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Summertime Blues

May 28, 2014

Blues To Do Live

Finally, the weather is getting better (OK, kind of hit ‘n miss). But we have a stellar roster of blues that’s weather-proof. Here’s the June 2014 BLUES TO DO LIVE line-up (Note: The above poster is an homage to Delta Blues: Cigar Box Jukes, an incredible collection of three-string Delta Blues, available on Amazon.com]

JIM PAGE & GRANT DERMODY
TUESDAY, JUNE 3rd – 8PM
This is acoustic blues and folk music from two of the finest, period. Grant is a sought after studio musician on stellar harmonica and vocals, plus his original songs get better all the time. Jim is a legendary and artful storyteller, a Northwest guitar troubadour with a political bent and his songs get to the truth of the matter underneath the poetry.

THE CHARLES MACK BAND
TUESDAY, JUNE 10th – 8PM
Charles Mack is a fabulous bass player and musical force from Chicago to Seattle and beyond. He has toured with Grammy winner James Cotton and Lucky Peterson, plus he’s shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Otis Rush, Cypress Hill, Shemekia Copeland and many other great artists. Charles’ band features the cream of the crop including Joel Tipke (guitar), Maurice Bailey (drums) and Eric Robert (keys).

THE MARGARET WILDER BAND
TUESDAY, JUNE 17th – 8PM
Margaret Wilder is a musical sensation and performer with an original fire that hasn’t been seen on the West Coast in decades. With captivating vocals and rollicking boogie-woogie stylings on the ivories, Wilder has established herself as a formidable musician, singer and entertainer. Described as a ” young Bonnie Rait meets Marcia Ball,” Margaret has headlined festivals and played premier clubs to opening for such heavy hitters as John Lee Hooker Jr. Fusing blues, rock and funk, she creates an infectious and unforgettable collection of tunes.

SOUL SENATE
WITH SPECIAL GUEST
TONY “THE TIGER” COLEMAN

TUESDAY, JUNE 24th – 8PM
Soul Senate is an eight-piece, high-energy, adrenaline-inducing, original soul/funk party powerhouse, bridging the sounds of the ’60s and early ’70s – such as the Meters, Stevie Wonder, and the Stax label of Memphis – with a distinct modern sound. in the vein of Amy Winehouse, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Raphael Saadiq, and Mayer Hawthorne. Booty shaking grooves, well-crafted arrangements, sizzling horns, and memorable instrumentals and vocal songs.

Joining Soul Senate is Tony “The Tiger” Coleman, who has toured around the planet performing with some of the best R&B and blues musicians ever: B.B. King, Otis Clay, Bobby Blue Bland, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Albert Collins, Etta James, Buddy Guy – and the list goes on and on. A very special night of blues you won’t want to miss.

Blues To Do-TV airs Fridays at 7pm on ch.23/77 on Comcast in King Co./Seattle or ch. 23 on Broadstripe and repeats Saturdays at midnight / Tuesdays at 2PM.
This also streams live at those times at seattlecommunitymedia.org. See past shows at http://www.bluestodo.com.

For booking and information, contact Marlee Walker at calendar@bluestodo.com

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