JOHN NELSON'S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Swampabilly blues and more being played on Peninsula
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Good. I knew you could.
This week, I've got some more music and venues to help you keep those resolutions.
There isn't a better way to beat the dark, dank, dreary days of winter.
One last thing: GO HAWKS!
■ Today at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 U.S. Highway 101, dance to the Delta, Cajun swampabilly blues of Louisiana's Doug Kearney and the Charlatones from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $5 cover.
All Points Charters & Tours can get you there and back free of charge. Phone 360-775-9128 for a ride.
■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, it's Jerry's Country Jam with Jim Lind, and Gerald Pierce will have you moving to a country groove from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
■ On Friday at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, Dave and Rosalie Secord and their band Luck of the Draw welcome guests Howly Slim and Sandy Summers for a good ol' time from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Sunday, join the country jam from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
■ On Friday at Barhop Brewing, 124 W. Railroad Ave., Joy in Mudville plays from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
■ On Saturday at Elliot's Antique Emporium, 135 E. First St., enjoy some Hawaiian vocals with ukulele by Hawaii Amor from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
■ On Sunday at Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St., Dos Locos with Scott Bradley and Kevin Lee Magner play hot licks and sweet vocals starting at 4 p.m.
■ 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 and every Thursday at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., come hear Cort Armstrong & Friends play from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
On Friday, Americana duo Twisted Roots performs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Linda Dowdell and Craig Buhler play jazz from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
■ On Friday at The Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Gil Yslas plays guitar from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the Olympic Express Big Band plays your dancing favorites from the 1940s, '50s and '60s from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, Gerald Braud plays acoustic guitar from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Wednesday, country up to the Denny Secord Jr. Trio from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
■ On Friday in Club Seven lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, Hell's Belles, an all-female tribute to AC/DC bands, will have you moving to the groove from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
On Friday in the Rainforest Bar, enjoy the song stylings of Rachael from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Saturday in the Rainforest Bar, enjoy the country, blues and originals of Buck Ellard from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
■ On Saturday, come to a birthday party at Blondie's Plate to help Kim celebrate with music by Dos Locos starting at 8 p.m.
■ On Wednesday at Nourish restaurant, 1345 S. Sequim Ave., Victor Reventlow hosts the open mic from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with sign-ups at 6 p.m.
■ Today in the Fireside Room at the Resort at Port Ludlow, 1 Heron Road, Trevor Hanson plays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
■ Today, Steve Grandinetti plays guitar at the Owl Sprit Cafe, 218 Polk St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
■ On Friday at Port Townsend Brewing Co., 330 Tenth St., Scott Pemberton brings his unique style of classic rock, jazz and more with his electric guitar from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
■ On Friday at the Uptown Pub, 1016 Lawrence St., Appalachian bluegrass and folk duo Blackberry Bushes with Jess Raymond (guitar) and Jakob Breitbach (fiddle) perform two shows: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. No cover.
On Saturday, Seattle-based funky jam band Swindler boogies at 9 p.m. $5 cover.
■ On Saturday at the first contra dance of the year at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., Nan Evans will keep you moving to the tunes of Marsha Weiner & the Hot Dogs. The dance begins 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 Saturday at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St., the PT Songlines Benefit Winter Concert with guest artists Kate Copeland and Kiyota Sage will lead a sing-along, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Suggested donation $12.
■ On Saturday at the Pourhouse, 2231 Washington St., the Mogis (Kim and Jason) play upbeat music at 8 p.m.
■ Every Monday at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., Trevor Hanson plays guitar from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
■ On Tuesday at the Cellar Door, 940 Water St., the Skip Morris Quartet plays swing, blues and jazz from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. No cover.
■ On Friday, the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., will host a free contra dance with the Olympia-based band Riffraff during the Art Blast from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Band members include Lindon Toney on fiddle, Jesse Partridge on fiddle and Jay Finkelstein on guitar.
Nan Evans of Port Townsend will call the dance and provide instruction from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for attendees new to this dance style.
Dancers are advised to wear smooth-soled shoes, as the dance will be on carpet.
■ On Friday, the Five Acre School dance and alumni event at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, features the Washington Old Time Fiddlers with Juanita Ramsey-Jeune calling from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
■ On Sunday, the Stardust Big Band invites you to dance to the tunes of the 1940s-'60s at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port William Road, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $5 cover.
■ On Sunday at the RoseWind Common House, 3131 Haines St., English country dancing will be taught by Nan Evans, with music provided by the Rosewind Country Dance Band from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
A potluck dinner follows, with $5 suggested donation.
It is a fragrance-free facility. No street shoes, please; dance shoes or slippers are acceptable.
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: January 08. 2014 7:04PM