JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Tune out Tax Day with musical offerings

MONDAY IS TAX Day, so all of you who have sent in your returns can get out and celebrate with live music and dancing.

Those of you who haven’t should dance your tax-time blues away.

No matter what, you’ll feel better.

Port Angeles

■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, Jerry’s Country Jam is hosted by Classic Country with musical guests Les Wamboldt and Terry Roszatycki from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Saturday, the Jimmy Hoffman Band plays classic and country rock with the Jiminy Crickets from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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

On Friday, the Shivering Denizens’ rockabilly and whiskey blues will heat you up 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 at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 Railroad Ave., the dynamic jazz duo of Linda Dowdell and Craig Buhler become a trio when joined by Taylor Ackley on bass at 7:30 p.m.

■ On Friday, 2nd Friday Art Rock turns 4 (Marjorie Newberg is the guest artist) and welcomes Seattle band Urban Jellyfish to the Bar N9ne stage, 229 W. First St., at 8 p.m. The five-piece band uses rock, soul, blues and alternative sounds that resemble a blend of Nirvana and Morphine. $3 cover.

On Saturday, the Cody Rentas Band plays blues and rock at 9 p.m. $3 cover.

On Friday, the Jimmy Hoffman Band will have you dancing at the Front Street Alibi, 1605 E. Front St., from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■ On Friday, Rachael, Mick and Barry perform classic rock, Motown and country at Barhop Brewing, 224 W. Railroad Ave., from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

■ On Friday at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, Dave and Rosalie Secord and the Luck of the Draw Band welcome guest Twisted Roots (Marty Kaler, Bob Lawrence-Markarian and Leo Bidne) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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

■ On Saturday, Hawaii Amor performs island music on ukulele at Elliott’s Antique Emporium, 135 W. First St., from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

■ On Monday, celebrate Tax Day with the return of Charlie Ferris and Charlie’s Angels to the Bushwhacker Restaurant, 1527 E. First St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Charlie’s got some new tunes and stories from his adventures in Palm Springs, Fla.

■ 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 Sunday, Chea Jazz with Sarah Shea will play at Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sequim and Blyn

■ On Friday at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., get your Dixieland fix with the Dukes of Dabob from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, get your dancing shoes on for the Olympic Express Big Band from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Denny Secord Jr. Trio will get you dancing country-style at 5:30 p.m.

■ On Saturday at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Silver and Gold (Les Wamboldt and Ken Maaske) mix classic country with bluegrass and novelty numbers from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ It’s “All the Buzz” Wednesdays at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., with 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 Locos Only duo of Kevin Lee Magner and Scott Bradley perform from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ Today in Club Seven lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, the Jenny Davis Band will get you on the dance floor from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Friday, the Funaddicts play everything from Santana to Lady Gaga from 8 p.m. to midnight.

On Saturday, the Pat Travers Band rocks the house from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

At 9 p.m., the Hipsters perform until 1 a.m.

On Sunday, Denny Secord Jr. and Haywire play country from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Hadlock

■ On Wednesday at the Ajax Cafe, 21 Water St., Trevor Hanson plays classical guitar from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Ludlow

■ On Saturday in the Fireside Restaurant at the Resort at Port Ludlow, 1 Heron Road, Trevor Hanson plays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ Today at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., don’t miss this rare chance to hear Alice Stuart, a trailblazer for women in rock ’n’ roll in the ’70s. She performs at 7:30 p.m. $8 cover.

On Friday, the BBC Jazz Trio with Robin Bessier as guest vocalist performs. No cover.

On Saturday, the New Iberians perform zydeco, blues and rockabilly at 7:30 p.m. $10 cover.

Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations.

■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., Carolyn Mark and Her New Best Friends perform at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, The Better Half performs at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

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

■ Today, 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 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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

High notes

■ On Saturday, the community dance at Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, sponsored by Just for Fun dance classes, hosts Eggplant from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. $5 cover.

Just for Fun dance students and younger 16 admitted free. Bring a snack to share.

■ On Saturday at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., Port Townsend, join the fun as Nan Evans calls to The Contradictions. Dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. and ends at about 10:30 p.m. $6; $3 for those 3 to 18 years old; free for those younger than 3.

■ On Sunday, the Washington Old Time Fiddlers meet instead of on the usual second Saturday. The schedule is: Doors open at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m. and on-stage performances at 1 p.m. Jamming, lessons and practices from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., all at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.


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: April 10. 2013 5:27PM
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