JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Get out and grab a moment

OK, SO THAT super-wet weekend we endured last week kept some of you indoors at home.

Well, you have no such excuse this week, as it’s supposed to be mild and dry.

This is a “Three Grabs” weekend: grab your dancing shoes, grab your favorite dancing partner and get out and grab some fun.

You know you’ve earned it, you deserve it, and by golly, the Three Grabs will make your day.

Port Angeles

■ Today at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 U.S. Highway 101, Chesnut Junction with Ches Ferguson, guitar; Kevin Briggs, guitar; Ron Daylo, flute; Paul Eyestone, bass; and percussionist Zubrie Kamau will have you grooving from 8 p.m. to midnight.

On Saturday, Chesnut Junction returns for another night of frolicsome dance music from 8 p.m. to midnight.

All Points Charters & Tours can get you there and back free of charge. Phone 360-775-9128 for a ride.

On Wednesday, Kelly, Mick and Barry play mostly acoustic country and classic rock from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, Jerry Robison and company will have you moving to a country groove from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

■ On Friday at Barhop Brewing, 124 W. Railroad Avenue, RMB (Rachael, Mick and Barry) perform classic rock, country and Motown from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

■ On Friday at Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St., the Blakes perform from 10 p.m.

On Sunday, Carly Calbero performs at 4 p.m.

■ On Friday at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 U.S. W. Highway 101, Old Tyme Country entertains 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 at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Charlie Ferris’s 303rd show is being billed as a nightclub-style show that’s “intimate, engaging, interactive, energizing and fun” from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

■ On Saturday, the Jerry Miller Band will perform classic rock at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., at 9 p.m. $3 cover.

■ On 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.

Sequim and Blyn

■ Today at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Cort Armstrong performs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

On Friday, Gil Yslas will provide blues guitar music from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Taylor Ackley and Linda Dowdell will offer up some jazz music from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ On Wednesday at Nourish Restaurant, 1345 S. Sequim Ave., Victor Reventlow hosts an open mic from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with sign-ups at 6 p.m.

■ On Friday at The Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Nolan Murray and Bruce Coughlin of Tiller’s Folly perform Americana and more from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, it’s a two-fer with Nostalgia playing the hits of the 1940s and ’50s at 5:30 p.m., followed by Testify playing the hits of today at 9 p.m.

On Wednesday, Final Approach plays hits of the 1950s and ’60s from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ On Friday at Stymie’s Bar & Grill at Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, Al Harris tickles the ivories from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Friday in Club Seven lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, the Joey James Dean Band plays country rock from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Saturday, Mr. Pink performs a tribute to female vocalists through the decades in the third annual “Pink Up” party in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

On Friday in the Rainforest Bar, renowned blues guitarist Thom Davis, with Mr. C. on harmonica, performs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Saturday, Joey James Dean returns with a solo slot in the Rainforest Bar from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Port Hadlock

■ On Saturday, Mick and Barry play acoustic country and classic rock at the Ajax Cafe, 271 Water St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Ludlow

■ Today in the Fireside Room at the Resort at Port Ludlow, 1 Heron Road, Trevor Hanson plays classical guitar from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Townsend

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

■ On Friday at Sirens, 823 Water St., Before Cars, Smile Brigade and Derek Burns play a rock show from 9 p.m. $5 cover.

■ On Friday at Uptown Pub, 1016 Lawrence St., The Twins, featuring Julie and Meg, play original and covers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by Matt Sircely performing blues, bluegrass and Americana from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

■ Every Monday, Trevor Hanson plays guitar at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ There’s a new music venue in town at the Cellar Door, 940 Water St., with live music every Tuesday.

This Tuesday, it’s the Blue Holiday Band playing rhythm and blues, Motown and blues from 6 p.m. to 9 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: October 02. 2013 5:32PM
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