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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, June 1, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012

GIN CREEK


Gin Creek is made up of five veteran musicians who have performed extensively with some of the Northwest's best bands and musicians. Coming together, they've pooled their talents to create their own distinctive sound that appeals to a diverse audience.

Based in the blues -- but encompassing jazz/swing, roots rock, r&b and country -- they are winning fans at Puget Sound area venues including Ballard's Salmon Bay Eagles, Tacoma's The Swiss Tavern, the 2011 Bothell Music Festival, Engel's Pub in Edmonds and the New Orleans Creole Restaurant. In

December they performed at 88 Keys in Pioneer Square for a taping of Marlee Walker's Blues-To-Do television show.

Gin Creek also plays a regular Thursday night gig at Orcas Landing restaurant in Hillman City.

Join Tom P. and Tom W. on rock-solid bass and drums, Mark H. on hot, New Orleans-style keys, Lanita D. on soulful vocals and a special guest guitarist for a lively evening of great music to party and dance to.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012

KIM FIELD and the MIGHTY TITANS of TONE


The Mighty Titans of Tone is one of the hottest blues acts on the Northwest scene. They are fronted by internationally celebrated harmonica player and singer Kim Field.

Field began his musical career in New York, where he worked with the Sting Rays, a group managed by future 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 Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival seven years running. Field’s songwriting has been highlighted in the soundtracks of two feature films, The Killoff and The Lawless Land.

For the Mighty Titans of Tone, Field has assembled an all-star quartet of the Northwest’s premier musicians:

Guitarist Steve Yonck has developed a sizeable fan following through his work with the Hudson Blues Band and Harmonica Playboy and the Midnight Movers.

Bassist Brady Millard-Kish has worked locally with the Hudson Blues Band and the Jet City Fliers and performed and recorded with members of G. Love and Special Sauce, Soul Asylum, and the Neville Brothers.

Talented guitar slinger and singer, Eric Daw, has fronted his own band, Eddie and the Rockets, and supported Henry Cooper, Harmonica Playboy and the Midnight Movers, and the Hudson Blues Band.

The band’s backbone, drummer and vocalist Billy Spaulding, has been the rhythmic linchpin for Sweet Talkin’ Jones, Hugh’s Blues, and the Seattle Slim Band.

Unsurpassed musical chops, a dynamic stage act, and a unique repertoire of original tunes and the best that the blues and R&B have to offer—that is Kim Field and the Mighty Titans of Tone.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Monday, June 4, 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, June 6, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 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, June 8, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012

MIA VERMILLION


Mia Vermillion, blues singer and musician and slide guitar great Orville Johnson have recently joined together in live performances to bring Mia’s unique genre-blending sound of blues and early jazz to many different audiences. Their music together highlights a well-matched styling between Mia’s voice and Johnson’s guitar work. Also playing with Mia are Grammy nominated bassist Garey Shelton, gold record composer and pianist Tom Kellock, and Origin Records drummer, Mark Ivester.

Mia's music features songs from blues and early jazz artists such as Ma Rainy, Lil Green, Mary Ann Williams, Big Bill Broonzy, Cecil Gant, Billy Holiday to list just a few. Mia has added some of her own compositions to the musical sets in a perfect balance to the blend and style of music.

Mia has formulated a sound of sensuous, earthy blues and is on track to release her first album "Alone Together With the Blues" in January of 2009. As with her live performances, the record is a magic combination of sympathetic styling between Mia’s vocals and Orville Johnson’s mastery of guitar. The album contains a well-founded collection of tunes from early blues and jazz artists and includes two of Mia's own compositions: "Little Bit of Love" and "Love's Lost and Found.”

As a native of Washington State, Mia grew up in the Capitol City of Olympia. Throughout her childhood and as a young woman, she studied and listened to the musical statements of Ann Wilson of Heart, Lil Green, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt and many others. Mia is recognized for her vocals and works in composition and songwriting and is one of the showcased singer/songwriters along with her band at the Crossroads Bellevue Market Stage hosted in association with Puget Sound Productions. She has performed for audiences throughout the Northwest at different venues and festivals as well as in Beijing, China as part of a cultural exchange with musicians from around the globe.

Mia has been very active with her music in women’s causes and is currently serving as Vice President of Skagit Habitat for Humanity Women’s’ Build. She has been able to use her talents in aiding to raise funds for those women who are ‘heads of households’ and that qualify for Habitat home construction.

Orville Johnson was born in 1953 in Edwardsville, Illinois and came up on the St. Louis, Missouri music scene, where he was exposed to and participated in a variety of blues, bluegrass and American roots music. He took up the guitar at 17, with early influences from Doc Watson, Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, and Chuck Berry. Orville moved to Seattle, Washington in 1978. Legendary for his dobro and slide guitar styling, Orville has released 7 albums including the acclaimed "Slide and Joy" and has been featured in multiple television and movie soundtracks.

The following is a quote of Mia’s regarding her music: "My songs and song choices come from my personal knowledge and life’s experiences: the inner and outer workings of relationships, the joy of music and life, and the huge satisfaction of recognizing and providing feminine value and perspective in it all”.

You can see video of the band perrforming from a recent concert performance at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_GFnn0TdD
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012

FABULOUS ROOF SHAKERS with JOE BLUE


The Fabulous Roof Shakers are are led by Perry Sanders on Harmonica & Lead Vocals. Born in Olympia, WA, Perry has been playing music since he was ten. In 1989 Perry started schlepping gear for "Sweatband," a group led by Dennis Hastings and anchored by the guitar of Dave Broyles and the saxophone of Steve Munger. Mostly hauling gear, but occasionally sitting in, Perry went to school on Dennis’ soulful vocals and horn inspired harp playing.

After playing jam sessions with some of the northwest's top blues players, Perry met up with Tom "T-Boy Neil" Boyle in 1997. In '98 they formed "The Steamers" and, along with Freddie "Cleanhead" Kellog on bass and Richard "Smoke" Winfield on drums, they played good time, party blues up and down the Pacific Northwest. In 2000 Perry co-founded "The Blues Attitude" with Jerry "J.B." Bentley, T-Bone Williams and Smoke Winfield.

Perry has been playing blues on the Eastside since 2003. Usually billed as "The Cellarmen," Perry featured Northwest greats such as Karl Thuman, Brian Feist, Mike Coucoules, K.T. Tuttle, Conrad Ormsby and Keith Anderson. Then in January 2006 the Fabulous Roof Shakers were formed which includes Gordon Benson on saxophones and vocals, Bruce Koenigsberg on bass, Keith White on drums, Joe Lane on Guitar and Vocals and Perry Sanders on Harmonica and vocals. FRS was nominated in 2007 for "Best New Blues Band" by the Washington Blues Society. The Fabulous Roof Shakers is a high energy blues band that can shake the roof.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 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).
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 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, June 13, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 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, June 14, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 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, June 15, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012

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 perform with vocalist Annie Eastwood. Annie's sound combines blues and jazz with a unique sultry and sensitive touch that she can shape to rock the house.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012

SNAKE OIL


Snake Oil is a relatively new band composed of two Washington Blues Society multiple award winning guitarists/vocalists Mark Riley and Rod Cook (pictured), WBS award winning bassist/vocalist Rob Moitoza and drummer Marty Vadalabene. The group was originally conceived in the summer of 2009 by "Blues Boss" Dennis Dudley for the purpose making an attempt at winning the honor of being the WBS representative at the annual IBC competition in Memphis. In the process, the four members realized they had something special going on.

Audience response to the group has been enthusiastic from the outset. All the members of the group have decades of musical experience and are know for their stylisitic diversity. Mark Riley has played with numerous bands over the course of his career, notably in a seven year stint with Northwest icon Little Bill Englehart through the 1990's. In addition to Snake Oil Mark also fronts his own band. Rod Cook also has played with numerous bands/artists throughout his career, including former Mercury Recording Artist, Laura Love and former Steve Miller Band guitarist James "Curley" Cooke. In addition to Snake Oil, Rod currently plays with Tacoma rising star, Vicci Martinez, fronts his own band, Toast, plays occasionally with Little Bill and moonlights in various other configurations. Rob Moitoza is a veteran of the great Bay area band Sons Of Champlain, and played with northwest slide guitar demon, Nick Vigarino, for a number of years. A talented singer and songwriter as well, Rob is a strong asset to any group he plays with. Marty Vadalabene, former drummer with "ragin cajun" Doug Kershaw, is an in demand drummer who has worked with many of the best in the northwest over the years.

One of Snake Oil's many strengths is the seemingly effortless interplay between the two guitarists who well know how to listen to and feed off each other. Combine that with diverse blues/roots material, three distinct and strong vocalists and a great groove and you have a hell of a band.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Monday, June 18, 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, June 20, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 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, June 21, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 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, June 22, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012

THE JADED LOVERS


The Jaded Lovers are: Lu Parker
Vocals, Percussion, Lance Larson
Lead Guitar, Vocals, Ric Claxton
Bass Guitar, Frank Sprague
Pedal Steel, Vocals and Ian Kole
Drums.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012

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."
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 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, June 29, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012

SANDY SUANDERS BAND


As a child of the south, Sandy Saunders grew up listening to country and southern rock music. As a music lover she had opportunities to meet then-upcoming artists such as Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Garth Brooks and others.

When Sandy packed up to move to the Northwest with such memories in hand and her guitar on her back, she had no idea that she would be one to adapt such country styles to a rock-&-roll and blues format.

In 2008 Sandy, with the help of Bob Love, Chris Miller, Greg Jackson, Stevie Marie and Kevin Eddinger recorded an EP, " A TASTE OF SANDY SAUNDERS." Although "A Taste" was just a sample of Sandy's music in true country form, it introduced many folks to her great original music like "Shoot Myself", "Honey-dew" and "White Sand & Margaritas".

Sandy has now developed a style all her own that excites audiences throughout the west coast and beyond. Sandy states, “Don’t get me wrong, I love country music, but this is not traditional country music. This is flat out Rock & Blues. There just happens to be a southern girl at the wheel.”

Culture Mob online quoted that Sandy “has brought the grit and soul of her Augusta, Georgia birthplace to the Pacific Northwest.” With a unique style all her own, Sandy can blend an old Linda Ronstadt cover with a hard rock and blues Jimi Hendrix tune, adding a handful of original songs in between, and pull off a near-perfect set.

Sandy also is active with "The Northwest Womens Rythm & Blues"and can be found on any given night sharing the mic with such Northwest greats as Sonny Hess, Jim Mesi, Norman Sylvester, and many other "A" class musicians this region has to offer.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012

MARYMcPAGE BAND


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