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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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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 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.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 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
Monday, May 7, 2012
Monday, May 7, 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.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 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).
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012

CHERYL JEWELL QUARTET


NOTE: Cheryll Jewell will be taking Trish Hatley's place for this performance. Show starst at 6PM.

Cheryl will be appearing with Drums: Milo Petersen ( http://www.milopetersen.com/ ), Bass: Emmanuel del Casal ( http://smoothgroove.net/entertainers/bands/casal_ensemble/EmmanueldelCasalMusicEnsembles.shtml ) and Piano: Blake Angelos ( http://www.blakeangelos.com/ ).

An elegant performer and exceptional vocalist, Cheryl Jewell is a rare gem in the Pacific Northwest
scene. Described as an “extraordinarily versatile singer”, Jewell moves with seamless grace from swinging big band and jazz standards to soulful ballads. Her style reflects the passion of Dinah
Washington, the finesse of Nancy Wilson and the blue-eyed soul of Eva Cassidy, as she captivates
audiences with her pure, rich tone and stirring interpretations.

Over the span of her career Jewell has worked in an array of genres, earning recognition and respect
along the way. From her early days steeped in the blues of the Chicago and Detroit areas, to the years she spent performing nationally, appearing with musicians such as Tim Bogert (Vanilla
Fudge/Jeff Beck), John Entwistle, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Newman and Holland-Dozier-Holland,
she has impressed audiences with her powerful and versatile voice. Based in Los Angeles during the
1980s and 90s, Jewell was a member of the critically acclaimed alt-neo country-rock band Tin Star,
sang lead vocals with the 1986 NAMM Show All-Star Band (featuring Eddie Van Halen) and provided backing vocals for the Nelson hit “After the Rain” (Geffen Records, 1990). In 1989 she co-founded the Dove Award nominated all-female Christian rock band, Rachel Rachel. The group entered the Billboard Charts (Top Contemporary Christian) at #25 with their first album Way to My Heart, and had several top 10 hits, including two #1’s. She was also a featured artist, along with Al
Green, on the Famine Relief record Operation Angel Wings (released by Word Records, Nashville,
1993). With her various bands, Jewell has opened for the likes of Leon Russell, Edgar Winter, Jerry
Lee Lewis and Don McLean; she also appeared in a number of televised performances (including a
stint on Fox’s Married with Children), recorded national commercial jingles for AT&T, MTV and Hecht’s Department Stores and was featured on Tin Star’s film-version recording of “Brighter than the Moon” (included in the 1987 movie No Man’s Land, starring Charlie Sheen).

Drawing inspiration from a long list of past and present artists and collaborators, Jewell has
cultivated a dynamic style that is at home in jazz, blues, R&B, gospel, soul, rock and country. When
she moved back to the Pacific Northwest in 2002, however, it was to her early roots in jazz that she
returned; and with her fresh, hip and passionate style, she is once again making a name for herself with her own trio, the Jewell Jazz Ensemble, and in other Puget Sound acts, including Mark Kelly’s Saltwater Octet and Paul Sorensen’s 17-piece Northern Lights Jazz Orchestra. She also placed First Runner-up (to Greta Matassa) in the 2009 Seattle-Kobe Sister City Jazz competition, adding to a growing reputation in the jazz world.

Jewell’s 2012 freshman jazz standards release, My Blue Heaven, is an elegant, evocative and stirring
approach to some of the most loved standards of the twentieth century. Backed by an array of top-notch musicians, she shines in her powerful delivery of such classics as “When Do the Bells Ring for Me?”, “Cry Me a River”, “Lover, Come Back to Me”, and “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?”, all framed by “My Blue Heaven”, her retro-tinged interpretation of Lena Horne’s classic
American fantasy. Rounding out the album are “Wayfaring Stranger” and “People Get Ready”,
reminding the listener of the thread that flows between folk, spirituals, the blues, jazz and popular music. From intimate guitar duos to fabulous big band sounds and soulful organ trios, selections from this CD will also be featured on Music Choice TV’s “Singers and Swing” channel in early 2012. As Brokaw Company publicist, Diane Hadley, who has
followed Jewell's career for a number of years, said: “From being the best, she's only gotten better. She's found her niche in jazz, where she can express the depth of her emotions. A
seasoned performer, Cheryl is one of those rare vocalists that gives one chills of something extraordinary when she sings.”

“Cheryl’s got 'it’, as they say. She’s a marvelous talent.

You just have to hear a few notes to know she’s going to be fantastic.”

--Paul Sorensen, Northern Lights Jazz Orchestra

“Cheryl is a versatile performer and an extraordinary singer. To top it off, she has a fun, engaging style that our audiences love. Surrounded by a top-notch band, this is one of the
best jazz shows around.”

--Rick Star, Proprietor, the Rockfish Grill

“What a great show! The texture and tapestry of your voice is truly awe inspiring. When I try to describe your voice, I say it is an instrument.”

--A fan, the Blue Horse Gallery show

“Jewell, aptly named, shines on stage and adds pizzazz…a powerful voice and playful charm.”

--Music Connection magazine

V.F. Nadsady, Review of Jewell w/Tin Star

“…big voiced.”

--the LA Times

Steven Hochman, Review of Jewell w/Tin Star

“…the voice of an angel.”

--Lou Rawls




Friday, May 11, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012

CHERYL HODGE


Lively & bluesy singer, songwriter Cheryl Hodge and her quartet are sure to have you calling for more at the end of the evening. Currently, with the recent hits from her latest CD, "Roots Don't Lie", this jazz/blues celeb is basking in the moment. Hollywood critic Jim DeCicco (of the Hollywood Music In Media Awards) called the latest recording: "A masterfully produced contemporary (Chicago) jazz/blues release that is fresh and vivid. World class performances and arrangements - a must for any true music lover's collection."

Still enjoying some success from her previous jazz release, "INDIGO", featuring Cheryl along with guitar great, John Stowell, Juno winner Brad Turner on trumpet, Tom Colclough on sax, and a host of other greats; Cheryl is ready for whatever adventures may befall her; including unexpected tours to exotic locales.

Hodge is the winner of the GRINDIE Award (RadioIndy.com). Both a blues and a jazz singer; Cheryl Hodge has been featured as an "emerging artist" of the month, on Coast to Coast AM Radio with George Noory. She was nominated for Best Blues Song, 2011, Hollywood Music In Media Awards for "That's Why I'm Here", and Best Jazz Song, "Indigo", at 2010 HMMAs.

Cheryl's discography can also be heard and seen at her websites:
http://www.jazzboulevard.com/recordings.html
http://cherylhodge.com
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/cherylhodge7
http://reverbnation.com/thecherylhodgegroup
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012

HARP ATTACK XI


Harpman, vocalist and author Kim Field with his band the Mighty Titans of Tone host the tenth installment of Harp Attack, the annual Rockfish bluesharp blowout.

This year's line-up features Mark Dufresne, John Marshall, Sean Devine along with Kim Field.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 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, May 17, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 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, May 18, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012

BLUES PLAYGROUND

br>BLUES PLAYGROUND plays “North Sound” blues. That’s a combination of Chicago and Texas blues with a dash of funk and soul topped off with some British blues. Whether they’re playin’ their own songs, or standards that you love, you will NOT be able to sit still!

Started by Northwest music veterans Sean Denton and Jeff Nicely, the idea for Blues Playground was born out of an impromptu acoustic gig. This led to a house band gig at a local night spot.

“We need a band” Sean said to Jeff.
“Yes we do” said Jeff.

So they got Richard Williams and
Jimmy Culler and then they had a band.
.
“Let’s go play” said Jeff.

“Yes, let’s go play” said Sean.

And they did.

When Sean was in the 8th grade, his brother took him to a Paul Butterfield concert and his fate was sealed. Sean has played in Northwest bands since the early ‘70s. He has survived hard rock, disco, new wave and grunge and emerged scarred but stronger to return to his roots. He has 2 cds from a previous project that showcase his exceptional songwriting abilities as well as his vocal and guitar work. Come see the band live to catch some of his innovative slide work. Not just the same old “Dust My Broom”.

Jeff brings over 30 years of lively performance experience to the stage. He captures the true rhythm and soul of the blues with his harmonica and contributes passionate percussion and vocal parts. Influenced early by his own family of musicians and their record collections, Jeff is an accomplished player of jazz, rock, gospel, folk, country, bluegrass and more. He’s performed with some of the best during his harmonica travels, from tight funk ‘n soul shows to loose pickin’ parties.

When he was 5, Richard played electric guitar for “show and tell” at school and was kissed by a girl shortly after. “King Richard” sits on the drum throne in the Playground, but he is also an accomplished guitar player, singer and recording engineer at his own Plum Tree Studio.

“Five String” Jimmy likes to hang glide for fun and then takes his life in his own hands on the Blues Playground. His bass playing and singing are an important element on the Playground and he’s always ready with a joke, usually one we can’t share with the audience.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012

CD WOODBURY


C.D. Woodbury has performed in Texas Roadhouses and in Stadiums. He has performed for two US Presidents, foreign dignitaries, and Jimi's music for the Hendrix family. He has jammed with jazz legends, international blues stars, and has worked with sidemen to the biggest rock acts. Yet, he still remains "the Northwest's best-kept secret". Though he has played many styles, he always returns to the blues and American roots music on his guitar.

In 2009, the C.D. Woodbury Band was formed primarily out of an unrehearsed appearance at the Snohomish Blues Invasion with CD and former members of Tim Casey's back-up band, the Bluescats. The Bluescats were one of the top acts in the region and a top selling act in Europe, including edging Eric Clapton to be the number 1 blues act in Belgium one year. Chris Kliemann, Don Montana, and Mike Fish are a dynamic, tight rhythm section.

The CD Woodbury Band plays a mixture of new interpretations of old favorites, obscure jems, and original songs.

"...Powerful" -Experience Hendrix Magazine

"...When I formed a band of my own, he was the first guy I called. I still work with him sometimes. I love C.D.” - Polly O'Keary, currently touring with Too Slim and the Taildraggers

"C.D. has a unique combination of education (he has a degree in music studies from Portland State), skill, raw musical talent and passion." - Steve Ater, Tone Kings

“When I got back to Seattle from my Roomful (of Blues) stint I needed a guitarist. On the good word of Randy Oxford I exchanged e-mails with C.D. We played our first gig together, no rehearsal. ...He is absolutely a consummate professional. That's A Fact, Jack.” Mark DuFresne

Monday, May 21, 2012
Monday, May 21, 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, May 23, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 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.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012

YOUNG LIFE DAY

Stop by the Rockfish Grill on Thursday, May 24th and help send Young Life kids to camp this summer! ALL proceeds above the day's average sales will go towards helping students in the local community go to camp!!

The event takes place all day on Thursday, May 24th. Have a meal (or two or three) and help kids go to camp!

Wear a Young Life T-shirt to represent!!
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012

DOUBLE SCOTTS on the ROCKS


Double Scotts on the Rocks is:
Scotty Harris - Saxophones / Vocals: Multiple winner "Best Blues Horn" by the Washington Blues Society. Scotty's brand of Sax playing combines elements of jazz, blues, reggae, soul and funk. Scotty performs regularly with local Seattle legends as well as national recording artist Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Seattle Seahawks #93 Craig Terrill, is the musical director for Lee Oskar and Friends,( founder of War) and went to Belgium and Spain with Seattle legends "The Sonics in 2008. Scotty also fronts award winning "Bassic Saxx" with Lissa.

Scott E. Lind - Lead and Rhythm Guitar / Vocals: Scott has been playing guitar for over 25 years and in that time has become one of Seattle’s premier guitar players. His soulful approach is the same whether he is playing for a crowd of five or five thousand, and he has done both. Scotty gives 100% all the time, every show, no matter what and comes through with a showmanship that is not often seen anymore. Scott recently won Guitar Center's regional "Best Blues Guitar" competition.

Lissa Ramaglia - Electric upright, Electric Bass / Vocals: Shortly after coming to Seattle, Lissa joined up with Duffy Bishop and was nominated by the Washington Blues Society for Best of Blues - Best Bass. She has since been nominated several times including wins for Best New Band and Best Duo. Lissa brings elegance to her performances in vocal and musical finesse. Lissa has toured with Kenny "Blues Boss " Wayne, Tony Coleman, as well as playing regularly withLee Oskar and Friends,( founder of War) and co-fronts award winning Bassic Saxx with Scotty Harris."

Chris Leighton - Drums and Percussion: Chris has won the "Best Drummer" category for The Washington Blues Society so many times that they retired his number. Chris's style of playing is very unique and he brings a beautiful swampy element to Double Scotts. Chris has played on countless recordings both local and national. and most recently toured and recorded with The Laura Love Band.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 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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