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It’s the Blues To Do Podcast beginning with June 22nd, 2017.


Reason of The Week for the Blues: Net Neutrality … again!




This is Blues news and calendar for the greater Seattle and Northwest areas.

I’m Marlee Walker with

- James “Early” Byrd member of The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame in the DJ category has passed away at the age of 88.  He was instrumental in making ‘Louie Louie’ a bigtime hit.  (See more in his obituary by clicking here.)

- World-famous drummer Sheila E. has joined forces with PledgeMusic to launch a pre-order campaign for ICONIC, a poignant new album confronting our current political times.

- The Columbia City Theatre in Seattle features women musicians and performers every Tuesday night in a promotion called ‘Crash The Glass’.

- Jazzbones in Tacoma features Festival Auditions every Wednesday thru July.


FEATURED BLUES TO DO this week….(also see our EVERY DAY listings below)

June 22 – Capp’s Club, Kenmore – The Davanos, 8pm

June 22 – Fremont Abbey, Seattle – Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons w/Rachel Balman, 8pm

June 22 - Royal Room, Columbia City/Seattle – LaVon Hardison Quartet

June 22 – Triple Door, Seattle – Vicci Martinez w/Norman Baker and The Backroads, 7:30pm, Musicquarium Lounge: Marina Christopher Trio, 9pm

June 23 – Musicquarium Lounge, Seattle – Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints, 5pm, Tessa Rosa, 8:30pm

June 23-24 – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville – Santana, 7pm

June 24 – Capp’s Club, Kenmore – Kalimba, 8:30pm

June 24 – Spar Beer Parlor, Tacoma – Alki Jones, 8pm

June 24 – Musicquarium Lounge, Seattle – The Hot McGandhis, 8:30pm

June 24-25 – Marymoor Park, Redmond - Nahko And Medicine For The People Collie Buddz Hirie And DJ Mackle, 5:20pm

June 24-25 – Bent On Blues Cruise, Columbia Point Marina Park, Richland, WA – Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band, Charlie Butts & The Filter Tips

June 25 – Capp’s Club, Kenmore – Dinner & A Show with Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings with Tiphony Dames, 5pm

June 25 – Raging River Café & Club, Fall City – Tommy Wall’s Sunday Night Jam with Andrew Cloutier and special guest Rafael Tranquilino, 7pm

June 27 – Skansie Brothers Park, Gig Harbor – The Dusty 45s

June 27-28 – Triple Door, Seattle – Sonny Landreth, 7:30pm, 27-Musicquarium Lounge: Migs Cat & The Galexytones, 5pm, 28-Musicquarium Lounge: Pike Street Stompers, 5pm

June 27 – July 2 – Centrum, Port Townsend – Voice Works: A Week Of Singing

June 30 – Slim’s Last Chance, Georgetown/Seattle – Hot Damn Scandal, Baby Gramps, 9pm

June 30 – July 4 – Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland OR – Canned Heat, Joss Stone, Cedric Burnside Project, Chris Isaak, Elvin Bishop, Eric Gales, Galactic, JD McPherson, Booker T. Stax Revue, Big Head Blues Club, Bokanté, Sonny Landreth, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Chris Cain, Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters, Big Monti, Blynd, Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band, Dirty Bourbon River Show, Donna Angelle and Her Zydeco Posse, Fantastic Negrito, Marchfourth, Pimps of Joytime, Brother Yusef, Pine Leaf Boys, Southern Avenue, Dustbowl Revival, Greyhounds, Jontavious Willis, The Duffy Bishop Band, The Revelers, Monkey Junk, Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys, The Rae Gordon Band, The Suffers, and more!

July 1 – Jazzbones, Tacoma – Sonny Landreth, Nolan Garrett opens, 8pm

(Updates almost daily...)

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192 Brewing, Kenmore – Jam with The Groovetramps, 3-6pm

Anchor Pub, Everett – All Ages Open Jam with Rafael Tranquilino & Leah Tussing, 2-5pm (2nd Sunday)

Cliffhanger Lounge, Lynnwood - Front Porch Blues Jam with Jeff Hass and Joel Astley, 7pm

Conway Pub, Conway – Gary Bs Church of The Blues, 6-10pm

Couth Buzzard Books, Greenwood/Seattle – Jazz & Blues Jam, 2-5pm

Dawson’s, Tacoma – Tim Hall Band Jam, 7pm

G. Donnalson’s, Tacoma – Soulful Sunday’s w/blues gospel and more, 6:30pm

Raging River, Fall City – Jam with Andrew Cloutier & Tommy Wall with special guests, 7pm

Rhythm ‘n Rye, Olympia – Stone Soup Jam with Dan Tyack

Seamonster Lounge, Wallingford/Seattle – Cephalopod, 10pm

Triple Door Musicquarium Lounge, Seattle – Brian Nova Jazz Jam, 7pm

Wild Hare, Marysville – Super Sunday Jam with Teri Wilson Scotty Harris and Tommy Cook and more, 7pm

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