JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Take Mom out to dine, dance at music venues

THIS WEEKEND, MOTHERS rule. So take her out for a nice evening of dining and dancing at one of the places listed here.

Port Angeles

■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, Jerry’s Country Jam features High Country playing your old country favorites from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Saturday, Andy Koch and the Badd Dog Blues Society return for another great evening of song and dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■ Today at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 W. U.S. Highway 101, Jason Mogi and Paul Stehr-Green play a variety of instruments and genres at 8 p.m.

On Tuesday, Ches Ferguson will be joined by Julie at 7 p.m.

■ At Wine on the Waterfront, 115 Railroad Ave., on Saturday, Rachael Jorgensen (Mister Sister) and Barry Burnett (BBR and Rollin’ Waters) perform Motown and classic rock acoustically at 8 p.m. $3 cover.

■ On Friday, SuperTrees returns to Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., for the 2nd Friday Art Rock (2FAR) with local artist Thom Catts at 8 p.m. $3 cover.

■ Got a May birthday? Come on out Monday and join a couple of Charlie’s Angels as they celebrate theirs with Charlie Ferris crooning your favorites from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bushwhacker Restaurant, 1527 E. First St.

■ Justin Scott Rivet does two solo acoustic shows weekly. On Fridays Justin plays at the Barhop Brewery, 110 N. Laurel St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Mondays, you’ll find him at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

■ On Sunday at The Landing mall, 115 Railroad Ave., Les Wamboldt and Old Tyme Country provide golden oldies for your dancing pleasure from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $5 single; $8 couple. Food and drink available from Smugglers Landing restaurant.

■ On Friday, Les Wamboldt and Olde Tyme Country, with special guest Bill, play at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Sunday, join the country jam from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Dave and Rosalie Secord and the Luck of the Draw Band play old-time music with guests Rusty and Duke from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ On Sunday, Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St., has singer/songwriter Jake Archer performing at 4 p.m.

■ “Jazzy Judy” Clark performs at Elliott’s Antique Emporium, 135 E. First St., on Saturday during the Second Saturday Art Walk from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Every Tuesday evening at the Port Angeles Senior Center, Seventh and Peabody streets, the Port Angeles Senior Swingers present Wally and the Boys playing ballroom dance favorites from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover; first-timers free.

■ At Dupuis Restaurant, 256861 U.S. Highway 101, Bob and Dave play blues Wednesday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sequim and Blyn

■ On Friday at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Locos Only plays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Awesome Bob performs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Denny Secord Jr. Trio, with guitar master Ray Wood, plays at 5:30 p.m.

■ On Saturday at Three Crabs Restaurant, 11 3 Crabs Road, Dave and Rosalie Secord and the Luck of the Draw Band, with special guest Fred Davis, play from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Mother’s Day, you’ll find John Erskine tickling the ivories at the Old Mill Cafe, 721 Carlsborg Road, at 5 p.m. For reservations, phone 360-582-1583.

■ On Friday at Stymie’s Bar & Grill at Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, Rachael and Barry perform from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ “It’s All the Buzz” Wednesdays at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., with Kelly and Victor hosting the open mic from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

■ On Friday in Club Seven Lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, the Cody Rentas Band, fronted by young guitar phenom Cody Rentas, plays classic rock with some blues from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Saturday, move to the groove of The Move and its high-energy dance music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Sunday, dance to Lorrie Kuss and All About Me from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Wednesday Lecia’s Acoustic Jam returns to Ming’s Buffet, 10181 Old Olympic Highway, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Port Hadlock

■ The Badd Dog Blues are back at Hadlock House, 141 Chimacum Road, on Friday for a howling good time at 9 p.m. $3 single and $5 couple, all going to the band.

Port Townsend

■ On Friday at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., the inspiration for The Blue Brothers, Curtis Salgado, and his band perform at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door Don’t miss this multi-award-winning band.

On Saturday, the Red Hot Blues Sisters brings its international touring band to Port Townsend for an 8 p.m. show. $12 cover.

On Wednesday, the Kirsten Thien Band plays blues, rock and soul at 7:30 p.m. $8 cover.

Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations.

■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., Thea Wescott and Timberland Ridge play their own songs that will take you back to Americana roots at 9 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, Jack Grace and Benny Sidelinger perform originals a la Merle Haggard, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson starting at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Sunday, multi-instrumentalist Matt Sircely performs at 7 p.m.

■ On Friday at Port Townsend Brewery, 330 10th St., the Pitfalls plays guitar-based originals and covers from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Sunday, Jason Mogi and Paul Stehr-Green (of Deadwood Revival) play a “Happy Mother’s Day Show” at 3 p.m.

On Wednesday, Howly Slim picks and grins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Saturday at Castle Key, Seventh and Sheridan streets, the leading proponent of Django Rheinhardt’s Gypsy jazz, Pearl Django, performs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. $15 cover.

■ On Friday at the Undertown, 211 Taylor St., Dylan Trees, a five-piece indie psych/pop group from Los Angeles, performs with influences of Fleetwood Mac to early Pink Floyd at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, Robin Bessier and Chuck Easton perform at 6 p.m., followed by George Radebaugh and John MacElwee at 9 p.m.

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

■ Today, classical guitarist Trevor Hanson plays at Ichikawa Japanese Cuisine, 1208 Water St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Every Monday, Trevor Hanson plays guitar at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ Steve Grandinetti plays and sings at the Northwest Maritime Center Cafe, Port Townsend, on Thursdays and Fridays from noon till 2 p.m.

High notes

■ The Cruzin’ Bluzers provide the music for a community dance Saturday at Port Angeles’ Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St. Bring your own nonalcoholic drinks and snacks to share and dance away the shank of the evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. $5 adults; youths younger than 16 free.

Sponsored by the Just for Fun Dance Class and Steve Johnson.

■ Thinking about you, Mom, gone these many years. Never said “I love you” near enough.


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.

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