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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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Monday, August 2, 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, August 4, 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.
Friday, August 6, 2010


A variety of rock and blues bands during the late 80’s and into the 90’s, brought Cee Cee James, formally known as Christina Fasano, ‘the funkywhitegirl,’ into the collaboration and recording of her first CD entitled ‘Spiritually Wet,’ released in late 1999.

"Spiritually Wet" went forward to gain top R&B chart status right under the major label group TLC during 2000. That same year, Christina took home the 10th Annual Los Angeles Music R&B Award; and the first cut off the CD, ‘It’s Just A Funk Thang,’ gained R&B Song TOP 10 ‘runner up’ status in the JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST. The CD garnered endless stellar reviews and gained press in several on and offline publications, as well as receiving play on several Indie U.S. and European Radio Stations.

However after several intense changes in her life in 2002, Christina took on her fan nickname of Cee Cee and turned her funked up soul stuff toward writing and singing Roots Rock and Blues.

Cee Cee moved to Portland, OR, from San Diego, CA where she had worked with her Roots Rock band for 2 years playing countless venues including the famed Adams Avenue Street Fair and the El Cajon Concerts on the Green. Continuing on in Oregon, Cee Cee worked with two great lineups of musicians through 2007 playing locally in clubs and festivals in the Portland area, up through Anacortes, WA and down into Bend, OR.

She relocated to Washington where she has just finished recording her second CD of original material entitled “Low Down Where the Snakes Crawl," full of Roots Rock, Blues, and even a little Country tune, with lyrics crafted from a life fully lived and experienced.

Cee Cee is one of the most 'real and raw' performers out there and has been endlessly compared to Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker and Stevie Ray Vaughn in her stage performances. Her voice and expression reach down immediately into the gut, grab a hold, and don't let go until days after the last note is sung.

She moves inside a seductive and contemplative vibe with lyrics that seduce the soul inwards, upwards, or wherever it chooses to go. Writing her lyrics from a place of need - for freedom and the feeling that we all want to discover and be accepted for who we are from our core individual essence.

Cee Cee is extremely hard working, easy to work with and is available for trio and full band performances.

She is looking forward to continuing to give of her life through singing, writing for herself and others and performances all over the world.

"...she appears to be loved by some, panned by others, and regardless of the vocal mega talent, has never been recognized by the right people. Her career has taken a hit recently due to personal issues. Her own Bio tends to parallel that of Janice Joplin in many ways, at least in hopes, dreams, successes and failures. As her set continued, the vocal talent and stage presence became obvious. Her version of Red House combined great music and lyrics with gutsy, raw vocals and superior stage appeal. She finished with a Tina Turner song, Nutbush City Limits. This woman is a riveting performer, primarily in the rock and R & B genres. If you like this type of music, I highly recommend taking in one of her shows."

Roy Brown - Who Let The Girls Out? - WA Blues Soceity Bluesletter
Saturday, August 7, 2010


Dikki Du (Troy Carrier) was born in 1969 in Church Point, Louisiana and discovered his love for zydeco music at the tender age of nine. After school he would get together with his brother Chubby, sister Elaine and father Roy to play Zydeco music.

At the age of twelve Troy moved to a little town called "Lawtell", where his father had owned the Offshore Lounge for over fifteen years. Troy played the washboard for Roy Carrier, his father, on local gigs. He then joined forces with the great C.J. Chenier for two years. Troy's brother Chubby Carrier then started a family band and offered Troy a job playing the drums. Troy toured with his brother from the late 80's until the 90's, when he returned home to pick up the accordion.

It has now been eight years that Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe have been on the scene. Dikki Du has incorporated his musical heritage with unique experience to create one of the most innovative zydeco groups around. His original funky and hypnotic zydeco style announces that he has arrived, occupying a spot with the best in his field.

"Personally the triple row is the sound that I like the best". says Dikki Du. He takes songs from classic zydeco and turns the inside out with fresh and funky renditions driving it to the next level. The krewe’s innovations revitalize zydeco charging it for years to come.
Tuesday, August 10, 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, August 11, 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, August 13, 2010


The Ian McFeron Band exploded onto the Seattle music scene shortly after releasing their debut album, Don't Look Back (2003), when they were discovered by "The Mountain" in Seattle (AAA-formatted KMTT at 103.7 FM). Within months, the first single, Love Me Twice, edged out songs by Modest Mouse, Bob Schneider, The Bo Deans, and Ray LaMontagne in The Mountain's "New Music Throwdown," a weekly competition where listeners vote for their favorite of two new songs. The band went on to share the spotlight with international and national artists such as Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith, Shawn Mullins, Amos Lee, Sister Hazel, Missy Higgins, Julia Fordham, Carbon Leaf, The Hothouse Flowers, and Jars of Clay. The Ian McFeron Band continues to tour the western United States including WA, OR, ID, CO, UT, NM, AZ, TX, OK, and CA.

A prolific songwriter whose lyrical prose and fervent work ethic has drawn comparisons to Bob Dylan and Ryan Adams, McFeron has released a steady stream of albums: Don't Look Back (2003), A Long Way To Freedom (2005), and Fistfight With Father Time (2006). Let It Ride (2007) marks the band's fourth full length LP- a fourteen-track narrative spanning themes of love and heartbreak, faith and despair, political corruption and hope. Released on March 3rd, 2007, Let It Ride was celebrated with back-to-back shows at the Triple Door in Seattle, both of which sold out in advance.

In live performance, McFeron (vocals, guitars, piano) is joined by the Texas fiddle of Alisa Milner and the backbeat rhythms of Jon Markel and Mark Bateman. The band has also performed with well-known Northwest lead-guitar players such as Alice Stuart and Rod Cook, and with slide-guitar virtuoso Dan Tyack. The diverse musicianship of its members allows the Ian McFeron Band to shift smoothly through a variety of roots-Americana styles, ranging from acoustic folk rock to gritty alt-country blues, from heartfelt, soulful ballads to driving, danceable backbeat groves.
Saturday, August 14, 2010


Hailed from all reaches of the country, the members of TBH were hand selected in 2008 to form the ultimate party band. With over a century of musical experience compiled between individual band mates, TBH has formed into a tightly knit, finely tuned musical experience and have mastered their sound only to be described as “Funk-Infused Rock-N- Soul. Members of the Better Half have shared stages with everyone from Little Feat and Prince to Los Lobos and Willie Nelson.
Wednesday, August 18, 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, August 19, 2010


Terry Evans' musical journey began in Vicksburg, Mississippi where he was born in 1944. As a young man, he sang tenor, baritone and bass in the church choir while secretly listening to the likes of Elmore James, Little Walter and Albert King.

At the age of 22, Evans moved to Los Angeles where he sang in several South Central clubs including the Cotton Club and the Road Runner. It was here he hooked up with singing partner, Bobby King, and in 1976, the two joined Ry Cooder for Chicken Skin Music.

Both Evans and King have worked on several of Cooders albums over the years, including the current Chavez Ravine, and have toured extensively in Cooder's band. The two also teamed for a pair of well received solo albums.

As a solo artist, Evans has released several recordings including 2005's excellent, Fire in the Feeling. He has also recorded with some of the top people in the music business including Boz Skaggs, Maria Muldaur, John Lee Hooker and John Fogerty with whom he won a gold record for Eye of the Zombie.

On Fire in The Feeling, his voice is as rich as ever. On the Ry Cooder-penned “My Baby Joined the Army”, Evans emotes the pain of loss through his voice and guitar and captures the despair of Cooder’s lyrics. “Let’s Get Gone” and “Turn on Your Lovelight” are straight ahead groove-laced blues rockers and “I’ll Be Your Shelter (In the Time of Storm)” is a gospel-tinged track reminiscent of The Blind Boys of Alabama. The album was produced by Terry and Phil Bloch. Special guests include David Lindley, Jorge Calderon, and George Bohannon.

Ry Cooder has said that he always thought that his long time musical partner made a better "front man." You need only see a Terry Evans show to understand why. As a performer, he remains in constant demand, and as a recording artist, he is one of the most sought after singers in the business.

Show starts at 8PM. Cover is $10 at the door.
Friday, August 20, 2010


Snake Oil is a relatively new band composed of two Washington Blues Society multiple award winning guitarists/vocalists Mark Riley and Rod Cook (pictured), WBS award winning bassist/vocalist Rob Moitoza and drummer Marty Vadalabene. The group was originally conceived in the summer of 2009 by "Blues Boss" Dennis Dudley for the purpose making an attempt at winning the honor of being the WBS representative at the annual IBC competition in Memphis. In the process, the four members realized they had something special going on.

Audience response to the group has been enthusiastic from the outset. All the members of the group have decades of musical experience and are know for their stylisitic diversity. Mark Riley has played with numerous bands over the course of his career, notably in a seven year stint with Northwest icon Little Bill Englehart through the 1990's. In addition to Snake Oil Mark also fronts his own band. Rod Cook also has played with numerous bands/artists throughout his career, including former Mercury Recording Artist, Laura Love and former Steve Miller Band guitarist James "Curley" Cooke. In addition to Snake Oil, Rod currently plays with Tacoma rising star, Vicci Martinez, fronts his own band, Toast, plays occasionally with Little Bill and moonlights in various other configurations. Rob Moitoza is a veteran of the great Bay area band Sons Of Champlain, and played with northwest slide guitar demon, Nick Vigarino, for a number of years. A talented singer and songwriter as well, Rob is a strong asset to any group he plays with. Marty Vadalabene, former drummer with "ragin cajun" Doug Kershaw, is an in demand drummer who has worked with many of the best in the northwest over the years.

One of Snake Oil's many strengths is the seemingly effortless interplay between the two guitarists who well know how to listen to and feed off each other. Combine that with diverse blues/roots material, three distinct and strong vocalists and a great groove and you have a hell of a band.
Saturday, August 21, 2010


The Bow Diddlers have eclectic tastes in music, but they REALLY like to
play hoppin' fiddle tunes and old-timey country music (we're talkin' Hank
Sr, Lefty, Louvin Bros.). Then they'll throw in some boogie woogie,
some swing, a little jazz and rock'n'roll.....Maybe something by Richard Thompson, The Beatles or some Motown.....Ya never know!

The Bow Diddlers have been based in Bow / Edison for the last couple of years, building a following, drawing people from Seattle to B.C. and taking up residency as the house band at the Edison.

Even though they've only been together as a group for few years, they collectively have almost two centuries of playing music under their belts! So these geezers know a thing or three, but they're always trying new stuff and always willing to go out on a limb.
Tuesday, August 24, 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, August 25, 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, August 27, 2010


Woodrush draws audiences into a refreshing live music experience through their infectious melodies and entertaining performance. In an industry where original sound is becoming harder to find, Woodrush delivers a generous blend of musical genres and variety to any entertainment line-up.

Woodrush founders, Kelly Shirey (lead vocals, guitar) and Jim Castaneda (vocals, vocal percussion, bass), have been performing together for over a decade, recently adding multi-instrumentalist, Leland Hirschman.

Their Alternative-Americana sound incorporates aspects of rock, pop, folk, funk, and jazz with classic vocal harmonies, reminiscent of bands such as Barenaked Ladies, Counting Crows and Toad the Wet Sprocket. Compelling melodies, vocal percussion and well-crafted songs sets Woodrush apart from the average band. In addition to their substantial selection of original songs, Woodrush also plays a diverse array of crowd-pleasing covers.

Their many years of experience includes performances at festivals, bars, coffee houses, restaurants, clubs, casinos and corporate events. It is evident in every performance that these three musicians have a true passion for what they do.
Saturday, August 28, 2010


The four-headed love child named Junkyard Jane rose by night in the tide flats of Tacoma, Washington from a deadly mephitic brew of blues, swamp gas, rockabilly, old engine parts, country, motor oil, folk, funk and used kitty litter. Like all true originals, they display a Creole blend of influences that they affectionately call “Swampabilly Roots Music”.

With five critically acclaimed, all original CD’s under their belt and over 1000 live performances since their 1997 debut, the band decided to expand it’s musical horizons by relocating to the tour fertile South, landing in the Americana friendly city of Louisville, Kentucky.

Junkyard Jane, a BEAM Grant recipient (Benefiting Emerging Artist in Music), was one of only eight groups from a pool of thousands to make the final round at the International Band Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee; and their briefcase full of awards over the years includes the prestigious Washington State BB Award for “Best Band”.

Rooster Hooch, Junkyard Jane's newest release, finds the band coming into their own with raw arrangements, scaled down production and some of their best songwriting to date. Ductape & Sagebrush, showcases a journey into the rootsy, acoustic side of the band; while their third album, Swampabilly Snake Oil Freakshow, serves up a steamin’ plate of corn fed, swampy, jug band blues. JJ’s sophomore effort, Milkin’ the Frog, was voted BB Award winner for “Best Northwest Recording” and features all original music as does the debut CD Washboard Highway, which was named one of the top 10 NW recordings by KPLU radio.

Four-time “Best Songwriter” nominee and Summy Award recipient for “Female Performer of the Year”, Leanne Trevalyan entices the listener with her smooth, sultry vocal styling and acoustic guitar picking. Lea’s washboard scratchin’, slide whistle wailing and occasional kazoo solo ads a touch of whimsy to the show.

Billy Stoops, a BB Award winner for “Entertainer of the Year” as well as "Best Male Vocalist", delights and amuses audiences with his rich, soulful voice and on stage antics. Billy’s distinctive guitar style, both electric and acoustic, along with his groove-oriented songwriting garnered him a Summy Award for "Male Performer of the Year".

Louisvillian Alex Featherstone, the newest member of the clan, provides melodic bass lines on electric, acoustic and fretless basses, and his funk/rock origins compliment the bands rootsy tone. And finally, steady thumpin’ drummer Tom Sunderland, whose world beat rhythms can be heard on various TV soundtracks, keeps poundin’ down the groove so your butts can move!

“…as entertaining and uninhibited as anything you will ever see on stage!” John Allen Briscoe, WBS Newsletter

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