Posts Tagged ‘Blues To Do’

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Pink & Blues: A Musical Collaboration

October 4, 2014

Pink & Blues

Throughout October we’re dedicating each Tuesday night to Breast Cancer Awareness, featuring all-women hosted jam sessions in a series called Pink & Blues. This will be blues represented in all its hybrid forms, including jazz, R&B, soul, funk, roots, Americana and folk.

We’ve invited special guest ational touring artists and legacy artists, further providing opportunities for mentoring as well as representing a powerful statement with this remarkable women’s musical collective.

Many of these outstanding ladies are lining up to play October’s Pink & Blues, including very talented women who have played together in the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra/Mood Swings, including Morgan Gilkeson (SWJO, Mo’ Jam Mondays at Nectar), Beth Wulff (The Wulfftones), Michelle D’Amour (Michelle D’Amour and The Love Dealers), Annette Taborn (Blues In Schools and various bands), Lady Keys (Stardrums & Lady Keys), Antoinette Truzito (Antoinette & Mother Sponge), Alice Stuart (Alice Stuart and The Formerlies), Carolyn Graye (Cornish vocal coach and jazz band leader), Kim Archer (The Kim Archer Band), Patti Mey (Boneyard Preachers, Jeff & The Jet City Fliers, Swamp Mama Johnson and many more), Sylvia RollinsMelanie Owens (The Groovetramps), Charlene Grant (Isaac Scott and other bands), and Erin Rubin-Tate (The Take Downs).

Check in to see which artists are playing each week. Here’s who is playing Tuesday, October 7th, 8PM (no cover): Polly O’Keary, Kim Archer, Beth Wulff, Kelli, Michelle D’Amour, Mary Ellen Lykins, Lady A, Mary Van Zante, and many more!

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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West Seattle Has The Blues

June 27, 2014

Blues To Do Live

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.

Here’s the July 2014 BLUES TO DO LIVE line-up:

JACK COOK & THE PHANTOMS OF SOUL
TUESDAY, JULY 1st – 8PM
Jack Cook is a traditional blues master with tremendous guitar chops.  He’s even written a musical that has been produced on stage with actors and musicians depicting a Seattle with blues stories around every corner called, “I Thought I Heard Elliott Bay.”

THE SETH FREEMAN BAND
TUESDAY, JULY 8th – 8PM
Just a sample of his Friday, July 18th show here, Seth Freeman is the hottest, young blues guitar talent to come out of the South and put the music industry on its ear. Seth just released his debut CD and has been getting airplay and great reviews across the country. We welcome him back to his second home in Seattle with his favorite Northwest players.

THE VALERIE ROSA ALL-STAR BAND
TUESDAY, JULY 15th – 8PM
Valerie Rosa has vocal chops beyond the normal singing diva. Half Italian and half Native American, she can take her voice and throw it across the room like a good pizza dough on classic blues and R&B. For a short time Valerie was one of Ray Charles’ Raylettes and performed as one of the infamous Seattle Women in Rhythm & Blues for years, as well as a lead singing for The Dynamic Logs and more! Valerie’s talent and her West Seattle roots put her on our radar a long time ago and she rarely performs live these days but hasn’t lost a thing. Here’s your chance to see a true vocal champion.

JR. CADILLAC MINI
TUESDAY, JULY 22nd – 8PM
So many Northwest music names have been a part of the Jr. Cadillac story: Jim Manolides, Rube Tubin, Buck Ormsby, George Rudiger, Bob Hosko, Les Clinkingbeard, Jim Napolitano and Ed Wilson, Tommy Katica, Steve Flynn, Steve Sarandos, Joe Guzman, Brian “Tito” Steiner, Jim “James” King, Ted & Frank Fliss, Rhoda Mueller and founding member, Ned Neltner.

Jr. Cadillac really were part of the beginnings of live rock ‘n roll, country and R&B in the bars of the Northwest at a place called The Grapevine Tavern in Pioneer Square where their first LP was recorded in ’71. With success came more clubs including the G Note, The Buffalo, The Lynnwood, Goldies, The Ad Lib, Pier 70 and The beloved Fabulous Rainbow Tavern. Jr. Cadillac has opened for so many name artists including backing Chuck Berry over 12 times and even writing songs onstage with Bo Diddley. Join us for story time and more! “Nothin’ could be lackin’ when you’re out there Cadillac’n!”

THE KIM ARCHER BAND
TUESDAY, JULY 29th – 8PM
Kim Archer is a mid-Western gal who can sing and play blues guitar with the best of ’em, be it solo or with a full backing band. A Northwest transplant, we welcome Kim from the Tacoma area to perform her blues and R&B based originals. Her band includes the best players in the area so her shows are always a master musician’s affair.

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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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Blues For A Wet Spring

May 5, 2014

Blues To Do Live

The depressing weather around here lately is the kind of stuff good blues was made for. That said, the blues always makes you feel better, regardless of lousy outdoor conditions. Here’s the May 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]

MICHELE D’AMOUR & THE BLUES DEALERS
TUESDAY, May 6th – 8PM

A new group with some experienced players backing up a robust vocalist in Michele, bringing upbeat original blues plus some great old Chicago covers and more.

THE GREG ROBERTS BAND
TUESDAY, May 13th – 8PM
An old soul blues master, Greg Roberts has his feet well planted in some of that Mississippi mud. With that deep and wonderfully gravely voice of his, Greg delivers a very entertaining night of Americana with lots of blues.

THE CHARLES WHITE BAND REVUE
TUESDAY, May 20th – 8PM
What a stellar line-up: CWB alumni Scott E. Lind, John Savage, Bill Blackstone, plus drummer, Russ Kammerer and bassist, Don King, and special guest vocalist Charles’ nephew, Donny White. Come get a night with one of the finest R&B show bands in Seattle.

KIMBALL CONANT & THE FUGITIVES
featuring STICKSHIFT ANNIE
TUESDAY, May 20th – 8PM
A West Seattle native and brother to Northwest guitar icon Dave Conant, Kimball has his own rootsy sound and some of Dave’s iconic influence, which can’t help but to seep through. Annie brings the feminine touch and the Fugitives have been playing with her for many years and shows – so many, they could probably do it with their eyes closed.

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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Blues To Do in March

February 27, 2014

Blues To Do March

Starting our third month of weekly live blues shows. If you’ve been checking in, we’ve showcased some stellar bands and blues players that truly belong on the world stage – and you get too see ’em here for free every Tuesday. Here’s who we have scheduled for March…

MARCH 4th – 8PM
MARDI GRAS with SNAKE OIL
featuring ROD COOK and MARK RILEY
special guest ERIC “TWO SCOOPS” MOORE
Rod Cook and Mark Riley – two of Seattle’s finest blues guitarists – team up together in this grouping, which is rarely booked due to the busy schedules of all of these excellent players. Also featured is a short set of original boogie-woogie piano from award winning songwriter and piano man, Eric “Two Scoops” Moore.

MARCH 11th – 8PM
SETH FREEMAN ALL-STAR SESSION
featuring ALICE STUART and NEAL FALLEN
Alice Stuart has a long NW history as a folk artist, one of the first women to lead her own electric band, she was one of Frank Zappa’s early “Mothers of Invention,” played at the Berkeley Folk Festival in ’64 and ’68 with folks like Mississippi John Hurt, Jerry Garcia and many more. BluesiIcon Taj Mahal has this to say abut Alice: “She paved the road Bonnie Raitt traveled.” Rising blues superstar Seth Freeman will also be playing his lap steel along with Alice’s acoustic guitar and Neal’s harmonica. (We’ll also be celebrating Neal’s birthday, too!)

MARCH 18th – 8PM
SETH FREEMAN ALL-STAR SESSION
featuring ROD COOK
Seth has just released his debut band CD in addition to an acoustic CD, and Rod Cook is really the best in Seattle at both electric and acoustic blues. These two are magic as an acoustic duo. There may be harmonica in this evening too.

MARCH 25th – 8PM
SETH FREEMAN ALL-STAR SESSION
featuring CHRIS LEIGHTON and SCOTT E. LIND
A very hot March night with Chris Leighton, the most award winning and most utilized drummer in the NW blues scene, along with Scott E. Lind, the feistiest Seattle area blues guitarist who was Charles White’s favorite for years.

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. 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