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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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Saturday, July 1, 2006
Saturday, July 1, 2006

BLUES ORBITERS

One of the hottest blues acts on the Washington circuit, the Blues Orbiters, roll into town led by triple threat guitarist, harpman and vocalist Brian Lee.
Tuesday, July 4, 2006
Tuesday, July 4, 2006

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, July 5, 2006
Wednesday, July 5, 2006

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.
Thursday, July 6, 2006
Thursday, July 6, 2006

JOE PAQUIN and FRIENDS


Former Rounder Records recording artist, Joe Paquin wakes up every morning thanking the Powers That Be for giving him one more day to have the opportunity to share his music with the world. Critically acclaimed while with the band The Sundogs for 17 years, Joe is currently strapped into the pilot's seat for a musical flight to hippiebilly heaven.


This time last year, Paquin was in the throes of heavy duty chemo treatments in an effort to do battle with stage 4 colon/liver/lymph node cancer. After 6 months on that front line, Joe took a deep breath of gratitude and saddled back up for a fresh musical journey that has him, today, embarking on new tours, a new record (he still calls them records), a great new band, and a wealth of new-found energy.


With the loving support of a wonderful wife (Nancie) and an extremely talented son (Luke, who plays guitar for Hot Hot Heat) and an extended family of friends and fans, Joe Paquin vows to take it all by the bootstraps, sing 'til he's hoarse, tour 'til he drops, and spread the hippiebilly word with the vigor and passion of God's own preacher.
Friday, July 7, 2006
Friday, July 7, 2006

JUST ADDED - LIL' DAVE THOMPSON

Lil' Dave Thompson broke onto the blues scene in 1996 with a bang when his debut record received a WC Handy nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album and he received a nomination for Best New Blues Artist.

Thompson's confident, agressive guitar solos are reminiscent of the buzz saw snarl of Albert King while his smooth vocal style is equally at home with blues or soul.

Now after a six year hiatus, Lil' Dave returns to recording with a brand new release on Electrofi Records, "Got to Get Over You", and a brand new tour behind a top notch band.

Lil Dave Thompson appears 9 PM Friday, July 7. Cover is $8 at the door.
Friday, July 7, 2006
Friday, July 7, 2006

CANCELLED - JOEY GILMORE

Joey Gilmore has cancelled.

His NW dates are being covered by Lil' Dave Thompson who will be appearing at the Rockfish Grill 9 PM 7/7/06.
Saturday, July 8, 2006
Saturday, July 8, 2006

NW JAZZ MASTERS SERIES with the BILL ANSCHELL TRIO


Seattle pianist/composer Bill Anschell attended Oberlin College and Wesleyan University, receiving a music degree from the latter in 1982. While at Wesleyan, he studied privately with Bill Barron, composition; and T Ranganathon, South Indian rhythmic theory. From 1989 to 2002 he lived in Atlanta, working extensively both as a bandleader and as a sideman for visiting and resident jazz artists. During that period his trio appeared in leading events across the Southeast, including the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, the Atlanta Jazz Festival, and Piccolo Spoleto. In the fall of 1996, Anschell led the trio on an 18-concert tour of Central and South America. They returned in 1999, 2001 and 2004 for follow-up tours of Brazil, Peru and Paraguay.


From 1992 to 1996, Anschell worked extensively with vocalist Nnenna Freelon, serving as her musical director and pianist. In that capacity, Anschell performed in festivals and concert halls across the U.S. and throughout Europe. Among the group's many touring highlights were appearances at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland, the Nice Festival in France, the Monterrey Jazz Festival in California, and the Kennedy Center in Washington. Their performances were widely broadcast on radio and television including National Public Radio's "JazzSet," hosted by Branford Marsalis; Radio France; and French national television.

Anschell released his own debut CD, Rhythm Changes, in 1995. He appeared as the featured artist in the December, 1997 issue of Jazz Player magazine, which included a "play-along" CD of his original music. Anschell's follow-up recording, A Different Note All Together. was released in 1998 by Accurate Records. The CD spent eight weeks in the top 50 for jazz airplay nationally, and was selected by United Press International (UPI) as one of the "10 Best" jazz releases of the year. Anschell's 2001 CD, When Cooler Heads Prevail (Summit Records) is the first recording to feature him exclusively in the trio format. It spent eleven weeks on the national radio airplay charts, and received a full-page profile in JazzTimes.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006

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.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Friday, July 14, 2006

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, July 15, 2006
Saturday, July 15, 2006

HUDSON BLUES BAND


The Hudson Blues Band is one of the best traditional blues acts working the NW circuit. They are led by vocalist, harmonica player and all-around funky front man Michael Wilde, a veteran of the New York, Chicago and Los Angeles music scenes.

Hudson Blues is one of the hardest working bands around, and among their many appearances are shows at Seattle's Jazz Alley backing up blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pinetop Perkins. Don't miss their inaugural Rockfish performance.
Monday, July 17, 2006
Monday, July 17, 2006

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, July 19, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006

HOMESTYLE


Homestyle 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.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006

ANACORTES BREWERY ROLLING BOIL REVIEW - DIAMOND KNOT


The Anacortes Brewery takes their Rolling Boil Review on the road with a Brewer's Night appearance, Wed 7/19 at the Diamond Knot Pub and Brewery in Mukilteo.

Talk shop with our lovely and talented brewery staff. Also, win valuable prizes! Drink an Anacortes pint and get a raffle ticket. During the course of the night we'll be handing out shirts, caps, glasses, posters, dashboard icons and a veritable cornucopia of fabulous schwag!
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Thursday, July 20, 2006

JASON RICCI and NEW BLOOD

Jason Ricci is one of the hottest young harmonica players on the national circuit. At 31, he is relatively young in blues years, but has already experienced more than many players do in a lifetime.

In 1995 at the tender age of 21, he was the winner of the Sonny Boy Blues Society Contest in Memphis named after legendary blues harp master, Sonny Boy Williamson. He played for nearly a year as a member of Junior Kimbrough's band in Mississippi and gigged regularly with many of Kimbrough's sons and R.L. Burnside's sons.

In 2000, Ricci won the Mars Music mega-store chain's nationwide Blues Harp Blowoff. In 2001 he went on the road with Big Al and the Heavyweights performing over 260 dates from coast to coast. Later Ricci performed for two years as a featured solo performer at Harpin' Help in New Jersey along side Rob Paparozzi, The Nighthawks, Adam Gussow and harmonica icon, Howard Levy. Ricci was also a featured soloist on the Emeril Live show with chef Emeril Legassi.

In 2002, Jason Ricci formed "New Blood" featuring the 23-year-old guitar prodigy Shawn Starsky recorded "Feel Good Funk" and resumed national touring. They have since released two additional records, "Live At Checkers Tavern" and "Blood on The Road" featuring the touring rhythm section of drummer Steve Johnson who has backed artists as diverse as Bob Hope, Jerry Portnoy and Pine Top Perkins and bassist Todd Edmunds who has been a member of bands such as The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, James Brown, Fred Wesley and others.

In 2005, Ricci won Blues Beat Magazine's coveted "Muddy Waters Award" for most promising new talent and signed with U.T.R. Management who have represented such artists as Jonny Lang, Susan Tedeschi, Tommy Castro, Luther Allison among others. True "road dogs", Jason Ricci and his band performed 300 shows last year, including an innaugural visit to the Rockfish. Along the way, they appeared on the cover of over a dozen regional blues publications and were named "show of the week" by music downlaod site, archive.org, beating out artists like The Grateful Dead, Phish, Derek Trucks, Left Over Salmon, The North Mississippi All Stars and many others in the number of downloads.

A sensation on his first visit to the Rockfish, catch Jason Ricci and his band on their return, 8:00 PM Thursday July 20. Cover is $8 @ the door.
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Saturday, July 22, 2006

RANDY NORRIS and the FULL DEGREE


A sensation at the third annual Guitarslinger, guitar player showdown, Randy Norris returns with his band, The Full Degree. Randy is veteran of the Los Angles music scene and played with several of the top names down South before relocating to the Pacific Northwest.

With the Full Degree, Randy has surrounding himself with some of the top players in the area. A dynamic singer and front man, Norris is also one of the top guitarists in the NW.
And don't forget to bring your dancing shoes for this show. These guys specialize in a groovin laden soul based blues that will have you on your feet all night long.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Wednesday, July 26, 2006

FIDLAGO 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, July 28, 2006
Friday, July 28, 2006

ANACORTES BREWERY ROLLING BOIL REVIEW - OBF


If you missed us at the Washington Brewer's Festival, take heart! You can still catch us July 27th - 30th at the 19th annual Oregon Brewers Festival. Each summer, the beautiful city of Portland welcomes more than 50,000 beer lovers to this four-day event. Aficionados come from all over the world to experience this grassroots festival on the banks of the Willamette.


This will be the final July stop for the Anacortes Brewery's Rolling Boil Review before returning home for the big, bad Anacortes Arts Festival the first weekend of August. So come on down, and check out a great collection of craft brewed beers in one of the best brewing cities in the country.



Saturday, July 29, 2006
Saturday, July 29, 2006

ANACORTES BREWERY ROLLING BOIL REVIEW - OBF


If you missed us at the Washington Brewer's Festival, take heart! You can still catch us July 27th - 30th at the 19th annual Oregon Brewers Festival. Each summer, the beautiful city of Portland welcomes more than 50,000 beer lovers to this four-day event. Aficionados come from all over the world to experience this grassroots festival on the banks of the Willamette.


This will be the final July stop for the Anacortes Brewery's Rolling Boil Review before returning home for the big, bad Anacortes Arts Festival the first weekend of August. So come on down, and check out a great collection of craft brewed beers in one of the best brewing cities in the country.

Saturday, July 29, 2006
Saturday, July 29, 2006

IAN McFERON BAND



Ian McFeron formed his band in January of 2003 to record his debut album, "Don't Look Back," and has since released his sophomre record "A Long Way To Freedom" (2005).

Starting out in Northwest pubs, the band's immense talent was quickly discovered by Seattle radio giant KMTT 103.7 "The Mountain." Within months of the formation of his band, McFeron's first single, "Love Me Twice" stormed the airwaves on KMTT's "New Music Throwdown" competition, beating out releases by Modest Mouse, Bob Schneider, The BoDeans, and Ray LaMontagne in the station's listener polls.

With such radio successes, the Ian McFeron Band would go on to share the spotlight with international and national artists such as Nanci Griffith, Patty Griffin, Jars of Clay, Julia Fordham, and Carbon Leaf.

Much of the group's rapid and steady ascent can be attributed to their unique sound which is a blend of musical influences ranging from acoustic rock to folk, from alt-country to gritty blues. Ian McFeron (Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Piano) is a lyrical singer/songwriter in the tradition of such folk greats as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, and contemporary favorites Ryan Adams and David Gray. Accompanied by the Texas fiddle of Alisa Milner, the rantings of Tracy Goodsmith (lead guitar) and the back-beat rhythms of Todd VanSelus (bass) and Mark Bateman (drums), the band's unique groove-based acoustic rock, alt-country and blues sound combines the dynamic charisma of the early Beatles with the raw live passion of the Dave Mathews Band.
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Sunday, July 30, 2006

ANACORTES BREWERY ROLLING BOIL REVIEW - OBF


If you missed us at the Washington Brewer's Festival, take heart! You can still catch us July 27th - 30th at the 19th annual Oregon Brewers Festival. Each summer, the beautiful city of Portland welcomes more than 50,000 beer lovers to this four-day event. Aficionados come from all over the world to experience this grassroots festival on the banks of the Willamette.


This will be the final July stop for the Anacortes Brewery's Rolling Boil Review before returning home for the big, bad Anacortes Arts Festival the first weekend of August. So come on down, and check out a great collection of craft brewed beers in one of the best brewing cities in the country.

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