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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, June 3, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

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, June 5, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009

MARY McPAGE

Mary McPage is one of the finest female Blues Singers in the Pacific Northwest. Influenced by country, rock and torch, McPage knows how to sell a song. Be it a standard or one of her original compositions, this sassy singer can take it from kitten to volcano and back again.

Mary found the blues after the breakup of her original-alternative band OZMOSiS. A short time afterwards she realized she never wanted to sing any other type of music. In 1999, she released an acoustic blues CD - In Dog Years, with the group BLUE HOO. The CD landed her an invitation to appear on the nationally syndicated public radio show, WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Taped live and broadcast out of Lexington, KY, her humor and original songs were a hit with the audience.

McPage is now standing tall and lookin’ fine, fronting her own band. And this band can fire it up and entertain all night long.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009

STEVE BAILEY and CROSSROADS


Led by bluesharp legend, Steve Bailey, Crossroads 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."

Joined by Dennis Ellis on sax , Dan Newton on guitar and vocals, John Lee on bass and John Rockwell on drums these guys will keep you rockin with Memphis soul to rollicking New Orleans gumbo.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009

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, June 10, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

THE STILLY RIVER BAND


Its the bad boys of bluegrass, the Stilly River Band. If you're lookin for a combination of Bill Monroe and the Temptations, then these are your guys!

Saturday, June 13, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009

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
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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, June 17, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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, June 18, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009

ERIC JERARDI


Sure, Eric Jerardi was proud of being labeled by MTV as the midwest's Best Unsigned College Band. But that was in 1991, and in the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately entertainment industry, the Dayton, Oh., native has known all along that he can't rest on his laurels. Now, with the help of some highly credentialed personnel, Jerardi is out with Virtual Virtue, his third studio album and fifth overall.

Chuck Leavell, who played piano and keyboard for The Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes, The Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton and the late George Harrison, among others, helped Jerardi with what the 32-year-old calls his proudest achievement to date.
Leavell, whose influence helped the band capture an already strong emotional flavor, flew into Memphis in December to record on six of the album's 10 songs. "I'm thrilled to death with the music on this album," Jerardi said.

Add to the mix Nashville veteran Willie Pevear, whose extensive producing resume includes work with the Neville Brothers and Lyle Lovett, and Jerardi can't compare Virtual Virtue to any of the band's previous efforts. "I've been pretty proud of what we've done so far, but this one blows me away."

Jerardi, whose listeners will never accuse him of leaving his personal life out of his lyrics, said that Virtual Virtue will once again reveal the musician's emotional side. With tracks like "Tomorrow," "Pain" and "Tortured Soul," the breakthrough album shows that Jerardi was capable of much more than playing a mean guitar. In fact, "Tortured Soul" was such a hit that it was featured on the House of Blues Radio Network with Dan Aykroyd.

As his songwriting skills continue to turn heads, Jerardi knows that his raw and loud guitar is what draws fans to his performances. Influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower and B.B. King, among others, Jerardi has gone from a kid strumming an old guitar in his parents' basement to playing before sold out crowds as far away as San Diego, which he did in a west coast tour last winter.

Jerardi's songs remain honest. "Don't get me wrong," he said. "When I first started, I tried to write about things that never happened to me. And well, they came out sounding like things that never happened to me." Regaining the songwriting bug wasn't difficult. In fact, Jerardi's lyricism earned high praise after the west coast tour. "Jerardi is dedicated to the cause, and the six hard road years have given the edge he was seeking," Vintage Guitar Magazine wrote in December. "When you consider that a number of the more recognized members of the post-Stevie (Ray Vaughan) School, the majority don't sing or write their own material. But Jerardi is a standout."

These days, there's no doubt that Jerardi likes what's happening to him. He's among Fender Guitars and Amps' current catalog of major performers, and twice has been featured in its magazine, Fender Frontline.

Meanwhile, the band gets continued support from Budweiser, one of Jerardi's early sponsors. "To have my picture in Fender Frontline, along with people like Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy, is just amazing," Jerardi said. "That brings credibility to what I'm doing." And listeners will likely agree that so will Virtual Virtue.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009

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, June 20, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009

PAUL KLEIN and the ATLANTICS


Paul Klein was raised in Oregon and grew up listening to the great Northwest Dance bands like Paul Revere, The Wailers, Kingsmen, Sonics in Junior High.

At 17, his life changed when he heard Muddy Waters, and Buddy Guy and Junior Wells and a generous mixture of the San Francisco Psychedelic bands the came through Portland.

In 76, he moved to Bellingham, Washington to join a band called Wet Paint and after a couple great years touring in an old school bus, started another band called Eddie and the Atlantics with the guitarist and friend Jim Fricke. They enjoyed playing in Seattle at the Fabulous Rainbow where they met a great community of local musicians that were part of a great vibrant music scene.

The band name was simplified down to "The Atlantics" when Paul assumed leadership for the future of the band, which has been a local favorite in Bellingham for the past 25 years to date.

More recently, Paul has focused in on his solo career. With a little help from his friends he assembled his most recent CD (which includes 12 tracks and features the four sample songs above). "The Atlantics" continue to perform year round. Paul continues to works full time as musician, teacher, husband, and father of three in Bellingham, WA.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009

KIMBALL and the FUGITIVES featuring ANNIE EASTWOOD


Longtime Seattle area performer, Kimball Conant brings his band The Fugitives to the Rockfish.

Kimball is known for his vintage Gretsch electric guitar and for his distinctive finger picking style of playing. His muisc calls upon a wide range of influences including blues, R&B and even latin elements he picked up while living in Paraguay.

Kimball and the Fugitives have recently been performing with Stickshift Annie Eastwood, nomintaed by the Washington Blues Society this year for best vocalist. Annie's vocals combine blues and jazz with a unique sultry, sensitive touch that she can shape to rock the house.
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