“[Robillard is]…One of the great players.” B.B. King
“Robillard is a soloist of stunning force and originality” The New York Times
A towering figure in the blues and jazz scene for well over five decades, guitarist and vocalist DUKE ROBILLARD is known world-wide for his associations with Roomful of Blues, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and many, many others. Duke has been recognized with multiple Blues Music Awards, Grammy nominations, and other accolades.
Tacoma’s own TIM LERCH is a masterful blues and jazz guitarist, soulful singer and highly-respected educator. A long-time member of the Northwest’s premier Hot Club-style band, Pearl Django, Tim also recently published a new book, the ground-breaking Melodic Jazz Guitar Chord Dictionary.
1893 S Jacob Miller Rd, Port Townsend, WA 98368
7:30 pm (doors at 6:30)
With Lorenzo Farrell, keyboards
And Mark Teixeira, drums
TICKETS: $30 IN ADVANCE, $35 DAY OF SHOW
Lisa Mann, two-time Blues Music Award-winning bass player and 2021's Unsigned Only Blues songwriting winner (for "It's the Monkeys or Me" ), will bring some of the brightest lights in the Portland Blues scene to Tacoma for ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! In addition to Lisa, the featured artists are:
Karen Lovely, nominated multiple times for Contemporary Female Blues Artist in the Blues Music Awards, and called "a first class vocalist" by Art Tipaldi of Blues Revue,
Ben Rice, also a multiple-time Blues Music Awards nominee, and in 2015, winner of Best Guitarist at the International Blues Challenge.
This powerful Northwest crew has taken on crowds all over the American West to Europe, delivering electrifying blues and roots music everywhere they go. Lisa, Karen and Ben will be joined by Jason "JT" Thomas, a Cascade Blues Association nominee for Guitar Player of the Year and Dave Melyan, drummer perhaps best know for his work with the Portland crowd-pleasers The Insomniacs, among many others.
These five are the cream of the crop of Portland's blues scene. We are honored to welcome them all to Tacoma on May 25. It's going to be an incredible show!!!
December 8, 2023 SOLD OUT!!!
West of the Waterway, Tacoma
This promises a real knock-out: two of the most dynamic and in-demand stars on the contemporary blues scene, together live in Tacoma for the first time!
Alabama Mike is a force to be reckoned with a masterful and hard-driving blues singer and harmonica player who is also one of the most creative and prolific songwriters working today.
Kid Andersen is the Norwegian-born guitar phenom who tours the world with the multi-award-winning band Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, AND produces and engineers many of the biggest blues albums each year at his internationally renowned Greaseland Studios in San Jose, California. Lorenzo Farrell (keyboards, of Rick Estrin and the Nightcats) and David Hudson (drums, of The T-Town Aces) will round out the band. Get these four on the same stage at the same time, and you've got all the makings of a wildly entertaining evening of soulful blues storytelling and high-level musicianship. You don't want to miss this one!
West of the Waterway is Tacoma's newest music venue, presenting top artists in an comfortable, intimate setting. Food and beverages available for purchase.
Chicago Blues icon and Muddy Waters' guitarist John Primer will be appearing LIVE in TACOMA on Friday Sept 9 at 7:30pm at West of the Waterway. This very special concert will be A TRIBUTE TO MUDDY WATERS, and also feature Steve Bell, son of another Chicago Blues legend, Carey Bell, on harmonica. The band will be rounded out by Lorenzo Farrell on keyboards and David Hudson on drums.
As the bandleader and lead guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, John Primer's virtuosity as a blues musician was forged by legends. He is the REAL DEAL and he has played and worked with a veritable Who's Who of the Blues. John Primer is one of the last living links to the history of post-war Chicago Blues---one of America's greatest art forms---and he still puts on an incredible show, pouring his heart out for audiences around the world, night after night.
Friday Sept 9, 7:30pm
West of the Waterway, 1901 Dock St., Tacoma
THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT!!!