Month Flat Week

Sat. Jan 8, 2022

@ Rockfish: Randy Weeks

Sat. Jan 8, 2022 7:30 pm

RANDY WEEKS

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), is still considered among the most timeless albums of our generation. All Music Guide hailed Madeline as “a great album” while Salon.com called it “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 (Can’t Let Go has now been recorded by Robert Plant and Alison Krause for their upcoming album).

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.

Currently a resident of Austin, TX, Weeks continues to thrive in the Live Music Capital of the World and beyond. His incredible stand-out live show has earned Weeks new friends and fans everywhere he goes.

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.

Randy Weeks has quickly and notably stepped out of the shadows of some of his more familiar contemporaries and into the limelight. And it is clear he is on his way to attaining the recognition he most certainly deserves.

Wed. Jan 12, 2022

Umoja (Unity): Sustaining African Cultural Arts 

Wed. Jan 12, 2022 6:00 pm

Explore the depth and significance of African culture, from its communal philosophies to its lively song and dance. In this interactive talk, artist Afua Kouyaté shares pieces of African culture and folkloric traditions. Using seven principles as a framework, Kouyaté tells the story of her life and of Africa’s rich culture to inspire you to root deeper through your own culture. Afua Kouyaté is a performing and teaching artist who specializes in cultural arts leadership. Registration required. Visit library.cityofanacortes.org to sign up.    Wednesday, January 12th 6:00 pm    Live Zoom Event   

@ Rockfish: Conrad Gruener

Wed. Jan 12, 2022 6:00 pm

Local country and americana artist, Conrad Gruener, makes his Rockfish debut! He plays in styles ranging from pure country & western to alternative rock. Frequently seen performing with local band Ludovico, he will be singing original songs as well as a plethora of well known hits from the 60s all the way to the present day.

Sat. Jan 15, 2022

@ Rockfish: Cordova

Sat. Jan 15, 2022 7:30 pm

An exciting new project featuring brilliant songwriter Taylor Molzahn, CARDOVA brings great R&B, soul and funk to a trio setting. Channeling the spirit of Dr John, Vulfpeck and others, CARDOVA presents a unique, sophisticated, timeless mix of material that is simultaneously retro and ultra-modern. Taylor Molzahn: Guitar & Vocals ; Jeff Naylor: Bass ; Joel Litwin: Drums

Tue. Jan 18, 2022

Island Hospital offers online class on healthy digestion

Tue. Jan 18, 2022 10:00 am

Take a journey into the digestive system with Registered Dietitian Amber Phillips.  Learn common symptoms of digestive distress.  Tuesday, January 18, 10 a.m.  Register online www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Island Hospital offers free memory screening

Tue. Jan 18, 2022 1:30 pm

Free memory screening will be held on Tuesday, January 18, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Island Hospital’s Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy clinic, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Our experts will help identify the nature of your memory difficulty and determine if a cognitive communication deficit may be a factor.  Appointments required. Please register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Wed. Jan 19, 2022

Island Hospital offers free improving memory class

Wed. Jan 19, 2022 10:30 am

Join Island Hospital speech-language pathologist Libby Lewis, MA, MEd CCC-SLP, to learn strategies and activities to improve your memory and keep your mind sharp. Wednesday, January 19, from 10:30–11:15 a.m. This is a free, online class.  Register online atwww.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Thu. Jan 20, 2022

Island Hospital offers a class for new or expecting grandparents

Thu. Jan 20, 2022 12:00 pm

If you are a grandparent to young children or an expecting grandparent, join childbirth educator Teri Shilling on Thursday, January 20 at 12 p.m. Learn what has changed and what has stayed the same in childbirth, infant care and early development. Car seat safety will be addressed. This free class is offered online and registration is required. Call 360-299-4204 or visit www.islandhospital.org/classes to register.

School Board meets

Thu. Jan 20, 2022 6:15 pm

The agendas for the upcoming school board meeting have been posted to the board's website:

https://board.asd103.org/home

January 20 - AHS Library 

Study Session - 3-5:15 p.m. 

Evening Business Meeting - 6:15 p.m.

Attending Board Meetings: 

  • New requirements under the Open Public Meetings Act allow in-person attendance at full capacity, in addition to providing a remote attendance option. 
  • In-person attendees must fill out a registration form to assist with contact tracing. Attendees are encouraged to do so in advance: School Board Pre-Registration Form 
  • In-person attendees must wear face masks and socially distance.  
  • Do not attend in person if you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Sat. Jan 22, 2022

@ Rockfish: Powerhouse

Sat. Jan 22, 2022 7:30 pm

POWERHOUSE

Powerhouse is a Northwest Trio featuring the great Don Wilhelm (Heart, Daily Flash, Paul Allen) on lead vocals and fretless five string bass with drummer and vocalist Steve Peterson ( the Kingsmen, Daily Flash) and WA Blues Hall of Fame Guitarist Billy Stapleton ( Little Bill, Mark Dufresne) on lead and slide guitar. This all star line up plays a versatile dynamic mix of Blues Rock, Rock n’ Roll, Instrumentals, Blues, Jazz and Ballads.

Tue. Jan 25, 2022

Nutrition for Healthy Pregnancy with Island Hospital

Tue. Jan 25, 2022 10:00 am

Learn essential tips for ensuring proper nutrition during each stage of your pregnancy, from conception to the first post-partum meal.  Join a Registered Dietitian for this free, online event on Tuesday, January 25 from 10-10:45 a.m.  Registration is required. Visitwww.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Swallow Screening at Island Hospital

Tue. Jan 25, 2022 1:30 pm

Determine if you might have a swallowing disorder at a free screening on Tuesday, January 25, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy clinic at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Appointments are required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Wed. Jan 26, 2022

@ Rockfish: Fidalgo Swing

Wed. Jan 26, 2022 6:00 pm

FIDALGO SWING

Fidalgo Swing is led by founding member Allen Lewis who is joined on guitar by local legend, Aaron Howell. The two surround themselves with some of the best players in the area including Tom Anatassio on bass, Phil Nakano on winds and percussion and vocalist Joy Moore. Join us for an evening of Django inspired fun!

Thu. Jan 27, 2022

Island Hospital offers free Doc Talk with Dr. Hammer

Thu. Jan 27, 2022 12:00 pm

Join Dr. Paul Hammer to discuss the surprising impact of the COVID pandemic on mental health and steps you can take to keep yourself mentally and physically well.  This free, online class takes place on Thursday, January 27 at 12 p.m. Registration is required. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Sat. Jan 29, 2022

@ Rockfish: Red House

Sat. Jan 29, 2022 7:30 pm

RED HOUSE

Red House isn’t just a Blues band. They embrace many of the idioms that sprang from the Blues; R&B, Soul, Funk and even a little Jazz. And each musician brings to the table almost 50 years of experience and expertise. That’s one reason why Red House is the band other bands come to see.

Red House is: Tim Scott (Bassist, Vocals) – Tim co-founded The Reputations (Seattle Music Award for ‘Best R&B Band’). Having lived in LA and Las Vegas for 25 years, he toured with Tower of Power, Robben Ford, Dave Mason, Etta James, The Bone Shakers, El Chicano and Jack Mack and the Heart Attack. Tim has also performed with Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Dr. John, Billy Preston, Edgar Winter, Chaka Kahn, Buddy Miles, Albert Collins, Big Joe Turner, John Mayall, Herbie Hancock, Steve Vai, Al Dimeola, Randy Brecker, Zen Blues Quartet and many more. Returning to Seattle, he has called on his talented friends to help “stir things up”.

Robin Crane (Drummer) – Played with Tim and Mark in their first club band, Glory (see PNWBands.com, 70’s section). Robin also played with local bands of the era; Sluggo, Shirley Lorrene, Jeff Simmons (Frank Zappa), Epicentre and Clear Logic. In California, various original projects including session guitarist/producer Louie Shelton (Seals & Crofts); opening for Cold Blood, The Grass Roots and Larry Graham. Back in Seattle; blues/rock band Pale Men (nominated for ‘Best New Blues Band’) and the Dick Powell Band (winner of WBS ‘Best Keyboard & Harmonica’ nomination).

Mark Noftsger (Guitarist) – Mark worked with Tim and Robin in their first pro band, Glory, then playing in Sluggo with Robin. He later moved to Hawaii and put together an R&B/Soul horn band, opening for Sea Wind and Tina Turner. Back in Seattle, Mark played in various local bands, including News and Transit. When Robin moved back to the Northwest, they formed Pale Men, which became the Dick Powell Band. They played various blues clubs and festivals, including Bumbershoot and were nominated for WBS Awards ‘Best New Blues Band’. Mark most recently played as featured soloist with the Curtis Hammond Band.

Mike Jaap (Keyboards, Vocals) – With the sad passing of singer/keyboardist James “Jimmy” Holden, Tacoma’s own Michael Jaap, one of most talented musicians in the Northwest, has joined forces with Red House. A fine singer & multi-keyboardist, Mike contributes greatly to the band. He’s played in numerous bands over the years including Alive ‘n’ Well, The Reputations, Lady A and his own bands: Michael Jaap Band & Dr. Jop’s Funk Shop. Mike has also recently retired as a music educator, teaching at UPS School of Music & the Tacoma Public Schools!

@ Brown Lantern: the Dolts

Sat. Jan 29, 2022 9:00 pm

The Dolts are a rock duo from Western Washington area consisting of Andy Dolt on drums and Johnny Dolt on guitar and vocals. Stripped down raw rock approach to music The Dolts take inspiration from Frank Zappa, Violent Femmes, The Who, Ween and Tom Waits. Relying on emotionally fueled lyrics and playing a mix of garage rock, funk, punk, and singer songwriter. With Andy providing pounding drums and Johnny playing an octave guitar The Dolts put on a visual, raw show.Lyrics that deal with depression, desperation, self-loathing, and failed dealings with the opposite sex, The Dolts create songs with unconventional catchy hooks and lyrics while using barebones instrumentation

The Story of The Dolts began in 2014 when Andrew Culp and John Bisagna joined an Anacortes band called “Bachelor Number 4”. For the next few years they played hundreds of shows together until, wanting to explore different sounds, in 2017 they formed a side project “The John Bisagna Disaster” also adding a third member on harmonica. The John Bisagna Disaster got a lucky break and in early 2020 they found themselves being the support act for the Violent Femmes on a handful of northwest shows. By late 2020 the harmonica player left to pursue other ventures. Andrew and John decided to change the name of the band to The Dolts as well as take on the monikers of Andy and Johnny Dolt as a nod to bands like The Ramones and Ween.