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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, April 2, 2012
Monday, April 2, 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, April 4, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 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, April 6, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012

MAGGIE'S FURY


Maggie's Fury combines the rousing melodies of the Irish fiddle and whistle with spirited vocal harmonies likened to Eastern Canadian Maritime traditions. Add a touch of modern folk rock and you have the perfect recipe for Celtic mayhem pack to the kilt with harmony, passion and spirit.

"These Celtic rockers have a more authentic sound than most of the Celtic groups trooping through town." (Wayne Ellis, Every Other Weekly)

Based in Bellingham, Washington, Maggie's Fury came to life five years ago from the musical passions of brothers Terry and James Walters, and life long family friend Roxanne Read. Known then as the Furies, the trio began performing their own mix of modern folk pop, drawing a small following from their monthly gigs at the Skagit River Brewery in Mount Vernon.

"Early on I can remember us trying to decide which angle the band should take," said guitarist James Walters. "Then one sunny afternoon the three of us were at a northwest highland games festival. I can recall us thinking, wouldn't it be great to have a band performing that was vocally charged and got the crowd excited to be here. We need to be that band. From that moment on we began writing songs that combined traditional Celtic elements with modern vocal rock energy. Since then, we have never looked back."

"Maggie's Fury is great. Thier style is unique, they're becoming very popular, and they certainly can pack the house." (Eric Lint, General Manager of the Skagit River Brewery)

The band's first CD featured nine original tunes inspired by the bands wanderlust for foreign travel, and one traditional East coast maritime selection. The band also began to expand their sound to larger venues and added Bellingham drummer, Tom Caldwell. Caldwell's upbeat, energized drumming style added the extra punch that the band needed to break into the Northwest club scene. Ready to meet the local music scene head on, the band adopted the name Maggie's Fury, a name more suited toward their fierce developing sound. The name "Maggie" comes from the Walters brothers dearly departed mother.

"Mom always had a love for a gathering," said Terry Walters. "Her fiery spirit and love for people have a tremendous influence on the way James, Roxanne and I write songs. It is very fitting that we name the band after her."

The band's second CD titled "Across the Irish Sea", was produced and recorded by Whidbey Island sound guru, David Maloney (Junk Yard Jane and Sister Monk Harem). Where their first CD explored their general love for travel, their second effort took listeners to the source of the band's spiritual homeland, Ireland. "Across the Irish Sea" explored the bands' Celtic roots with upbeat Irish pub songs and traditional Irish melodies.

"Maggie's Fury's 'Pour Another Round' lays it on as thick as Guinness Stout." (Bellingham Herald, Take Five)

The sound of Maggie's Fury continues to reach wider audiences and their diehard fan base remains consistent. The band has recently added Bellingham fiddle sensation Howie Meltzer to the lineup. Howie's fiddle passion and traditional know-how will strengthen the Celtic Heart of Maggie's Fury.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012

Mt Baker Preview: BOBBY HOLLAND and the BREADLINE


Mount Baker R&B Festival "Preview Show:

Led by guitarist Bobby Holland and featuring former world harmonica champion Jim McLaughlin, the band "Bobby Holland and the Breadline" features top notch musicianship, four part harmony and a catalog of excellent original material which they combine with their own unique intrepretations of blues standards.

In many ways, the band defies categorization as they move seamlessly from a standard like Muddy Waters "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.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 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, April 11, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 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, April 12, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 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, April 13, 2012
Friday, April 13, 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.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012

BONEYARD PREACHERS


Boneyard Preachers is the NW's newest all-star band with a lineup of award-winning musicians selected from the area's top blues bands.

Smokin' twin texas guitar attack meets Chicago blues harp with the team of Tom "T-Boy Neal" Boyle, "Stoop Down" Tim Sherman and the suave harmonica and vocals of Mike Lynch. Conrad "Machete" Ormsby and Patty "Mighty Mite" May on drums and bass round out the lineup.

The band features new arrangements of blues classics, contemporary blues originals, and plenty of jump swing to get the dancers in the groove. All members of the band are WBS award-winners and nominees and their stellar reputations attest to their many years of blues experience.

But don't get the idea these cats are fossil fuel--they put on a lively, exciting show.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Monday, April 16, 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, April 18, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 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, April 19, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 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, April 20, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012

Mt Baker Preview: RED HOUSE

Mount Baker R&B Festival "Preview Shows


Red House is four of the baddest players / singers in the Northwest, doing blues, R&B, soul and funk with a fiery passion and doing it "Their Way".

Red House is Robin Crane - drums & vocals, Jimmy Holden - Hammond organ & vocals, Mark Noftsger - guitar, Tim Scott - bass & vocals.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012

JUNKYARD JANE


The four-headed love child named Junkyard Jane rose by night in the tide flats of Tacoma, Washington from a deadly mephitic brew of blues, swamp gas, rockabilly, old engine parts, country, motor oil, folk, funk and used kitty litter. Like all true originals, they display a Creole blend of influences that they affectionately call “Swampabilly Roots Music”.

With five critically acclaimed, all original CD’s under their belt and over 1000 live performances since their 1997 debut, the band decided to expand it’s musical horizons by relocating to the tour fertile South, landing in the Americana friendly city of Louisville, Kentucky.

Junkyard Jane, a BEAM Grant recipient (Benefiting Emerging Artist in Music), was one of only eight groups from a pool of thousands to make the final round at the International Band Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee; and their briefcase full of awards over the years includes the prestigious Washington State BB Award for “Best Band”.

Rooster Hooch, Junkyard Jane's newest release, finds the band coming into their own with raw arrangements, scaled down production and some of their best songwriting to date. Ductape & Sagebrush, showcases a journey into the rootsy, acoustic side of the band; while their third album, Swampabilly Snake Oil Freakshow, serves up a steamin’ plate of corn fed, swampy, jug band blues. JJ’s sophomore effort, Milkin’ the Frog, was voted BB Award winner for “Best Northwest Recording” and features all original music as does the debut CD Washboard Highway, which was named one of the top 10 NW recordings by KPLU radio.

Four-time “Best Songwriter” nominee and Summy Award recipient for “Female Performer of the Year”, Leanne Trevalyan entices the listener with her smooth, sultry vocal styling and acoustic guitar picking. Lea’s washboard scratchin’, slide whistle wailing and occasional kazoo solo ads a touch of whimsy to the show.

Billy Stoops, a BB Award winner for “Entertainer of the Year” as well as "Best Male Vocalist", delights and amuses audiences with his rich, soulful voice and on stage antics. Billy’s distinctive guitar style, both electric and acoustic, along with his groove-oriented songwriting garnered him a Summy Award for "Male Performer of the Year".

Louisvillian Alex Featherstone, the newest member of the clan, provides melodic bass lines on electric, acoustic and fretless basses, and his funk/rock origins compliment the bands rootsy tone. And finally, steady thumpin’ drummer Tom Sunderland, whose world beat rhythms can be heard on various TV soundtracks, keeps poundin’ down the groove so your butts can move!

“…as entertaining and uninhibited as anything you will ever see on stage!” John Allen Briscoe, WBS Newsletter
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 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, April 27, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012

JENNY and the TOMCATS


Join Jenny on lead vocals and guitar, Tommy on lead guitar and vocals, Jerry on upright bass and vocals and Dan on keyboards and accordian plus a very special guest drummer for a night of toe tapping country and bluegrass favorites.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012

BRIAN LEE and the ORBITERS


Brian Lee & the Orbiters are based in Seattle, Washington, and are one of the premier bands on the Northwest blues scene. Brian fronts the band with melodic vocals and superb guitar, slide guitar, and blues harp. Brian has lead the band since it's formation in 1999, initially called the Blues Orbiters. The "Orbiters" name evokes the concept of the band-- a "broad orbit through the blues universe".

Brian's blues influences from an early age include Elmore James, T-Bone Walker, Big and Little Walter, Johnny Watson, Guitar Slim, Peter Green, and later additions such as Jr. Watson, Jimmy Vaughan, Rick Estrin, Gary Smith, etc... Brian has lead the Orbiters to a prominent position in the Northwest blues scene based on their engaging and energetic delivery, top-flight musicianship, and great repertoire of original tunes and gems from the blues tradition. The Brian Lee Trio scales this same sound to provide a perfect fit for smaller venues. Brian and the band are serious in their musicianship, but have serious fun when they perform! Without gimmicks, the focus is on delivering a great performance of great tunes that are perfect for both dancing and listening.

Band members include some of the finest players in the area:

Guitar: Steve Yonck contributes to the Orbiters sound with his superb guitar work. Steve is deeply versed in the blues tradition, and he is an exceptionally fine guitarist. He has previously contributed to several top Northwest bands including the Hudson Blues Band, Kim Field's Titans of Tone, Harmonica Playboy and the Midnight Movers, and earlier performances with the Orbiters. His distinctive style is a superb complement to Brian's slide, harp, and guitar playing. Steve has recently rejoined with the Orbiters - check out the new photos in our gallery!

Drums: Russ Kammerer performs with both the Orbiters and the Trio. He's a superb drummer who really drives the groove with energy and finesse. Russ's playing demonstrates incredible versatility, polish, and expertise that comes from many years of professional touring performance. He's a fantastic player!


Bass: Hank Yanda plays bass with both the Orbiters and Trio. Hank also provides superb vocals. He's an amazing player who also has been on the scene for many years, and his experience really shows . He is a truly remarkable musicianwho really understand the blues.

Brian and the Orbiters have been honored with several "Best of the Blues" nominations by the Washington Blues Society. For 2011, Brian has been nominated for "Best Slide Guitar". In 2010, Brian was nominated for "Best Male Vocalist", and the band was nominated for "Best Blues Act", and "Best Traditional Blues Act". The Orbiters were also nominated for "Best Band" in 2008 and 2003, as well as for "Best Recording" in 2006.
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