JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Rollicking rock ’n’ roll, blues on tap at venues

JUST BECAUSE SEPTEMBER is here doesn’t mean summer is over. September offers up hot-air balloons, music, blues festivals and more.

Port Angeles

■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, there’s Jerry’s Country Jam from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Today at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 U.S. Highway 101, Mick and Barry play country blues and folk from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Saturday, Ravin’Wolf performs new folk and blues from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover.

All Points Charters & Tours will be there to provide transportation free. Phone 360-775-9128 for a pickup.

■ On Friday at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 Railroad Ave., Salt Lake City duo Melody and Tyler play acoustic folk from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

■ On Friday and Saturday, those glam gals of rock, the Nasty Habits, are back at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $5 cover.

Justin Scott Rivet goes solo Mondays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

■ On Sunday at Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St., LaGrande, Ore., musician Gregory Rawlins brings his alt-folk for an evening of fun.

■ On Friday, Les Wamboldt and Olde Tyme Country play at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Sunday, join the country jam from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Dave and Rosalie Secord and the Luck of the Draw Band play with musical guest Terry Roszatycki from 6 p.m. 8 p.m.

■ Every Tuesday evening at the Port Angeles Senior Center, Seventh and Peabody streets, the Port Angeles Senior Swingers present Wally’s Boys playing ballroom dance favorites from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover; first-timers free.

■ At Dupuis Restaurant, 256861 U.S. Highway 101, Bob and Dave play blues Wednesday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sequim and Blyn

■ On Friday at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., enjoy the music of Locos Only at 6 p.m. This is the last time Elora Bradley will be performing with Scott Bradley and Kevin Lee Magner, since she’s heading to New York to pursue her goals in the performing arts.

On Wednesday, the Blue Hole Quintet plays jazz favorites from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ It’s “All the Buzz” Wednesdays at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., with Kelly and Victor hosting the open mic from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

■ On Friday at Stymie’s Bar & Grill at Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, the irrepressible Charlie Ferris returns from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. after a 16-month hiatus.

■ On Friday in Club Seven Lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, the Fabulous Johnsons play classic rock from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Saturday, GruVbox plays a little funk, a little Motown and a little more for great dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Sunday, DSB (Don’t Stop Believing) gives an American favorite tribute to Journey from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Port Hadlock

■ On Saturday at the Ajax Cafe, 271 Water St., Mick and Barry perform acoustic folk and country at 6 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ Today at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., Dan “Big Hands” Colvin plays country/rock and roots at 7:30 p.m. $5 cover.

On Friday, the New Iberians play zydeco dance at 8 p.m. $10 cover.

On Saturday, Cory McDaniel and the Gone Johnson Revue gathers local players for a reunion of great rock and blues at 8 p.m. $7 cover.

On Tuesday, join the fun of Ukuleles Unite at 5 p.m. Ukuleles provided.

On Wednesday, the Organic Sol duo performs soulful blues, cool jazz and acoustic melodies at 7:30 p.m. $7 cover.

Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations.

■ On Saturday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., help celebrate Jim Wickens’ birthday with The Pitfalls and other guests at 10 p.m. $5.

On Sunday, folk musician Tommy Dean performs at 7 p.m. No cover.

■ On Friday at Port Townsend Brewing Co., 330 10th St., Locust Street Taxi performs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Saturday at Castle Key, Seventh and Sheridan streets, the Casey MacGill Trio plays jazz from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $10 cover.

■ On Friday at the Undertown, 211 Taylor St., Life Styles of the Poor and Unknown, Doe Wrecker and the Solvents perform at 8 p.m.

■ Steve Grandinetti plays guitar at the Owl Sprit Cafe, 218 Polk St., today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Today, classical guitarist Trevor Hanson plays at Ichikawa Japanese Cuisine, 1208 Water St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Every Monday, Trevor Hanson plays at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ Steve Grandinetti plays and sings at the Northwest Maritime Center Cafe, Port Townsend, on Thursdays and Fridays from noon till 2 p.m.

Local concerts

■ Today’s Port Townsend Main Street Concert on the Dock features Shady Grove, an acoustic group that delights with fun and lively folk songs of the ’60s, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Wednesday at the Concert on the Pier in Port Angeles, boogie to the country blues and fiddle tunes of Cort Armstrong and Blue Rooster from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This marks the end of the free outdoor concert season.

High notes

■ On Friday at Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 62 Barn Swallow Road, Chimacum, following dinner and local folklore, enjoy Deadwood Revival at 6:30 p.m. $10 cover, with proceeds benefiting the Jefferson Clemente Course. For details, visit

■ Finnriver Farm & Cidery and New Forge with Matt Sircely begin their Washington Cider Week Tour at the Pourhouse, 2231 Washington St., Port Townsend, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Saturday, the new Linger Longer Outdoor Theater hosts another benefit concert at Worthington Park, Quilcene. The double-bill event showcases Northwest country artist Hannah Weeks and the band Cloverdayle from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. $20 general admission; $10 students; 12 and younger free.

■ The final Fort Flagler concert will be held in the Hospital Building, main ward, and features the Winterlings. $8 with Discover Pass or Access Pass; 18 and younger free.

■ On Saturday, Cort Armstrong performs at the Port Angeles Farmers Market at The Gateway, Front and Lincoln streets, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


John Nelson is a self-styled music lover and compulsive night owl who believes in “KLMA — Keep Live Music Alive” on the North Olympic Peninsula. His column, Live Music, appears every Thursday.

Are you performing in or promoting a live music gig? Contact John by phoning 360-565-1139 or emailing, with John Nelson in the subject line. And note: Nelson’s deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. preceding Thursday’s column.

Also, check out “Nightlife,” a listing of entertainment at nightspots across the Peninsula, in Friday’s Peninsula Spotlight magazine.

Last modified: August 29. 2012 5:47PM
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