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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Destination: THE STONEGATE...Go SASS Go...Tonight MERRIAM's Night

by South Sound Blues Association [C]/see photo info.
O.K., BARTLETT's going over tunes for tonight, Saturday, March 21st, at THE STONEGATE, As you know, STEVE MERRIAM/guitar/vocals and HERE is a amazing song writer, as well as, you know guitarist and singer....Steve and I both love all his songs...he is very talented. Be at the STONEGATE tonight... Merriam's recording his tunes, and keeping a record of all his stuff...'cause it's so good, of course, you'll hear ALL of SASS's favorites too, nothing will be left out. AND all this just belted out by Ms. BLUZZZ herself, SHELLY ELY/vocals. So, it'll be a full night of fun.. With the whole crew tonight, that's STEVE BARTLETT on bass, and Andre Thomas doing drums. Guest will be from Marriam  " Bob Stewart will be sitting in on Blues Harp."..
Be at the STONEGATE ALL starts at 9pm. Jan
ABOUT PHOTO: Taken March 13th at UNCLE THURM's FINGER LICKEN RIBS AND CHICKEN in Tacoma, WA. Steve Merriam/guitar, Michael Kinder sitting in for Andre Thomas on drums, Shelly Ely/vocals and Steve Bartlett/bass. Photo by SOUTH SOUND BLUES ASSOCIATION.

WHERE: STONEGATE RESTUARANT AND BAR, Saturday, March 21st, 9pm 'til closing
                5419 South Tacoma Way
                Tacoma, WA.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

.SASS's SHELLY's Gonna Climb Right Up On STONEGATE's Stage and Belt Out Those BLUZZZ

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O.K., I've been offline a few days...soooo? Well, there's some great new news...just in today. SASS'll be at THE STONEGATE this Saturday, March 21st, at 9pm....WOW...Spring has sprung open with a BIG Bang with some powerful heart-felt BLUZZZ with none-other than the Queen of BLUZZZ herself----Ms. SHELLY ELY/vocals. You go girl...that's it... climb right up on that stage and SING your heart out, I know it's a BIG stage, BUT, don't be shy...go ahead just because we're ALL looking at you and  counting on you. [HINT: Close your eyes, Shell...O.K? SMILE, just trying to help Jan].
That's this Saturday, March 21st---isn't that the first day of spring or something? Whatever...just be there at 9pm...that's when all that BLUZZZ starts, and it'll go til after midnight at least. Plenty of time to come on down for some good food, cold beer and dance all those calories off...probably loose a few pounds having fun. Jan

WHERE: THE STONEGATE RESTAURANT AND BAR, Saturday, March 21st, 9pm 'til after midnight
              5419 South Tacoma Way
               Tacoma, WA.

Friday, March 13, 2015


used with permission/see photo credit
Hey, 7:30 pm all know. SASS's Amazing BLUZZZ Out @ UNCLE THURM's FINGER LICKIN RIBS AD CHICKEN. That means great live music AND Soul Food. I love Thurm's fried chicken dinner...'Oh Boy, Oh Boy...can't wait.'
SHELLY ELY's ready to belt out those songs. ALL 'BLUZZZ-Y' and dripping with her  heart felt feelings, with her powerful voice. I'm ready for it all.
STEVE MERRIAM/guitar, MIKE KINDER/drums is sitting in for ANDRE THOMAS tonight and STEVE BARTLETT ON BASS. Come on down. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: The photo was taken by MERRI PETERSON SUTTON in Tacoma, WA. of this group [early Sept. 2014]. Used by permission from SASS, link  S. Merriam'

              3709 'G' Street
               Tacoma, WA.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

ROGER MILLER Always 'King Of The Road'

Roger Miller in 1975, from Wikipedia/ see link cc
Here's an artist that's an original...ROGER MILLER [photo link]. He died way back in 1992. I don't hear his tunes alot anymore on radio etc. But, when I remember to take a listen to all those unique, one-of-a-kind tunes of his .....I want to listen to them over and over.  So, today, I looked up his life and this is how it was. O.K?
First off,....WIKIPEDIA called his music: "  honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs  " yes, was all kinda 'honky tonk' sounding, and as a kid in the 60's I just loved mimicing his sound and pretend to sing them all. Remember 'Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd'? and 'Chug-a-lug'. That was soooo fun to sing as a kid in the 60's...Time For a change....society was changing finally 'round then...with Civil Rights, and NO MORE Viet Nam War, free love , really upsetting our parents...remember? This was way outta their box....a big change.
Miller wrote alot of songs for other musicians...For example, some for RAY PRICE and JIM REEVES, he was good friends with WILLIE NELSON and they wrote songs together. There were many more artists that he wrote for.
There is a 'Roger Miller Museum' in his home town of Erick, Oklahoma. He called himself...'dirt poor" when he was a kid...maybe that inspired him to pen 'King of the Road' in 1965.
I was sad and surprised to read that Miller,seemed to have a very sad life...He was married three times, suffered from insomnia and depression, drank, smoked, liked to fight and would 'walk' off stage, you know, during a performance, and had a drug problem. ...WOW.Throat Cancer cause his death in 1992. Jan
Here's a video clip on YOUTUBE of Miller's about Robin Hood. Thanks Va HOSS

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Wounded Shell With SASS Tonight @ FEEDBACK LOUNGE 'BLUES TO DO', in West Seattle

from the feedback lounge/see link
Tonight, Tuesday, March 10th,...  we're in Seattle back at the FEEDBACK LOUNGE in West Seattle with MARLEE WALKER. I'm really looking forward to it. This time the gig's with SASS [Steve Merriam/guitar, Andre Thomas/drums Steve Bartlett on bass, and 'wounded', recovering and never give up Shelly Ely/vocals], you know, we don't know what'll happen next.... 'cause SHELLY ELY's back from another surgery  on her person...'ouch-ouch' AND, ready to sing the BLUZZZ....Last month's gig at the FEEDBACK with HEATHER JONES AND THE GROOVE MASTERS [Heather Jones//vocals, Donny Jones/guitar/vocals, Jeff Hayes/drums and Steve Bartlett on bass] was awesome and tonight will be amazing with SASS too..I can't wait. I'll post the address etc. below...come on down and check it out
It all begins 'round 8 pm, gos to 'bout 10 pm., I guess.
What a neat club the Feedback is, with mostly Mexican type food...''OLE....Let's have a fiesta. Here's what the Feedback says: " BLUES TO DO LIVE:

This Tacoma blues woman is one of the region’s top female vocalists, period. For decades she's belted it out with Tacoma's Best blues/R&B bands including the most loved Big Nasty along with monster Hammond organist Buck England and the late Jho Blenis on blistering guitar. Shelly has a fistful of regional awards and nominations including the Summy Award, named after legendary Tacoma DJ Bob Summerrise. See her new band of Tacoma's finest in a rare Seattle performance for this outstanding and, YES, sassy vocalist."
 Thata girl Shell...just climb right up there on stage and sing that BLUZZZ. Jan

WHERE: FEEDBACK LOUNGE, 8pm to 'round 10pm
                 6451 California, click HERE for directions
                 West Seattle, WA.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Just MY Yearly Check In On That 'Born To Jam' Weird Leslie

About once a year I just havta look in on LESLIE HALLand HERE .She's amazing...NOT only does she travel the world , singing and performing at weddings with her band at   special Live Music Events...But, she'a also a 'fashion' deva. with 'Gem Sweaters' [I love Sparkly stuff] and amazing fashion courage and original designs.
 I think it was last year, when I checked in with Leslie...she was touring Australia...What?...Amazing Leslie.
She's currently developing video projects is all I found this year. See?
Below, I'm posting 'Gem Sweater'....Steve almost said.... it's really bad, he likes her....and, you know, you can't hurt Leslie, She's got ah, lotsa  'courage'. AND, WIKIPEDIA [link above] said " She also operates a "gem sweater museum"  So, she just can't loose.   Jan
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I [T. Jan] share and review web sites with music, recipes and gardening information. I have been a mother, wife, nurse, apartment manager, chimney sweep, long distance runner, musician, artist, organic gardener and, A student of the GREAT WORK at R.S.E. Jan does the computer, Steve plays the bass and doesn't speak computer....but Jan doesn't speak, this works out well for us...Jan writes about music news, and this area's music events. The postings are all mine., . We share ideas about posts. Jan loves to create beautiful blogs to share ideas and keep my brain active, recovering from M.S. and other things. Jan always operate the computer, ..AND, all posts signed by Steve are in his exact words, and All our Sites licensed under Creative Commons. T. Jan.... Steve says..." I love animals, gardening, kids, music, nature and fishing.. A student of R.S.E. Really like being in nature and living simply. Enjoy teaching electric bass. Enjoy our sites." Steve.