WEEKEND: Dance away winter funk with blues band
The Blues Counselors are set to play an all-ages dance tonight at the Port Townsend Elks Club. The Counselors include, from left, Stuart Wakefield, Leyland Foster, Teresa Eliason, Tracy Karkainen, Rick Allyn and Michael McCurdy.
By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News
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“Sweet Home Chicago,” “Take Me to the River,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Mustang Sally” and “Rock Me, Baby” are in the Counselors' repertoire, as are Stevie Wonder's “Higher Ground,” Eric Clapton's “Before You Accuse Me” and Ray Charles' “I Got a Woman.”
The dance-friendly rhythm and blues will get started at 8 p.m. after a 7 p.m. double-time swing-dance lesson.
“We do a real hip, bluesy version of 'Come Together,' by The Beatles,” added singer-guitarist Rick Allyn.
“We do 'Kiss,'” written by Prince, “but a funkier version,” he said.
Admission to tonight's event, hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Dance group, is $15 for adults and teens, and $7 for those 12 and younger.
The Blues Counselors, a Poulsbo-based outfit, include saxophone man Tracy Karkainen, harmonica and guitar player Pat Byrne, drummer Michael McCurdy and bassist Stuart Wakefield.
Lending her voice is Teresa Eliason, also the choral director at Olympic College in Bremerton.
For details about this and other dances across Clallam and Jefferson counties, visit www.OlympicPeninsulaDance.com.
Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at email@example.com.
Last modified: January 17. 2013 5:32PM