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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, April 1, 2005
Friday, April 1, 2005

GALLERY WALK WITH ANNIEVILLE BLUES

Annieville Blues highlights the monthly Gallery Walk in downtown Anacortes. The first Friday of every month, Annieville will be joined by special guests drawn from the ranks of the top blues players in Western Washington.
Saturday, April 2, 2005
Saturday, April 2, 2005

THE NIGHTSTICKS

Established in 1992 by founding members Les White and Scott Earhart, The Nightsticks played extensively throughout the northwest from 1992 to 1998. They were celebrated winners of the 'Best Blues Band' award in 1996 issued by the Washington Blues Society. Currently reformed behind vocalist Erica 'Top Shelf' Erica Kelsey, their brand of blues and R&B will leave you satisfied to your soul!
Wednesday, April 6, 2005
Wednesday, April 6, 2005

JAZZ INVITATIONAL WITH 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, April 8, 2005
Friday, April 8, 2005

GRETA MATASSA

The Rockfish is pleased to announce the return of multiple Earshot Jazz award winner, Greta Matassa, Friday, April 8th at 9 PM. Greta is one of the most sought after jazz artists in the Pacific Northwest and continues to win wide acclaim. She has been voted best jazz vocalist four times by the readers of Earshot, the well known Seattle jazz magazine. Her current CD, Two for the Road, is a collaboration with guitarist Mimi Fox and features Greta's regular trio including piano man Randy Halberstadt and bassist Clipper Anderson.
Friday, April 8, 2005
Friday, April 8, 2005

HARD LIVER BARLEYWINE FESTIVAL

April 8th – April 15th: Hard Liver Barley Wine Festival @ Brouwer’s Café. Brouwer’s Café will be clearing out the taps to bring in 40+ Barley Wines of varying vintages for a weeklong Barley Wine extravaganza. Most will be from the Pacific Northwest region, with a few east coast examples - Alaskan, Anacortes, Anchor, Bear Creek, Bear Republic (pending), Big Sky, Bridgeport, Boundary Bay, Dicks, Dogfish Head, Elliot Bay, Elysian, Far West Ireland, Fish Tale, Flying Dog, Full Sail, Hair of the Dog, Hales Ales, Heads Up, Hood Canal, Lagunitas, Leavenworth, Midnight Sun (pending), North Coast, Rogue, Samuel Smith, Scuttlebutt, Sierra Nevada, Skagit River, Snipes Mountain, Stone, Victory, and Young’s. Different sized samplers will be available, as well as some specialized food pairings.

Brouwer's Café, a Flemish Grand Café, is located at 400 North 35th in Fremont. It's a unique restaurant with over forty taps, two hundred bottled beers, wine and a definitive list of spirits from the house aperitif to after dinner scotch or grappa.
Saturday, April 9, 2005
Saturday, April 9, 2005

LITTLE BILL AND THE BLUENOTES

Northwest icons and Washington Blues Society Hall of Fame members, Little Bill and the Blue Notes return to the Rockfish. Led by legendary frontman Little Bill Engelhard, the Bluenotes features the great Dick Powell on harmonica and keyboards, NW guitar ace, Billy Stapleton and longtime Bluenote sideman, drummer Tommy Morgan.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Tuesday, April 12, 2005

DON'T FEEL LIKE COOKING?

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, April 13, 2005
Wednesday, April 13, 2005

ROCKFISH HOOTENANNY WITH 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.
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Thursday, April 14, 2005

MARK HUMMEL

Mark Hummel is a road warrior - a true Blues Survivor. Along the way, he has crafted his own trademark harmonica sound - a subtle combination of tone, phrasing and attack combined with a strong sense of swing.

Born in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in Los Angeles, California, Mark absorbed the music of such Chicago based harp blowers as Little Walter, James Cotton, and Sonny Boy Williamson, before settling in Berkeley, California in 1972. There he played with local bluesmen such as Cool Papa, Boogie Jake, Mississippi Johnny Waters and Sonny Lane. In 1980, he took the helm to lead the popular Blues Survivors Band.

In 1985, the Blues Survivors released Playing in Your Town, on Rockinitus Records, and immediately went out on the road. Earning their name, they toured virtually non-stop throughout the United States, Canada and Europe playing alongside such blues greats as Charlie Musselwhite, Brownie McGhee, Lowell Fulson and Eddie Taylor.

While on tour with his band in 1988, Mark was introduced to Canadian guitarist and vocalist Sue Foley. After several tours that year, Mark and Sue released Up & Jumpin', which also features piano legend Charles Brown. Eager to revive the Blues Survivors, though, Mark hit the road again in 1990, before releasing Hard Lovin' in 1992 on Double Trouble Records. He has been on the road constantly since then, stopping only to record Feel Like Rockin' in 1994 and Married to the Blues in 1995 on Flying Fish Records. He has performed at numerous festivals across the country, including the San Francisco Blues Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, King Biscuit Blues Festival, Waterfront Blues Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, and has performed and judged at the Hohner Harmonica World Championship, held in Germany.

For Heart of Chicago, Mark's sixth release and first on Tone-Cool, Mark traveled to the Windy City to record with some of the city's most legendary players and pay tribute to his Chicago blues influences. Featuring former Muddy Waters sidemen Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and Bob Stroger on drums and bass, guitarist Dave Myers from Little Walter's band, and others. In 1998 Mark released Lowdown To Uptown,his 7th cd, a mix of Chicago blues & uptown jazz. This cd featues great guests such as Jr. Watson, Mike Welch, Brenda Boykin & the last piano recording of the late, great Charles Brown. Mark's most current cd is called "Golden State Blues" on the Electro Fi label. It's recorded with his touring band, the Blues Survivors, plus special guests such as Rusty Zinn, Anson Funderburgh & Steve Lucky.

Since 1991 Mark has been both producing & performing at his annual Blues Harmonica Blowout series. These shows have grown to be a much heralded event & continue to draw sellout crowds wherever they appear. The list of participents is a who's who of Blues harp history, James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, Norton Buffalo, Kim Wilson, Huey Lewis, Carey Bell, Billy Boy Arnold, Rod Piazza, Rick Estrin, Paul Delay, Snooky Pryor, James Harman, Gary Primich, Sam Myers, in just the last three years of this 11 year event.

"Mark Hummel is a harmonica virtuoso. Quite simply, he is one of a handful of the best players ever on the instrument, and he gets better with each new release."
- Blues Revue

"Hummel and his swinging brand of blues are a match made in heaven"
- Living Blues

"... is, in just about everyone's estimation, one of the top 3 to 5 living harp blowers"
- West Coast Blues Revue

"Mark Hummel is simply one of the best harmonica players working today, the rhythm section’s kickin’ and Charles Wheal’s guitar pickin’ is a special delight."
- Huey Lewis
Friday, April 15, 2005
Friday, April 15, 2005

FIRKIN FRIDAYS

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, April 16, 2005
Saturday, April 16, 2005

CROSSROADS

Veteran blues band Crossroads visit the Rockfish. Led by NW legend, Steve Bailey, these guys are one of the top acts in the state. Don't miss 'em!
Monday, April 18, 2005
Monday, April 18, 2005

JOIN US FOR DINNER AND A MOVIE

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, April 20, 2005
Wednesday, April 20, 2005

HOMESTYLE WITH JACOB NAVARRO AND WILLIAM COOK

Homestyle featuring Jacob Navarro and William Cook of the popular group, Spoonshine, perform their own brand of home grown roots music the third Wednesday fo every month.
Saturday, April 23, 2005
Saturday, April 23, 2005

DILLINGER'S CLAMBAKE

Dillinger's Clambake is a new era swing band that mixes the styles of pre-big band to rock and roll. While swinging hard like many of the traditional big bands you might hear, the "Clambake" cooks it up with a strong boogie woogie thumping from the rhythm section. Blow that open with the steaming sounds of their air tight horns and you've got a "Dillinger's Clambake" happening!
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Wednesday, April 27, 2005

DJANGO NIGHT WITH 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, April 29, 2005
Friday, April 29, 2005

GUITARSLINGER

The Colonel leads our second annual "Guitarslinger", guitar player showdown. Joing him for this show are Mark Whitman, Kimball Conant, Mark Riley and Nick Vigarino, otherwise known as some of the top blues guitar men in the state. Show starts at 9 PM and admission is $7 at the door.
Saturday, April 30, 2005
Saturday, April 30, 2005

JOHN HODGKIN

Big John Hodgkin returns to the Rockfish. Winner of the Washington Blues Society's Vocalist of the Year award, Hodgkin is also a skilled saxman and a triple threat on the blues harp.
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