Posts Tagged ‘Ladies Sing The Blues’

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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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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