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 Angeles

■ On Saturday at the Junction Roadhouse, junction of U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 112 five miles west of Port Angeles, popular Port Angeles roots, old-timey, jam band improvisational, all-around good guys Deadwood Revival will have you on your feet, romping and stomping to some of the liveliest tunes you’re ever gonna find. Only $3 cover for having a ton of fun from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

All Points Charters & Tours will be providing free transportation to and from the Junction for this one, so phone 360-775-9128 to set up your pickup starting at 8 p.m.

On Tuesday, Ches Ferguson stops by for some picking and grinning at 7 p.m.

■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, come on down for Jerry’s Country Jam from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. If country’s your style, come and dance or play plugged or unplugged.

■ Today at Bella Italia, 118 E. First St., Locozonly, an acoustic trio featuring Scott and Elora Bradley and Kevin Lee Magner will be performing its lively American-style originals and select renditions of old classics starting at 8 p.m.

■ On Saturday at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 E. Railroad Ave., the lovely voice of Sarah Shea with Chez Jazz will permeate the WOW lounge starting at 7:30 p.m. $3 cover.

■ On Friday, Les Wamboldt and Olde Tyme Country perform at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Stop in Sunday, too, for a great 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 guest Bob Daniel’s Music Machine for an old-fashioned good time from 6 p.m. to 8:30 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 for the dancing pleasure of all adults 45 years and older from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover, first-timers free.

■ On Wednesday at Dupuis Restaurant, 256861 U.S. Highway 101, Bob and Dave play blues with a brew and barbecue from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sequim and Blyn

■ On Friday at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., the Discovery Bay Pirates come aboard with sea chanteys and Irish tunes at 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday, the Beatles tribute band Creme Tangerine does a benefit dance for the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, with the music starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available ­— in advance only — at the chamber, 1192 E. Washington St.

On Tuesday, enjoy a bit of brogue with Irish Session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. And Wednesday, Final Approach lands with a payload of “boomer” music (boomer as in baby boomer and not loud) from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ On Friday at Rainshadow Coffee Roasting Co., 157 W. Cedar St., Fret Noir (Gil Yslas and Mary Tulin) plays English and Celtic folk and originals from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk.

■ Also during the First Friday Art Walk, Sarah Shea and Chez Jazz will be at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., while Damiana’s Best Cellars Wine Bar and Bistro, 143 W. Washington St., hosts Locozonly starting at 6 p.m.

■ At The Buzz, 128 N. Sequim Ave., Kelly Thomas and Victor Reventlow host the very popular and rousing open mic Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

■ On Friday at Club Seven Lounge at 7 Cedars Casino in Blyn, Robin Lynn will entertain from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. On Saturday, Rock Candy will tempt your sweet tooth with a dance and party band from 9 p.m. to 1 p.m.

On Monday, We Be Jammin’, with hosts Barry Burnett and Tom Svornich, returns for more jamming fun from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Port Hadlock

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

Port Townsend

■ Today at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., Aimee Ringle has a CD-release celebration to showcase her “astringent folk driven by a rich dark voice and intricate lyrical guitar work,” according to her website. Admission is on a sliding scale to $10, or $20 including the CD.

Both Friday and Saturday, Kim Wilson’s All-Star Blues Band, featuring Barrelhouse Chuck on piano, Randy Bermudes on bass, Richard “Big Foot” Innes on drums and Kirk Fletcher on guitar, will arrive at The Upstage. Tickets are $30, or $38 for preferred seating.

On Sunday, Shady Grove has finally released a new CD, “One More Song,” so you can listen to those songs and more live. Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

On Wednesday at 5 p.m., Steve Grandinetti plays dinner-hour piano, and at 7:30 p.m., Jack Reid presents Mike Mullen and Bruce Canavarro playing roots, blues, country and folk. Admission is on a sliding scale from $5 to $10. Phone 360-385-2216 for info and reservations.

■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., Surrealized and Aaron Daniel’s One Man Banned give you two shows for the $5 cover price of one starting at 10 p.m.

On Saturday, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo play Johnny Cash, art rock and new wave artists at 10 p.m. $7 cover.

On Sunday, Fret Noir performs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Saturday at the Castle Key, Seventh and Sheridan streets, Seattle’s Pearl Django plays jazz from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. $15 cover.

■ Today at the Undertown, 211 Taylor St., Charlotte Thistle leads off three nights of live music at 7 p.m.

On Friday, Pies on the Run pauses to play at 7 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 First Saturday Square Dance at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., Port Townsend, features Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals with caller Laura Me Smith from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. $6 adults, $3 for 18 and younger.

■ On Saturday, the monthly contra dance at Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road in Port Angeles, features the Fixations from Seattle. The workshop starts at 7:30 p.m., and the dance goes from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is by donation: $6 to $10 for adults, $2 for youths younger than 18, free for kids younger than 10.

■ Beginning Feb. 12, you can dance any Sunday at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Food and drink will be available from Smugglers Landing. First band up for dancing is Country Gold, and admission will be $5 single, $8 couple.

For more info, phone Dave or Rosalie Secord at 360-461-6999.

■ The second annual Juan de Fuca Festival Talent Show takes the stage Saturday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 Seventh St. To get an entry form, phone 360-457-5411 or visit www. — and turn it in by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. Good luck to all.

Low notes

This month, we mourn the loss of two of our local musicians.

Two weeks ago, the bluegrass community lost “Banjo Bill” Jagger. A gathering in his honor drew more than 100 people and packed the Junction Roadhouse last Sunday. R.I.P., Bill.

This week, we also learned of the passing of Susan Schultz, a member of the Sequim City Band, Stardust Big Band and the Marmalades clarinet quartet. A celebration of her life will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Swisher Hall at the James Center for the Performing Arts, 563 N. Rhodefer Road, Sequim.


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 new 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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