted within the top 10, and his album “Bohemian Boulevard” debuted at No. 1 on the world and ambient radio charts. 

A seasoned, expressive performer whose style is as elegant as it is conversational, Andre’s innovative and effortless style appeals to any ear with a love and passion for music.

BillyAppleton Band @ Rockfish

Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Obsessed with music from an early age, Billy started as a drummer at the age of 9, playing in Elementary and Junior High stage band until the age of 14 when he switched to guitar. Heavily influenced by the rock and blues guitarist's of the 60's and 70's, he spent countless hours jamming and playing with various local bands playing music from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Alvin Lee, Johnny Winter, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, SRV, Robin Trower and many more. 

In the early 90's he got bit by the blues bug and began a musical journey to find out where rock and roll really came from. It was during that period in his life that the light bulb came on so to speak, and transformed forever the way he approached guitar playing and songwriting. Some of his biggest blues influences include the 3 Kings- BB, Albert and Freddie, Albert Collins, Muddy Waters,Robert Johnson, Howlin Wolf, Johnny Copeland,Willie Dixon and Elmore James, to name a few! 

During this time he played with a locally successful band, Smokin' Gun, which went on to record a CD " Bad Luck Blues" in which Appleton wrote and co-wrote the majority of the original Music on the project including the flagship track, "Don't touch my Girl". In 1998 collectively, as a band , they won the Washington Blues Society Award for Best Northwest Blues Recording. Later the Blues Society would use one of Appleton's songs on a blues compilation CD, " Best of the Northwest Blues", featuring Smokin' Gun and many other northwest blues bands. 

In the early 2000's he took the lead guitar job along side blues harp master Bill Mattocks, and played shows across the northwest for the next 6 years in that capacity. Finally, expressing a desire to front his own band, he has put together a group of stellar musician's performing the rock and roll and blues music he has loved for the last 40 years as well as a new crop of original music that is sure to please! He is also grateful to God for the love and support of his wife Linda of 31 years, all the many great musicians, and people he has had the pleasure to play with and know. Rock on!!

Janette West @ Rockfish

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Seattle-based vocalist Janette West's multi-layered career spans four decades and was nurtured in the fabric of Northwest music history. Her voice and style is a rich composite of dynamic jazz improvisation with the plush warmth of soulful R&B influences. JazzTimes magazine writes, “West is a first rate swinger, comparable in style and gusto to Ernestine Anderson, though the warmth of her ballads is more reminiscent of Natalie Cole.” The Examiner writes: “Janette West is a lovely and mercurial vocalist, a local favorite.” 

When Janette sings, she shares a passion behind every note, every breath, and you get the feeling she has lived every lyric. She knows her way around the music and easily draws the audience into a robust ride. There is an obvious respect between her and the musicians with whom she generously shares the spotlight. Says Janette, “We have an amazing resource of world-class musicians in the Seattle area. I am in awe of the players I have been fortunate to work with and I feel privileged to play music with my husband (drummer Marty Tuttle) as well.” 

TimE3Jazz @ Rockfish

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The TimE3Jazz trio of Tim Eslick, Andy Carr, and Todd Anderson bring a fresh sense of interplay to the interpretation of jazz standards with sparkling solos and careful attention to dynamics. Their eclectic repertoire ranges from sensitive ballads to driving blues playing compositions for example by Kenny Barron, Gene Harris, Bill Evans, George Cables and originals. At Rockfish Grill.

Bill Mattock's Blues Band @ Rockfish

Friday, October 4, 2019 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bill Mattocks has played and performed Blues Music most of his adult life, although he also performs Soul, Funk and old school R&B (James Brown, Wilson Picket..Sam and Dave stuff) . He's kind of a music junky, and will listen to just about anything provided it’s well done.

He's originally from the Pacific Northwest where he lived all of his life until September of 2013 when he moved to the mountains of Western North Carolina. He's fortunate to still be performing in the South and currently has one of the top rated Soul bands in Western North Carolina (according to Reverbnation Charts) Bill Mattocks and The Strut perform on a regular basis.

At Rockfish Grill

Sweet Lou's Sour Mash @ The Brown

Friday, October 4, 2019 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Back by popular demand, this boot stompin’ bluegrass stringband from Seattle brings a high energy live show with a mix of traditional and original music. Howdy, fans!  We are Sweet Lou’s Sour Mash, a boot stompin’ bluegrass stringband from Seattle. We started in the spring of ’13 and have been refining our sound and high energy live show ever since. With a mix of traditional and original music, we are a much loved band for all occasions.  Book us for all kinds of fun shindigs including family-friendly events, clubs/bars, private parties, and corporate soirees.

Trish Hatley @ Rockfish

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Vocalist Trish Hatley is one of the most beloved and enduring figures on the Northwest music scene. Known for her easy sense of swing, beautiful tone and innate sensitivity to the music, she effectively balances technical mastery with genuine accessibility, making her extremely popular among jazz fans everywhere she performs.

Hatley is also one of the hardest working musicians around. She performs and records with her own band, the Trish Hatley Quintet, as well as the vocal jazz trio Trish, Hans & Phil. Trish performs regularly at festivals, nightspots and concerts throughout the Northwest. Showtime for this performance is 6PM.

"When I think of Trish, the first word that comes to mind is dazzling. Her ability to captivate the audience while inspiring the musicians has made Trish one of our most requested soloists."
—Dr. Paul Cobb, Conductor, Everett Symphony

"This slim brunette does it all with a style and energy suffused with a self effacing wit and possesses a soulful soprano voice!"
—Nancy Wollbeck, Anacortes American

At Rockfish Grill

Ebb, Slack, & Flood @ The Brown

Friday, October 11, 2019 10:00 pm - Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:00 am
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Ebb, Slack and Flood's unique sound is an infectious blend of Funk , Reggae and R&B that's easy to listen to and hard not to dance to.  This band has been playing the Brown Lantern for over five years and always gets the crowd moving.

Jim Basnight @ Rockfish

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Jim Basnight has performed all over the country. He has been working with the Jim Basnight Band at a pace of between 150-200 dates per year since 1997. Prior to that he fronted and composed with the Meyce (1975-77), the Moberlys (1978-89), various bands and recording projects (1989-93) and the Rockinghams (1993-97).

Basnight's full length records include:
"Seattle-NY-LA" by Jim Basnight and the Moberlys
"Pop Top" by Jim Basnight
"The Jim Basnight Thing" by Jim Basnight
"Makin' Bacon" by the Rockinghams
"Recovery Room" by Jim Basnight
"Introducing Jim Basnight" by Jim Basnight

Jim has composed music for Films, TV and the acclaimed "Little Rock", a full scale rock musical production (originally produced in Seattle, with productions in Pittsburg, Minneapolis, Washington DC, Little Rock AR among others), based on the integration of Little Rock Central High (AR) in 1957-58.

Basnight has appeared on radio and television and on bills with many famous musicians over the years including, the Ramones, the Police, Suzanne Vega, the Romantics, Billy Idol, the Smithereens, the Band and many others. He's also shared the stage with members of many famous acts such as Guns and Roses, James Addiction, Nirvana, REM, Pearl Jam and Madonna. Basnight’s produced or co-produced shows with acts as diverse as Quiet Riot, Charley Pride, Lou Rawls, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Gordon Lightfoot and Firesign Theater.

RAQIA @ The Brown

Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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RAQIA is an instrumental trio drawing influences from ambient, folk, world fusion, and jazz, RAQIA seeks to provide sanctuary and make connections with the natural world through music.  Featuring guitarist Tad Piecka (Beware of Safety, Petrychor, Wizzrobe), violinist Gregory Allison (Eliza Rickman, Three for Silver), and keyboardist Jon Bernstein (Disparition, Welcome to Night Vale). Drawing influences from ambient, folk, world fusion, and jazz, RAQIA seeks to provide sanctuary and make connections with the natural world through music. 

Fidalgo Swing @ Rockfish

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Join us for some great Django inspired tunes performed by local favorites Fidalgo Swing. Guitarist and host Allen Lewis kicks off our very own Djangofest right here at the Rockfish.

Harp Attack with Mark Dufresne @ Rockfish

Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mark Dufresne and his band host our annual blues harmonica showcase and are joined for this go round by Joel Astley and Spencer Jarrett. Since reforming with founding guitarist, Billy Stapleton, the current version of the Mark DuFresne Band has been wowing audiences in the Pacific Northwest. Grammy nominated DuFresne is at the helm with his 3-octave tenor voice, and his championship harmonica playing.

Seattle-born and raised, Joel Astley fronted his first band in 2014 and has risen quickly to be a local favorite playing all around The Pacific Northwest and beyond. He has been recognized by the Washington Blues Society with several awards including Best Blues Harmonica 2018 & 2019, Best Male Vocalist 2019, and Best New Band (Chicken Hawk) 2019; he has been nominated for numerous other honors including Best Blues Performer 2019. He has shared the stage with national performers such as Johnny Burgin, Lorenzo Farrell, Billy Flynn, and Harpdog Brown. He currently fronts the popular blues band T-town Aces and the new swing/ blues band The High Note Group.

Seattle-based vocalist and harmonica player, Spencer Jarrett, has performed with or opened for Big Mama Thornton, Otis Rush, Los Lobos, Dion, Papa John Creach, Hubert Sumlin, Mighty Joe Young, Wilbert “Kansas City” Harrison, Robert Pete Williams, and many others. He has also logged twenty years playing guitar for three traditional gospel quartets, sharing the stage with legendary groups including the Mighty Clouds of Joy and the Canton Spirituals.

At Rockfish Grill

The Savage Blues Band @ The Brown

Saturday, October 26, 2019 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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The Savage Blues Band is a father son duo backed by an amazing rhythm section. Rooted in Chicago Blues of early ‘60s and soulful blues interpretations.  

Swingnuts @ Rockfish

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Swingnuts perform from 6-9PM tonight. They play high-spirited swing, upbeat Brazilian, and hot jazz—rare gems from the 1920s to the 1950s plus modern day originals.

Jim McLaughlin Quartet @ Rockfish

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Jim McLaughlin brings his quartet to the Rockfish tonight at 6! Jim is adored and honored for his harmonica techniques, in his hometown of Everett, WA as well as all over the world. He has toured the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Europe, and the West Indies. He has given workshops all around the nation as well as Australia and Europe; assisted many professional and renowned players on the overblow techniques. Jim has been honored with many awards and won many competitions including, the International Harmonica Organization “World Harmonica Championship” in 1991/92. He has been the Washington Blues Society “Lifetime Achievement Award” honoree and a Hall of Famer. And, he was the Washington Blues Society “Best Harmonica Player of the Year”, three years in a row. He is also recognized for his harmonica knowledge and expertise in harmonica maintenance. He currently works for Lee Oskar Harmonicas as a Service Specialist. 

He continuously builds on his knowledge gained from attending professional music theory and jazz improvisation classes, and he later taught harmonica at University of Washington Experimental College. 

Jim has been honored to play with some of the world’s greatest harmonica players such as: Lee Oskar, Norton Buffalo, Howard Levy, Jimmie Fadden, T.C. Carr, Mike Turk, Mark Hummel, Joe Filisko, Peter “Madcat” Ruth, Curtis Salgado, Jason Ricci, James Cotton, Rick Estrin, Charlie Musselwhite and The Harmonicats; just to name a few. 

Jim is often welcomed on stage as a guest artist or a band accompanist. He has joined notable bands such as: the original band WAR, Bill Monroe, Vassar Clements, Mark O’Connor, Townes Van Zandt, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, the Wooten Family Band, Tommy and Phil Emmanuel, and the Everett symphony Orchestra and many other local & national acts. 

Jim is locally celebrated for producing his Freedom Fest Event since 2010, a 4-day event, which recently hosted 44 bands with over seven thousand attendees. The highlight includes his “Harmonica Hell” act, during which as many as 42 harmonica players have shared the stage for a one-hour collaborative harmonica set. 

Showtime is 6PM. At Rockfish Grill

Randy Weeks @ Rockfish

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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His cool, easy-going attitude paired with his sharp and witty undertones make Randy Weeks’ style undeniably his own. Soundtracking the ever-present undercurrent of our popular culture, Weeks’ music can be heard on international radio stations, Grammy award winning albums, and in feature films. 

Hailing from Windom, Minnesota, Weeks grew up on a steady diet of the music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals and The Kinks. California dreams lured him away from the Minnesota winters, and he spent nearly three decades as an integral member of the Los Angeles music scene. 

As part of the scene that included Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Jim Lauderdale, Rosie Flores and Buddy Miller, Weeks helped revive country rock and launch the Americana music movement as a member of the legendary Lonesome Strangers. The Strangers became the stronghold of California Americana, recording three influential albums, (two of which were produced by Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam) which, not only earned them a Top 40 Billboard hit, but thrust them into the surge of the Americana Music Scene uprising. 

In the late ’90s Weeks struck out on his own, recording four highly celebrated albums. The first, Madeline (Hightone), Salon.com called “maybe the best breakup album since Chris Isaak’s Forever Blue.” His song, “Can’t Let Go,” became the sole cover and biggest hit on Lucinda Williams’ Grammy winning album, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. 

Not one to sit back on his laurels, Weeks followed Madeline with a series of exceptional albums: Sold Out At The Cinema, Sugarfinger and, most recently, Going My Way. Sugarfinger scored Weeks’ biggest hit with “Transistor Radio.” Described by CMT.com’s Craig Shelburne as “easy to sing, impossible to get out of your head,” this indelible tune became popular on L.A. taste-making radio stations KCRW and Indie 103.1 before spreading across the nation on terrestrial and satellite radio stations. 

Upon the release of Going My Way, The Los Angeles Times named Randy Weeks the “Artist to Watch,” raving “[Weeks] puts together a batch of consistently evocative, witty lyrics that he sings in a distinctively wry Lou Reed-meets-Willie Nelson voice.” 

Weeks’ albums have consistently drawn rave reviews and made the “Top 10” lists of the likes of former Billboard Magazine music editor Chris Morris, No Depression’s Peter Blackstock. In addition, he’s had songs featured in several movies and commercials, including Shallow Hal, Sunshine State and Say It Isn’t So. 

Ever so cooly, Weeks’ songwriting and subject matter spans from the deep and poignant to the light and airy. It’s been said that “Weeks can take you from crying in your beer to dancing on the bar.” As an instrumentalist, Weeks’ style effortlessly melds surf rock with folk rock; Americana with American Pop. 

Showtime is 6PM. At Rockfish Grill.

Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Blues Band @ Rockfish

Saturday, November 23, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Get ready for Harpdog Brown & The Uptown Blues Band! Canada’s Classic Bluesman, Harpdog Brown has a brand new album out. It’s called For Love & Money and it’s unlike anything you’ve heard from Dog! It’s a little bit Chicago and a lotta New Orleans and it’s guaranteed to move ya!  

"I love Harpdog’s singing and playing. He’s old-school which is a high compliment because Old-School is Real-School! Harpdog is Real Deal Smokin and Cookin Old-School style. Look out and stand back for the real deal!" 
- Charlie Musselwhite, Blues Harmonica Legend and Host of Charlies Back Room on 95.9 The Krush 

"Hearing Harpdog Brown singing 'Reefer Lovin’ Woman' is a joy 
with the traditional old school instrumentation here. I am always drawn to the good old downhome style blues and this is certainly it!” 
- Duke Robillard, Legendary Blues Musician 

Harpdog Brown has grown a reputation as a real-deal purveyor of classic electric blues. Think of the old Chess Records and Sun Records of the late ’40s and early ‘50s. These days he’s been touring more and more as Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Blues Band - a vintage New Orleans Blues sound featuring slide trombone, keyboards, bass and drums and often a sax and clarinet. Still a vintage vibe, just a different vintage! This music will move you! They perform mostly originals yet they often include great songs of the masters from that era. Think Louis Jordan, Satchmo, Sonny Boy Williamson, Wynonie Harris, even Duke Ellington. Audiences are raving about this new show! 

He’s been called a Blues Evangelist, and that’s a very fitting moniker. "I speak the blues like it's the truth, and it is”, he was recently quoted. "I do feel like I'm a servant of the people. A missionary if you will. Music can heal people if they pay attention to the messages in these songs.” He delivers those messages using the vintage sound whether it be with his lowdown classic blues band the Travelin’ Blues Show or with his Uptown Blues Band. Harpdog says "Blues has a healing power. It's a beautiful celebration of our perfectly flawed lives. We help people forget about their issues of the moment and then they realize that we all have our issues, and that's OK." 

Vancouver-based Harpdog Brown was born in Edmonton in 1962, an adopted child who has felt somewhat detached his whole life - "a lifelong battle of not feeling like I belonged. I feel like I was born for the circus, you know, born to travel. The blues tapped me on the shoulder years ago and said 'this is where you belong, son'. So the blues became my circus and there's no better way to travel than with a band!” 

Harpdog Brown is a gifted vocalist and an imaginative harmonica player. Piano man Dave Webb has been working with Harpdog over the years and they share an intuition that only comes with many hours and miles shared on and off stage. Joseph Abbott (Clarinet/Alto Sax) is the newest and youngest addition to the band. Rounding out the band is Rick Jacobson from the state of Washington on the tubs. 

Harpdog has won three consecutive Maple Blues Awards for Harmonica Player of the Year (2014/2015/2016), the Fraser Valley Music Award, has three consecutive Western Canadian Music Awards Nominations, a Juno Nomination and is the only Canadian to win the coveted Muddy Award. In 2016, he was nominated for 3 Maple Blues Awards (Harmonica Player, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year) for his latest release Travelin’ With The Blues. 
Travelin' With The Blues released in 2016 is still sitting in the top roots and blues charts and follows his Top 20 charting 2014 release What It Is (Roots Music Report International Blues Albums). 

Get off the couch and some see some seriously vintage blues that’s lots of fun! Showtime is 7:30. At Rockfish Grill.

Janette West @ Rockfish

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Seattle-based vocalist Janette West's multi-layered career spans four decades and was nurtured in the fabric of Northwest music history. Her voice and style is a rich composite of dynamic jazz improvisation with the plush warmth of soulful R&B influences. JazzTimes magazine writes, “West is a first rate swinger, comparable in style and gusto to Ernestine Anderson, though the warmth of her ballads is more reminiscent of Natalie Cole.” The Examiner writes: “Janette West is a lovely and mercurial vocalist, a local favorite.” 

When Janette sings, she shares a passion behind every note, every breath, and you get the feeling she has lived every lyric. She knows her way around the music and easily draws the audience into a robust ride. There is an obvious respect between her and the musicians with whom she generously shares the spotlight. Says Janette, “We have an amazing resource of world-class musicians in the Seattle area. I am in awe of the players I have been fortunate to work with and I feel privileged to play music with my husband (drummer Marty Tuttle) as well.” 

Showtime is 6PM. At Rockfish Grill.

The TimE3Jazz @ Rockfish

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The TimE3Jazz trio of Tim Eslick, Andy Carr, and Todd Anderson bring a fresh sense of interplay to the interpretation of jazz standards with sparkling solos and careful attention to dynamics. Their eclectic repertoire ranges from sensitive ballads to driving blues playing compositions for example by Kenny Barron, Gene Harris, Bill Evans, George Cables and originals.

Bobby Holland and the Breadline @ Rockfish

Friday, December 6, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Bobby Holland and the Breadline draws from some of the top players in the Seattle area. The band is led by singer, songwriter and guitarist, Bob Holland. Originally from Virginia, Holland spent the early part of his career touring the U.S. with a series of groups. He arrived in the Seattle area with Hotel Texas and eventually settled here. Along the way, he has played with such legendary artists as fiddler Sugarcane Harris, blues man Harvey Mandel and Texas troubadour Joe Ely.

Rick Star, Breadline's eclectic bassist, plays both the electric fretless and stand-up bass. He complements the band with his fine harmony and lead vocals as well as his songwriting abilities. A Los Angeles transplant, Star has played everything from acid jazz to rock and roll to blues. He has appeared with artists as diverse as Terry Bozzio of the Jeff Beck Group and Pat Smear of Nirvana.

Gary Porter, with over thirty years of experience, is one of the area's most sought-after session drummers. Originally from West Texas, Porter met longtime associate Bobby Holland as a member of The Walrus Brothers in the late seventies. Since then, Porter has toured with several groups including Sweet Talkin' Jones, Rick Derringer and the McCoys and Sly and the Family Stone.

Rounding out the quartet is 2 time World Harmonica Champion, Jim McLaughlin. Jim has toured North America, Australia, Japan and Europe, performing a wide variety of musical styles. As a studio musician, McLaughlin can be heard on numerous recordings. He has performed with such notables as The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, WAR, Vassar Clements, Townes Van Zandt and Charlie Musselwhite to name a few.

Bobby Holland and the Breadline have played many of the major clubs and venues throughout the Northwest and they continue to make new fans everywhere they go. Check them out, and we think you'll agree: Bobby Holland and the Breadline are the real deal.

Show starts at 7:30.

Band of Comerados (Portland, OR) @ Brown Lantern

Friday, December 6, 2019 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Band of Comerados keeps playing acoustic music that makes you feel good. What sets the band apart is their intricate instrumentation, dual vocal harmonies, intense improvisational jams and the fact that these guys have so much damn fun when they are playing live music!  Friday, December 6 at 9:30pm at Brown Lantern

Desolation Sound @ Brown Lantern

Friday, December 13, 2019 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Living on an island in the middle of the Salish Sea helps set a mood and a mindset. The band Desolation Sound calls their music Salish Rock, "It's the sound of fender amps and the Salish Sea. Friday, December 13  at 9:30pm @ Brown Lantern

Joan Penney @ Rockfish

Thursday, December 19, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Joan Penney is joined by Seattle vocalist, Jaqueline Tabor for a special holiday show.

Joan’s performances include jazz standards, Latin, Pink Martini, blues, musical theater classics and one of a kind arrangements. With two degrees in music, she has enjoyed a diverse and successful career in the arts. Joan’s vocal training is the foundation of her versatility, singing prowess, and musical interpretation of the great American songbook.

Jacqueline Tabor, the award-winning Pacific Northwest vocalist, is both a student of music and one of its most sought-after Emerald City performers. Skills, of course, are honed, experience is earned, and Tabor has amassed a great deal of both in her time as an artist. She first studied jazz in high school under pianist Jack Halm before continuing her education in the blues at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Later, Tabor worked with the accomplished Cornish College vocalist, Andrienne Wilson, and followed that with performances in Kobe, Japan, upon winning the Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association Female Jazz Vocalist Award.

Showtime is 6PM.

Megs Mclean @ Swinomish

Friday, December 20, 2019 9:00 pm - Saturday, December 21, 2019 1:00 am
Every Day until December 21, 2019

Megs Mclean is a Country Music artist/actress who has managed to blend the heart of country being a country girl and competition barrel racer from the Northwest with the no rules “play it like you feel it” Seattle style that has long been an innovator bending and morphing music for generations.

7:20 String Band @ Brown Lantern

Saturday, December 21, 2019 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 Our favorite Guemes Island regulars will be playing old time string music with a special early show! 

Megs Mclean @ Swinomish

Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:00 pm - Sunday, December 22, 2019 1:00 am
Every Day until December 21, 2019

Megs Mclean is a Country Music artist/actress who has managed to blend the heart of country being a country girl and competition barrel racer from the Northwest with the no rules “play it like you feel it” Seattle style that has long been an innovator bending and morphing music for generations.

The Enthusiasts @ Brown Lantern

Friday, December 27, 2019 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Another "Locals-Only Night" featuring home-town heroes, The Enthusiasts!

New Year's Eve @ Brown Lantern

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Featuring Ebb, Slack, & Flood and John Bisagna. It's everybody's favorite night of the year, and we bring you A-Town's favorite band: Ebb, Slack, & Flood Featuring our own John Bisagna starting at 9pm to get you in the mood to dance.

Badd Dog Blues Society @ Rockfish Grill

Friday, January 3, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Formed in 1995, The Badd Dog Blues Society tours steadily, working three to four nights a week from the mountains to the islands and back again. They have toured southeast Alaska from Petersburg to Juneau to Port Protection and all point in between for over ten years. The band travels as a four- to five- piece, drawing from a growing dog pound orchestra of more than 40 top-notch players, spreading the word of the blues throughout the Northwest corner of the lower 48. 

Tapping the wealth of abundant talent in the Bellingham blues scene, Andy Koch has brought together an up-tempo ensemble sure to please blues lovers everywhere. You’ll be in for an evening to remember as Andy and his band wag their way through the back alleys of the blues – dancing, singing and howling the night away. 

Andy “Badd Dog” Koch sings and plays harmonica and guitar in the band. 

Musicians have included Rob Smith, Ranger Kidwell Ross, Chester Dennis Jones, Mike Boyce, Jon Parry, Fat James, Johnny “Buffalo” Goodman, Wedge, Tall Paul, Roger McGilvery, Derek “Doc Hamma” Koellmann, Patrick Manuel, and countless others. 

The Badd Dogs welcome the region’s blues musicians who show up, at Andy’s request, and deepen the blue tones in any given set. Andy gathers the strays wherever he goes to make wonderful music with the local greats! 

Showtime is 7:30. 

Blues Union @ Rockfish Grill

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Blues Union is a soulful groove machine fronted by B-3 Organ and vocalist, John Carswell and drummer Jud Sherwood. The two have been performing throughout the Pacific Northwest since 1998 laying down the groove at festivals, in clubs, and other outdoor venues. 

Carswell loves a good time, and he loves to make you smile doing what he does best. In 2001 Carswell and Sherwood released their debut album, Blues By Two: Room with a View, on The Jazz Project Label. A follow-up recording, Blues Union: Goin’ Down Slow, was released in 2007 and features the instrumentation before you today. 

Joining Sherwood and Carswell on the festival stage are saxophonist Josh Cook and guitarist Brian Cunningham, two Northwest musicians who perform regularly as sidemen and leaders of their own groups. 

Showtime is 6PM.

el Colonel @ the Rockfish

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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For the past 20 plus years, Curran "El Colonel" Stromberg has been playing blues music of all shades at festivals, clubs, showcase theaters, and private events across Washington state, including a straight one-hour-forty-five-minute "Tribute To Stevie Ray Vaughan" show at local clubs and casinos. He has earned a large following in the western part of the state, including Seattle, the musical mecca of the Northwest. He loves to play "da blues" in its purest form, captivating the hungry ears of audiences and leaving them wanting more. El Colonel's uniquely gritty, soul-stirring vocals earned him two nominations for "Best Male Vocalist" with the Washington Blues Societies. He also won Best Blues Awards in 2006 and 2008. 

"That boy can really play!" - Cash McCall, Muddy Waters Band 

"Colonel plays sterling solos and sings great, too." - Bob Horn, Washington Blues Society 

"Great band, lots of soul, and lots of traditional blues grooves." - CD Reviews Magazine 

Showtime is 6PM.

Scratch Daddy @ Rockfish Grill

Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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This great local band is fronted by vocalist Tanya Lee Hodel and features Clinton Nonemaker (aka Seattle Slim) on guitar and vocals, Joseph Rivers on drums and Barry Brovan on bass. 

They play "The Blues & Beyond" with a little blend of R & B and Motown and they rock enough to be an energetic, easy to listen to dance band. 

Showtime is 7:30.

The John Bisagna Disaster @ Brown Lantern

Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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This will be the second show by this eclectic band from Anacortes, playing original songs that make you think. Lead by our own John Bisagna (host of our Open-Mic night), this band is destined to become a legend in Anacortes Music History.

Fidalgo Swing @ Rockfish Grill

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Join us for some great Django inspired tunes performed by local favorites Fidalgo Swing. Guitarist and host Allen Lewis kicks off our very own Djangofest right here at the Rockfish.

Cozmic Sauce  @ Brown Lantern

Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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This is going to be the most talked about musical  event of the Winter season, if only because of how hot it's going to get! Bellingham's Cozmic Sauce is a horn-loaded power funk band. It's modern and edgy, irresistibly dance-able, and a  blast to listen to. 

Greta Matassa & Joan Penney @ Rockfish Grill

Saturday, February 1, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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In the Pacific Northwest, where she built her career, Greta Matassa wins wide acclaim. Seven times the readers of Earshot, the Seattle jazz magazine, have voted her the best jazz vocalist in the Northwest. She was inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame in 2014. Jim Wilke, the Seattle jazz maven and host of the syndicated “Jazz After Hours” radio program, praises her versatility. “She has a fearlessness in approaching material, that makes her like an instrumentalist in a jam session.” Bassist and producer John Clayton says “One of the best jazz singers we have to boast about these days.”

Her 40 year career has been a whirlwind of exciting opportunities and experiences. In 2016, she was featured with bassist John Clayton’s group in a centennial tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Over the last 20 years she has recorded 11 CD's and has become established as one of the greatest jazz singers the Northwest has ever produced. Don't miss her return to the Rockfish!

TimE3Jazz @ Rockfish Grill

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The TimE3Jazz trio of Tim Eslick, Andy Carr, and Todd Anderson bring a fresh sense of interplay to the interpretation of jazz standards with sparkling solos and careful attention to dynamics. Their eclectic repertoire ranges from sensitive ballads to driving blues playing compositions for example by Kenny Barron, Gene Harris, Bill Evans, George Cables and originals.  Showtime is 6PM.

Mad BoJo Band @ Rockfish Grill

Friday, February 7, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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MaD BoJo is a hand-picked group of award-winning musicians brought together in March of 2017 by bassist Tom Jones in the effort to create a resident house band for a popular Everett, Washington Night Club and Sports Bar. MaD BoJo features Sean Denton on guitar, slide, harmonica and vocals. Mike Marinig on Sax, flute, keys, acoustic guitar and vocals. Rick J Bowen on drums and vocals. Tom Jones on upright bass and vocals. The band was voted “2018 Best New Band” and nominated in 2018 & 2019 for “Best Traditional Blues Act” by the Washington Blues Society. Showtime is 7:30PM

Bachelor No.4 @ The Brown Lantern

Friday, February 7, 2020 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Anacortes has a few bands of note, but none use notes the way Bachelor No.4 uses them. Experience the band that someone once called "The best bar band in this end of Anacortes" for yourself!   Power pop & alternative rock band hailing from the Center of the Universe™, Anacortes, Washington. Original music plus tasteful covers selected to make you tap your foot or hit the dance floor. More fun than staying home and sitting on your couch.

Andre Feriante @ Rockfish Grill

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Award winning, Segovia-trained guitarist/composer Andre Feriante has performed for over 30 years in Europe, South America, and the United States beginning with his first concert in Rome in 1979. His creative blend of classical, flamenco and Brazilian styles speaks to people from all walks of life. He has released 13 solo recordings in his career— the latest two albums are ‘Novella, Ukulele Mosaique’ and ‘Beatles Masquerade’. His albums have consistently charted within the top 10, and his album “Bohemian Boulevard” debuted at No. 1 on the world and ambient radio charts. A seasoned, expressive performer whose style is as elegant as it is conversational, Andre’s innovative and effortless style appeals to any ear with a love and passion for music. Showtime is 6PM.

Joe Cook Blues Band @ Rockfish Grill

Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Joe T. Cook Blues Band is one of the premier blues bands touring the west coast. The members are all award winning blues professionals with more than 30 years experience as gigging blues musicians. The band performs high energy traditional Chicago and west coast style blues, with elements of the old school Texas sound. Joe T. Cook is a multiple Twin Cities Music Awards winner for his blazing blues harmonica, original songwriting and vocals. Joe is one of the true legends of the Minneapolis blues scene, having honed his craft with his award winning band the Longshots back in the 1990's. The rich, vibrant blues scene in Minneapolis that spawned the legendary Union Bar and the great bands and musicians of the Midwest was fertile ground for Joe and his band of stellar musicians. Joe writes and sings the band's original blues material and nails the humor and wry commentary of the best of the blues.

Tim "Stoop Down" Sherman is a blues guitarist nonpareil, a three time B.B. Award winner for Best Electric Guitar and WBS Hall of Fame member for his work with legendary NW band Stevie and the Blue Flames. Tim has performed with or been a member of just about every blues band of note in the Northwest since 1983. He is a true Master of the Stratocaster as well as that big red Gibson ES-355 guitar. His style combines old school Lonnie Johnson, T-Bone Walker, B.B. King and Pee Wee Crayton with west coast revival. Tim is also a disciple of the old school Texas sound of the great Anson Funderburgh and the fabulous Ronnie Earl. Conrad "Machete" Ormsby is considered one of the best blues drummers on the west coast, and his talents are constantly in demand. He has performed with countless NW blues greats over the past 30 years and is a founding member of the famed "Ballard Shoals" rhythm section. His name strikes fear in the hearts of pretenders to the throne of blues drumming, and is the backbone of the Joe Cook Blues Band groove.

Show starts at 7:30.

Sheri Roberts Greimes @ Rockfish Grill

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Known as a soulful singer and powerhouse vocalist and songwriter, Sheri Roberts Greimes plays an eclectic song-list of quirky tunes. Growing up in the Nashville area and then moving to Las Vegas, she had a background in pop and country but has ventured recently into the blues. Since then she has won multiple Washington Blues Society awards and in 2019, represented the WBS at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Showtime is 6PM.

Bootleg Sunshine @ The Brown Lantern

Friday, February 21, 2020 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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These Seattle newgrass-ers bring a reputation for foot-stomp’n live shows: charming you with cinematic instrumental tunes, a few Appalachain melodies, some pastoral lyrics of years yonder, and a dash of sundry musics from around the world.  

These dynamic Newgrass kids put jalapeños all up in yo’ corn bread, making some damn spicy jams! It means a healthy dose of Mountain stomping, and a heavy pinch of Latin-Caribbean heat, all topped with lyrics deep like sea cucumbers, death, and scrambled eggs.

Members of Bootleg Sunshine have been orchestrally-trained, have busked in the falling snow, have performed for governors and billionaires, have given up entirely, have relearned entirely, have performed for penguins, the newly-born, the dying, the safety instruction lecture before take-off, enormous music festivals, and dingy dive bars.

Seattle newgrass-ers bring a reputation for foot-stomp’n live shows: charming you with cinematic instrumental tunes, a few Appalachain melodies, some pastoral lyrics of years yonder, and a dash of sundry musics from around the world. On stages across the Americas, Bootleg Sunshine have been growing exponentially from the Pacific Northwest with their “swank harmonies, percussive guitar, dizzying licks, and taffy-like backbeats.” Bootleg Sunshine simply delight those wanting to trip the light fantastic!

Janette West @ Rockfish Grill

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Seattle-based vocalist Janette West's multi-layered career spans four decades and was nurtured in the fabric of Northwest music history. Her voice and style is a rich composite of dynamic jazz improvisation with the plush warmth of soulful R&B influences. JazzTimes magazine writes, “West is a first rate swinger, comparable in style and gusto to Ernestine Anderson, though the warmth of her ballads is more reminiscent of Natalie Cole.” The Examiner writes: “Janette West is a lovely and mercurial vocalist, a local favorite.”

When Janette sings, she shares a passion behind every note, every breath, and you get the feeling she has lived every lyric. She knows her way around the music and easily draws the audience into a robust ride. There is an obvious respect between her and the musicians with whom she generously shares the spotlight. Says Janette, “We have an amazing resource of world-class musicians in the Seattle area. I am in awe of the players I have been fortunate to work with and I feel privileged to play music with my husband (drummer Marty Tuttle) as well.”

Showtime is 6PM.

Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble @ Rockfish Grill

Friday, February 28, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Louisiana native Curley Taylor has been around music all of his life. Born into a musical family, drums were Curley's first instrument. Curley began his professional career at age 16 by playing drums in his father's band, Jude Taylor and the Burning Flames, a band deep in Louisiana Blues, Soul and Zydeco.

By the age of 25, Curley had played drums with some of Louisiana's musical legends, including: CC Adcock, Steve Riley, John Hart, "L'il" Bob and the Lollipops, and his uncles, "L'il" Buck Senegal and Wayne "Blue" Burns. He toured with CJ Chenier, son of the "King of Zydeco" Clifton Chenier, and a Zydeco legend in his own right.

While traveling with CJ Chenier's band, he became interested in playing the accordion and found he really enjoyed it. Curley purchased his first accordion and, within six months, had learned to play. He was told that he "played the accordion and the drums with great emotion and natural feeling."

Curley's friends and fellow musicians Keith Clements (keyboards) and Eric Minx (drums) encouraged him to start his own band. Around this same time, he received a job offer to play drums for one of the most popular zydeco bands in Louisiana - Geno Delafose and French Rockin Boogie. Curley put his ambitions for his own band on hold to play and tour internationally with French Rockin Boogie for several years. During this time, he continued to practice the accordion and write music in preparation for his first CD.

In 2003 Curley was ready to make the move and launch his own band - Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble. His debut CD "Country Boy" was released to rave reviews. Artists familiar with Zydeco compared Curley's music to that of the late, great Beau Jocque. "It's a high compliment," Curley replied, "but Country Boy is only the start." Curley has been playing, touring and recording ever since.

Since his debut CD, Curley has released six more CDs of original music, making him one of the most prolific composers in Zydeco. His latest project "Rise Up" was released in 2018.

His bluesy, soulful vocals and the band's hard driving Zydeco beat blend to create high-energy dance music for all audiences. Curley's music is true to its roots in Zydeco and Blues, but contemporary enough to appeal to a broad range of music lovers. Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble tour extensively throughout the US, playing festivals and clubs from New York to San Diego and from Florida to Seattle. Often playing to audiences who have never heard Zydeco music before, they make fans wherever they go. They've played major festivals including Rhythm and Roots in Ninigret RI, the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland OR and Jazz Fest in New Orleans. When at home in Louisiana, you can find Curley in the studio working on his latest CD, or playing in one of the local clubs around the Lafayette/Opelousas area to the delight of his hometown fans.

Cascadia Groove @ Rockfish Grill

Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cascadia Groove is an inspiring, upbeat Danceable Groove Jazz ensemble whose members are: Gary Tobin (Guitar); Paul Sherman (Bass); Alex Sheldon (Drums); Dave White (Keys); Jeff Goodman (Keys); Keith Stone (Sax)(not in picture). Get ready for energetic music throughout a tour of Blues, R&B, Jazz, World-beat, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and more with performances that get you to Move To The Music!

Cascadia Groove sets feature 50%+ outstanding original material from Gary Tobin in the style of The Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber, The Rippingtons, Joe Sample, George Benson, Norman Brown, along with Jazz/Afro-Cuban/Latin interpretations of Pop and R&B covers by Michael Jackson, Chaka Kahn, Toto, Earth Wind & Fire, and many more. Add it all together, Cascadia Groove produces a show for lovers of music that is fun, infectious and memorable.

Showtime is 7:30PM.

@ Rockfish: Sheri Greimes & Da Boyz

Saturday, July 10, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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At the Rock Fish Grill: Sheri Roberts Greimes, is a popular performer from the Pacific Northwest, who brings her bluesy country rock style to the stage with powerhouse vocals and soulful music. Sheri is an award winning songwriter and singer, having won multiple WBS awards and competing in the IBCs 2019 in Memphis. She has played professionally since age 15, in Nashville, Las Vegas and many other cities throughout the U.S.

Whether performing as a solo artist, in a duo, with her trio “Sheri & Da Boyz” or with her full stage band “JoMomma”, Sheri kicks up the energy from start to finish! Not just a blues singer, Sheri is at home performing multiple genres of music, playing her original songs or many cover song favorites.

@ Brown Lantern: Cozmic Sauce

Saturday, September 4, 2021 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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COZMIC SAUCE is a horn-loaded Northwest band playing contemporary funk. 

@ Brown Lantern: Ebb, Slack & Flood

Friday, September 10, 2021 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ebb, Slack & Flood: Filling the room with chemistry that is obvious and addictive. Together, they create a fusion of sounds, easy to listen and hard not to dance to.

@ Rockfish: Low-Pass Trio

Saturday, October 9, 2021 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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One of Seattle's finest new groups, the Low-Pass Trio blends funk, hip-hop, and rock and features both original music and unique arrangements of popular covers. Expect an exciting performance with innovative grooves and colorful improvisation.

Jack Gravalis - Gutar; Cedric Thomas - Keys/Bass; Joe Simpson - Drums

At Rockfish Grill, Anacortes.