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There's always something going on at the Rockfish Grill and Anacortes Brewery. Check out our calendar for upcoming special events. Visit the Rockfish Grill for live entertainment including the best in jazz, blues and beyond.

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Monday, October 1, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012

DINNER AND A MOVIE EVERY MONDAY


Join us for Dinner and a Movie! Every Monday night, stop by the Rockfish Grill, order any food item and get a ticket to the Anacortes Cinema located right across the street for only 5 bucks! Movie tickets are good for any day of the week.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

SAVAGE JAZZ


It's our monthly Jazz invitational hosted by the Savage Jazz Trio. Join us for the best in mainstream jazz with special surprise guests, 6 - 9 PM the first Wednesday of every month.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012

BLACK RIVER BLUES


Black River Blues play the Cool Rockin' Blues with a Downtown Bite! We take the sound of Chicago, Memphis, Mississippi, and Texas - season them with some uptown Jazz and some downtown Funk, and add a little Rhythm & Soul to taste.

The Black River Blues Are:

Harold Wooten – Keyboards & Vocals
With a rich, long and varied musical heritage, Harold started out his career as a child playing the Hammond organ in church. His musical history includes the cello as part of a collegiate string quartet, saxophone in marching and jazz bands, classical orchestra conducting, and of course, his true love, the keyboards. Harold played with Etta James, toured from Boston to Berkeley and has spent the last decade playing up and down the West Coast with The Big Earl’s Blues Band and other musical entities. Harold’s musical influences include Bach, Beethoven, Sly and the Family Stone, the Neville Brothers and a variety of blues legends. Harold plays live music as a matter of survival; according to Harold, “without performing, your soul dies… So here’s to living!”

Jerry Peterson - Guitar & Vocals
Born and raised just outside of Seattle, Jerry is a homegrown talent. He picked up a guitar just after High School and came to the blues once he heard “The Thrill is Gone” played by B.B. King. Jerry’s eyes were opened by B.B. King and his listening to Sonny Boy Williamson and Howlin' Wolf sealed the deal. The Black River Blues Band came from Jerry’s desire to share "the Blues" with everyone he could - because the Blues aren't about being down, they're about being alive. Being alive can be a great joy even if you do
have the blues…and he’s got 'em - bad!

Brian Arthur - Bass Guitar
When it comes to music, as long as it grooves Brian will play it. When it comes to instruments, bass is what moves him. Having played guitar, keys and bass in various bands over the years, Brian keeps coming back to bass. Locally, he’s played keys in Deep Sleep Narcotics Company, Guitar and Keys in Hungry Dogs, and Keys in Sugarsmacks. He writes music in various styles and always enjoys a solid funk groove. Stevie Wonder, James Brown and David Bowie are musicians that inspire him, as are all the old Blues and Jazz cats - Jack McDuff, Thelonious Monk, Jimmy Smith, Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley, Albert King, BB King, Howlin' Wolf, and Muddy Waters.

Craig Stetina - Drums
A native of Wisconsin, Craig relocated to Seattle via Los Angeles. Formerly of Bare Root (San Francisco) & The Geckos (Los Angeles), Craig has opened for Cheap Trick, Pat Mc Donald (Timbuk 3) and Janine Mc Cullough among many others. Craig has written and produced the music for the comedy cooking video, You've had Worse Things in your Mouth starring Billi Gordon. Craig is also a sought after studio drummer who has done commercial spots for ESPN and has done recording for the ACT Theater in Seattle. He’s played in Seattle with The Krell, Capt. Leroy and The Zydeco Locals and Angela Hammontree before joining The Black River Blues Band.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012

LITTLE BILL and the BLUENOTES


Northwest legends and Washington Blues Society Hall of Fame members, Little Bill and the Blue Notes return to the Rockfish featuring the great Dick Powell on harmonica and keyboards, guitar ace, Billy Stapleton, longtime Bluenote sideman, drummer Tommy Morgan and, of course, the legendary Little Bill himself on bass, vocals and big time charisma.

Vocalist and bassist "Little Bill" Engelhart is the founder and front man for the Blue Notes - one of the first Northwest rhythm and blues groups and a contemporary of The Fleetwoods, The Ventures, Sonics and Frantics.

In his career that spans over 40 years , Bill has played nearly every club and concert hall in the Northwest, including such legendary venues as Parkers Ballroom, The Aquarius, The Spanish Castle, and Lake Hills Roller Rink.

"You hear this voice...raw, rough and plain, with a wry twist that comes right out of too many nights on the road, a little like Joe Tex, with some Ray Charles Thrown in, and further back, some kind of sad, low moan from the country." Paul de' Barros - Downbeat Magazine
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

KIDS EAT FREE EVERY TUESDAY


Don't feel like cooking? Bring the family to the Rockfish Grill on Tuesday where kids twelve and under eat free all day (One child entree complimentary with each adult entree purchased).
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

STILLY RIVER BAND


Performing together for decades, the Stilly River Band delivers an exciting range of music, from bluegrass to progressive folk, Latin, Irish, rock and rhythm 'n blues. Their bluegrass arrangement of Sam & Dave's soul classic, Hold On, I'm Comin' will put a smile on your face for the rest of the day.

Known by some as “the bad boys of bluegrass”, the Stillys play and eclectic mix of music from traditional bluegrass to other less conventional styles played in a bluegrass format that the band labels “rude grass.”

The band features John Amber-Oliver on lead vocals and guitar, Jonathon Schneider on tenor harmonies and banjo, Stuart Torgeson on dobro and accordion, John Daugherty on vocals and stand up bass, Steve Stolpe on vocals and mandolin and Mike Schway on fiddle.


The Stilly River Band delivers accomplished musicianship, excellent vocal harmony and an always entertaining and unpredictable show. Looking for a cross between Earl Scruggs and the Tempations? These are your guys!

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012

TRISH HATLEY


Vocalist Trish Hatley is one of the most beloved and enduring figures on the Northwest music scene.

Known for her easy sense of swing, beautiful tone and innate sensitivity to the music, she effectively balances technical mastery with genuine accessibility, making her extremely popular among jazz fans everywhere she performs.

Hatley is also one of the hardest working musicians around. She performs and records with her own band, the Trish Hatley Quintet, as well as the vocal jazz trio Trish, Hans & Phil. She has appeared in several Pops concerts with the Everett Symphony and has also been a frequent guest vocalist with Jim Kerl’s Swing Session Big Band.

Trish has recorded five CD’s to date and has also produced four shows: “A Fifth of Jazz,” “Women in Song”, “Isn’t It Romantic” and “The Great American Songbook.” Her latest CDs, “I Remember” was released in January 2010, and released in March 2010, “Sing, Ask and It Is Given,” a collection of affirmations set to original jazz melodies that she composed.

Trish performs regularly at festivals, nightspots and concerts throughout the Northwest. Showtime for Trish's Rockfish performance is 6PM.

"When I think of Trish, the first word that comes to mind is dazzling. Her ability to captivate the audience while inspiring the musicians has made Trish one of our most requested soloists."
—Dr. Paul Cobb, Conductor, Everett Symphony

"This slim brunette does it all with a style and energy suffused with a self effacing wit and possesses a soulful soprano voice!"
—Nancy Wollbeck, Anacortes American
Friday, October 12, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012

SCOTT HOLT


Scott Holt joined Buddy Guy’s band at the age of 18 and played with the blues legend for a decade. But he’s more than a six-string powerhouse. Holt is a penetrating and soulful storyteller whose songs touch the heart of modern life, yet possess a timeless appeal driven by a blend of honesty and pure musical expression. Joined by Dan Eubanks (bass) and Marshal Weaver (drums), they are creating songs that are real, about real people with real lives who are experiencing things worth writing about.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012

T-TOWN ACES


Led by bluesharp legend, Steve Bailey, the T Town Aces are a top notch act that will knock your socks of with their swinging blend of the blues.

Steve Bailey is truly a Northwest blues pioneer, starting his Seattle performing career in the late 1960's. Bailey was a mainstay of the original Public Market Blues scene, and the list of musicians that have played in his bands reads like a who's who of the Northwest Blues. A triple-threat performer on vocals, guitar, and harp, Bailey is also an accomplished songwriter, as well as running his own recording studio. Bailey's recordings with "The Blue Flames" took him on multiple tours to Europe and Japan, and he was the mastermind behind the international hit album, "Northwest Harmonica Showcase".
Monday, October 15, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012

3.99 HAPPY HOUR MENU EVERY DAY


Check out Anacortes' best Happy Hour, 3-6PM everyday. Enjoy pizzas, calzones, flatbreads, fish and chips, nachos, hot wings and more all for only 3.99 plus get $1 off all drinks.

Besides 16 handles of house brewed craft beer including year round cask and an extensive wine selection, the Rockfish Grill now serves your favorite cocktails!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

SPOONSHINE DUO


The Spoonshine Duo featuring Jacob Navarro and William Cook of the popular group, Spoonshine, perform their own brand of home grown roots music the third Wednesday of every month.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012

DINE FOR 9.99 EVERY THURSDAY


Every Thursday, order any one topping pizza or burger and a pint of your favorite Anacortes beer for only 9.99!
Friday, October 19, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012

THE BOUCHARDS

The Bouchards formed in 2007 when guitarists Bill Preib and Dennis Tevlin teamed up with ex Rank and File drummer Bob Kahr and former Tracy Chapman bassist Andy Stoller to rehearse and record new songs penned by Preib and Tevlin. The quartet began recording the basic tracks for what would become “High Water Line” and performing occasional live shows in Seattle.

Coinciding with the release of “High Water Line” in 2008, two veterans of Seattle’s alt country music scene – Geoff Duncan and “Country Dave” Harmonson – joined the band. The Bouchards have since become a fan favorite, headlining local music festivals such as Northwest Folklife, Seattle Hempfest, and the Fremont Oktoberfest, and popular Seattle venues such as the Tractor, the Little Red Hen, and the Sunset.

The Bouchards feature Dennis Tevlin on guitars and vocals, Bill Preib on guitars and vocals, Bob Kahr on drums and vocals, Dave Harmonson on pedal and lap steel guitars, and Geoff Duncan on bass guitar.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012

COLONEL and DOUBLESHOT


Curran “el Colonel” Stromberg hailed from Pasadena California originally, and has been playing blues music of all shades at Festivals, Clubs, Showcase Theaters, and private events for 20 years now in the Northwest. He has studied 50s and 60s R&B with the likes of Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Albert King and BB King.

El Colonel was nominated twice for “Best Male Vocalist” by the Washington Blues Society in 2006 and 2008. His CD is in the works, and will be out this year in 2011. It will have 10 original numbers, as well as 2 traditional covers.

El Colonel loves to play da blues in it's purest form, and never leaves an audience hungry.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

FIDALGO SWING


Join us for some great Django inspired tunes performed by local favorites Fidalgo Swing. Guitarist and host Allen Lewis will be joined each month by special guests to kick off our very own Djangofest right here at the Rockfish.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012

GERTRUDE'S HEARSE


The sound of gravel crunching beneath the tires of the hearse as it rolls through the iron gates. In the distance a lone fiddle cries to the grey dawn. An alabaster stone marks the spot where the hearse pulls to a final stop. After all, who called for the undertakers?

Gertrude’s Hearse is a band hailing from Skagit Valley, Washington. The band was formed atop the hill by a bunch a good fellas and guitarist Raymond John: adding Yusuf Kilgore, Matt Clausen, Keith Stone, Tim Daniels and a plethora of other players to become one of the areas hottest bands. In a three year period, they have built an outstanding repertoire of music ranging from folk, country, and rock, to bluegrass, R&B, and punk. No one else has their style, their energy, or their theme. Gertrude’s Hearse has the flexibility and versatility to perform with some or all of its members. They can readily cater to the more intimate as an acoustic-style duo/trio or elaborate with an all-out rock & roll 7+ piece grandstand-style band.

Gertrude (grrr-trood)
An old-time name representing the style of music from which the band bases its sound. They are equally comfortable playing acoustically, around a single can microphone, or plugged into a PA on-stage. Versatility has been an important factor in their early success as a band.

Hearse (her-sss)
A car used to transport a coffin to a burial site. It is also a somewhat taboo word in the English language, not often used and retaining a sort of mystery. The name of the band is hard to get out of the heads of those who have said it aloud or read it in print. It also offers a theme for the band's logos, artwork, and trademark. This too has played a key role in the band's early notoriety in the area.

The undertakers and country-rock-folk-grassin' singers gaining quite a reputation in the Pacific Northwest are commonly known as Gertrude's Hearse. They are fast becoming legend, often imitated, and never reproduced. Look for them makin their way through your town soon. Mothers watch yer daughters, fathers git yur guns, brothers watch yer tongues, and everyone git ready for a shin splittin good time when Gertrude's Hearse rolls into town.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012

ALICE STUART and the FORMERLYS


Alice Stuart has played with everyone from Taj Mahal to Frank Zappa. She started her career in the early sixties right here in the Pacific Northwest and along the way has assembled a wonderful catalog of folk, roots and blues.


Alice Stuart blazed the trail for women in Rock and Roll as one of the only females in the country to write her own music, front a male band, and play lead guitar on national and international circuits during the 1970s.


Blues Hall of Fame inductee Dick Waterman once remarked, "There would be no Bonnie Raitt without Alice Stuart."

And according to Taj Mahal, "Alice cut the road that Bonnie traveled."
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

JACK HAMILTON


Join Mr Entertainment, Jack Hamilton, for a set that spans from Van Morrison to Van Halen every fifth Wednesday at the Rockfish. Show starts at 6PM.
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