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It’s the Blues To Do Podcast beginning with Sept 14th, 2017.


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

I’m Marlee Walker with


-Longtime Seattle/Bellingham area blues guitarist/vocalist, Fat James has passed away at a young 63.  He had his own trio and was a large part of ‘B.I.G.’ which stood for Blues Industry Giants.  His recent health struggles were complicated but his legacy is certain with at least two celebrations of life planned, where you will see his bandmates, members of B.I.G. and lots of his fans and friends.  One will be held at Capps Club in Bothell on Sunday, October 8th, and one where he performed in Bellingham at The Wild Buffalo on Sunday, October 15th (keep an eye on the calendar for more details).  More longtime friends and bandmates Mark (and Maridel) Whitman will also gather at The Central in Pioneer Square where he often performed with his trio, to ‘Raise A Glass’ in his honor on Monday, October 2nd.

-B Sharp Coffee House in Tacoma has lost their lease so they are no more as of Aug 1st, 2017.  RIP.

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



September 15th – BLUES TO DO presents ALL-STAR WOMEN JAM at Mosé Auto, 7120 E. Marginal Way S., Georgetown/Seattle – 21+, 6pm food/beverages, 8pm music.

Sept 16 – Moore Theatre, Seattle – Gov’t Mule, 8pm

Sept 19-20 – Jazz Alley, Seattle - Pee Wee Ellis Assembly featuring Fred Wesley

Sept 21 – Tractor Tavern, Ballard/Seattle – Greg Brown with special guests, 8pm (seated show)

Sept 27 – Oct 1 – Centrum, Port Townsend – Port Townsend Ukulele Festival

Sept 28 – Oct 1 – The Victor Wooten Trio featuring Dennis Chambers and Bob Franceschini

Sept 29 - Food & Funk Festival - Seattle

Sept 30 – Triple Door, Seattle – Curtis Salgado, 7/10pm

Sept 30 – Marymoor Amphitheatre, Redmond – Sturgill Simpson, 7pm

Oct 2 – Central Saloon, Seattle – Raise A Glass in honor of Fat James

Oct 5 – Jazz Alley, Seattle - Naomi Wachira

Oct 8 – Capp’s Club, Bothell – Celebration of Life for Fat James

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 19 – Moore Theatre, Seattle - John Scofield

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

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

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

Nov 3 – Portland – Tedeschi-Trucks Band

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

Nov 14-16 – Jazz Alley, Seattle - ConFunkShun

Nov 17 – Tulalip Resort Casino, Tulalip – Robert Cray

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 2 – Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland – Taj Mahal

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

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

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

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


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