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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, July 4, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007


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, July 6, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007


A "mudbug" is a Creole slang term for crawfish.

With a tip of the hat to this popular crustacean, the band Mudbug performs a hybrid of roots rock 'n roll, power pop and blues with a healthy dose of groove and twang.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Saturday, July 7, 2007


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, July 9, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007


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 11, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007


It's Bluegrass Nite the second Wednesday of every month. This is an old fashioned invitaional type hootenanny with your hosts, The Duntons.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007


Don't miss the high energy Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble appearing at the Rockfish Grill 8:00 PM Thursday, June 12. Cover is $8 @ the door.

Curley Taylor was born and raised in Louisiana and has been around music all of his life. At the age of 16 Curley started playing drums in his father's band, Jude Taylor & His Burning Flames, which is deep in Louisiana Blues, Soul and Zydeco.
By the age of 25, Curley had played drums for some of Louisiana's finest legends. It was during a tour with the great CJ Chenier that he first took up the accordion and soon after began extensive touring with Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie.

Alexandria News Weekly, April 14, 2005, C.J. Bell, "The Way "I" See it" :

A young lady asked me recently, "Is Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble Band as great as I've heard they are?"

I replied with matchless enthusiam, "They are greater."

Some describe Curley Taylor as a rising star, but to be candid, he is a star that has already risen. His incomparable talent as a musician is a rarity. Taylor's "skill and will" to succeed is unbelievable to those who don't know him. If the elevator to success would break down, Taylor would take the stairs.

The Daily Advertiser, March 26, 2004, Jonas Breaux, "Moving out front":

"Curley's got it in his blood," Paul "Lil Buck" Sinegal said. "He's got a music mind ... he listens to things and practices until he gets it right." It's not just Taylor's sense and feel for music that has taken his brand of Zydeco to another level. His vocals are bluesy, full and recognizable.

("Lil Buck" Sinegal played guitar in Chenier's Red Hot Louisiana Band.)

The Times of Acadiana, January 28, 2004, Herman Fuselier, "A Change Is Coming"

Taylor may be the freshest Zydeco act to come along since Beau Jocque. "Country Boy," his debut CD from last year, contains all originals, except for a remake of Sam Cooke's "Another Saturday Night."

Instead of the usual Zydeco hollers, one-liners and nursery rhymes about dogs, donkeys, goats, and chickens, Taylor's lyrics tell stories and make sense. The tunes have a contemporary R&B and blues edge that can be enjoyed by someone two-stepping in Carencro or cruising along the Golden Gate Bridge.
I'm not alone in my excitement about Zydeco Trouble. In an online review of "Country Boy," Texas Fred Carter of WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington, D.C. wrote, "This is a powerful effort, but as the son of Zydeco great Jude Taylor I'd expect no less. The singing is good, lyrics have meaning, good melody and the band is tight! His sound is fresh and invigorating."

Blues & Soul Records, Japanese bi-monthly magazine, December 25, 2003, Skunk Chikano

The "Country Boy" album was introduced among many other albums in the magazine's CD Issue Review corner. It was featured as the best Zydeco new-recording album in recent years, with a near perfect scoring (4.5 out of 5).

Faith & Soul News Magazine, Chantelle Bernard Johnson, "Curley Taylor: Country Boy or the P-Diddy of Zydeco?"

Like his "edgy" Zydeco/R&B musical style, 33 year old Taylor is setting a trend with the mainstream Zydeco audience today as a business man. He has already established his own signature line of Curley Taylor shirts, featuring a poised country boy, clad in baggy pants, cap, covered face, with an accordion in hand. "I'm trying to catch people who never really listened to Zydeco before...that thought it was just chanky-chank and old people's music."
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007


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."

Alice is a Rockfish favorite, so get here early for a seat.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007


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 18, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007


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.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007


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 Thursday, July 19. Cover is $8 at the door.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007

Chris Eger Band

The Chris Eger Band is a fresh, eclectic and electric group that blends a variety of types of music into style all its own. Not many musical genres are left untouched. The group draws on Blues, Rock, Funk, Rockabilly, R&B and Jazz just to name a few.

CEB is lead by 20 year old guitarist/vocalist Chris Eger, who's funky blues guitar work and powerful tenor vocals are sure to excite. Eger is backed by bassist and father Randy Eger, who has over 35 years of live performance experience and drummer Gary Riggle, a band mate of Randy's in the 70's and 80's, who locks in a strong foundation to build on.

The band's high energy performances are always a crowd pleaser. Whether it's a rockin' blues beat or a mellow groove, the band is tight, funky and dishes out plenty of soul.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007


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 27, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007


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 28, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007


Join us for Chris Stevens and the Surf Monkeys, an intertaining blend of swinging blues punctuated with the occasional left field surf instrumental. The Surf Monkeys are led by veteran guitarist Chris Stevens former head of the popular King-a-lings.
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