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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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Legendary Soul Band Comes To West Seattle

June 16, 2014

Septimus

The story of the legendary Seattle soul band SEPTIMUS begins in the family history of Septimus Brown, who traveled from Arkansas to raise his family in Seattle and continues with the release of Wheedle’s Groove Vol. II, which features tracks from Septimus from singles released decades ago.The band has never stopped playing together for over 40+ years.

Wheedle's Groove

In 2004, the first volume of Wheedle’s Groove shone a light on the formerly unheralded soul scene in 1960s and ‘70s Seattle, followed by a new album in 2008, and then an award winning feature-length documentary film. The on-going Wheedle’s Groove series continues to present a vast chapter of the city’s musical heritage that has little to do with long-haired rock dudes with guitars. No – in the world of Wheedle’s Groove, platform shoes and pimp hats were the order of the day.

Septimus in the '70s

As the years unfurl in the tracks of Wheedle’s Groove Volume II, so does the recent history of American music, the songs tracing technological changes and social change, and music’s move from the club to disco as live bands moved aside for DJs. Witness Septimus, on the cusp of both, blending a live drummer with a Roland drum machine and cutting “Here I Go Again” on a disco-friendly 12” single.

It is with great honor that we welcome Septimus to the Feedback Lounge on Friday, June 20th – 9PM for a free show. Come see these iconic soul/funk masters at work.