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Saturday, February 27, 2010

ECLIPSE At Private Party Tonight With BARTLETT ON BASS

Tonight, Steve plays with ECLIPSE in a private party at 'Liquid Soul' in McKenna. WA. Cool.. it's a birthday celebration! Yea.
When you need a special venue for your event...think of 'Liquid Soul Coffee Roasters' in McKenna. They're located at the McKenna 'Y' behind Baydos, only one mile from Yelm, close to Spanaway and Olympia.

To contact Martin, Barb or Lindsey Salinas go to or phone 360/400-soul.
Photo by Alan Light.

Friday, February 26, 2010

TONIGHT Live Music At 'Liquid Soul' With ECLIPSE

TONIGHT--My Steve plays with Tod Lemkuhl and Michael Harrison in 'ECLIPSE' at Martin Salinas's LIQUID SOUL in McKenna. 8pm.
'BE THERE OR BE SQUARE' as I use to say. Only $5.00 cover let's you dance the night away...bring dancing shoes. Jan

WHERE: 'Liquid Soul Coffee Roasters' 8pm
35025 90th, Roy [At McKinna 'Y' behind Baydos]

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tomorrow BARTLETT Plays 'Liquid Soul' In ECLIPSE

Tomorrow, Friday, February 26th Steve will be with ECLIPSE at 'Liquid Soul Music Cafe' in McKenna at 8pm.
ECLIPSE is Tod Lemkuhl/guitar/vocals , Michael Harrison/drums and BARTLETT ON BASS. Great music and always fun. Music 8 to 11pm. 'Liquid Soul' address is 35025 90th, that's at the McKenna 'Y' behind Baydos. Remember only one mile from Yelm. From Spanaway take the Roy 'Y', go thru Roy and McKenna is about 5 miles...easy to find. Phone 360/400-soul. Web..

Great organic, fair trade, fresh roasted coffee and espressos, beer and wine too. Sandwiches, soups, salads, also pan dulce, carnitas...YUM! Kids are always welcome. Come out and enjoy yourself. Jan
WHERE: 'Liquid Soul Coffee Roasters' 8pm
35025 90th, Roy [at McKenna 'Y' behind Baydos]

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

BLUE WAVE At Olympic Crest In Lacey 3/13 With BARTLETT ON BASS

BLUE WAVE. The Original CONCERT Pop/Rock band. At OLYMPIC CREST in Lacey on Saturday March 13th 2010 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Hear Lord Erik (French Singer- Guitarist), Steve Bartlett (Bass) and Jay Sicilia (Percussion). This is going to be a FUN Gig. The coffee at 'Olympic Crest' is wonderful. See you there. Erik has written a lot of great new original tunes Jan
Photo from BLUE WAVE FACEBOOK page.

WHERE: Olymic Crest Coffee Roasters 7pm
4211 Pacific Ave. SE
(360) 459-5756
Lacey, WA.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Well, yesterday was fantastic. Besides turning BIG 6-0. I had so many well wishes from friends and family...MY son sang 'Happy Birthday' over the phone from's been difficult to connect with him, as China blocks FACEBOOK lots of times.AND, my Steve made a awesome dinner for me...PORK SHORT RIBS WITH YUMMY CRANBERRY BBQ SAUCE STUFF. This is the delightful recipe...good enough for and easy too. Got the idea from a recipe I read at ALLRECIPES...We've made some changes, that make it even better..YEAH! gos...get some pork ribs or beef ribs or chicken or ham. Steve fried our short ribs in a cast iron skillet in a little oil. When longer pink. 1. Add i can jelly cranberry sauce to meat. 2. Add 1 1/2 Tablespoons prepared mustard. 3. Add about 1 teaspoon orange peel, torn into little pieces..ours were dried organic. 4. AND then add about 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. HEAT til the cranberry sauce melts and everything cooks together and is all over the meat. OK...that's it. ENJOY. It would be great with rice. Steve is such a great husband ...he also got me my favorite.... COCONUT CREAM PIE! WOW!! AND  bought me an Chehalis Apple Tree...he planted right outside of our back deck so I can watch it year around. Love you Steve.Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. Jan

Photo by by aNantaB

HIGH ROLLERS At Dawson's Friday In Tacoma

Great Horns.....Just got this from my friend Sheryl Clark.

Friday, February 26, 2010 at 9:30pm
56th and So. Tacoma Way
Photo from Sheryl Clark's site on FACEBOOK

Monday, February 22, 2010

DOOBIE BROTHERS..'Long Train Running'

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Steve Plays This Friday 2/26th ECLIPSE At 'Liquid Soul'

Photo of Tod Lemkuhl 'ECLIPSE'. Steve plays with Tod and Michael Harrison 'ECLIPSE' this Friday Night at LIQUID SOUL in McKenna. 8pm. Jan

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dentist In Lacey

Steve feeling better today. Great dentist in Lacey. He goes back next Tuesday. Jan
Photo by p_a_h

Wednesday, February 17, 2010



JON BARONI's CD..'Wake Up Calls' Review with my BARTLETT ON BASS/on several tunes this issue.Dick Metcalf Just so you know - the long-awaited ISSUE #100 of IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine is up and available for your reading pleasure at This will be our last issue for about 3 mo...nths, due to my move to Korea... hope you'll use the time to read through all the BACK issues,dating as far in the past as 1990! LOTS of "musical history" here! Thanks Dick, Jan

Just a quick note my Steve and Jon got together last night...working on one of Jon's new CDs. I'll let everyone know when I hear when it will be finished. Jan

For JON BARONI's CD Review 'Wake Up Calls' go here..

To listen to JON's 'CANE TRAIN' and more go to.. and here..

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Come Jam With US..Celebrate With MARTIN SALINAS And BARTLETT Tomorrow

Well, you want to do more than just sit around eat chocolates, smell flowers and do all that 'kissy' stuff tomorrow, don't you. Me too.I know... Why not come out ...bring your axe, hear fantastic live music and drink and play with your music buddies...MARTIN SALINAS and STEVE BARTLETT/BARTLETT ON BASS. Dillian England will be on drums too. WOW! I'm there. Maybe they'll turn the music up REAL LOUD . YEAH. Now that's a Valentines we won't forget. Music 7 to 10pm.


16003 Pacific Ave.

Spanaway, WA.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Breast Cancer Blues

This event is for a great cause..BREAST CANCER BLUES. Six fantastic bands at THE SWISS this Sunday. Music from 2 to 9pm.
SHELLY ELY's 'Big Nasty' is one of the bands playing...that's why my Steve , Martin Salinas with Dillian England will be helping Ms. Bluzzz-SHELLY ELY by hosting Shelly's Jam at UNCLE SAM's for her this Sunday.
So, please come out Sunday on Valentine's Day and support great live music. With a Silent auction/prize drawings on items at THE SWISS.
Here's a link from the TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE with more info about this event. Go to..
Photo from Tacoma News Tribune.

WHERE: The Swiss Tavern 2pm
1904 S. Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 572-2821

This Sunday Be At Uncle Sam's

This Sunday, February 14th bring your Valentine out for some great live music...there will be lots dancing, laughing, food, drinks and fun.Shelly Ely has asked my Bartlett On Bass, the awesome Martin Salinas/guitar and Dillian England/drums to host her Spanaway Jam night this week. Thank you Shelly...we are honored. Music from 7 to 10pm.
Bring you axe...we're gonna have a great time. Jan

WHERE: Uncle Sam’s Bar & Grill 7pm
16003 Pacific Ave,
Spanaway, Washington 98387-8259

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

BARTLETT At UNCLE SAM's Again This Sunday

The latest news...Steve will be playing again this Sunday, February 14th, at UNCLE SAM's BAR AND GRILL in Spanaway for SHELLY ELY. I'm waiting for more information..about which musician's will be there too...know that MARTIN SALINAS will be playing guitar. Stay tuned...Jan

Monday, February 08, 2010

Michael Powers In Tacoma On February 10th


Michael Powers First of all- I am so happy the New Orleans Saints won yesterday. The city deserved a BREAK! I am looking forward to being the guest performer with the group led by Dominique Stone at ChopStix in Tacoma on Wed night Feb 10th from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. NO COVER, so come on down and invite your friends/
Photo from Michael Powers FACEBOOK page.

2702 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406-7213
(253) 627-7555

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Tonight Hear Steve At SHELLY ELY's Jam

Steve is honored to be playing with Ms. Bluzzz herself tonight...SHELLY ELY. This is gonna be great! SHELLY ELY's Jam starts around 7pm and gos to 10pm. It's at UNCLE SAM's BAR and GRILL in Spanaway.

Shelly Ely was voted best female vocalist by Washington State Blues Society some years back...and, she's just as good as ever...beautiful powerful voice. Her band 'BIG NASTY' [Members Jho Blenis ~ Guitar, Vocals Shelly Ely - Vocals Buck England ~ Hammond B3 Michael Kinder ~ Drums, Vocals Terry J - Bass ] have been together over 20 years.

Photo from pnwbands Nasty in 2005 - Photo by and courtesy of Jenny Beaulac .
Come out tonight for a fantastic time..bring your axe and play with dynamite musicians OR just sit and relax, either way you'll have a great night. Jan
WHERE: Uncle Sam’s Bar & Grill 7pm
16003 Pacific Ave,
Spanaway, Washington 98387-8259

Friday, February 05, 2010

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Review of JON BARONI's 'Wake Up Calls' CD

From my FACEBOOK page, Jan
Janet Steve Rose-Bartlett via Dick Metcalf: Thanks...been waiting for this...yeah! great issue. Jon Baroni 'Wake Up Calls' CD Review here folks. Will miss you Dick..enjoy Korea, Jan and Steve


Janet Steve Rose-Bartlett
JON BARONI 'Wake Up Calls' CD Review here.. Jan

Salmon Bay Eagles Blues News

From Facebook:

Salmon Bay Eagles Blues Saturday February 6th 8pm Classic Country Rock and Blues with Tupelo. This seven piece band features Annie Eastwood( of Stick Shift Annie & The Fugitives ) on vocals. They have a brand new CD out and this is a not to be missed show. All Ages, no membership required and no cover! See you there.

Photo from Salmon Bay Eagles Blues Facebook page.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Washington Blues Society


REMINDER! February's Blues Bash (er, I mean "General Meeting") will be next Tuesday (2.09.10) at the Red Crane Restaurant. See "Notes" for additional info. Up this month: Ayron Jones (Acoustic Set) & the Stacy Jones Band (Electric Set). Music starts at 7 pm!
Photo from their FACEBOOK page.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Shell just called...Steve will be playing this Sunday...come out for some great live music. Music from 7 to 10pm. Bring your axe. Jan

WHERE: Uncle Sam’s Bar & Grill
16003 Pacific Ave,
Spanaway, Washington 98387-8259
The photo of Shelly Ely and Steve Bartlett At 'Liquid Soul' in McKenna. 2008.

Monday, February 01, 2010

TACOMA WEEKLY: The Randy Oxford Band 'Teach You A Lesson'

The TACOMA WEEKLY has a fine article on THE RANDY OXFORD BAND's latest CD 'Teach You A Lesson'. Go here to read this piece by Clare Jensen. Go to
This was posted on FACEBOOK by Rafael Tranquilino.
Photo from Rafael Tranquilino's post on FACEBOOK of his CD.

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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.