John Nelson

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Take sweetie out for swinging, two-stepping time

JUST BECAUSE VALENTINE’S Day is over doesn’t mean you can’t take your sweetie out for a two-stepping, swinging, slow-dancing good time, including a chance to… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Spice up Valentine’s with dance, fun

THERE’S A LOT happening in the live music world this week, including a new dancing venue, a venue reopening in Sequim and some places you… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Variety of musical fare; two musicians mourned

THIS WEEK'S MUSIC fare consists of enough variety to satisfy most everyone's palate. So dive in, enjoy and dance or listen the night away. Port… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Wrap up old year with food, fun, rock

SANTA’S COME AND gone and the presents have been unwrapped: the ugly sweater, the wrong-sized shirt or blouse and that tie that could only look… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: Music heightens the yule spirit

The Christmas spirit is upon us — it’s in the air, the stores — and in the live music this week across the Peninsula. And… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Music a great gift for families, friends

SAY, HERE'S A great idea: Take someone out for live music and dancing or dinner. I wish I could tell you to take in what… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Enjoy music as year ends

AS THE YEAR winds down and we prepare to put a cap on this year’s live music scene, take some time and enjoy some of… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Tune or two of the season on tap for local scene

LIVE MUSIC, INCLUDING special holiday tunes, abound all across the Peninsula this week. If you're not in the spirit of the impending holiday yet, catch… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: After turkey time, give thanks for live music

IT'S TURKEY TIME, and when you sit back in your recliner after the meal and before you nod off, pause and give thanks for the… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Country, blues, gospel and more on tap this week

TOMORROW, I REACH a milestone in my life as I become a septuagenarian — 70 years young. I have many friends who share Nov. 18… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Music abounds across North Peninsula

Port Angeles ■ Slide guitarist extraordinaire Nick Vigarino returns to the Junction Roadhouse, junction of U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 112 five miles west… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Look forward to more holidays with music

THE SPOOKY, WEIRD, eerie, ghoulish fun over four days and nights last weekend is finally behind us, and we can now look forward to Thanksgiving,… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Take part in costumes, music, dancing

OH, THE SPINE-TINGLING screams, the frightening costumes of zombies, vampires, werewolves, aliens, Wall Street brokers or classic cowboys, Native Americans, cartoon characters coming to life… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: A correction, more music gigs slated this week

LAST WEEK, I made an assumption, and you know what that means. I made mention that Denny Secord Jr. was a second-generation musician. Was I… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Variety of music at Port Angeles crab festival

THIS WEEK, WE'VE got jazz, blues, big band, metal, country, bluegrass and all kinds of live music in between, some of which could be crabby… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Get out of blues funk with live music

THIS ARTICLE HAS been revised to reflect the following correction: Tacoma’s T-Town Aces will perform the blues at the Front Street Alibi, 1605 E. Front… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: 60 years later, and still rolling along

SIXTY YEARS AGO yesterday, the Nelson family from the flatland of Illinois came north on U.S. Highway 101 along Hood Canal. It was bright and… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Music venues need help to stay alive

OVER THE PAST nine years, live music venues have closed while others have opened up, and the same can be said for musicians, from duets… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Take a recess and get away from it all

SUMMER IN SEPTEMBER is stupendous, just stupendous. Just ask the kids that have just started school! Well, recess is OK 'cuz it's outside in the… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Liven up weekend with live variety

IT'S SEPTEMBER, AND summer just got here, and now school starts. Where's the justice in that? Take some time off this holiday weekend and relieve… Continue reading