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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.

Here is What's Happening at The Rockfish Grill

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FRANKLY JAZZ
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FRANKLY JAZZ

Frankly Jazz features Andy Carr on piano, Tim Eslick on bass and Todd Anderson on drums. They are joined every month by special guest players. Show starts at 6PM
 
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BLUES UNION
Friday, September 4, 2015

BLUES UNION

Blues Union is a soulful groove machine fronted by B-3 Organ and vocalist, John Carswell and drummer Jud Sherwood. The two have been performing throughout the Pacific Northwest since 1998 laying down the groove at festivals, in clubs, and other outdoor venues.

Carswell loves a good time, and he loves to make you smile doing what he does best. In 2001 Carswell and Sherwood released their debut album, Blues By Two: Room with a View, on The Jazz Project Label. A follow-up recording, Blues Union: Goin’ Down Slow, was released in 2007 and features the instrumentation before you today.

Joining Sherwood and Carswell on the festival stage are saxophonist Josh Cook and guitarist Brian Cunningham, two Northwest musicians who perform regularly as sidemen and leaders of their own groups.

Their latest CD, The Man, was recorded at Brian Cunningham’s Sharp Nine Studios in 2014.
 
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DINNER AND A MOVIE EVERY MONDAY
Monday, September 7, 2015

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 6 bucks! Movie tickets are good for any day of the week.
 
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STILLY RIVER BAND
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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!

 
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TRISH HATLEY
Thursday, September 10, 2015

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
 
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ERIC MADIS and PAUL ANASTASIO
Friday, September 11, 2015

ERIC MADIS and PAUL ANASTASIO

The music of guitarist-singer-composer Eric Madis reflects his diverse and deep roots in American music: blues, jazz, country and Hawaiian. Eric has released five CD’s on Luna Records, and his music has appeared on film soundtracks, television and radio. Although best known for his solo and group work, Eric’s guitar artistry has appeared on numerous recordings and he has performed with a diversity of recording artists, including Chicago bluesman Big Walter Horton, Hawaii’s Fabulous Farden Family, ukulele virtuoso Bill Tapia, swing violinist Paul Anastasio, and poet-author Nicki Grimes. Eric was a 1981 Kerrville Festival New Folk finalist, a 1991 Seattle Guitar Starz finalist, and he has received multiple award nominations from Washington Blues Society and the Northwest Area Music Association. Eric has taught guitar classes and workshops throughout the US and Canada, currently teaches for Dusty Strings Music School in Seattle and his online guitar lessons with JamPlay.com are popular worldwide.

Paul Anastasio began studying the violin at age nine. Initially classically trained, he soon began exploring the worlds of American popular and folk music, performing as part of a bluegrass band and competing in fiddle contests while still in his teens. He soon found himself distracted from fiddle hoedowns by the hot sounds of swing violin and western swing fiddling. In the mid-1970s Paul had the good fortune to meet the great jazz violinist Joe Venuti. Joe regularly invited Paul to perform with him on stage in a Seattle club. Paul only found out later that he had had the distinct honor of being the only student ever invited to study at Joe's home in Seattle. After Joe's death Paul continued an intensive study of Venuti's style, and today he is considered one of the foremost authorities on Venuti's passionate, swinging approach to jazz violin.

At about the same time Paul began his studies with Joe, he began working on the road in the band of country music legend Merle Haggard. This was to be the first of several jobs he would work with top western swing and country music bands including Asleep at the Wheel, Larry Gatlin and Loretta Lynn. After performing in all fifty states, traveling over a million miles on band buses and eating in truck stops for the better part of ten years, he decided that he had enjoyed as much as he could stand and returned to his native Pacific Northwest.

Today Paul is considered not only a fine performer but a respected popular music historian as well, as he has spent over thirty years seriously studying the role of the violin in American popular music. He has had the opportunity to study informally with the best fiddlers on the music scene, including country and western swing legends Cliff Bruner, Joe Holley, Johnny Gimble and Buddy Spicher. He is in great demand as an instructor at summer music camps throughout the U.S. and Canada, is Review Editor and writes a regular column for Fiddler Magazine and teaches privately as well.
 
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KIDS EAT FREE EVERY TUESDAY
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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).
 
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LITTLE JOE ARGO and RICK STAR
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

LITTLE JOE ARGO and RICK STAR


Guitarist "Little" Joe Argo and bass player Rick Star in "Argo and Star Go Country". The two perform everything from Johnny Cash to Hank III plus a host of great originals. Show starts at 6PM.
 
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THE GINGER UPS
Friday, September 18, 2015

THE GINGER UPS

The new original music of long-time partners and co-songwriters Jennifer Spector & Dave Tieman draws inspiration from their favorites: 50's Jazz, 60's cocktail culture, 70's classic tunesmiths, 80's Pop and 90's modern folk. They are crafting songs that are both fresh & timeless featuring David's exceptional musicianship on guitar/bass, Jennifer's emotive & unique vocals and their distinctive harmonies together. But here's a little more background...

Jennifer Spector and husband David Tieman moved to the Puget Sound area in 2006 to begin taking the Northwest by storm. Jennifer was one of Phoenix, AZ's most popular folk musicians and David was a highly respected jazz musician & fellow acoustic composer. Performing as the power duo, "The Hayburners", they released their self-titled CD in June 2008 featuring guest artists Mike Smith, pedal steel (Gatlin Brothers) and Zak Borden, mandolin (Grammy Nominated Kate MacKenzie, Rachel Harrington) Nova Karina Devonie, accordion (Sugar Hill Records) among others.

Soon after the move, Jennifer Spector received her first songwriting award in her new home state of Washington at the Tumbleweed Music Festival in Richland, WA. She had already been a national finalist at the 2004 prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festivals' Troubadour Competition for songwriting and twice at the Tucson Folk Festival's national honors. She has shared the stage with folk-greats David Wilcox and Christine Lavin and toured regularly around the Southwest.

Besides being recognized as a great songwriter himself, David Tieman's guitar playing was high in demand live and in the studio around the Phoenix Valley and now in Washington State. In their 2008 release, his song "Bluegrass Band" made it all the way to #19 on the National Folk Radio DJ list! He performed regularly with the SOS (Sounds of Swing) Big Band of Bellevue, WA and on occasion with multiple jazz/rock groups in and around the Puget Sound area.
 
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FIDALGO SWING
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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.
 
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DINE FOR 9.99 EVERY THURSDAY
Thursday, September 24, 2015

DINE FOR 9.99 EVERY THURSDAY


Every Thursday, order a burger or any one topping pizza a pint of your favorite Anacortes beer for only 9.99!
 
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EL COLONEL and MARY DE LA FUENTE
Friday, September 25, 2015

EL COLONEL and MARY DE LA FUENTE

Local favorite el Colonel brings his new duo partner, Mary de la Fuente, to the Rockfish for some great music. Show starts at 8PM.
 
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CLOSED
Monday, September 28, 2015

CLOSED

The Rockfish Grill is closed today. See you Tuesday!
 
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THE SWINGNUTS
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

THE SWINGNUTS

The Swingnuts perform from 6-9PM tonight. They play high-spirited swing, upbeat Brazilian, and hot jazz—rare gems from the 1920s to the 1950s, plus modern day originals.

Peggy Wendel draws upon her vaudeville theater background to deliver her jazz favorites. She also pens swinging originals on themes as old as romance and as modern as Facebook.

Andy Carr has been on the scene playing piano in Puget Sound jazz and swing circles for over 30 years, as well as accompanying vocalists, choirs, and musical theatre. He can be heard tickling the ivories for the BlueStreet Voices jazz choir, and with Tangoheart Quartet.

Mark Dodge lays a solid foundation on bass, drawn from an extensive knowledge of musical styles and instruments. He’s played professionally since the 1980s. His studio label, Big Quack Records, produces folk, rock, and jazz albums.

Philip Nakano plays percussion with an ear for rhythmic grooves. His flute and sax solos have soul and style. He’s known for his satisfying beats in bands throughout the area, including Rivertalk and Fidalgo Swing.

Pete Smith is an accomplished guitarist who delves into the intricacies of swing, bebop, Brazilian, bluegrass, and gypsy styles. He’s played in Fidalgo Swing and was a regular on the Bongo Corral television show.
 
     
             
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