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Friday, May 25
 

11:45am PDT

Gin Creek
A musical tonic

Friday May 25, 2012 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography Gin Creek has been together about 2 years, and has played in most of the top blues and roots music venuses in the Puget Sound area. All it members are veteran musiicians with extensive performing experience spanning multiple musical genres, including blues, jazz, rock, and country.

2:05pm PDT

Flying Blind Blues Band
Cool old time blues

Friday May 25, 2012 2:05pm - 2:40pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography Flying Blind Blues Band is a group of 5 pilots that found each other during a recent fly-in. We have been performing now for a couple of years in the local area. We have played at the Arlington Fly-infor the last two years and are invited back again, as well as Positive Seattle. We have been invited back again this year. Darius Heggin is the promoter of Positive Seattle.

2:55pm PDT

Sam Marshall Trio
Blues and Boogaloo

Friday May 25, 2012 2:55pm - 3:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography The Sam Marshall Trio is a progressive blues and boogaloo band. Their sound started in the roots of the blues and has grown to included elements of jazz, funk, and hip-hop. The trio creates a groovy backdrop that blends perfectly with Sam’s weathered voice and finger style/slide guitar playing.

4:00pm PDT

Garfield Jazz Ensemble
Contemporary Big Band Swing

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, High School Swing Dance
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble The Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble this year is a 25-member jazz band that is comprised of students from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds. Located in Seattle, Washington, Garfield is a public (tuition-free) high school with such an interest in jazz that it maintains three levels of jazz band in its curriculum. The “Jazz Ensemble” is the top jazz band in this program. The group has won every major competition on the west coast of the United States. In 2006 it was named the “Outstanding Festival Band” at the prestigious Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival for an unprecedented seventh time. In 2011 it was named the ‘Outstanding Instrumental Ensemble’ at the Reno Jazz Festival for a record fourth time. It is also a ‘four time’ winner of the Essentially Ellington National Jazz Band Competition & Festival, held in New York’s Lincoln Center. The music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie is the cornerstone of the Garfield Jazz Ensemble. E.E. music is played at festivals and concerts though out the school year. Garfield made its tenth tour of Europe during the summer of 2011. On that tour it played at Jazz a Vienne, in France in addition to other concerts through out, France and Italy. On its nine previous European tours, the band has performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival, in the Netherlands, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. It has been selected four times to perform at the conference of the prestigious IAJE (International Association for Jazz Education).

8:35pm PDT

E-Clec-Ti-City
Rock & Blues New Gen. SoulRock

Friday May 25, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Friday Night Groove Party: Sponsored by by TheSunBreak.com
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography At the time, 18 year old Portland guitar player Samuel Eisen-Meyers was oblivious to the fact that just two years after meeting Hammond organ player Justin Smith, a family would emerge. Manifested by Eisen-Meyers, E-Clec-Ti-City is a band based in Bellingham, WA. While the majority of its members are still figuring out how to make it through college, there’s been time set aside for the progress of music. Driven by electric guitar, organ, drums and bass, with the addition of trombone and saxophone, a group of young adults with roots in very different corners of the musical world have come together, working to intertwine melodies and song structures fueled by heavy solos, poetic verses, and buttressed by emotion and passion.
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

Oldwailer
Too Pretty for the Blues

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Have been playing music and singing for over 50 years. I play fingerpicked guitar, harmonica on a rack. Mostly old-time folk/blues music like Mississippi John Hurt.

1:00pm PDT

PK Dwyer
Cosmic American Blues

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography A seasoned and respected artist, PK Dwyer prefers busking his original folk & blues to performing on the bar and club circuit. PK was one of the first to street perform at the Pike Place Market in 1970 and has made his living for years drawing crowds on street corners across the country. With more than 40 years of original material [and a new album] to draw from, expect a mix of unvarnished, but masterful guitar, soulful harmonica and homegrown lyrics.

2:25pm PDT

Lonesome Shack
Haunted Boogie

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:25pm - 2:55pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, American Standard Time Show
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography Lonesome Shack is a blues and boogie duo from Seattle. Ben Todd started the band 9 years ago in New Mexico and Kristian Garrard joined up a few years back. Their music is good to dance to.

4:00pm PDT

Bottleneck Slide Guitar
With Stanislove

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Started playing folk music in 1962, still at it. Best place for bio is my site [www.stanislove.com].

6:00pm PDT

The Braxmatics
Funky Seattle Dance Party!

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, The Soul of Seattle: Sponsored by TheSunBreak.com
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography Get ready for a Funky Seattle Dance Party, you name the place, we bring the funky bass to rock your face!

6:00pm PDT

Hettel Street Blues
Jazzy Blues

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Blues Dance
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography Based out of Snohomish County in Washington State, Hettel Street Blues features powerhouse vocalist Kathy Hettel; singing in the tradition of the great women of song such as Etta James, Ruth Brown and Dinah Washington.From cool jazz to rockin' the house blues and R&B, Hettel Street Blues is a favorite for private parties and events. Hettel Street Blues has also performed at regional event such as the Northwest Folklife Festival, Renton River Days, Edmonds Arts Festival, and the Bite of Seattle. Hettel Street Blues is also a regular performer at local venues.

7:00pm PDT

Red Hot Blues Sisters
Soul Flavored Burning Blues

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Blues Dance

7:30pm PDT

Septimus
Blues Funk Reggae

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:30pm - 8:05pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, The Soul of Seattle: Sponsored by TheSunBreak.com
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • Biography Septimus has been together since 1970,have recorded over 75 songs,Cd Five Minutes To Rock The House,part of The Wheedles Groove Band

9:20pm PDT

Wheedles Groove
Seattle 70's Funk Band

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:20pm - 9:55pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
 
Sunday, May 27
 

2:45pm PDT

The Fabulous Hammers
The Original Northwest Sound

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography The Fabulous Hammers from right here in Seattle boast an enviably slinky '60s vibe that unmistakably harkens directly back to the heyday of the original "Northwest Sound," developed in this region four decades ago by such influential local players as the Dave Lewis Trio, Frantics, Wailers, Playboys, Dynamics, Viceroys, and Imperials. Oomphs of an electric organ, the traditional saxophone squawking, the rockin' garage/jazz guitar lines– all anchored by reams of driving bass-work, snappy snare-drumming, and sizzling cymbals. this band is a living testament to the timeless power embodied by a regional strain of rock'n' roll. Rather than attempting to recreate a long-gone day, these guys successfully resurrect the best elements of a music-form still held in great esteem by many fans -- but they do it with a modern sensibility and the full-on energy of today.

6:00pm PDT

The Jelly Rollers
Primal Blues and Americana

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, Southern Comfort
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • Biography At the heart of the Jelly Rollers are guitarist/singer/songwriter Darren Loucas and singer/harp man Sean Divine, a pair of Miami natives who, having met up again in Seattle, started playing together in 1993--Darren on guitar, Sean on harmonica, creating a pared-down, rough-hewn blues sound smack in the middle of the sub-pop world culture explosion. A master guitar player in a metropolis full of good guitar players, Loucas-whose playing is heavily influenced by the early bluesmen by way of ‘60s and ‘70s big rock acts like Led Zeppelin and the Who combines technical virtuosity with the deep, from-the-heart sentiment that elevates a certain few guitarists above the ever-growing herd. Divine’s harpwork twines perfectly with Loucas’ guitar sounds, bobbing and chugging and weaving with bent notes and sustained howls of train-whistle heartbreak, and his voice has a sort of alluringly rich and throaty quality; it is the voice of the blues-nostalgic and haunting, defiant and a bit tetched.

6:45pm PDT

Stacy Jones Band
high energy blue eyed soul

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:45pm - 7:20pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Winner of the 2010 Best Female Vocalist and 2009 Best New Band awards from the Washington Blues Society, SJB continues to blow fans away with their high-energy, genre bending performances. Amazing vocals, incredible musicianship, outstanding songwriting and powerful, dynamic arrangements – it’s easy to understand why Stacy and her band are captivating the crowds and gathering new fans at each event they perform.Twenty-Something Stacy Jones not only impresses with a vocal richness beyond her years but is also a top-notch harmonica player as well as playing keyboards and acoustic guitar. The entertaining trio of Rick Bowen (drums), Tom Jones (bass) and Jeff Menteer (guitar) provides the foundation for a strong ensemble sound and the band’s obvious joy of making music together is contagious.

7:35pm PDT

Dungeon Science
Science!

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:35pm - 7:55pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, All Ages Alternative
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Late in June of 2011, Steven McCarragher and Aaron Berryhill collect a bunch of garbage that can make something they call "notes". They used these "notes" to make "music". This intrigued Sheila Strecker, who managed to collect her own junk to make "notes".

8:25pm PDT

SweetKiss Momma
Southern music w/NW roots

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:25pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, Southern Comfort
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography SweetKiss Momma’s brand of Rootsy, Southern-Soul tinged Rock-n-Roll, combines; classic blues riffs, gospel harmonies, and funk breakdowns, with keen musicality, to unashamedly display their era of influences. This five-piece powerhouse proves that high-octane, Southern-style rock-n-roll can come from anywhere, even the Pacific Northwest. Their debut album "Revival Rock", has been glowingly reviewed internationally, and has been one of CDBaby’s top selling albums since it’s release in May 2010, landing multiple times atop both the "Roots Rock" and "Southern Rock" charts, and twice reaching into the Top-10 overall. Driven by a delicate balance of powerful riffs and raw, honest lyricism, SweetKiss Momma is cultivating a large and loyal following, easily endearing fans ranging from lovers of classic Southern rockers like Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers, to those who enjoy the more modern, earthy sounds of bands such as The Black Crowes and Kings of Leon.
 
Monday, May 28
 

1:00pm PDT

Slide Guitar in the Key of E
With Nick Vigarino

Monday May 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • Biography Have performed in 13 countries, have won 14 music awards in various countries, have 3 original CDs, one film soundtrack. I'm a full-time musician.

2:20pm PDT

Jacob Miller
Pickin' Country Blues n Rags

Monday May 28, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, Hearth Music Show
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Jacob Miller is a 21 year old country-blues and ragtime finger-style guitarist. He plays a Godin 5th Avenue archtop acoustic strung with Thomastik-Infeld Spectrum Bronze stings. Hailing from the Midwest, he's spent the last few years traveling around the U.S. volunteering on small farms and playing music at any opportunity. Currently located in Portland, OR, Jacob is recording new material, playing local shows, and collecting old blues tunes that aren't so easy to find.

7:00pm PDT

Blues Buskers
Just Making a Livin'

Monday May 28, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, Seattle Gets the Blues
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Members of the Blues Buskers are all well known WBS award winning musicians that perform in other established bands and get together with the Blues Buskers to let their hair down! website: www.peacecoderecords.com/Blues-Buskers.html

7:30pm PDT

The Grizzled Mighty
The Grizzled Might

Monday May 28, 2012 7:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, Vera Reception: Reconstructing Tomorrow
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography The Grizzled Mighty was formed in the fiery belly of an active volcano. From the innermost rings of hell they erupted, spewing forth like a flaming phoenix. In the ensuing chaos, Ryan rose from the ashes of destruction, guitar in hand, bringing the erotic riffs of Hades to the surface of the Earth. Whitney, ex- Deerhunter guitar player and agent of evil, descended swiftly as a rain of fire, striking the roiling bedrock like the Hammer of Thor. Together they create a force that rips the very fabric of space and time! There is no escaping The Grizzled Mighty...

7:45pm PDT

Nick Vigarino
Lightenin' Slide Delta Funk

Monday May 28, 2012 7:45pm - 8:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, Seattle Gets the Blues
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Nick Vigarino was inducted into the Washington Blues Society's Hall of Fame in 2010 for elevating the blues to a place where roots are respected yet nudged forward into the future. Nick also took 2011's Best of the Blues award for Best Duo. Having earned finalist status at the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, he is now globally recognized as one of the top blues act sin the world. website: nickvigarino.com

8:30pm PDT

West Coast Women's Blues Revue
All-Star Women's Blues Band

Monday May 28, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, Seattle Gets the Blues
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography West Coast Women's Blues Revue All-Star Blues Band features the finest Women Blues Artist's on the West Coast of North America! Now Booking 2012. This rotating ensemble is the brainchild of Teri Anne Wilson, Co-Founder of the Red Hot Blues Sisters. This is one of a series showcasing the talents of female Blues Artists. The Showcases have appeared at notable venues such as 7 Cedars Casino, Highway 99 and the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival. Contact BigSisMedia Entertainment @ bigsismedia@earthlink.net