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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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GEOFFREY CASTLE BAND
Friday, April 2, 2010

GEOFFREY CASTLE BAND


Geoffrey Castle, the founder of the groundbreaking group, The Guarneri Underground, will change forever the way you think about the violin, unless you've seen him already. Then you know that you're in for an incredible night of music unlike anything you've heard anyplace else.

Featured on CNN, NBC, CBS, NPR, hundreds of radio stations nationwide, Castle is known for his inspired, high energy, crowd pleasing virtuoso performances in venues both large and small, all over the world.

See him in an intimate setting, one night only, with his All-Star Band featuring Darin Watkins on drums and Eric Robert on Keys.

Come prepared to have the kind of time that you will be talking about for a long long while... CDs, DVDs, and fabulous artwork by Mrs. Shannon Castle (they got married in the Rockfish, so it's a special occasion) will all be available at the concert.

"Castle has created a pure, uncluttered masterpiece" - Seattle P-I

"Jaw Dropping Rock Violinist" - Anchorage Daily News

"If you missed him, kick yourself!" - Anchorage Press

"Castle redefines what is possible on the violin." - Kirkland Reporter

Show starts at 9 PM. Cover is $10 at the door.
 
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STEVE BAILEY and CROSSROADS
Saturday, April 3, 2010

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.
 
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DINNER and a MOVIE EVERY MONDAY
Monday, April 5, 2010

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.
 
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SAVAGE JAZZ
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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.
 
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DOUBLE SCOTTS on the ROCKS
Friday, April 9, 2010

DOUBLE SCOTTS on the ROCKS


Double Scotts on the Rocks won the "Best New Band" award from The Washington Blues Society in 2007. The combination of the players and the music combine to make a good evening great!! Double Scotts on the Rocks is:

Scotty Harris - Saxophones / Vocals: Winner of the 2006-07 & 08 "Best Blues Horn" by the Washington Blues Society. Scotty's brand of Sax playing combines elements of jazz, blues, reggae, soul and funk. Scotty performs regularly with local Seattle legends as well as national recording artist Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Seattle Seahawks #93 Craig Terrill, is the musical director for Lee Oskar and Friends,( founder of War) and went to Belgium and Spain with Seattle legends "The Sonics in 2008. Scotty also fronts award winning "Bassic Saxx" with Lissa.

Scott E. Lind - Lead and Rhythm Guitar / Vocals: Scott has been playing guitar for over 25 years and in that time has become one of Seattle’s premier guitar players. His soulful approach is the same whether he is playing for a crowd of five or five thousand, and he has done both. Scotty gives 100% all the time, every show, no matter what and comes through with a showmanship that is not often seen anymore. Scott also won the regional "Best Blues Guitar competition at Guitar Center in 2007.

Lissa Ramaglia - Electric upright, Electric Bass / Vocals: Shortly after coming to Seattle, Lissa joined up with Duffy Bishop and was nominated by the Washington Blues Society for Best of Blues - Best Bass. 1998, 2001 and 2005 brought more nominations, winning two in 2007 for Best New Band and Best Duo. Lissa brings elegance to her performances in vocal and musical finesse. Lissa has toured with Kenny "Blues Boss " Wayne, Tony Coleman, as well as playing regularly withLee Oskar and Friends,( founder of War) and co-fronts award winning Bassic Saxx with Scotty Harris."

Chris Leighton - Drums and Percussion: Chris has won the "Best Drummer" category for The Washington Blues Society so many times that they retired his number. Chris's style of playing is very unique and he brings a beautiful swampy element to Double Scotts. Chris has played on countless recordings both local and national. and most recently toured and recorded with The Laura Love Band.
 
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STEVE RAIBLE and the NEWSCASTERS
Saturday, April 10, 2010

STEVE RAIBLE and the NEWSCASTERS


Steve Raible is a seasoned musician who has been on the NW music scene for 35 years. He's a soulful player of Blues, Funk and R&B with a commanding ability on guitar and vocals.
 
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KIDS EAT FREE EVERY TUESDAY
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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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STILLY RIVER BAND
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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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HARP ATTACK IX
Friday, April 16, 2010

HARP ATTACK IX


Harpman, vocalist and author Kim Field with his band the Mighty Titans of Tone host the ninth installment of Harp Attack, the annual Rockfish bluesharp blowout.

This years guests are veteran Seattle bluesman and longtime leader of the band Crossroads, Steve Bailey, dynamic vocalist, harp player and frontman Bill Mattocks, and young blood, multi-instrumentalist and one of the few lady harp players on the scene, Stacy Jones.

This is traditionally one of the most popular shows of the year, so get here early to secure your seat. Down beat is 9PM and cover is $10 at the door.
 
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SON JACK JR and MICHAEL WILDE with special guest BAD LUCK and TROUBLE
Saturday, April 17, 2010

SON JACK JR and MICHAEL WILDE with special guest BAD LUCK and TROUBLE


Pour one part each of Son House, John Lee Hooker, RL Burnside, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Skip James, and Blind Willie Johnson into a large blender. Add a couple splashes of Big Bill Broonzy, Sleepy John Estes and Long John Baldry. Add triple measures of guitar wizardry, top notch songwriting, engaging stage presence, and alot of sweat and you've got an idea of what a Son Jack Jr show is like.

Son Jack Jr. is a blues singer, songwriter and guitarist who performs acoustic solo, duo & electric band sets.

Raised in London, England, he moved to the US in 1997 where he re-started a musical career that had been dormant for 20 years. Back in the 70’s and ‘80’s he recorded, performed and toured extensively in the UK. Now he's back with two critically acclaimed releases since 2005.

His latest album “When The Devil Calls” hit the Top 50 chart on payplay.fm in May 2008 and gets regular airplay on local, national and international radio, including XM Satellite’s Channel 74, BluesVille.

“…he makes you shiver. His beautiful voice, his perfectly timed licks and his never ceasing love for the Mississippi Delta amaze me.” ROOTSTIME

“…an amazingly talented player and singer of the Delta Blues. Fans of the Delta Blues will quickly fall in love with the unique way Son Jack Jr. offers his special interpretation of that style.” BLUES UNDERGROUND NETWORK

“…Original back porch, acoustic blues that's flavored with the founders of this art form. If you have a soul his music connects to it.” BLUESLETTER

“I love country blues and don’t hear much these days so I was happy to hear the new CD by Son Jack Jr. He must really love country blues because he sure has the feel”. CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE

2008 WA Blues Society “Best of the Blues” Awards: Nominated for Best Traditional Blues act, Best Solo/Duo act, Best Acoustic Guitar, Best Songwriter

Opening the show will be Bad Luck and Trouble:

Slim Jimmy D and Mike Hudson as “Bad Luck & Trouble” are an acoustic duo playing Delta, Hill Country and variety of blues. This new duo recently performed at The Highway 99 Blues club and Leatherheads in Stanwood, WA.

Jimmy D has played harmonica with numerous bands in the Mississippi Delta, Beale Street in Memphis, San Francisco, Chicago and across the Pacific Northwest.

Bad Luck & Trouble brings some Bakin’ Blues to the scene.
 
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SPOONSHINE DUO
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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.
 
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DEADWOOD REVIVAL
Friday, April 23, 2010

DEADWOOD REVIVAL

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If you put a Georgia theater chick, a California drummer-turned-banjo player, a Deadhead bass player and a bluegrass fiddler in the same room and say...."alright folks... make some music" ...you'd think that the result would be...well... interesting to say the least. Well , it is far more than interesting. It's Deadwood Revival. A most unlikely group of musicians join together to make some of the most unassuming, honest "feel good" music filled with the spirit of old-time Appalachia, soulful American roots and a hint of jam-band improvisation.

Deadwood Revival came onto the scene as a duo in early 2005 when Kim Trenerry and Jason Mogi, after years of co-fronting their own folk rock jam band found a new love...that of old time Appalachian music. Combining their rock background with old time gave Kim and Jason their reputation as "one of the hottest duos around". Hundreds of concerts and festivals, four west coast tours, and two cd's later...Kim and Jason reconnected with long time friend, bassist Ches Ferguson in June 2007 and the duo became a permanent trio. In late 2007, DwR met former "Looking Glass" fiddler, Julie Campbell, who brings her fierce fiddle playing to the DwR sound at select concerts and festivals.

THE MUSIC...
Jason's clean, percussive clawhammer banjo coupled with his homemade "stomp board", Julie's energetic and engaging fiddling along with Kim and Ches's driving rhythm on acoustic guitar and electric bass is the musical backdrop for Kim and Jason's powerhouse vocal harmonies that give Deadwood Revival its unique and unmistakable sound. Frank Gutch of the Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange says of DwR..."You can tell from the first note that they are crowd-pleasers. They're fun, adventurous and yet true to their roots."

This group of talented musicians not only displays fine musicianship, they are talented songwriters as well having released two cd's in less than two years. Their self titled debut cd "Deadwood Revival" and their latest, "This Old World" have both received rave reviews and radio airplay across the US and Canada. Whether a rockin' hoe down or a tasty ballad, their original tunes have been described as "old timey with smokin' hooks". Their songs are uplifting, sometimes poignant, and often sound like they could have been written a hundred years ago. DwR also breathes new life into a variety of old time fiddle tunes, folk tunes, and even some Grateful Dead tunes with clever arrangements and moments of improvisation with the clawhammer banjo often taking the lead role. In addition to the banjo, Jason's "other voice" is the clean, vintage sound of his 1959 Danelectro (and he plays a mean harmonica too!)

As if the music itself weren't enough, the positive energy they exude...that unknown dimension...is a large part of what draws people in and keeps them coming back again and again. The joy they put into their music reflects back to the fans who take with them feelings of happiness, positivism, and inspiration.

So, come check out Deadwood Revival for a foot stompin', banjo pickin', harmony singin', spirit liftin' "spin on traditional bluegrass that even a rock apostle shall dig".
 
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BLUES ORBITERS
Saturday, April 24, 2010

BLUES ORBITERS

The Blues Orbiters are play energetic and inspired blues in a wide orbit through the blues universe-especially Chicago, Texas, and West Coast styles. They also take excursions into country blues and jazz, all within their unique Blues Orbiters sound.

Their tunes are a blend of originals and favorites from the rich blues tradition. Founder Brian Lee leads the band with smooth, soulful vocals, and instrumental variety on slide guitar, blues harp, and guitar. He also has written many of the band's original tunes.

"Best of the Blues" award winner Tim Sherman is a master of the blues guitar, whose playing never ceases to amaze and inspire.

Hank Yanda on bass, and Conrad Ormsby on drums propel the band with both incredible energy and finesse. Hank also contributes superb vocals.

The band has been nominated by the Washington Blues Society for "Best Band" in 2008 and 2003, as well as for "Best Recording" in 2006. Tim won the Blues Society award for "Best Electric Guitarist" in 2006 and 2002.
 
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FIDALGO SWING
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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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CD WOODBURY BAND
Friday, April 30, 2010

CD WOODBURY BAND

C.D. Woodbury has performed in Texas Roadhouses and in Stadiums. He has performed for two US Presidents, foreign dignitaries, and Jimi's music for the Hendrix family. He has jammed with jazz legends, international blues stars, and has worked with sidemen to the biggest rock acts. Yet, he still remains "the Northwest's best-kept secret". Though he has played many styles, he always returns to the blues and American roots music on his guitar.

In 2009, the C.D. Woodbury Band was formed primarily out of an unrehearsed appearance at the Snohomish Blues Invasion with CD and former members of Tim Casey's back-up band, the Bluescats. The Bluescats were one of the top acts in the region and a top selling act in Europe, including edging Eric Clapton to be the number 1 blues act in Belgium one year. Chris Kliemann, Don Montana, and Mike Fish are a dynamic, tight rhythm section.

The CD Woodbury Band plays a mixture of new interpretations of old favorites, obscure jems, and original songs.

"...Powerful" -Experience Hendrix Magazine

"...When I formed a band of my own, he was the first guy I called. I still work with him sometimes. I love C.D.” - Polly O'Keary, currently touring with Too Slim and the Taildraggers

"C.D. has a unique combination of education (he has a degree in music studies from Portland State), skill, raw musical talent and passion." - Steve Ater, Tone Kings

“When I got back to Seattle from my Roomful (of Blues) stint I needed a guitarist. On the good word of Randy Oxford I exchanged e-mails with C.D. We played our first gig together, no rehearsal. ...He is absolutely a consummate professional. That's A Fact, Jack.” Mark DuFresne

"he is a musician's guitarist." Roy Brown, from the March 2009 WBS Bluesletter
 
 
             
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