Posts Tagged ‘Marlee Walker’

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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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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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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.