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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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Friday, February 1, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008

TRISH HATLEY

Trish Hatley has captured a large loyal following from her many singing performances in the Northwest. She has brought Live Swinging Jazz to many venues from small intimate clubs to big productions. Not only does Trish sing wonderful music, but she ceates a fun and entertaining atmosphere anytime she plays that keeps bringing people back for more.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008

BILL MATTOCKS BAND


Touring behind their newest release "Covers", the Bill Mattocks band is a tight high energy outfit delivering first rate contemporary blues and blues based rock. Be here for their first appearance at the Rockfish.
Monday, February 4, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008

DINNER AND A MOVIE EVERY MONDAY



Join us for Dinner and a Movie! Every Monday night stop by the Rockfish, order from our Dinner and a Movie menu and receive a ticket to the Anacortes Cinema located right across the street. Movie tickets are good for 30 days from date of issue.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008

FRANKLY MOANIN



It's our monthly Jazz invitational hosted by Frankly Moanin'. Join us for the best in mainstream jazz with special surprise guests, 6 - 9 PM the first Wednesday of every month.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008

HARP ATTACK VII - JIMMYPALOOZA


Harpman, historian and author Kim Field along with the Colonel and his Doubleshot rhythm section host the seventh installment of Harp Attack, the annual Rockfish bluesharp blowout.

Special guests for this year's Harp Attack are: From Portland, regular sideman for guitarists Terry Robb and Kelly Joe Phelps, Dave Mathis, from Chicago, blues traditionalist and the hottest name in custom harmonica manufacturers, Joe Filisko, from Austin, harmonica player, singer, guitarist and regular Pancho Sanchez sideman, Dale Spalding from Seattle, harpman, singer, songwriter, and teacher, Grant Dermody, and Hohner World Champion, Jim McLaughlin.

Internationally celebrated harmonica player, guitarist and singer Kim Field began his musical career in New York, where he worked with the Sting Rays, a group managed by Grammy winner Phil Schaap. Returning to his hometown of Seattle, he teamed up with Isaac Scott, appearing on two albums with the legendary guitarist. Field spent several years fronting the Slamhound Hunters, whose performances and two albums for Satin Records, 4/1 Mind and Private Jungle, were strongly received in both Europe and the United States.

Over the years Field has appeared on bills with such rhythm and blues legends as Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Gregg Allman, James Cotton, Otis Rush, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, the Righteous Brothers, Walter Horton, and Big Mama Thornton. He has appeared at the San Francisco Blues Festival, performed on New Year’s Eve in New York City’s Central Park, and was a featured performer at Bumbershoot seven years running.
Field’s songwriting has been highlighted in the soundtracks of two feature films, The Killoff and The Lawless Land.

In addition to his work as a musician, Field has also written extensively on music. He is the author of Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers, a history of the harmonica's role in American music published by Cooper Square Press. Field has also written for several publications, including The Village Voice, the Seattle Weekly, Blues Review magazine, and the Journal of Country Music. He has also contributed to the Encyclopedia of Country Music.

Harmonica player, singer, and guitarist Dale Spalding learned the blues from the masters, when fresh out of high school he studied with the legendary Sonny Terry, who soon introduced him to the musicians that shaped the sound of modern blues--Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Big Walter Horton and Willie Dixon. Dale plays a funky mix, and has shared the stage with such blues & R&B legends as Otis Rush, Doug MacLeod, and Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, famed jazz pianist Duke Burrell (Louis Jordan Band), and Hawaiian superstar guitarist Willie K, among the many. In 2000, the great Latin jazz band leader & percussionist Poncho Sanchez invited Dale to blend his funky gumbo with Pancho's Latin rhythms, pioneering a new sound.

It's not likely you will find many aspects regarding the current state of the diatonic harmonica that have not been influenced in some way by Joe Filisko.

Filisko has taught, performed and judged competitions on three continents for numerous festivals and workshops including: The World Harmonica Festival, David Barrett's Harmonica Masterclass, the Harmonica Masters Workshop, the Buckeye Harmonica Festival, the SPAH Harmonica Festival, Trossinger Blues-Fabrik (Germany), Schorndorfer Gitarrentage, Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival, Augusta Heritage Festival "Blues Week", Centrum's Port Townsend Country Blues Workshop, Jon Gindick's Harmonica Jam Camp, the Chicago Blues Fest, Fitzgerald's "American Music Festival," the Bean Blossom Blues Fest, and Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout.

His craftsmanship, musicianship and knowledge of the instrument and all aspects of its history are being acknowledged and praised by the likes of Howard Levy, Kim Wilson, Charlie Musselwhite, Gary Primich, Mickey Raphael, John Hammond, David Barrett, Madcat Ruth, Steve Baker, Mike Stevens, Mark Graham, The National Music Museum, the Harmonikamuseum Trossingen, The Starr-Gennett Records Foundation, The Paramount Blues Festival, The Country Music Hall of Fame, and most especially, the M. Hohner Company.

Grant Dermody is a harmonica player, singer, songwriter, and teacher from Seattle, Washington. Grant’s primary focus is acoustic blues. Currently playing in a trio with Orville Johnson and John Miller, Grant has also performed with blues legends Honeyboy Edwards, Robert Lowery, Big Joe Duskin, John Dee Holeman, and Cephas & Wiggins. Grant also tours periodically with New Jersey guitar maestro Frank Fotusky.

Grant has been a teacher of the harmonica for many years in both private and group settings all over the country to students of all ages. He has taught at Blues Week at The Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins West Virginia, The Country Blues Workshop in Port Townsend, Washington, and the Telluride Acoustic Blues Camp in Telluride, Colorado. He was recently hired to teach at Blues Week through Euro Blues Productions Limited at The University of Northhampton in the United Kingdom. Grant has taught hundreds of kids in several elementary schools in the Seattle area how to play the harmonica.

These amazing musicians are all assembling to salute friend and fellow musician, Jim McLaughlin, a 2 time Hohner World Harmonica Champion.

Jim has toured North America, Australia, Japan and Europe, performing a wide variety of musical styles. As a studio musician, McLaughlin can be heard on numerous recordings. He has performed with such notables as The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, WAR, Vassar Clements, Townes Van Zandt and Charlie Musselwhite to name a few.

This show is gonna blow the roof off the place! Things get started at 9PM. $8 cover at the door.

Saturday, February 9, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008

BOBBY HOLLAND and the BREADLINE


The music of Bobby Holland and the Breadline is an up-tempo mix of traditional blues and other diverse blues based material including many contemporary originals.

In many ways, their music defies categorization. They move seamlessly from a standard like Muddy Water’s “King Bee” to a rockin’ version of the Buck Owens classic “Hot Dog” and onto a bluesy take of Frank Zappa’s “Cosmik Debris”. Along the way they deliver first rate original material from the songwriting team of Bobby Holland and Rick Star.

In addition, Breadline features the creative talents of two time world harmonica champion, Jim McLaughlin, hot off his Harp Attack appearance at the Rockfish the night before.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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, February 13, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008

THE DUNTONS



It's Bluegrass Nite the second Wednesday of every month. This is an old fashioned invitaional type hootenanny with your hosts, The Duntons.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008

MARK RILEY


Guitarist Mark Riley returns to the Rockfish Grill. This well known bluesman has appeared with a who's who list of artists including James Cotton, Long John Baldry and Koko Taylor. Mark is also a fine songwriter and producer as well as a sought after guitar maker.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008

FIRKIN FRIDAY EVERY WEEK



On Firkin Fridays, the Rockfish Grill offers cask conditioned versions of Anacortes ales. Cask conditioning is an English tradition that allows the beer to finish its fermentation in the barrel or "firkin" resulting in a character and complexity unique from any other beer. We'll offer a different variety every Friday served directly from the firkin with a traditional English hand pump. There's one batch a week and we pour till its gone, so get it while you can!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008

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."

Alice is a Rockfish favorite, so get here early for a seat.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

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.
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