JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Let the sun shine to deter doldrums

GRAY SKIES GOT you down?

Got the rainy-day blahs?

Does it seem like you have webbed feet?

If it does, then stuff those webbed feet into your dancing shoes and dance the blahs away because it’s always brighter when the rainbows come out to play.

Even if you don’t dance, get out to hear some live music.

It’s sure to brighten your day.

Port Angeles

■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, it’s Jerry Robison’s musical jam with High Country’s Rusty and Duke featuring guest Wayne Franko on steel guitar from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Friday at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, Dave and Rosalie Secord and Luck of the Draw are joined by guest Mike Bare and friends 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, Blumeadows returns with his rocking blues from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

■ On Saturday at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 U.S. Highway 101, Dan and the Juan de Fuca Band play original Olympic folk rock at 9 p.m. Dan Maguire, acoustic guitar; Clark Driese, electronic guitar; Eric Neurath, bass; and Declan Westcott, drums, make up this hometown band. $3 cover.

All Points Charter & Tours will provide free transportation starting at 7 p.m. Phone 360-775-9128.

■ On Saturday at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery come to Port Angeles in support of their new record “Man Is Born for Trouble” during the third leg of their “Gypsy Tour” from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $3 cover.

On Monday, Dan and the Juan de Fuca Band play folk and Americana at 6:30 p.m.

■ On Saturday at Elliott’s Antique Emporium, 135 E. First St., Hawaii Amor performs the music of Hawaii from 2 p.m. to 5 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 at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Cort Armstrong and friends entertain from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Saturday, Trevor Hanson plays classical guitar from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, Bill Volmut performs original tunes and covers from the 1960s and ’70s from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Today in Club Seven lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, The Hipsters play new dance rock music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Saturday, dance to the Top 40s with Sway from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Friday in the Rainforest Bar, Buck Ellard picks and grins country-style from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Saturday, Billy Shew plays originals, classic rock and blues from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

■ On Friday at The Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., dance a jig to the Irish pub songs and sea chanteys of the Discovery Bay Pirates from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, dance to the classic standards of the Olympic Express Big Band from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, dance to the boomer music of Final Approach from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ On Friday at Rainshadow Coffee, 157 W. Cedar St., Mary Tulin and her husband, Kip, will give First Friday Art walkers a few lively Irish tunes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. No cover.

■ On Sunday at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., the Sequim Accordion Social will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The featured player is Eileen Webber of Spokane, and accordion players are encouraged to bring their instrument. $2 cover. For more information, phone 360-683-5620.

On Wednesday, dance to the music of the Craig Buhler Dance Combo with special guests Sanford Feibus and Sarah Shea from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. $5 for nonmembers; $4 for members.

■ On Wednesday at Nourish, 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.

Port Ludlow

■ Today in the Fireside Room at the Resort at Port Ludlow, 1 Heron Road, Trevor Hanson plays classical guitar from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ On Friday at the Uptown Pub, 1016 Lawrence St., “The Twins” Julie & Meg perform folk and bluegrass from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by the duo Blind Spot (Sam Maynard and Walter Harris) from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. No cover.

■ On Friday at the Cellar Door, 940 Water St., the Kate Copeland Trio performs original acoustic songs from upbeat pop to soulful Appalachian from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. No cover.

On Saturday, the Dirty Beat Duo celebrates its CD release with vibrating electronica in a dance party from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $5 cover. For those 21 and older.

On Tuesday, Val James with Pete Toyne and friends entertain from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. No cover.

■ On Saturday, The Upstage and Mark Cole present Janiva Magness and her band at the Public House Grill, 1038 Water St. This 2013 Contemporary Female Blues Artist of the Year and Song of the Year winner lays out the best in blues, roots and soul from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Reserved seating is $30, and limited $25 unreserved door seats may be available. Phone 360-385-2216 for tickets and information.

■ On Saturday, the Pourhouse, 2231 Washington St., offers an evening of Latin and traditional jazz guitar with Brian Douglas from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

■ On Saturday at Sirens, 823 Water St., Otis Heat performs indie/funk/dance music on a variety of instruments at 9 p.m. $5 cover.

■ Every Monday, Trevor Hanson plays guitar at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

High notes

■ On Friday, Dos Locos (Scott Bradley and Kevin Lee Magner) plays the First Friday Sequim Library Concert at 630 N. Sequim Ave. at 6 p.m.

■ On Friday, Dave and Rosalie Secord play Jim’s Pharmacy, 424 E. Second St., Port Angeles, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in support of Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.

■ On Saturday, the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association meets and performs at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

There will be jamming from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., with on-stage performances starting at 1:30 p.m.

The performances are free and open to the public, with any donations supporting fiddler scholarships.

■ On Sunday, Dave and Rosalie Secord play at the Crescent Bay Lions Club, state Highway 112 and Holly Hill Road west of Port Angeles, for the Sunday pancake breakfast fundraiser.


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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