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

I’m Marlee Walker with BluesToDo.com


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

-The Triple Door has a new Wednesday Night Blues Jam with James Walls and friends, 8:30pm start in The Musicquarium Lounge.

-Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons have recorded some tracks with harmonica master, Phil Wiggins, inside the yet-to-open Black & Tan Dance Hall in Hillman City/Seattle, of which Ben is one of the three owners.  Ben & Joe just returned from touring with Wiggins in Paris, Amsterdam and various other spots.

-A celebration of life is planned for Buck Ormsby, on March 26th (sorry for previous mistake on date) at The Temple Theatre in Tacoma.  He was a longtime NW musical figure, on bass for the original Little Bill & The Blue Notes and, also The Wailers (Louie Louie etc.), he was on the board of Northwest Area Music Association and so much more.  This promises to be a star-studded event.

- Blues legend John Lee Hooker was one of the very first artists to break out of that genre and become a world-wide force, and will always be The King of Boogie. To begin the centennial celebration of Hooker's birth year, Vee-Jay Records, a division of Concord Bicycle Music, will release WHISKEY AND WIMMEN: JOHN LEE HOOKER'S FINEST on March 31. The multi-label compilation features songs from Hooker's Vee-Jay, Specialty, Riverside and Stax Records releases, and includes many of the bluesman's most iconic songs. 



March 16 – G.Donnalson’s, Tacoma – John Maxwell, 7pm

March 16 - Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – The Trailer Park Kings

March 16-19 – Jazz Alley, Seattle – Jane Monheit, 7:30pm

March 16 - Madison Ave Pub, Everett – Rick & Jimmy Barella, 7pm

March 16 – Neumo’s, Capitol Hill/Seattle – The Dusty 45s

March 16 – Salmon Bay Eagles, Ballard/Seattle – Jesse James & The Mob, 8pm

March 16 – Triple Door, Seattle – Musicquarium Lounge – Mark Hurwitz & Gin Creek, 7pm

March 17 – 13 Coins, Bellevue – Big Al, 9:30pm

March 17 – 13 Coins, Seattle – Tessarosa, 9:30pm

March 17 – Bake’s Place, Bellevue – Shaggy Sweet, 9pm

March 17 – Conor Byrne, Ballard/Seattle – Live Music Starts at 1pm with Ting of Beauty, Ruth Dornfield, The Leger Family, Crumac and more including skillet street food all day

March 17 – Crossroads, Bellevue – The Cap and Cook (Cathie Whitesides, Mark Graham and WB Reid), 7pm

March 17 – Easy Monkey Tap House, Shoreline/Seattle – The Wolf Tones, 8pm

March 17 - Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – Walter Trout

March 17 – North City Bistro, Shoreline/Seattle – Rod Cook & Toast, 8pm

March 17 – Paramount Theatre, Seattle - Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz, 7pm

March 17 – Pike Brewing Co, Seattle – St. Patty’s Day Party with The Elliott Bay Pipe Band, 5:30pm, Annie O’Neill & Friends, 7-10pm

March 17 – Raging River, Fall City – Motown Cowboys

March 17-18 – Royal Room, Columbia City/Seattle – The Golden Road: 50th Anniversary of The Grateful Dead

March 17 – Seamonster Lounge, Wallingford/Seattle – Funky 2 Death

March 17 – Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park – Chris Stevens’ Surf Monkeys, 7:30pm

March 17 – Tony V’s Garage, Everett – Ayron Jones & The Way

March 17 – Tractor Tavern, Ballard/Seattle – The Paperboys, 7pm, with The Modern Relics (10pm show only), 10pm

March 17 – Triple Door, Seattle – Adrian Belew Power Trio with Saul Zonana, 6pm & 10:30pm. Triple Door Musicquarium Lounge, Seattle – Ranger & The Re-Arrangers 5pm, The Eric Rice Band, 9pm

March 17 – Tula’s, Belletown/Seattle – Richard Cole Tribute to Michael Brecker with Marc Seales, Chuck Deardorf, Gary Hobbs, 7:30pm

March 17 – Vino Bella, Issaquah – CT and Classic Soul

March 17 – White Center Eagles, Seattle – Septimus, 7pm

March 18 – B Sharp Coffee House, Tacoma – T-Town Blues Revue with special guest Perry Sanders, 8pm

March 18 – Bake’s Place, Bellevue – DoctorfunK, 7/9:45pm

March 18 – Conway Muse – Amanda WInterhalter Band & Wes Weddell Band, 7:30pm

March 18 – Crossroads, Bellevue – Squirrel Butter, 6:30pm

March 18 – H2O, Anacortes – Bobby Holland and the Breadline, 7:30pm

March 18 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – Hunter & The Dirty Jacks, The Stacy Jones Band, 8pm

March 18 - Madison Ave Pub, Everett – Town Hall Brawl, 8-10pm

March 18 – Nectar Lounge, Fremont/Seattle – St. Patty’s Day Celebration feat. Polecat with The Warren G. Hardings

March 18 – Raging River, Fall City – Midnight Hour

March 18 – Swedish Club, Queen Anne/Seattle – Jukehouse Hounds, 8:30pm

March 18 – Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park – Kings of Swing Big Band, 7:30pm

March 18 – Tula’s, Belltown/Seattle – Greta Matassa Quartet, 7:30pm

March 18 – Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon Island – Indigo Girls, with Moody Little Sister, 7:30pm

March 18 – Vino Bella, Issaquah - Copastetic

March 19 – Capp’s Club, Kenmore – Dinner & A Show with Red House, 5pm

March 19 – Historic Everett Theatre, Everett – For The Love of Jimmy benefit for Jim McLaughlin with Blue Monday, Bobby Holland & The Breadline, Lee Oskar & Friends with special guests, 5pm

March 19 - Raging River, Fall City – Jam with Andrew Cloutier & Tommy Wall with special guest Cory Wilds, 7pm

March 19 – Triple Door, Seattle – Bradford Loomis and Lowlands, 7:30pm, Triple Door Musicquarium Lounge, Seattle – Brian Nova Jazz Jam, 7pm

March 21-22 – Jazz Alley, Seattle – Grace Kelly, 7:30pm

March 21-22 – G.Donnalson’s, Tacoma – James Haye, 7pm

March 21 – Neumo’s, Seattle – Old 97s

March 21 – Tractor Tavern, Ballard/Seattle – Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, 8pm

March 22 – Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle – The Black Clouds, 8pm

March 22 – Madison Ave Pub, Everett – Unbound Blues Jam with special guest Richard Allen and Jesse James, 7pm

March 22 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle – Rickie Lee Jones & Madeleine Peyroux

March 22 – The Triple Door, Seattle – Rose Cousins & Caitlin Canty, 7:30pm

March 23 – Capp’s Club, Kenmore – Writers In The Round with Sheri Roberts Greimes, Brian Butler, David Guilbalt, Carmen Zullo, 8pm

March 23 – Madison Ave Pub, Everett – Brett “Bad Blood” Benton, 7pm

March 23 – Nectar Lounge, Fremont/Seattle – Trout Steak Revival with Rain City Ramblers

March 23 – Showbox, Seattle – Yonder Mountain String Band with special guest The Lil’ Smokies

March 23-26 – Jazz Alley, Seattle – Elvin Bishop Band with Bob Welsh, Willy Jordan, Jr., Ruth Davies, Steve Willis, Robert Cochran, Ed Earley, 7:30pm/9:30pm 

(Updates almost daily...)

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