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Thursday, September 18, 2014


Don Cohen, see link
Well, today BARTLETT and I are rehearsing some really cool tunes for some really cool gigs, that are coming up in the next few weeks, that YOU don't wanna know,.as they say: 'When it rains it pours', Steve has music or rehearsing all over the place next week. That's the kinda week I love. Music coming out our ears.
I'll try and keep up and be at ALL the'll be a gigantic marathon of very cool music, that's all AND, I just know I can do, don't worry 'bout a thing 'cause I can do anything...just stand back, so you do't get anything on yourself and watch. O.K?
So, what's coming up? Let's see...'ah' oh we go. I'll list them below.
Starting Sunday, September 21st Steve'll be in Shelton at THE GROVE STREET BREWHOUSE 'round 2 pm , he helps host their JAZZ JAM. Gos to around 5:30 pm. Bring your ax and join this fun.
Next, now, this IS exciting...Be at RHYTHM AND RYE in Olympia on Monday, September 22nd, 8 pm. for THE D.C. JAZZ QUARTET  AKA  DON COHEN JAZZ QUARTET plus 2 [Cohen info and photo link]. This is what Don Cohen [from FACEBOOK] says:  
"The DC Jazz Quartet + 2 is made up of some familiar faces of the Olympia jazz scene.
Don Cohen, at one time produced by the legendary songwriter Johnny Mercer, will stir your soul with his renditions of jazz and blues standards and some not-so-standard fare. Don will be backed by Daven Tillinghast on guitar, Steve Bartlett on bass and Mark Stout on trombone, along with special guests Craig Cootsona on drums and Dave McCrary on trumpet and flugelhorn. Come on out and enjoy an evening of mellow, laid-back music at your favorite spot for music, friendly atmosphere and libations: The Rhythm & Rye (21 and over)."

NOTE, by ME---Jan, This IS Gonna be GOOD. 'I just can't say it ANY better than that, can I? So,  I won't. Thanks a million, Don.
Then, on Saturday, September 27th...there's TWO [2]...yep, not a misprint folks, exciting ain't it?  First, at 11 am at THE OLYMPIA FARMER's MARKET in Olympia, of course, it THE 'C' NOTES, that's PAT COLE/guitar/vocals, JOHN CARLETON/vocals/guitar and BARTLETT ON BASS. Let's do lunch. Ya gotta eat lunch on Saturday. See you there.
THEN, later that very same day,...another gig at 9 pm....WOW It's a bunch of SASS at THE STONEGATE RUM AND PIZZA BAR in Tacoma, WA. Well, who the heck is SASS? I'm gonna tell ya.
SASS, see link
It's SHELLY ELY/vocals or BLUZZZ QUEEN of the known universe, STEVE MERRIAM/guitar/vocals, ANDRE THOMAS/drums and BARTLETT ON BASS/vocals too. Well, they're ALL the best in our known universe.  So, Do I need to say more?.... I think NOT. That says it all. NEXT week is jam packed with fun music. I'm not gonna miss a minute of it. Join me, there's so many cool or two should be just right for you and your life next week. See ya there, SMILE/wave, Jan
Photo link: SASS photo taken by Merri Peterson Sutton. Used with permission by SASS. Link to Steve Merriam/guitar/vocals at FACEBOOK.

WHERE: GROVE STREET BREWHOUSE, Shelton, Sunday, Sept. 21st, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm., Jazz Jam           233 First Street
                  Shelton, WA.
                 RHYTHM AND RYE, Olympia, Monday, Sept. 22nd 8 pm
                 (360) 972-2278 · 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA .

                  OLYMPIA FARMERs MARKET, Olympia, Saturday, Sept. 27th, 11 am to 2 pm
                 700 N. CAPITAL WAY
                   Olympia, WA

                  STONEGATE RUM AND PIZZA BAR, Tacoma, Saturday, Sept. 27th, 9 pm 'til closing
                   5419 South Tacoma Way
                    Tacoma, WA.
O.K...Now, I'll find some video links of tunes you may hear at these fantastic gigs and post them below. I'll put this on FACEBOOK first, so, if there's no video links, well...any minute. O.K?
Now, remember I can't promise...BUT, Steve's been rehearsing  THESE tunes all week...there's a VERY good chance that you will hear these.

1.] YOU GOT ME HUMMING, by Cold Blood, by KBel20
2.] SAY SOMETHING, by A Great Big World, Christine Aguilera, by AGreatBigWorldVEVO
I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU, by Debbie Duncan, by Debbie Duncan Jazz
4.] SOMETHING, by The Beatles, by JetBlack327
5.] I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU, by Frank Sinatra, by johnny718bravo 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

You Got Me Hummin & I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Gimme some SASS...Coming to STONEGATE RUM AND PIZZA BAR on Sept. 27th, 9pm. Jan

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Coming Up Next.....STEVIE WONDER's On The Road Again...SEATTLE in December

by Wikipedia cc
O.K., folks...It's getting late and I'm getting really tired tonight. I'm gonna be sharing stuff about STEVIE WONDER next...probably tomorrow. O.K?
I found an article HERE [if you just can't wait for me] read about his tour AND,....he's gonna be in Seattle in this tour....WOW. Looks like it's gonna be in early December. I'll let you know, so don't worry. Yawn...night, Jan

Russ and Steve Bartlett, by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc. see link
PHOTO CREDIT: I took this photo a few years back of Steve BARTLETT ON BASS with his brother...singer/song writer RUSSELL BARTLETT, go HERE for Russ's site and info. Just couldn't find a photo of Stevie Wonder tonight, will look tomorrow. Jan

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Soulive George Porter Jr, Warren Haynes - Aint No Use - 3/14/14 - Bklyn ...

Just checked my Emails....look what KENNY WILLIAMSON/drummer sent. WOW...Loved it, can't wait 'till BARTLETT comes home and gets to listen. BARTLETT ON BASS played for several years with WilliamSon/drums with MARTIN SALINAS/guitar/vocals at LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTER's in McKenna, WA. Liquid Soul closed in 2011. Thanks, Kenny, Sister and BARTLETT

BUDDY GUY 'Damn Right I've Got The Blues'.... Well, I Guess, or BLUZZZ-TO-THE-BONE

by Sheila Karnes, see link
Well, I've always loved BUDDY GUY  HERE and HERE and who hasn't? He sings the blues, or as I love to call it....THE BLUZZZ, and he's gotta right to, he's 'BLUZZZ-TO-THE BONE'. Heard Guy 'sing' or more like... 'wail' one of my favorites this mornin'....'Damn Right I Got The Blues' [thanks Guitar Center ].
Buddy Guy's blues is different and unique, a style of his own....But, of course, BLUZZZY to the bone....or really cool. SMILE. His style and techniques influenced not only blues, but also 'rock and roll' greatly. So, where would rock and roll be today without Buddy. It's painful for me to to even think about that.
He's played with Blues Great's MUDDY WATERS, OTIS RUSH and JUNIOR WELLS in the late '50's when movng to Chicago [born in Louisiana], his style is sometimes called 'Chicago-Blues'. Well, here's a quote from JON PARELES that says it well..." Mr. Guy, 68, mingles anarchy, virtuosity, deep blues and hammy shtick in ways that keep all eyes on him.... [Guy] loves extremes: sudden drops from loud to soft, or a sweet, sustained guitar solo followed by a jolt of speed, or a high, imploring vocal cut off with a rasp.... Whether he's singing with gentle menace or bending new curves into a blue note, he is a master of tension and release, and his every wayward impulse was riveting."
Some of our awesome heros of music and blues that Guy has influenced were: STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, ERIC CLAPTON, JIMMY PAGE, JEFF BECKJONNY LANG, JIMI HENDRIX, and HOWLIN WOLF....WOW, and of course, the list gos on and on.
Here's another cool quote, this time from MUSICIAN MAGAZINE and WIKIPEDIA: "Buddy Guy is by far and without a doubt the best guitar player alive...if you see him in person, the way he plays is beyond anyone. Total freedom of spirit, I guess. He really changed the course of rock and roll blues.". 'I highly agree' Jan. This 'Guy' is amazing. SMILE again. AND, he's won so many awards, I'm not even gonna try to list them all, just go to WIKIPEDIA [link above] and read them all for yourself. O.K? Be prepared and believe me when I say there's a lot.
So, why did I listen to Buddy Guy this morning? First of all, I love this 'Guy', And, DON COHEN/vocals and fearless leader of THE DON COHEN JAZZ QUARTET plays some mean harp and we ALL know that means cool BLUZZZ, doesn't it? Cohen's just itching to do some harp at RHYTHM AND RYE in Olympia on Monday, September 22nd, starts at 8 pm., and he sent us a link to the tune.
What a fun gig the 22nd's gonna be. Come down and enjoy yourself. There's a BIG dance floor and some great live music, cold drinks, a BIG bathroom if you're on wheels and NO stairs too. It's a pretty new place, new owners [was the Royal Lounge before ] So, I'm not sure about the food...'er' I mean, what kinda food'll be there...but, I'm sure it will be awesome and tasty. So, don't worry. I'll see ya there on the 22nd. I'll have my dancing shoes on. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: This photo was taken by Sheila Karnes, of Steve BARTLETT ON BASS, in 2013. Sheila is the wife of MIKE KARNES/guitar. Thanks Sheila.

 WHERE: RHYTHM AND RYE, Monday, Sept .22nd, 8 pm
311 Capitol Way N,
 Olympia, WA 98501
 · (360) 972-2278
I'll find more video links of tunes you may hear on the 22nd below. Jan

1.] DAMN RIGHT I'VE GOT THE BLUES, by Buddy Guy, by Guitar Center
2.] SAY SOMETHING, by A Great Big World, Christine Aguilera, by AGreatBigWorldVEVO

3.] I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU, by Debbie Duncan, by Debbie Duncan Jazz
4.] SOMETHING, by The Beatles, by JetBlack327
5.] I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU, by Frank Sinatra, by johnny718bravo 

Monday, September 08, 2014

Getting Lotsa SASS at THE STONEGATE on Saturday the 27th

by Stonegate, see link
When I was a kid, my mom would say..." don't gimme no lip'  AND, I just KNEW I was in REALLY BIG Trouble.....BUT, things change and today....I want lotta lip or SASS and so will you when you hear this amazing group. Well, what or who's SASS anyway?
Well, O.K. now,  I'm gonna tell ya. It's STEVE MERRIAM/guitar/vocals , ANDRE THOMAS/drums, and the one and only MS. BLUZZZ QUEEN... SHELLY ELY/vocals, with Steve BARTLETT ON BASS/vocals. That's some SASS alright. So, 'Gimme lotta SASS, will ya  There will be fun and surprises too. Did you know SHELL played bass? or that Guys can sound like THE POINTER SISTERS? Cool stuff like that...well, I didn't know that either. So, I'll be there, come on down to THE STONEGATE RUM AND PIZZA BAR and see what happens with me. O.K? We can ALL sit right up front of the band and see if they get nervous, I can make some funny faces, that's between eating great BIG hunks of delicious pizza and gulping down cold drinks. Boy, is this going to be fun. I can hardly wait. The bathrooms are big and handicap friendly, if you're into that kinda thing. Jan

WHERE: STONEGATE RUM AND PIZZA BAR, Saturday, Sept. 27th 9 pm
              5419 South Tacoma Way
               Tacoma, WA.
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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 shared, and reflect our views together, we are a team and equal team players. We share posts and 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, 'cause Steve always operates the bass and music.....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.