JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Tune out Tax Day with musical offerings
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Those of you who haven’t should dance your tax-time blues away.
No matter what, you’ll feel better.
■ 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.
■ On Wednesday at the Ajax Cafe, 21 Water St., Trevor Hanson plays classical guitar from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
■ 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.
■ 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.
■ 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 email@example.com, 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