JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Work out the kinks on the dance floor

I KNOW SOME of you celebrate spring by getting your lawns and gardens in shape, but hey, it only takes a shower and a fresh set of clothes to get out into the live music scene.

If you don’t dance, you can sit and listen while resting those achy muscles after all your hard work.

If you dance, you’ll work out all those winter cobwebs, and it’ll be easier to attack all those weeds.

It’s a win-win situation!

Port Angeles

■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, Classic Country with Terry Roszatycki will get you dancing from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

On Saturday, dance to the rockabilly and blues of Soul Ducks from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■ Today at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 U.S. Highway 101, multi-instrumentalist Ches Ferguson plays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Friday, dance to the rocking blues of Eggplant from 8 p.m. to midnight. Cover.

Phone All Points Charters & Tours at 360-775-9128 or 360-460-7131 for a free ride out and back.

On Sunday, Rachael, Mick and Barry perform classic rock, country, folk and Motown starting at 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, Jason Mogi and Paul Stehr-Green entertain as Deadwood Experiment from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

■ On Friday at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 Railroad Ave., Charlie Ferris will croon the hits of the 1960s and ’70s — be they rock, pop or country — from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

■ On Saturday at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., Dan and the Juan de Fuca Band play original rock, folk, Americana and more from 9 p.m. to about 12:30 p.m.

■ On Friday at the Front Street Alibi, 1605 E. Front St., the Jimmy Hoffman Band will have you rocking country-style from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■ On Friday at Barhop Brewing, 224 W. Railroad Ave., dance to the classic and contemporary country of Haywire and Denny Secord Jr. from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

■ On Friday at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, Dave and Rosalie Secord and the Luck of the Draw welcome the Hawaiian music of Holomua from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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

■ Every Tuesday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., 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.

■ On Friday and Saturday at Dupuis Restaurant, 256861 U.S. Highway 101, Bob and Dave play blues from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sequim and Blyn

■ On Friday at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., the Old Sidekicks play toe-tapping music from 5:30 p.m. onward.

On Saturday, dance to the classic rock of Static Illusion from 8 p.m. to midnight.

On Wednesday, the Blue Hole Quintet serves up some jazz from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ On Friday at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Mary Tulin performs Celtic folk noir from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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

■ On Friday at Stymie’s Bar & Grill at Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, R and B (Rachael and Barry) perform classic rock and Motown from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ Today in Club Seven lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, country meets rock as the Shivering Denizens shake your cage from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Friday, the Julie Duke Band plays a little blues, a little rock and a whole lot of dancing music from 8 p.m. to midnight.

On Saturday, Idol Eyez, fronted by Rachel Kerr Jamison, plays new top-40 tunes from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Sunday, put on your boots for some high-stepping country from the Jimmy Hoffman Band from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ On Friday at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., Tiller’s Duo performs contemporary and traditional Celtic, roots and Americana with Bruce Coughlin (vocals, guitar, dadgad guitar) and Nolan Murray (fiddle, mandolin, mandocaster), starting at 7:30 p.m. $12 cover; $10 in advance.

■ On Sunday, California singer/songwriter and former Seattleite Joanne Rand releases her 13th CD, “The Nashville Sessions.” Seattle bassist Rebecca Young accompanies Joanne and her “psychedelic-folk-revival” music at 7 p.m. $10 cover.

On Tuesday, enjoy the music of Savannah Fuentes and master flamenco artists Jesus Montoya (vocals) and Pedro Cortes (guitar) on their Ciudades Northwest Flamenco Tour at 7:30 p.m. $25 cover; $20 in advance. For information or to make reservations, phone 360-385-2216.

■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., the Annie Ford Band infuses ballads and roots music into country at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, the premier Queen tribute band Halloqueen will rock you starting at 10 p.m. $5 cover.

On Sunday, Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman perform as Americali, playing Americana with a California twist from 7 p.m. on. No cover.

■ On Friday at the Uptown Pub, 1016 Lawrence St., Billy Winters performs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. followed by Matt Sircely from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

On Saturday, the high-energy dance music of Locust Street Taxi will get you moving and grooving from 9 p.m. on. Advance tickets are available at Quimper Sound for $10 or at the door for $12.

■ Today, Steve Grandinetti plays guitar at the Owl Sprit Cafe, 218 Polk St., 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 at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Thursdays and Fridays, Steve Grandinetti plays and sings at the Northwest Maritime Center Cafe, 431 Water St., from noon till 2 p.m.

High notes

■ On Saturday at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., Whozyamama performs zydeco and Cajun for an all-ages dance from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., with predance lessons from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. $12 for adults.


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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