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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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Friday, July 2, 2010


Billet-Deux plays acoustic jazz influenced by the work of Django Reinhardt and his musical heirs.

Music filtered through the cafes of Paris , the tradition of Django Reinhardt, Classical concert halls, and modern jazz all combine within Billet-Deux to create a incredible musical experience. Modern Gypsy Jazz.

This amazing group of musicians consists of Troy Chapman - Guitar, James Hinkley - Cello and Vocals, Keith Bowers - Guitar, Michael Yocco - Bass and Roger Bennett - Drums and Percussion.
Saturday, July 3, 2010


The Twisters, one of Canada's best jump blues acts, blow into town featuring some of the top talent in the Pacific Northwest.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Twisters leader, David Hoerl was originally tutored by Rick Estrin in the art of Blues Harmonica. He has since played with some of the best blues musicians in the U.S. and Canada, including: Mike Bloomfield, Albert Collins, Percy Mayfield, Big Mama Thornton, Little Joe Blue, Freddie Roulette, Big Joe Duskin, Pee Wee Crayton, Steve Freund, Carl Weathersby, Phil Guy, Sonny Rhodes and Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne. In 1982 David came to Canada with Kenny Wayne, and became a landed immigrant in 1986.

As the founding member and sole remaining original Twister, he has received numerous accolades and awards for songwriting, vocals and harmonica playing, including being nominated in 1997, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007 for "Harmonica Player of the Year" by the Toronto Blues Society's "Maple Blues Awards". According to West Coast Blues Review (1995) and Real Blues Magazine (1996-2006) David Hoerl is "Canada's Top Harp Blower".

Young guitarist, Brandon Isaak, has monster tone and technique. He moved from his hometown of Whitehorse, Yukon to Vancouver, BC in 1999, where he joined the Twisters. He has shared the stage with many great blues artists, including Taj Mahal, Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, Robben Ford, Canned Heat, Jeff Healy, Big Dave McLean, Rusty Zinn, Colin Linden just to name a few. Brandon toured all over Europe with Joe Louis Walker, Willie Hayes and Ken Faltonson on numerous festivals and TV shows.

Unforgettable is what a performance by stand-up bassist Keith Picot is. Whether singing and leading his own band, or supporting the talent of such bands as The Twisters, Cousin Harley, Joe Dollar and Juno Award winner Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, he always gives 110 percent. With a hard hitting slap style all his own he can drive a beat like the devil, then equally and effortlessly draw out the sweet tones of a saint.

Matt Pease credits his hard swinging style to his early influences Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa. Matt grew up in a musical family with a large record collection on Vancouver Island. He moved to Vancouver in 1997, after which he toured with the Michael Kaeshammer Trio in the DuMaurier Jazz Festival. Shortly thereafter he hooked up with Juno Award winner Lee Aaron for three years. He has shared a stage with Edgar Winter, the Wailers, Green Day and the Cherry Poppin' Daddies. Matt studied with the great Canadian drummers Claude Ranger and Don Leppard. He joined the Twisters in early 2005.

Monday, July 5, 2010


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 7, 2010


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.
Thursday, July 8, 2010


Scott Holt’s lineage can be traced easily back to the “ground zero” of the Blues. Scott was taken under the wing of Blues legend Buddy Guy just as Buddy had been taken in by Otis Rush and Muddy Waters. It started on a cool fall night, at The London Victory Club in Tampa FL. Scott discovered everything that he'd ever wanted to be that night, in that club, on that stage, roaring through that 100’ guitar cable and pouring out of those Marshall speakers.

After that weekend he followed Buddy Guy and Junior Wells to gigs in the area. He learned about Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, cognac, and the many uses of the word motherf***er. Buddy showed him licks and let him play his Guild guitar, which now hangs in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, OH.

Holt went home with the determination to become a bluesman. At home, he studied his growing record collection of everyone from Robert Johnson to John Coltrane. He formed the first incarnation of the Scott Holt Band and began laying the groundwork for a lifetime journey through the blues.

Over the course of the next year, Scott had the opportunity to jam with Buddy at several gigs including the opening night of Buddy’s club Legend’s during the Chicago Blues Festival. In 1989, he got a call from Buddy Guy asking if he'd like to join his band. Saying yes led to 10 years of standing to Buddy's left on stages all over the world playing with everyone from Eric Clapton to Richard Gere, playing Las Vegas and the Rose Bowl with the Rolling Stones, playing on television shows like Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show, Conan Obrien, traveling to Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East and seeing Carlos Santana or Ritchie Sambora show up to jam, playing The Hollywood Bowl and being introduced by Bill Cosby with Hugh Hefner sitting in the front row, sitting and talking with people like John Lee Hooker, Luther Allison, Albert Collins, Eric Clapton, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor and Willie Dixon, meeting bands like AC/DC and Living Colour and listening to Ike Turner tell jokes!

With the Blues as the foundation and the glue holding it all together, Scott put everything he was learning from Buddy into practice. Plenty of Scott and Buddy's conversations would start with Buddy saying "when you leave and go on your own..." So it was always sort of a forgone conclusion that someday Scott would have to leave the nest and make or break it on his own.

It finally happened ten years later, almost to the day, in 2000 with the release of Dark Of The Night, Scott's 2nd solo CD. Featuring an amazing collection of musicians; Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox, from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton and Reese Wynans from Double Trouble and produced by Eddie Kramer who engineered albums by everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Led Zeppelin, it might be the best record you've never heard! The original version also included a recording of Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) with Mitch, Billy and Scott which was the first recording of that song by that rhythm section since they had last played it 30 years previously!

Four more records have followed, including, Angels In Exile, Chipped Front Tooth, Revelator and the latest From Lettsworth To Legend - A Tribute To Buddy Guy. These recordings have found Scott &Co. working with artists like Little Feat, Tab Benoit and even American Idol contestant Melinda Doolittle. Scott and his band have burned through more vans, racked up more miles and played more shows in the last seven years than The Rolling Stones, Elvis and The Beatles combined! It’s the Blues, it’s real music, not music made by machines or computers. Its music played from the heart every time. It's what Scott refers to as "A supreme form of prayer."

Scott takes his musical lineage very seriously. As a disciple of Buddy Guy, his roots go directly back to Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Guitar Slim in a way that most of this generation of blues artists can’t claim.

Friday, July 9, 2010


HOSS!! is a honky tonk band. These boys play renditions of classic country and western standards from the 1930's to the present along with smoking originals that follow in the same tradition.

Not familiar with the term "honky tonk?" First, imagine a bar, tavern, or your favorite drinking establishment. Then, picture a band playing some of the best damn country and western tunes you can think of. Now, see the crowd up dancing and drinking and having a heck of a time.

This is true honky tonkin' at its finest, and HOSS!! is ready to get you up dancin' till you wear holes in your shoes!
Saturday, July 10, 2010


TLCB is a nationally touring, original, Madison, WI based, acoustic rock group that touches on a wide range of genres. From Rock, to Pop, to alt-country, to folk, to jazz, to funk, to r&b, to jam (live)! ....The blending of sometimes three and four part harmonies creates a bed of sound.... TLCB has been all around the country from Atlanta to NY to Seattle to Phoenix, to Dallas! With 10 Madison Area Music Awards over the last 3 years, including Artist of the Year in 2009, the project has taken to new heights both locally, regionally, and now, Nationally! Check out the EVENTS link to see when they will be coming to you!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010


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 14, 2010


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!

Friday, July 16, 2010


Stealing the show at major music venues, blowing away audiences, winning award after award both collectively and individually has all become common place for the Fat Tones.

In the last two years the Fat Tones have won 10 different awards at the Empire Blues Society Awards Banquet, including BEST BLUES GUITARIST, BEST BLUES BAND, BEST BLUES DRUMMER, BEST BLUES BASSIST, BEST BLUES ALBUM, BEST SLIDE GUITARIST and BEST PERFORMER.

The band's independent releases include their fifth CD “$50 and Free Beer”, joining the hot selling “Struttin'”, the ever popular “Three” and their debut "Bomb Run".

Sometimes fate allows all the puzzle pieces to fall into place, and that is exactly what happened one fruitful night a few years back at a club in Spokane, Washington. Bobby Patterson (Lead Guitar), Bob Ehrgott (Bass Guitar), and Robby Minton (Drums) got into a jam that electrified the audience and had them screaming for more.

Since then, the Fat Tones have evolved into a high-impact, progressive fusion of Blues and Rock that leaves their audiences blown away.
Saturday, July 17, 2010


James Harman lives in southern California, but his music clearly reflects his southeastern roots. Born in 1946 in Anniston, Ala, Harman's professional career began in 1962 after moving to Panama City, Fla. Soon after the move, he discovered like-minded friends, who invited him to black nightclubs to see such performers as Little Junior Parker, Jimmy Reed, Little Milton Campbell, Slim Harpo, Bobby Bland, O.V. Wright, B.B. King, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, Joe Tex and James Carr. He began hanging out on a regular basis and was eventually asked to sit in by local house bands, becoming known as "that boy who sings like a man." Encouraged by this acceptance, Harman launched the first of his many rhythm 'n' blues ensembles, using such names as King James and the Royals; Snakedoctor; Disciples of Soul; Disciples of Blues; The Disciples; Voo Doo Daddy; Soul Senders; Pieces of Eight; Kingsnakes; and finally, The Icehouse Blues Band.

The buzz surrounding James' live shows attracted talent scouts from several southern record companies. Earl Caldwell, manager of the Swinging Medallions, signed Harman and took him to the Ken-Tel recording studio on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, GA. In 1964, 18-year-old James cut the first of nine regional 45 RPM singles that would appear on five different labels and put him on the road. James toured the eastern half of the country for the rest of the decade, playing radio station dances, fraternity parties, nightclubs, college concerts, after-hours joints, striptease parlors, bottle clubs (in which Harman would play all night, literally, performing six to eight sets of music) and honky tonks. When he wasn't headlining his own show, he was opening for and/or backing the top R&B artists of the day.

During the mid 1960s, Harman relocated to Chicago, New York, Miami, and New Orleans, in efforts to find a home for his music. For various reasons, these moves didn't work: In Chicago, the club scene was sewn up tight by Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Charlie Musselwhite and Paul Butterfield. Also, the Windy City, like New York, was just too cold for a Southerner. New Orleans was a violent place, and its music scene at the time consisted of "47 bands on Bourbon Street playing 'Proud Mary,'" Harman recalls, and a ghetto club scene devoted to R&B and soul music. His recorded work seemed to be of no help. Harman did enjoy some success in Miami. He played free "love-ins" from the backs of flatbed trucks for large crowds of hippies, by day. By night, he played such clubs as the Climax or the Jet-Away Lounge. At the latter, he was the first white act to perform and one of the very first to do so with a racially integrated band. Still, opportunities in Miami were limited; even with a history of recording and touring. All that most local bands could hope for was an opening slot on a larger show.

So, in 1970, at the advise of his fellow record collector friends, Canned Heat’s Bob Hite, Alan Wilson and Henry Vestine, Harman moved to southern California. Within a month, Harman was performing at the Golden Bear, Troubadour, Ash Grove and Lighthouse, where he and his band were able to play real blues for real blues audiences. Almost immediately, Harman connected with a small community of kindred spirits, such as Rod Piazza, who was leading the band Bacon Fat, Kim "Goleta Slim" Wilson and John "Juke" Logan of the band Brother Chaos. Collectively, these four performers and their bands backed and/or opened for the last great blues artists of an earlier era, both those who lived in the Los Angeles area or visited it while on tour. The "Icehouse Blues Band” featuring James Harman" played one- to six-night stints with the likes of Big Joe Turner, John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Albert King, B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Lloyd Glenn, Lowell Fulsom, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Johnny "Guitar" Watson and Albert Collins. The disco and urban cowboy fads of the late '70s nearly killed club work for blues musicians. Two bouts with bleeding ulcers and two painful divorces almost killed Harman himself! But in 1977 he rebounded to form a new band, with his old piano player, Gene Taylor, using his own name for the first time.

The James Harman Band has been a touchstone for notable players, including Phil Alvin and Bill Bateman, who left in 1978 to form the Blasters; "Piano Gene" Taylor, who left in 1981, also to join the Blasters before moving on to the Fabulous Thunderbirds; and David "Kid" Ramos. Ramos played 10 years with Harman, retiring in 1988, return to the blues as guitarist for the Fabulous Thunderbirds, for a time. Alumni also include the late Michael "Hollywood Fats" Mann, who played five years with James after leaving his own band in 1980; multi-instrumentalist session man and tunesmith Jeff Turmes played saxophones with James for years, switching to the bass for six more years beginning in 1988. Alumni drummers include Richard Innes, Stephen T. Hodges and Steve Mugalian and Paul Fasulo to name a few. Along the way, Harman's own production company: Icepick Productions, has generated more than a dozen releases to add to the fifteen he had released before using his own name. These twenty nine releases are the fruit of his forty plus year career, at this point. While Harman continues to perform and record, he also is working on several projects as a producer, a venture that involves longtime production partner Jerry Hall. The pair has worked together since 1971. Hall has engineered every track of every Harman release since that time, and together the pair has produced many other artists.

Meanwhile, seventeen songs from James Harman's releases have been featured in films and television, the most famous being "Kiss of Fire" (from Those Dangerous Gentlemens), which was the background for the infamous rape scene in "The Accused" (starring Jodie Foster). James' "Jump My Baby" (from Thank You Baby) has been in three different movies, including "Burning Love." Harman has received 14 W.C. Handy Blues Award nominations, for his songs on his own releases and for other artists albums, such as his friend and alumni “Kid” Ramos. Through the years Harman has received several Handy nominations for “Blues Song of the Year”, “Blues Single of the Year” and even “Re-release of the Year” for the CD reissue of his landmark 1987 album, “Extra Napkins”. James Harman has been inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and won the “Best Blues Album of the Year" award, from Canada's Real Blues Magazine.

Harman has performed live shows in 18 countries, as many as 250 dates per year, including appearances at such North American festivals as the Long Beach Blues Festival, the New York State Blues Festival, the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Heritage Festival, the King Biscuit Festival in Helena, AR, the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, the Bayfront Blues Festival in Duluth, MN, the Waterfront Festival in Portland, OR, the Edmonton (Canada) Blues Festival, and other festivals from Montreal to Mexico City. Abroad, Harman has appeared at the Peer and Spring Blues Festivals in Belgium, the Notodden and Hell Festivals in Norway, the Great Britain R&B Festival in Colne, England, the Milano and Pistoia Festivals in Italy and the Bayron Bay Festival in Australia, to name a few.

In more than four decades of touring and recording, Harman has staked his claim as an original, legitimate blues artist, musician and producer. In his recordings and live performances, James creates music that stands out as unique and personal yet clearly reflects his passion for the roots of the blues. Harman learned a key secret years ago: You have to develop your own approach and identity in order to have lasting success. As vocalist, musician and songwriter, James Harman chronicles life with energy, wit and humor. He has a novelist's eye for detail and irony, and the result is well-conceived music that stands the test of time. Harman's roots are apparent in his recordings and live performances. He is a disciple of the classic qualities of the Southern blues tradition. Still, like his mentors, Harman is telling his own stories. He knows the difference between innovation and imitation, and his own character as a blues artist is fully reflected in his work. In all cases, he remains true to his credo: Strictly the blues.

Show starts at 9 PM. Cover is $12 at the door.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010


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.
Thursday, July 22, 2010


Sure, Eric Jerardi was proud of being labeled by MTV as the midwest's Best Unsigned College Band. But that was in 1991, and in the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately entertainment industry, the Dayton, Oh., native has known all along that he can't rest on his laurels. Now, with the help of some highly credentialed personnel, Jerardi is out with Virtual Virtue, his third studio album and fifth overall.

Chuck Leavell, who played piano and keyboard for The Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes, The Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton and the late George Harrison, among others, helped Jerardi with what the 32-year-old calls his proudest achievement to date.
Leavell, whose influence helped the band capture an already strong emotional flavor, flew into Memphis in December to record on six of the album's 10 songs. "I'm thrilled to death with the music on this album," Jerardi said.

Add to the mix Nashville veteran Willie Pevear, whose extensive producing resume includes work with the Neville Brothers and Lyle Lovett, and Jerardi can't compare Virtual Virtue to any of the band's previous efforts. "I've been pretty proud of what we've done so far, but this one blows me away."

Jerardi, whose listeners will never accuse him of leaving his personal life out of his lyrics, said that Virtual Virtue will once again reveal the musician's emotional side. With tracks like "Tomorrow," "Pain" and "Tortured Soul," the breakthrough album shows that Jerardi was capable of much more than playing a mean guitar. In fact, "Tortured Soul" was such a hit that it was featured on the House of Blues Radio Network with Dan Aykroyd.

As his songwriting skills continue to turn heads, Jerardi knows that his raw and loud guitar is what draws fans to his performances. Influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower and B.B. King, among others, Jerardi has gone from a kid strumming an old guitar in his parents' basement to playing before sold out crowds as far away as San Diego, which he did in a west coast tour last winter.

Jerardi's songs remain honest. "Don't get me wrong," he said. "When I first started, I tried to write about things that never happened to me. And well, they came out sounding like things that never happened to me." Regaining the songwriting bug wasn't difficult. In fact, Jerardi's lyricism earned high praise after the west coast tour. "Jerardi is dedicated to the cause, and the six hard road years have given the edge he was seeking," Vintage Guitar Magazine wrote in December. "When you consider that a number of the more recognized members of the post-Stevie (Ray Vaughan) School, the majority don't sing or write their own material. But Jerardi is a standout."

These days, there's no doubt that Jerardi likes what's happening to him. He's among Fender Guitars and Amps' current catalog of major performers, and twice has been featured in its magazine, Fender Frontline.

Meanwhile, the band gets continued support from Budweiser, one of Jerardi's early sponsors. "To have my picture in Fender Frontline, along with people like Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy, is just amazing," Jerardi said. "That brings credibility to what I'm doing." And listeners will likely agree that so will Virtual Virtue.
Friday, July 23, 2010


If notes were bullets Nick Vigarino would be a gunslinger straight from the streets of the Mean Town Blues.

From his humble beginnings in Ohio to his waterfront home in the Pacific Northwest, Vigarino is an accomplished songwriter as well as a commanding performer. With that unmistakable baritone voice and his slide making those six strings sing, Nick Vigarino will make you dance and smile and forget about those blues.

Nick has released three recordings of original material, several collaborations, performed in 11 countries on 7 different European tours, and has garnered numerous music awards.

"He's been compared to Ry Cooder and Leo Kottke...his style is a fusion of the Chicago and the Delta blues.... hip-hopped up with an amplified acoustic bottleneck, wailing against a VERY funky bump-and-grind rhythm section. The sum of the whole is nothing less than marvelous. A must hear." - Victory Music Review

"Vigarino's guitar masterwork (particularly on dobro and slide) ignites tunes like Louisiana Breakdown, and his baritone vocals range from world-weary John Doe (of X) to soulful Delbert McClinton" - Jazz Times

"Slide guitar with the virility and passion of Son House, combined with a jolt of addictive funk." NPR - KPLU, All Blues

"Vigarino manages to combine rockabilly, ballads, and the blues, giving you a feel for what this wild man is capable of on stage and in the studio." - Blues To Does

"He's original, he's unpretentious, he ain't no poseur or imitator and he's not afraid to sing his mind with 'politically incorrect' lyrics." - Real Blues

"Nick Vigarino is where country blues meets the year 2000" - Long John Baldry

"We were promised that this guy smoked, but even that's putting things lightly...Nick took to dismantling what was left of all sensibility with the skill of a surgeon and the impact of a wrecking ball." - Washington Blues Society

"Wear comfortable shoes. Dancing is not exactly mandatory, but you might want to check for a pulse if this doesn't do it for you." - Anacortes American
Saturday, July 24, 2010


Lady "A" & the Baby Blues Funk Band (L.A.B.B) are one of Seattle's Hottest bands in the Pacific NW.

This band possesses old school Funkmanship with a Jazz flavor, Blues Savvy and Motown Fever and delivers everytime to it's audience. As Lady "A" likes to say "We believe in Audience participation - You'll feel like part of the show when we're done!."

L.A.B.B. has opened for such artist as Dr. JohnSQL_INJECTION_ATTEMPT a few. Thru Amanda Gresham's Delta Music Experience (DME), L.A.B.B. has been afforded the opportunity to experience great musical legends in the Blues industry, such as Honeyboy Edwards, Doug MacLeod and others.

Lady A has opened for such artist as Denise LaSalle and the late Little Milton and been on stage with such artist as Eden Brent, Janniva Magness, Kenny Neal, Charmaine and Charles Neville, Supa Chikan, Wylan Thibbdeau and Howlin Mad "Bill" Perry.

There is a tune for all ages with this band and to see them is to experience musical energy beyond belief. They're guaranteed to have you on your feet and dancin from the downbeat.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Check out Anacortes' best Happy Hour, 3-6PM Sunday thru Friday. Enjoy pizzas, calzones, flatbreads, fish and chips, nachos and more all for only 3.99 and get $1 off all pours!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010


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 30, 2010


The Colonel and Doubleshot host an all Stevie Ray Vaughan program reprising their sold out show from last New Years Eve.
Saturday, July 31, 2010


Paul Green's 35-year professional career began in New Jersey in 1968 with The Blackberry Booze Band. He also performed with other Jersey musicians including Bruce Springsteen, The E Street Band, Clarence Clemons and Little Steven Van Zandt.

Moving to Oakland, California, in 1975, Paul became a member of the house band at a popular blues spot, Eli's Mile High Club, performing there weekly and recording two albums with JJ Malone and Troyce Key. From 1975 to 1989 he performed throughout the Bay Area with his own band and other musicians, including Sonny Rhodes, Little Frankie Lee, JJ "Bad Boy" Jones, Cool Papa, Percy Mayfield, Lowell Fulson, Pee Wee Crayton, John Little John, and others.

In 1989 Paul relocated to Chicago where he continued to "cool himself" in the blues. He performed in such legendary Chicago blues clubs as Buddy Guy's, Rosa's, Kingston Mines, and Blues Etc., and shared the stage with such notables as Sugar Blue and Junior Wells.

Paul came to the Seattle area in 1991 and promptly won the Washington Blues Society award for "Best Blues Harmonica" in 1992. More recently, he won this award again in 2001, 2003 and 2004, and was also voted "Best Male Vocalist" in 2004.

Paul has recorded extensively with Dan Dean Productions for commercial and studio productions and has been performing locally in numerous venues with his hard-hitting Chicago-style electric blues quartet, Straight Shot.
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