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Marchin’ Into The Blues

March 1, 2015

Blues To Do March 2015

March brings a bounty of highly talented blues artists from the Pacific Northwest. Blues To Do Live presented by Thunder Road Guitars. New addition: Blues To Do Audio Podcast recording of news, calendar, new releases, and Reason of the Week for the Blues starts at 6PM/live music 8PM.

THE CARA POWERS BAND
TUESDAY, MARCH 3rd – 8PM
Internationally renowned vocalist Cara Powers returns to the scene after a brief hiatus. You may remember Cara as the lead vocalist of popular Northwest bands CaraplaneLonnie William’s Astral TravelerThe Micheal Powers Quintet and Be Hear. With her recently released new album Songstress, produced by NW musicians Mikel Rollins and Joe Stom, Cara graces the stage again with her fun and flirty presence.

 SHELLY ELY & S.A.S.S.
TUESDAY, MARCH 10th – 8PM

This Tacoma blues woman is one of the region’s top female vocalists, period. For decades she’s belted it out with Tacoma’s Best blues/R&B bands including the most loved Big Nasty along with monster Hammond organist Buck England and the late Jho Blenis on blistering guitar. Shelly has a fistful of regional awards and nominations including the Summy Award, named after legendary Tacoma DJ Bob Summerrise. See her new band of Tacoma’s finest in a rare Seattle performance for this outstanding and, YES, sassy vocalist.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH THE BARE ROOTS
PLUS A VERY SPECIAL ACOUSTIC SET OF
IRISH MUSIC BY ANNIE O’NEILL
TUESDAY, MARCH 17th – 8PM

In 1965 rock ‘n roll reaches adolescence and became ‘Rock’, and Soul music ascends to dominate the pop charts and five junior high school friends form The Bare Roots. Modeling after the Animals, the band focused on covering British R&B and American Soul-Brits & Grits. They added some Northwest classic hits from The DynamicsWailers and Sonics, plus some classic Chicago blues to round out their sound by adding sax, harmonica, piano and organ. Their driving sound is seasoned and inspired as they start their fifth decade together. As a bonus, a VERY special acoustic set of Irish music by Annie O’Neill. This woman comes from a family of talented people and demonstrates her beautiful clear voice and guitar skills in various incarnations all over the Northwest, including this touching acoustic set of Irish tunes for this lucky green holiday.

THE JILL NEWMAN BAND
TUESDAY, MARCH 24th – 8PM

Vancouver based electric guitarist Jill Newman is able to squeeze out a raw, emotional sound, but with the technical skills to play tasteful Chicago style lead and slide guitar work. Michael Usinger, the editor of Vancouver, BC’s Georgia Straight says that Jill’s music “always lands of the right side of tasteful.” As a teen in Wisconsin, Jill discovered her love of the electric guitar, playing her Strat copy until she literally wore out the frets. She honed her chops touring throughout BC and Alberta, playing 6-7 nights a week in everything from country rock bands and original indie roots groups to all women punk and rock bands. Playing Jimmy Page’s blues inspired riffs in an all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band led Jill back to her first love – playing the blues. And Jill is one of the Pacific Northwest’s finest female guitarists.

LADIES SING THE BLUES:
AN ALL-STAR MUSIC COLLABORATION
TUESDAY, MARCH 31st – 8PM

This wildly successful concept features the best women artists in the Northwest in an all women blues jam including various outstanding vocalists in a woman’s musical collective always on the last Tuesday of each month.

BLUES TO DO LIVE is recorded for TV and streaming live
on the internet, every Tuesday night, 8PM and is hosted by
Marlee Walker, Queen of Seattle Blues for the last thee decades.

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

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28 Days of Blues

January 28, 2015

Blues To Do Live Feb 2015

Another fantastic line-up for the February edition of Blues To Do Live presented by Thunder Road Guitars. New addition: Blues To Do Audio Podcast recording of news, calendar, new releases, and Reason of the Week for the Blues starts at 6PM/live music 8PM.

TWO SCOOPS COMBO & SPECIAL GUESTS
WITH A BONUS JAM FOR AMY’S ANNUAL BIRTHDAY
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd – 8PM
Eric “Two Scoops” Moore is a master songster and piano pounder. You’ll hear plenty of blues, boogie-woogie, swing, jump and even some good ’ol rock and roll. “Seattle’s own version of New Orleans’ Dr. John…” – Paul deBarros, author of Jackson Street After Hours and Jazz Critic, Seattle Times, NW Folklife Festival Review, 2014

HEATHER JONES & THE GROOVE MASTERS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10th – 8PM
An artist well known to Flint, Michigan audiences, Heather Jones recalls the great classic soul singers of yesteryear as she carves out her own beautifully modern niche. Chestnut covers and originals infused with rockin’ blue collar grit and soul.

THE LORI HARDMAN BAND
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17th – 8PM
The Lori Hardman Band bring classic rock and R&B to the stage with flare. Ass kicking delivery, great material and right on pitch, Lori nails the lead vocals, backed by the always solid John Gulla on guitar, and more with Gary Chester bringing the slide guitar, and just what you want on bass from Al Smith and Daniel McMillian on drums. Very danceable stuff!

LADIES SING THE BLUES:
AN ALL-STAR MUSIC COLLABORATION
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24th – 8PM
This wildly successful concept features the best women artists in the Northwest in an all women blues jam including various outstanding vocalists in a woman’s musical collective always on the last Tuesday of each month.

BLUES TO DO LIVE is recorded for TV and streaming live
on the internet, every Tuesday night, 8PM and is hosted by
MARLEE WALKER, Queen of Seattle Blues for the last thee decades.

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Podcastin’ The Blues

January 26, 2015

Blues To Do Live Podcast

As a special addition to our popular Blues To Do Live show series (every Tuesday 8PM – no cover), The Blues To Do Podcast is a new one hour weekly audio recording designed to update the Northwest blues fan on the latest Blues News, New Releases, and Blues To Do calendar highlights for the week.

Plus, host  Marlee Walker’s Reason of the Week for the Blues will feature discussions with authors, artists, playwrights, photographers and overall thinkers in the world discussing music and beyond. They will be recorded LIVE! at The Feedback Lounge every Tuesday evening at 6PM and will be available for downloading to just about any device for listening each week at www.bluestodo.com.

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A New Year Full of Blues

January 5, 2015

Blues To Do January 2015


1st ANNIVERSARY SHOW PRESENTED BY THUNDER ROAD GUITARS
STARRING LUCY HOWARD & BEN RICE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 6th – 8PM

This is be our 1st Anniversary party for Blues To Do-TV Live! and we’re bringing some special guests together to celebrate! We will begin the evening by welcoming our newest West Seattle sponsor, Thunder Road Guitars. From Portland we welcome Ben Rice & Lucy Hammond, both with a strong reputation of performing with their own groups, an electric combination of dynamic musicians and engaging stage presence. They combine their talents on roots, rhythm, blues and soul to create a fantastic show.

TWEETY & THE TOM-CATS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 13th – 8PM 

There is a lot of natural talent in Tweety & The Tom-Cats which features Gina “Tweety” Holloway on sax and vocals. Tweey’s voice is rich and dynamic with gospel influences, which translates to her sweet tenor saxophone tone as well. With big band in her background, Tweety powers the Tom-Cats with soulful solos which has led to her opening for Elvin Bishop and Big Brother & The Holding Company, among others. On guitar and vocals, George Michael vamps on everything from Van Morrison to Van Halen and has opened for Shania TwainAverage White BandBrooks & Dunn and more. Also a native of Chicago, Tom Austin mixes rhythmic stability with harmonic blend on his four and five stringed basses.

DAN TYACK & STONE SOUP
TUESDAY, JANUARY 20th – 8PM

Dan has played everywhere from Nashville, to L.A. and is a pedal steel expert, taking it way beyond the traditional Country and Western Swing and has performed and recorded with  Asleep at the WheelNew Riders of the Purple SageVince GillLacy J. Dalton, and many more. He plays everything from funky blues, roots-rock, gospel, sacred steel, reggae and jazz for gigs, recording sessions, or special projects, and has a self-produced CD called Blackened Toast.

LADIES SING THE BLUES: AN ALL-STAR SHOW
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27th – 8PM

Our monthly musical collaboration featuring an All-Star All-Women band and superb vocalists joining together to bring great music and fun energy to our Tuesday series. This month’s confirmde performers are Beth Wulff, Kelli with an ‘I’, Sylvia Rollins, Diane Dunn, Lady A, Lady Keys, Sheryl Clark, Mary Van Zante, Annie O’Neil, and many more…in pajamas!

BLUES TO DO LIVE is recorded for TV and streaming live on the internet, every Tuesday night, 8PM and is hosted by MARLEE WALKER, Queen of Seattle Blues for the last thee decades. For booking and information, contact Marlee Walker at calendar@bluestodo.com

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Feedback Lounge 2015

January 4, 2015

Feedback Lounge 2015

A new year means more opportunities to bring new events/live music to the Feedback Lounge, as well as introducing you to more of our award-winning craft cocktails, courtesy of Matt, Amanda and Jordan, three of the best mixologists in the city.

LIVE MUSIC
We’ve always tried to mix it up in terms of the live music we bring to the Feedback: blues, R&B, classic rock, nostalgia, tributes, hair rock, dance, soul, jazz, rockabilly and more. In 2015, we will continue to do that with never a cover charge. That’s the West Seattle way.

Looking ahead, we have the incredible Into The Cold returning, along with Kirk Dubb, Black Vinyl All-Stars, Gerald Collier, The Dusty 45s, Led Zeppelin tribute, Rippin Chicken (house residency here first Wednesday of each month), and an incoming slew of live album release shows.

LIVE BLUES
We’re also continuing our weekly Blues To Do Live series (every Tuesday night, 8PM), featuring the best blues and all of its off-shoots in the entire Pacific Northwest. This series – now a year old – has turned into a blues lover’s jackpot; the caliber and quality of the blues artists that come in are near to staggering. And if you can’t make it in, each show streams on the internet at bluestodo.com.

LIVE COMEDY
Continuing with Just Laugh It Off, our once a month live standup comedy series. Each show features six of Seattle’s rising star comedians, some of whom have been getting national attention. The shows are free and start at 8PM.

SEATTLE POKER OPEN
New to the Feedback Lounge this year is the Seattle Poker Open, beginning January 15th and running every Thursday, 7PM thereafter. Wanna release your inner poker shark? Click HERE for details.

COCKTAIL CLUB
Every Thursday, Amanda and Jordan host Cocktail Club with new flavors and ingredients, taking craft cocktails to a new level. They get under way around 6PM and will surprise you every week with their mixology skills.

FRESH SHEET
Chef Wade changes the Fresh Sheet every two weeks and offers it open to close. Come taste what everyone is talking about.

THE DEEP CUTS
DJ Kingblind hosts The Deep Cuts every Thursday, spinning rock in all directions. Where he really shines is with his themed setlists. He also takes requests, by the way.

SEAHAWKS
On our 10-foot big screens, of course.

FACEBOOK/TWITTER
We update/post every day on Facebook and Twitter. Funny pics, upcoming events, things we overhear in the bar, jokes… You never know what you’ll see.

FEEDBACK LOUNGE WEBSITE
Update almost daily. This is where you can find out what we’re doing and what’s coming up whenever you want. We also have our cocktail/food/happy hour menus online as well.

We have a few more things up our sleeves for 2015, so bookmark our website, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for all the new fun stuff headed your way.

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Fall Into The Blues

September 3, 2014

Blues To Do September

Saying goodbye to summer is enough to give anyone the blues. Ironic that we have a great line-up of post-summer blues music for you…

CORY P. McDANIELS AND THE GONE JOHNSON REVUE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd – 8PM
Cory P. McDaniels is a veteran entertainer playing a blend of blues, roots ‘n roll, jazz-Americana, and some good travelin’ music, telling great stories, winding through life like a Northwest Grateful Dead or Blues Brothers. Rekindled from Seattle bands Butterfat and Earthquake & The Tremors, The GJR includes Billy Reed on keyboards, (Kathi McDonald, Jeff & The Jet City Fliers), Donnie Teasdale on percussion vocals & mandolin, Ed Rooney on bass and remarks, and Bill Frazer on lap steel, guitar, sound engineering and more, with special guests Daddy Treetops and Easy Eddie King. FYI: “Gone Johnson” is an old expression alluding to the mental deterioration of a person. The GJR provides unhinged and misguided entertainment for the Northwest.

ERIC APOE & THEY
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th – 8PM
Eric Apoe – often compared to Tom Waits – returns with his band: Dr. John Hanford on guitar, Valerie Rosa on vocals, Olli Klomp on drums, Alicia DeJoie on violin, Steve Peterson on whistle, and Jim DeJoie on clarinet and bass clarinet. Original blues, rock, folk and more.

VINYL AVENGERS
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th – 8PM
Vinyl Avengers is a side project for three of the Dusty 45s, including their newest member/master pianist, Arthur Migliazza, plus the outrageous Billy Joe Huels on insane upright bass & flaming trumpet and Kelly Van Kamp, drummer, singer and harmonica genius. Get here early for this one.

THE CHARLATONES
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd – 8PM
Tommy Wall hosts an award winning weekly blues jams in the unlikely place of Fall City, Washington and this is his new trio with the amazing Doug Kearney on guitar and the wise beatings of Woody Robinson on drums. This results in a sophisticated New Orleans infected sound that is upbeat, danceable and energetic. Tommy and Doug write great originals mixed with choice covers in one of the strongest new bands on the Northwest music scene.

THE CODY RENTAS BAND
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th – 8PM
At only 22, Cody Rentas is a young talent here for the long run with great experiences so far including being selected to be a member of the Brotherhood of the Guitar by Grammy Award winning producer/guitarist Larry Mitchell. His involvement in Robben Ford’s guitar camp has been significant in his growth as an artist and his playing easily brings that comparison, yet Cody has his own sound that blends blues and rock and features Lee Rentas, his powerful papa on drums/vocals, plus Freddy Lamour on bass, and Scott Schmeckpepper on keyboards/vocals.

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Cool Blues For A Hot August

August 2, 2014

Blues To Do August

We’re celebrating the Blues the entire month of August, starting with our weekly Blues To Live Live series (every Tuesday night, 8PM) and doubling up with six more shows for the week/weekends. Here’s the Blues To Do Live line-up for August…

JEFF & THE JET CITY FLIERS
with special guest JARED JAMES NICHOLS
TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th – 8PM

Original blues, R&B, New Orleans music and choice old rock & roll delivered in a high energy party show. Multiple winner of Best Harmonica Player Award in Seattle’s BB Awards.

LISA MANN
TUESDAY, AUGUST 12th – 8PM
Lisa Mann is a Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame inductee, Portland Music Award Winner for Outstanding Achievement In Blues, and Sirius XM’s Bluesville #2 Pick-To-Click (for” Satisfied”). “A complete musician….soulful as hell…” – Mitch Kashmar

BRIAN LEE & THE ORBITERS
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19th – 8PM
Brian Lee & the Orbiters are among the premier bands on the Northwest U.S. blues circuit. The Orbiters line-up features top-flight players and a cool repertoire of Brian’s originals and tunes from the broad blues tradition. The Washington Blues Society has awarded the band with two 2014 “Best of the Blues” awards: Best Blues Act and Best Traditional Blues Act.

THE JELLY ROLLERS
featuring KEITH LOWE
TUESDAY, AUGUST 26th – 8PM
From roots style Blues to Americana this very talented duo features Darren Loucas on lead electric guitar and vocals and Sean Divine on harmonica and vocal. And they bring keith Lowe, one of the Northwest’s favorite bassists on upright with a seriously cool resume (Duffy BishopCrack SabbathMcTuff, and Fiona Apple among many others), for a stellar night of music.

And if that wasn’t enough to quench your blues/R&B/soul thirst, here’s some more stellar artists we’re featuring – all shows free!

WEST SEATTLE SOUL
featuring RIPPIN CHICKEN
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6th – 8PM
Explosive and dynamic free form blues/soul/jazz

MILES FROM CHICAGO
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8th – 9PM
Uptempo R&B, swing, blues, soul, dance rock

TWO SCOOPS COMBO
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9th – 9PM
Piano-fired, horn-fed barrelhouse boogie woogie

RED HOUSE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16th – 9PM
Classic R&B, blues, soul & funk

TED DORTCH QUARTET
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22nd – 9PM
The Northwest’s premier purveyor of soul jazz, swing and blues

SEPTIMUS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23rd – 9PM
Legendary Seattle ’70s R&B band – an encore performance

CD WOODBURY BAND
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29th – 9PM
Incendiary Blues Rock, Honky Tonk, Americana, Boogie Woogie, Texas Shuffle, R&B, Jazz. It’s also CD’s birthday show!

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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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Things You Didn’t Know About The Feedback Lounge

April 22, 2014

Feedback Lounge

Here’s some gossip-worthy fun facts you may (or probably may not) know about the Feedback Lounge and those of us who are owned by it…

• The original Feedback Lounge logo was designed by famous artist, Art Chantry. Subsequent renditions of the bar’s branding were designed by the not-nearly-as-famous Jeff Gilbert, co-owner. One of Art’s early renditions is shown above, while another still adorns our Twitter profile pic: https://twitter.com/feedbacklounge

• The bar’s original sound system was the same one used for years by the iconic Crocodile rock club downtown. (They sold it to us at a pretty good price when they got their new fancy pants PA and digital mixing board with lots of shiny buttons.)

• Construction and remodel of the Feedback Lounge was done by Jason Levenson, Jeff Angell and Ben Anderson. Jeff and Ben now tour internationally with their very famous band, Walking Papers. (Jeff and Ben also perform with their other band, The Missionary Position. They released The Missionary Position: Live at the Feedback Lounge DVD last year. You can’t see us in the background attempting to photo bomb the show as we were edited out. Again.)

• Of all the rock stars who came to visit us, we’ve only had to cut off one: Alan White from Yes. He drank a LOT that night back in May 2009 during a star-studded gathering honoring Gene Stout from the Seattle P.I. Alan didn’t do anything rowdy, like throw our TV off the balcony. But when you can’t even recite lyrics to “Roundabout,” your band’s biggest hit, it’s time to call a cab.

Conversely, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons came in, drank a single Corona, leaving two swallows in the bottle. A customer asked if he could have it so as to build a shrine around it at home. Hard to deny a hard core rock fan.

• Co-owner Matt Johnson has won contests and awards from Grey Goose, Woodford, Crop Organic Spirits, Cutty Sark, and King 5 amongst others. For his job as a mixologist with Young’s Market he has created hundreds of custom cocktail menus for bars and restaurants of all sizes, most recently the Azteca chain, Cactus restaurants, Salty’s on Alki, and 1923 (the new bar at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas), and done over 1000 hours of staff spirits and mixology training. And he wears colorful ties while doing it.

• The legendary Johnny Ramone painting hanging in the bar for the last five years was done by Pearl Jam road manager, Kevin Shuss.

• Our Feedback Lounge hoodies and t-shirts are printed by Jim Sorenson, who screen printed the tour shirts for Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney and just about every other band in Seattle back in the day. Most fluids that come out of him are ink.

• Co-owner Jeff Gilbert, who works with Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Comedy and STG, created all the gigantic posters, banners and billboards for the Paul McCartney show at Safeco Field last year. “It was a pain in the arse,” says Jeff. (Gilbert is also the guy behind all those wildly colorful, building shrouding outdoor banners for Cirque du Soleil in Portland.

Duff McKagen (Guns ‘N Roses/Walking Papers) played an acoustic show here several years ago. Looked plugged in to us.

• Numerous commercial rock videos and concerts have been filmed here, including the aforementioned Missionary Position, along with Van Epps, Travis Brächt, V & The Noise, Daughters of the Dead Sea, Nick Vigarino & Back Porch Stomp, and The Wired! Band. Our Tuesday night Blues To Do Live shows are taped for Public Access TV and streamed live on the internet.

• We were asked to host a KNDD-presented acoustic concert with Social Distortion a few years ago, but got rock blocked by an unnamed super jealous club downtown that wanted the show for themselves. (P.S. Their martinis still are overpriced and sucky.)

• Prior to being elected state governor, Jay Inslee held a pre-election fundraiser here. Before addressing the crowd he talked to us about the bar and liked our collection of rare rock memorabilia. His fav? The Who. (And The Stones.)

• Prior to becoming a bar owner, Matt Johnson ran Obsidian Press, a small publishing house specializing in rare and limited edition works from national horror genre authors. You wouldn’t know it, but Matt’s an accomplished (i.e., darn good) writer himself.

• Actress Judith O’Dea, best known for her roles as the immortal “Barbara” in the horror classic Night of the Living Dead (1968), was a guest at the Feedback Lounge a few years ago and signed some Halloween posters for us. They still hang in our office.

Speaking of horror…

• Co-owner Jeff Gilbert has been writing a daily horror/sci-fi movie blog called Drinkin’ ‘n Drive-in for the last six years – three of which was for MSNEntertainment.com. You can find at least 1,300 posts here: http://mansplat.wordpress.com/

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Bluesy February

January 23, 2014

Blues To Do Live February

February brings another bounty of blues talent to the Feedback Lounge’s Blues To Do Live concert series. Recorded for TV and streamed on the internet as it happens, Blues To Do Live happens every Tuesday, 8PM.

Here’s February’s steller line-up…

FEB. 4 – CHRIS LORD & CHEATIN’ RIVER
Describing themselves as blues/chunkabilly and honky tonk, this thumpin’ band, featuring Chris lord on guitar/vocals, Rick J. Bowen on drums and Matt Blair on drums, showcases some blistering, paint-peeling fretwork and deep hometown grooves.

FEB. 11 – JACKRABBIT STARTS
A new group with Hank Leinonen, bass player from The Shivering Denizens, who is singing more in this jump blues/soul/rockabilly band with attitude. Also featuring “Knuck” Bostick on guitar, Rooster on harmonica/vocals and Danny Von DirtBag on drums.

FEB. 18 – STEVE BAILEY & THE BLUE FLAMES
Old school blues returns to West Seattle with the best of the best: Steve Bailey on lead vocals/harmonica and guitar and his newly re-assembled Blue Flames. Steve has been in Isaac Scott’s band and some of the best blues bands in the land over the past five decades.

FEB. 25 – RAFAEL TRANQUILINO BAND
Rafael’s newest project is on stage for this Live! Session and he’s on fire with his passionate guitar and vocals, making him one of the area’s most popular blues guitarists.

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 will also stream 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