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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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ROCKIN' JAKE
Thursday, June 1, 2006

ROCKIN' JAKE

Rockin' Jake has been hailed by many as one of the premier harmonica players in the country. His original sound is a hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues and zydeco with influences from Paul Butterfield, Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, Muddy Waters, J. Geils Band, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Widely known as a touring juggernaut among his peers, his schedule of over 200 performances per year includes clubs, concert venues, and festivals.

Originally from the East Coast, Jake moved to New Orleans in 1990 where he began to work with such notable New Orleans mainstays as: blues diva Marva Wright, Mem Shannon, Coco Robicheaux, Little Freddie King, Tommy Ridgley, Eddie Bo and other local legends. During this time Jake also toured nationally with G. Love & Special Sauce, blues and pop legend Maria Muldaur as well as logging international miles with bluesman T.J, Wheeler. He was selected to perform in an all-star band featuring blues legends Pinetop Perkins and Hubert Sumlin at the Howlin' Wolf.

In 1995 he formed the Rockin' Jake Band as an outlet for his original music. A year later Jake recorded his debut CD, "Let's Go Get 'Em" on Rabadash Records which earned him national recognition. In 1999 Jake produced "Badmouth" on Zuluzu records followed by "Full-Time Work" in 2002. It included an all-star cast of musicians such as John Gros (Papa Grows Funk), Ron Johnson (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe), Bryan Stoltz (the funky Meters), Ben Ellman and Theryl "Houseman" de Clouet (Galactic). In the spring of 2004 he released his first live cd “5 p.m. Breakfast” on Zuluzu records recorded over a four day period at the Green Parrot in Key West.
He is a five-time winner of Off Beat Magazine's coveted “Best of the Beat” award for best harmonica player in New Orleans. Jake is truly a hard working musician with extraordinary talent. He and his band pour out their souls in every performance with high energy and electricity which consistently brings the audience to their feet.

In his spare time Jake managed to snare some culinary kudos in New Orleans, taking the trophy for "Best Barbequed Brisket" at the 1999 New Orleans Musicians Barbeque Competition, and launching his own line of signature hot sauce, "Badmouth". Jake also takes time to give back to his New Orleans community with Project Prodigy Music Camp for children as well as the Blues in the Schools programs in New Orleans and other cities in the US.

Rockin' Jakes first visit to the Rockfish happens 8:30 PM Thursday, June 1. Cover is $8 @ the door.
 
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DANNY GODINEZ BAND
Friday, June 2, 2006

DANNY GODINEZ BAND


Led by talented guitarist, Danny Godinez, DGB has been playing to audiences from Alaska to Nantucket since 2000, gaining momentum both in popularity and musicality. Their eclectic style brings together Latin, Afro-Cuban, rock, jazz and funk influences to form a unique and dynamic display of musical conversation.
 
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RED HOT BLUES SISTERS
Saturday, June 3, 2006

RED HOT BLUES SISTERS


In the short time since the
Red Hot Blues Sisters
performed their first live show in 2004 at Highway 99 in Seattle, they have taken the NW blues community by surprise with the power and depth of their musicianship. Fronted by the hot and soulful vocals of Suze Sims and the searing rock/blues styles of Teri Anne Wilson on guitar, The Red Hotz have a guaranteed crowd pleasing show.

Recently featured live performances on the main stages of Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, Seattle’s Northwest Folklife, Blues by the Sea, Doc Maynard’s, The New Orleans, Rockrgrl Music Conference 2005 and Beale St Northwest have continued to introduce the talents of RHBS to the Northwest music scene.

Producers Bonnie Hayes and Tom Pfaeffle recently joined forces with Peace Code Records to produce their latest release, “Hot Off the Press” which includes ‘Ocean Beach and See You’ composed by Suze & Teri. Bonnie Hayes is best known for her hit songs "Have A Heart" and "Love Letter," which restored Bonnie Raitt to superstardom with the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy-winning CD Nick of Time. Tom Pfaeffle is best known for his work with Heart and Queensryche.
 
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DINNER AND A MOVIE EVERY MONDAY
Monday, June 5, 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.
 
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FRANKLY MOANIN'
Wednesday, June 7, 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.
 
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FIRKIN FRIDAY EVERY WEEK
Friday, June 9, 2006

FIRKIN FRIDAY EVERY WEEK


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!
 
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ALICE STUART and the FORMERLYS
Saturday, June 10, 2006

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. She's a Rockfish favorite, so get here early for a seat.
 
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THE DUNTONS
Wednesday, June 14, 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.
 
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EDINBURGH BLUES BENEFIT featuring JOHNNY and the MOONDOGS
Thursday, June 15, 2006

EDINBURGH BLUES BENEFIT featuring JOHNNY and the MOONDOGS


Johnny and the Moondogs and the Rockfish Grill are teaming up to sponsor this evening of blues to benefit the Anacortes High School Drama Club’s “High Road to Scotland” fundraising efforts.

The AHS Drama Club was selected to perform and train at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival in August 2006. The 21 students have spent the last nine months raising money to defray some of the costs associated with the trip. Show starts at 7 PM. Suggested donation, $10.00 at the door.

Johnny and the Moondogs, features John Savage on keyboard and guitar, vocalist Deanne Savage, Ken Morrison on drums, and guitarists, Jeff Stady and Kim Westenhaver.
 
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NW JAZZ MASTERS SERIES with the JAY THOMAS QUARTET and BECCA DURAN
Friday, June 16, 2006

NW JAZZ MASTERS SERIES with the JAY THOMAS QUARTET and BECCA DURAN


Jay Thomas, a native of Seattle, is a versatile multi-instrumentalist (trumpet, flugelhorn, alto, tenor, soprano and flutes). While still in high school he was the recipient of a Down Beat scholarship to the Berklee School of Music in Boston. From Boston Jay moved to New York where he frequented Village jam sessions and worked with Machito’s Latin band. Three years later he had added flute and tenor to his repertoire. Through the mid-seventies Jay lived and played with top musicians in the Bay Area including Jessica Williams. In 1979 he moved back to Seattle and became a frequent member of the house band at Parnell’s Jazz Club working engagements with jazz artists George Cables, Charles McPherson, Bill Mays, Ralph Penland, Harold Land, Diane Schuur and Slim Gaillard and sitting-in with many greats as they traveled thru Seattle.

Jay has appeared in concert with the bands of Mel Lewis, Clayton-Hamilton, Maria Schneider, Bill Holman, Bob Florence and Frank Wess. He has played festivals at Wolf Trap with Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan, the Aspen Jazz Festival with Herb Ellis, Jake Hanna and Mel Ryne (recorded with them on Roll Call), the duMaurier Jazz Festival three times with Chuck Israels and the duMaurier again in 1996 and 1997 with the Jay Thomas Quartet.

Jay can be heard on over 60 LPs and CDs. Blues For JW is Jay’s eighth CD as leader and fifth release from McVouty Records. Jay’s two latest CDs with Becca Duran are: If You Could See Me Now, a showcase for Becca’s blues and standards interpretations and Song For Rita, a trip to Brazil in the Getz/Gilberto tradition.

Becca Duran is a Los Angeles, California native and is now a resident of Seattle. She has appeared with many of the finest jazz instrumentalists in the area including Red Kelly, Freddie Greenwell, Buddy Catlett, Floyd Standifer, Julian Priester, Bill Ramsay and Jack Perciful. An accomplished jazz singer, she is known for the beauty of her sound, excellent time feel and superb phrasing. Her singing matches flexibility and purity of tone with intelligence, wit and sensuality.

Show starts at 9 PM. Cover is $5 @ the door.
 
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ANACORTES BREWERY ROLLING BOIL REVIEW - WBF
Saturday, June 17, 2006

ANACORTES BREWERY ROLLING BOIL REVIEW - WBF

If you're going to be anywhere on Father's Day weekend, make it the Seattle Center for the Mother of all Father's Day events, the 1st annual Washington Brewer's Festival.

And don't miss the Anacortes Brewery as we kick off this Summer's Rolling Boil Review with a first stop in Seattle.

Got some pesky family obligation? Bring em along! There's fun for everyone: music, eats, bouncy things for the kids, and of course, wonderful, wonderful beer.



In fact, its going to be the largest assemblage of craft brewed beers in the history of this state, and perhaps, any other (insert dramatic music). Don't believe me? Click on this link and just count the brews.

This ain't no industrial beer neither. These are hand crafted, small batch, labors of love specially selected to provide you with the ultimate imbibing experience.

Rest assured, the brewers will be out in full force aiming to put their best rubber booted foot forward for the Washington Brewers Guild's inaugural gala. Be there or be left wondering all year what you missed...


MARY McPAGE BAND
Saturday, June 17, 2006

MARY McPAGE 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. In 1999, she released an acoustic blues CD - In Dog Years, with the group BLUE HOO. The CD landed her an invitation to appear on the nationally syndicated public radio show, WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Taped live and broadcast out of Lexington, KY, her humor and original songs were a hit with the audience.

McPage is now standing tall and lookin’ fine, fronting her own band. And this band can fire it up and entertain all night long. Don't miss their first Rockfish show, hot off their appearance at the Sunbanks Blues Festival.
 
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ANACORTES BREWERY ROLLING BOIL REVIEW - WBF
Sunday, June 18, 2006

ANACORTES BREWERY ROLLING BOIL REVIEW - WBF

If you're going to be anywhere on Father's Day weekend, make it the Seattle Center for the Mother of all Father's Day events, the 1st annual Washington Brewer's Festival.

And don't miss the Anacortes Brewery as we kick off this Summer's Rolling Boil Review with a first stop in Seattle.

Got some pesky family obligation? Bring em along! There's fun for everyone: music, eats, bouncy things for the kids, and of course, wonderful, wonderful beer.



In fact, its going to be the largest assemblage of craft brewed beers in the history of this state, and perhaps, any other (insert dramatic music). Don't believe me? Click on this link and just count the brews.

This ain't no industrial beer neither. These are hand crafted, small batch, labors of love specially selected to provide you with the ultimate imbibing experience.

Rest assured, the brewers will be out in full force aiming to put their best rubber booted foot forward for the Washington Brewers Guild's inaugural gala. Be there or be left wondering all year what you missed...


 
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KIDS EAT FREE EVERY TUESDAY
Tuesday, June 20, 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).
 
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HOMESTYLE
Wednesday, June 21, 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.
 
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POLLY O'KEARY and the RHYTHM METHOD
Saturday, June 24, 2006

POLLY O'KEARY and the RHYTHM METHOD

“GOOD GOLLY MISS POLLY YOU SURE CAN SING!!!” raved the Washington State Blues Society Bluesletter. And blues fans agreed, naming the 33-year-old bass playing diva the top female vocalist of 2003 and nominating her again in 2004 and 2005.

The lovely blues belter is backed by the Rhythm Method faeturing C.D. Woodbury on guitar, a veteran of the well-known blues scenes in the Portland and Austin areas, and drummer Les Merrihew who has played with everyone from Albert Collins to Pinetop Perkins.

The band recently completed the album “Gather ‘Round” under Grammy-award winning, multi-platinum producer Conrad Uno at Seattle 's legendary Egg Studio. The result is a sophisticated yet rootsy album that has become a DJ favorite on blues radio around the Pacific Northwest, including KISM in Bellingham and KSER in Seattle .

Yet as well-received as the album has been, it is the band's live performance that really knocks people out.
 
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ALLEN LEWIS and FIDALGO SWING
Wednesday, June 28, 2006

ALLEN LEWIS and 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.
ANACORTES BREWERY ROLLING BOIL REVIEW - EDISON INN
Wednesday, June 28, 2006

ANACORTES BREWERY ROLLING BOIL REVIEW - EDISON INN


The Anacortes Brewery takes their Rolling Boil Review on the road with a Brewer's Night appearance, Wed 6/28 at the Edison Inn in Bow.

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!
 
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T BROUSSARD & THE ZYDECO STEPPERS
Thursday, June 29, 2006

T BROUSSARD & THE ZYDECO STEPPERS

Bryant Keith "T" Broussard’s fate as a Zydeco musician was sealed long before he was born. He is a descendent of Creole and Zydeco music icons. His mother, Mary Jane Ardoin, stands alone as a female who has mastered the idiom of the traditional Creole accordion, a talent that was undoubtedly transcended from her uncle Bois Sec Ardoin, Creole music pioneer, her uncle Carlton Frank, world-known Creole violinist, and many others in the profession. His cousin Keith Frank, is one of the hottest acts in Zydeco in Southwest Louisiana today. Queen Ida, Grammy-winning Zydeco veteran of the West Coast, remains one of biggest influences and mentors.

Besides his mother, whom Bryant credits for his love of the music, many other relatives influenced him. Bryant recalls childhood memories of playing drums or scrub board while his mother performed for audiences at local dances. It was not until 1993, at the age of 21, that he began to take his talents seriously and established his own band. Since then, he has worked with unwavering ambition to achieve excellence in his destined career.

Bryant’s stage presence exudes a remarkable energy. He has toured from coast to coast performing at top venues and festivals including the Memphis, Tennessee Beal Street Festival, the Sparks, Nevada July 4th Festival, the Alabama Blues Festival, the Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival, the Zydeco Extravaganza in Lafayette, Zydeco Throwdown in Opelousas and many others.

T Broussard is a skilled accordionist, singer, and songwriter in both Zydeco music and traditional Creole music styles. His latest album, “Git It On, Git It On,” was released in 2003. Previous relaeses include, “Party Time” and “It’s All Good.”

Don't miss this high energy show from T Broussard and his band, 8:00 PM Thursday, June 29. Cover is $8 @ the door.
 
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