JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Give the green light for St. Paddy’s fun

THIS WEEK, WE have several reasons to celebrate: the wearin’ o’ the green, the first day of spring, getting through the first week of daylight saving time.

Whatever the reason, you’ll find the right place to celebrate on the Peninsula among the following suggestions.

Port Angeles

■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, the country jam is hosted by Jerry Robinson with Terry Roszatycki, Jim Rosand and Les Wamboldt from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

■ Today, the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 U.S. Highway 101, features multi-instrumentalist Ches Ferguson from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Friday, guitarist Rafael Tranquilino, named Best Blues Band 2012 by Tacoma Weekly, will get you moving from 8 p.m. to midnight. Cover.

Phone All Points Charters & Tours at 360-775-9128 or 360-460-7131 for a free ride out and back.

On Wednesday, Jason Mogi and Paul Stehr-Green entertain as Deadwood Experiment from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

■ On Friday, the Jimmy Hoffman Band rocks country-style at Front Street Alibi, 1605 E. Front St., at 9 p.m.

■ On Saturday, the Crow Quill Night Owls debut at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 Railroad Ave., at 8 p.m.

■ On Saturday at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., the Yogoman Burning Band of Bellingham brings original ska-soul-brass-dance at 9 p.m. $5 cover.

■ On Saturday at Reggie’s Lounge, 1328 E. First St., boogie to Old Growth at 7 p.m.

■ 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 Wednesday, Dave and Rosalie Secord and the Luck of the Draw Band welcome guest musician, author and storyteller Mitch Luckett of Brinnon from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Every Tuesday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., 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.

■ On Friday and Saturday at Dupuis Restaurant, 256861 U.S. Highway 101, Bob and Dave play blues from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Friday, Eggplant performs at Barhop Brewing, 124 W. Railroad Ave., at 8 p.m.

Sequim and Blyn

■ On Friday at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Twisted Roots performs at 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Black Rock and Estafets perform at 8 p.m.

On Sunday, get a serving of the Old Sidekicks at 5:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Denny Secord Jr. Trio performs at 5:30 p.m.

■ On Friday at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Jake Reichner performs original rock/folk from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Gerald Braude performs acoustic jazz from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ It’s “All the Buzz” Wednesday at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., with 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, Trevor and Sam begin a three-day St. Patrick’s celebration from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

■ Today in Club Seven lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, Tanga brings a Latin beat to dance night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Band members include Mike Fujita, guitar; Ed Donahue, trumpet; Jim Rosand, keyboards; Tom Svornich, drums; and Kevin MacCartney on sax, flute, congas and EWI (electric wind instrument).

On Friday, dance to the Joey James Dean Band from 8 p.m. to midnight.

On Saturday, 3 Miles High performs a combination of Irish and Top 40 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Sunday, Dana Osborn brings his mix of Celtic and classic rock dance from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ Today at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., Mercy Crow draws from folk, jazz and bluegrass at 7:30 p.m. Cover by donation.

On Friday, Grammy Award winners Tingstad and Rumbel play Americana music at 7 p.m.; $16 advance; $18 at door.

On Saturday, the Blue Holiday Band performs blues, roots and rock at 7:30 p.m. $5 to $8 sliding-scale cover.

On Sunday, two events celebrate St. Patrick’s Day:

At 3 p.m., Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, whose album “Seinn” was listed on NPR’s 2012 top 10, perform. $15 cover.

At 6 p.m., the traditional open mic takes over. $5 cover.

On Wednesday, acoustic bluesman Doug MacLeod performs at 7:30 p.m. $10 cover.

Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations.

■ On Saturday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., Luc & the Lovingtons perform world-pop-soul at 10 p.m. $7 cover.

■ On Sunday at Port Townsend Brewing Co., 330 10th St., Suite C, join in the St. Patrick’s Day party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with The Alternators.

■ On Friday at the Uptown Pub and Grill, 1016 Lawrence St., Les Izzmore plays originals and covers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Today, Steve Grandinetti plays guitar at the Owl Sprit Cafe, 218 Polk St., 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.

■ On Thursdays and Fridays, Steve Grandinetti plays at the Northwest Maritime Center Cafe, 431 Water St., from noon till 2 p.m.

High notes

■ On Sunday, the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association presents Fiddlin’ on the Green Spring Concert at the Sequim Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Sequim Ave., at 2 p.m. Suggested donation $5 single, $10 family, $25 WOTFA membership.

■ On Friday, Washington Blues Society “Best of 2012” winners Brian Lee and the Orbiters will blast blues at the Olympic Peninsula Dance at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St., from 8 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. Adults, $15; students with ID and disabled, $10.

■ On Saturday, Serenity performs at Dry Creek Grange, 3130 W. Edgewood Drive west of Port Angeles, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On Sunday, the grange hosts a St. Patrick’s Day Dance at 6 p.m., with music from High Country. A potluck precedes the meal at 5 p.m.

■ On Saturday, the Quim­per Grange, 1219 Corona St., Port Townsend, hosts the Third Saturday Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social with the Last Chance String Band and guest banjoist Katya Kirsch at 7:30 p.m. $5, adults; 16 and younger, free.

■ On Saturday, Luck of the Draw performs at the annual St. Patrick’s Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner at Mount Pleasant Grange, 2432 Mount Pleasant Road, Port Angeles, at 6 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: March 13. 2013 4:57PM
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