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Twist, shag, jive and watusi to the retro repertoire of The New Rhythmatics! From the earliest blues masters to the crooners of the ’40’s, ’50’s country duets, movie themes from the ’60’s, and vintage 70’s soul — sit back and groove or jump up and move to our take on a slew of jinky tunes.
Kelley Johnson presents 9 evolving jazz singers supported by the fabulous John […]
The latest iteration of McTuff features the ferocious energy of Ehssan Karimi on drums, and Cole Schuster on guitar. Be sure and catch it when you can. A new release is on the way, ferocious sounds and groove for you to dig into.
Joe Doria – Hammond B3, Synths/Keys
Cole Schuster – Guitar
Ehssan Karimi – Drums
Closer (cover, by Nine Inch Nails)
She'll Be There (original)
Duende Libre is a dynamic and uplifting quintet that blends elements of Afro-Cuban jazz with Brazilian samba, American funk, and traditional West African music into a unique sound of their own. The band’s most-recent album won an Earshot Jazz Golden Ear award for “Northwest Recording of the Year.”
Pianist Bill Anschell’s concert credits include eight European tours with vocalist Nnenna Freelon […]
Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songwriter whose remarkable gift for melody is […]
Joel Astley began as a visual artist, and since forming his first band in 2014, he has performed all around The Pacific Northwest. and has been recognized by the Washington Blues Society with honors including Best Blues Harmonica (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021), Best Male Vocalist (2019, 2021), Best Songwriter (2020, 2021), He earned his reputation as a Frontman and bandleader while performing with Northwest bands including Tacoma-based T-town Aces and Seattle-based High Note Group. He is now booking under his own name and has performed and toured with national blues artists and has appeared on many recordings.
A note about Joel’s visual art:
Joel’s dual passions for art and music have found a harmony. Joel is often seen performing in hand-painted tailored suits, which adds a unique aesthetic to his live performances. Joel’s drawings and paintings have shown in venues across the Pacific Northwest and reside in private collections. His music-themed artwork has recently become popular, and have been featured on recent album releases, Quique Gomez and Little Charlie Baty - Cookin’ in Greaseland (2022), Sunday Wilde - Peace in Trouble Featuring Harpdog Brown(2021), Eric’s Maine Connection - Stuck Inside (2022)
Press and mentions:
“Joel Astley is the Picasso of the Blues.” - Kid Andersen, Greaseland Studios, 2021
“Joel Astley is a great songwriter.” - Mark Hummel, 2021
" can sing like Lowell Folsom and play like Cary Bell.” - Bluesletter article February 2018
"Joel you can write, you can play harp, and boy can you sing." - Leslie Fleury KSER DJ - Blues Odyssey, 2019
“ exceptional vocals and exudes charisma on stage to match his showmanship.” - Bluesletter Cover story, November 2018
McMenamins- Spanish Ballroom 5/21
High Note Group
McMenamins- Spanish Ballroom 8/21
Johnny Burgin and Joel Astley featuring Lorenzo Farrell
Playlist - Belltown Yacht Club - High Note Group with Special Guest Lorenzo Farrell
John Pinetree & The Yellin' Degenerates are an eclectic collective of musicians who blend genres and decades of the american musical experience. Jazz, blues, funk, soul,and all world music are considered in the writing and curating of the music performed. All the music is served with homage and respect to the artists who created it and the myriad human conditions that inspired it's creation. Each set list is created as a tonic of the times in the hopes of creating a relatable , sometimes joyous, sometimes cathartic series of moments to be shared between musician and listener. Improvisation and the schtick that resides within the individual players are celebrated and employed freely.
Enjoy a night of uplifting Brazilian music with the wonderful, spirited vocals […]
To step into the soundscape of Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is to have your fingers on a veritable radio dial. With deep sonic roots in virtually every style of mid-20th century American music - from americana to blues to jazz, soul and vintage rock ’n’ roll - the versatile Seattle-based band offers a rangy dial’s worth of songs for audiences who want to sock-hop in poodle skirts one minute, rock out to hot guitar licks the next and later hug their honeys under the stars as a car stereo plays into the night.
Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints are a popular Northwest band who perform extensively on the West Coasts of the US and Canada with recurring gigs in New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles as well. In 2016 their first album, Dream Man, won Earshot Jazz Society’s "Northwest Jazz Recording of the Year" and in 2017 & 2018 Birch was nominated as "Vocalist of the Year". Their second album "Western Soul," which features western-tinged jazz and soul originals, was released in March 2018 and received enthusiastic reviews from No Depression, PopMatters, JazzIs and steady airplay on a diverse array of stations in the Northwest and beyond, including KEXP, KNKX KBCS, WVPR, KBOO and many others.
Featuring front man Birch Pereira’s “old soul” tenor voice and his skilled bass playing, the Gin Joints offer captivating arrangements of well-crafted originals and well-chosen covers. The band features skilled and versatile musicians who share the same love of the American song traditions and the desire to offer fresh interpretations. Whether as a trio or with the addition of a pulsating horn section, the band will take you on a sonic tour of great music. Tune in, fasten your seatbelts and prepare to be transported.
DUBLIN ABBEY is a folk-rock band with a delightful
twist of Irish. The band performs an array of familiar
covers and engaging originals that have been
featured on stage, radio stations, and podcasts from
Seattle to Ireland and places in between. The 4-
piece ensemble couples an artful mix of haunting
melody and musical storytelling rich in history and
ambience. You can find DUBLIN ABBEY on
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