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Friday, December 30, 2011

Where's Fred? Newsletter From FRED TAYLOR/Drummer...Thanks Fred

Fred Taylor, from his site, see link

I got this Email from FRED TAYLOR/drummer in the past few days...Thanks Fred.

Steve played with FRED TAYLOR in THE COZETTI AND GIMMELL JAZZ QUARTET and in other groups. Go HERE for link to COZETTI AND GIMMELL's web site MUSIC ON THE WEB, and, go HERE for FRED TAYLOR MUSIC.
About photo...I found this photo on Fred Taylor's MY SPACE SITE see link HERE... Thanks, T. Jan
December 23, 2011

"Dear Steve Bartlett,

Hello and Happy Holidays!
I know it’s been a long time since many of you have heard from me, so here’s the latest news.
After an exciting and productive few years living and working in the New Jersey/New York City area,
I have returned to my home north of Seattle with my beautiful new bride, Demaree, and our three dogs, to settle down for a while. I will be teaching drums and running the newly-updated Ivy House studio, in addition to working on various recording and video projects and gigging whenever possible.
Currently in the production pipeline are: the free improv CD set with the Essex Improviser’s Collective; the Gary Lee Rollins CD; the second Inquest CD,; and a package of audio and video from
studio sessions in New Jersey with Gary, Bob Ackerman, and Rick Crane and takes from the January 2010 Cecil’s gig with Bob and Francesco Beccarro. These are all behind schedule, due to the delays caused by moving, working at Demaree’s river cottage in North Carolina (after Hurricane Irene), and fixing up the house and studio here in Washington. You’ll be hearing a lot more about these projects and more in the coming weeks.
The studio is open for business and running your choice of Pro Tools, Logic, or Cubase. We have made considerable upgrades and now are running on a 32x8 Mackie board. We also are doing
high-quality HD video shooting and editing and a number of other services.
We have lots of video footage up on YouTube at, and audio files at and We’re also on Facebook at
We wish you a very merry Christmas, happy Hannukah, and any other holiday you celebrate at this wonderful time of year. God bless you all.
Thanks to you all for your interest and support, and we look forward to hearing from friends old and new.
Fred, Demaree, Cinnamon, Li’l Bit and Mikey."
Found this on YOUTUBE of FRED TAYLOR.

WALTER's BIRTHDAY At UNCLE SAM's In Spanaway On January 7th

Cover of WALTER's BIRTHDAY's latest CD
Last night Craig called...he needed a band on Saturday, January 7th...could WALTER's BIRTHDAY be in Spanaway at UNCLE SAM's American Bar and GRILL at 8:30 pm to play? Yep! Sure thing Craig.... Steve called all the guys. Yep, they were all available and SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drummer for WALTER's BIRTHDAY and talented owner of REAL TO REEL MEDIA, go HERE created some beautiful posters for Craig and UNCLE SAM's to post. Steve will deliver them, and everyone's all set. This will be lots of fun.
You all know the bluzzzz queen of the Pacific Northwest SHELLY ELY has a fantastic jam goin'on there every Sunday night at UNCLE SAM's  with her great crew. It's really cool, and JERRY MILLER performs there every Thursday evening with his group too too, THE MARTIN SALINAS BAND with MARTIN SALINAS/guitar/vocals, STEVE HICKS/drums, and my Steve BARTLETT ON BASS has played there many times too, and there's even more.... music every night of the week.... This is a fun place...lots of music, food and drinks. Check it out. OK?

WHERE: Uncle Sam's American Bar and Grill 8:30 pm on Saturday, January 7th
16003 Pacific Ave. Spanaway WA.
Found this on YOUTUBE...It's WALTER's BIRTHDAY and MARTIN SALINAS at LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERs last summer.  They are performing
' Routine in the City' [C] by WALTER's BIRTHDAY and written by JON BARONI of WALTER's BIRTHDAY.
WALTER's BIRTHDAY are Steve BARTLETT ON BASS/vocals, JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums and TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

For All Party-Poopers Out There,,,Oh HUMBUG...The Grinch Song

Oh HUMBUG....Grrrrrrr...Found this on YOUTUBE...

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas....Cool

Found this on YOUTUBE...Love it.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I Now Declare This Day, DEC. 20th The Offical SALINAS DAY....'Bye Martin'

Martin Salinas 2007 by me.T. Jan
Today, December 20th, is very sad for both Steve and I...MARTIN SALINAS/guitar/vocals our friend and WOW-guitarist,  gos back home to San Diego, California and starts his new day-job selling window coverings and blinds to big businesses in that area. That all begins on December 28th states Salinas, in his recent phone call to me [T. Jan]. Martin's wife BARB SALINAS is already in San Diego. He says he'll return to this area often...Yea!
We first saw and heard MARTIN SALINAS at his club LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERS in McKenna, WA. on LIQUID SOUL's opening was in 2007. JHO BLENIS/guitar and TERRY JAE/bass performed for the crowd. We were hooked and soon Steve BARTLETT ON BASS started performing with Salinas there weekly. Many awesome and talented musicians performed at LIQUID SOUL over the upcoming years. Top names in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Steve and I loved it all. As well as many jams and OPEN MIC nights...a cool place for live music lovers...and with wife BARB and daughter LINDSAY's alway's delicious cookin' a wonderful place for a fun musical evening in this area. Wish it would never end. Miss you Martin and Barb and Thank you. T. Jan and Steve Bartlett

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hear That CLATTER AND DIN Up Seattle Way?

OK...What's up 'round here music-wise lately? huh? Well first, have you heard all that CLATTER AND DIN up north in down town Seattle? Since MARTIN SALINAS/guitar/vocals is returning to San Diego, California this month, starts real work on December 28th, STEVE HICKS/drums thought it would be wonderful and arranged to have a  CD highlighting Martin/guitar, of course, with Steve BARTLETT ON BASS and our neighbor and owner of HOBBY STREET STUDIOS in Yelm, STEVE HICKS doin' drums, The recording was created last week end in Seattle. Steve reports all the guys had a great time and CLATTER AND DIN is top of the line. A really cool place to do a recording and there were lots of promises of getting some fun studio work up there too. Yea! Go to the link above to check them out..OK? The guys had a exciting time as I said before, and they noticed that BUMP KITCHEN and THE RANDY OXFORD BAND were both performing in Seattle at THE HIGHWAY 99 BLUES CLUB. Now, that something not to be missed. Check it out HERE.
Thursday's the next WALTER's BIRTHDAY rehearsal for my Steve. He always has a great time with his musical buddies, JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums and TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals. Go HERE to find out more 'bout WALTER's BIRTHDAY.
Big news from recording artist, and one of  WALTER's BIRTHDAY's talented singer/song writers JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocal. He was notified last week that his CD 'WAKE UP CALLS' with Steve BARTLETT ON BASS is getting lots of radio time in Europe. Congrats to Jon. Check JON BARONI's CDs out on CDBaby HERE
Last month KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drums had his one and only 47th birthday party at THE STONEGATE in Tacoma. Well, we've known Kevin, when they both played with AL EARICK/guitar/vocals  and SHERYL CLARK/sax, DON BENSON/drums [before Kevin/drums] in the band ROAD DAWGS [JON BARONI/keys was also in that band for a short while] along time ago and there were so many old friends there, Steve had a great time. Thanks Kevin. Just some of the folks that Steve mentioned to me were...AL EARICK/guitar/vocals, who forgot his guitar , but his wife Donna looked great. Cool Donna. JEFF WALLACE/keys was there and CAROL ROSE/ vocals. 'Hi' to you guys.  Steve enjoyed playing several times with JERRY MILLER/guitar and also TIM HALL/guitar. Kevin always knew how to put on a party and there lots of cool people there.
Steve went up north of Everett to see his family for a Christmas get-together last week end too. He gave several of his family members copies of the new WALTER's BIRTHDAY CD. One will be sent down to Texas for his younger brother, country singer/song writer RUSSELL BARTLETT. Check brother Russ out HERE. And buy his CDs on CDBaby HERE OK.
Thats all for today. Have a wonderful musical holiday friends, Thanks T. Jan and Steve Bartlett.
Posted a video of one of my favorites BUMP KITCHEN, found on YOUTUBE.

For my  personel[T. Jan] BUMP KITCHEN Story...Go HERE.  

Friday, December 16, 2011


I just love these two guys. Enjoy this YOUTUBE video of BUDDY GUY with CARLOS SANTANA. Posted by eaglerocktv. 

Whoops!....Tonight's Gig Canceled

Martin Salinas
This morning, Friday, December 16th, STEVE HICKS/drums notified us: that tonight's gig at UNCLE SAM's BAR AND GRILL in Spanaway was canceled with THE MARTIN SALINAS BAND with Steve BARTLETT ON BASS. Whoops. T. Jan

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Be At UNCLE SAM's This Friday Night In Spanaway

Steve BARTLETT ON BASS, with Martin Salinas/guitar/vocals and Steve Hicks/drums and other friends in THE MARTIN SALINAS BAND at Uncle Sam's in Spanaway. MARTIN SALINAS is in this area for only this month, to prepare his property for sale and then returning to San Diago. California. Come in and enjoy his awesome talent. You're gonna love these guys. Music starts at 8 pm. T. Jan

WHERE: Uncle Sam's American Bar and Grill...8 pm
16003 Pacific Ave. Spanaway WA.
Posted a sample of MARTIN SALINAS/guitar/vocals. He's playing with the amazing band WALTER's BIRTHDAY. Steve BARTLETT ON BASS is the awesome bass guy, with JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums and TOD LEMKUHL/guitar'vocals.
NOTE:A Big Secret .....Steve is rehearsing tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 13th, with this wonderful band. ...WALTER's BIRTHDAY. A New Year's gig is being organized by STEVE HICK's at his HOBBY STREET STUDIOS in Yelm for New Years Eve...with MARTIN SALINAS, STEVE HICKS  and WALTER's BIRTHDAY. Stay tuned as the details are confirmed. T. Jan

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Las Vegas Marriage License for SINEAD O'CONNOR And BARRY HERRIDGE ...Getting Hitched?

T. Jan and Steve Bartlett [wedding photo]
Just read this news on Google , from PEOPLE.COM, go HERE.... the Irish 45 year old singer Sinead O'Connor got a marriage lincense last week in Las Vegas. She plans to marry Barry  Herridge this upcoming Thursday. She said this is her 'my absolute dream wedding ceremony."  ..... and has posted photos on her web site. Go HERE.
It's been a really busy week for marriages and love...Our wedding anniversary [T Jan and Steve BARTLETT ON BASS] was Tuesday, December 6th, 7 years., even though we've been together 17  wonderful years. And, my son and his beautiful sweetheart Rose were married last week in Shanghai, China. And, I remembered this is former Blue Bottle owner , MICHELLE JONES and FLEMMING OLSEN's  one year wedding anniversary week too...WOW! Must be the time to get hitched...go grab that someone special and say 'I do'. OK? Y Just know, you'll be glad  that you did.  That's all...loving someone is what life's all about.T. Jan
About the photo...Photo by Crystal Sincoff, iloveredrocks@gmail  taken at Mount Rainier State Park.
I've posted BETTE MIDLER in 'All Roads Lead Back'...cause when you're in love ...they ALL lead back to your special someone.  Posted on YOUTUBE by mystevienicksfan.

'Christmas Time Has Come'...YEA!

Well, Christmas Time has Come...What a special time of year. Found this on YOUTUBE...posted by  thesmashingapples. MERRY CHRISTMAS. T, Jan and Steve BARTLETT ON BASS.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

MARTIN And ROSE' Tie The Knot'....Way Cool, Says Proud Mom

Presenting Mr.and Mrs. Martin Barela
OK...It's a very happy day, says I [T.Jan], my son, MARTIN JOHN BARELA marries his love beautiful ROSE ZHAN in Shanghai, China. Just look at those beautiful, happy newly-weds, will ya.
 I'm so happy. A beautiful second daughter...welcome Rose to our family. Love, Mom
Found this on of my favorites...BETTE MIDLER in 'Chapel of Love'. Posted on YOUTUBE by  .

About the photo...taken by Crystl Sincoff on her recent trip to Shanghai.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Yep...Finally, I Found The Whole Truth

Photo by chimothy27
"If more of us valued food & cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world."~J.R.R. Tolkien.

OK...What's The Latest?

First posted on BARTLETT'S UPCOMING EVENTS. Go HERE for links.
OK...Today's Thursday, November 17th ...and I haven't posted for awhile....what's up anyway?

Steve and I've been really busy getting the farm ready for winter understand what I mean....there's sheep to shear, filling our barn with hay, chicken and rabbit feed...and chopping and stacking wood for our wood stove, then there's harvesting our garden goodies and putting them up for winter too. yum..
Steve'll be rehearsing tonight with the band, WALTER's BIRTHDAY. That's JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums, TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, with st_robert as sound engineer. Go HERE and HERE.
He's been jammin' with STEVE HICKS/drummer HERE, our neighbor and owner of HOBBY STREET STUDIOS in Yelm, TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals of WALTER's BIRTHDAY, and, MARTIN SALINAS/guitar/vocals of THE MARTIN SALINAS BAND and former owner of LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERS in McKenna.
TERESA OAKMAN/vocals and the awesome YASMINE ARIEL/vocals HERE are wonderful new for me voices that I've [T. Jan] really enjoyed.
This Saturday night Steve has been invited to Kevin's birthday bash by KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drums at THE STONEGATE in Tacoma. With TIM HALL/guitar/vocals and JERRY MILLER/guitar/vocals invited too I bet there'll be lots of good music and Steve'll have a real awesome time. I'll stay up to hear his full report when he gets home. Yea!
That's the latest news here from the BARTLETTS. [Steve and T. Jan].
See you soon. T. Jan

'Feel Like Chicken Tonight?'....Me Too

Photo originally uploaded by Katie@!
OK....Well, Steve did a tune by JAMES BROWN a few years ago when he played with Al Earick/guitar/vocals, and KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drums, SHERYL CLARK/sax and other awesome area musicians in the band... ROAD DAWGS. This tune always started with Al asking if we all felt like chicken tonight? Of course, the answer was always 'Yes!...we did'. Then, the music would begin.
AND, now I'll ask you....'Feel like chicken tonight?....[HINT...'yes'].   Tamborine Borrilli/vocals and owner of THE SPIRAL CAFE in Yelm, recently informed me, when I asked about her OPEN MIC each Thursday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Spiral,... THAT this week, yep, this very week the remodeling would be finished, and her very famous, juicy and magically yummy "All Natural Rotisserie Chicken" would begin. 
OK Now you're talkin' my kinda talk. Not only do I [T. Jan] love music....but, there's nothin' my way of thinkin' than very yummy chicken with more music and more music. Let's all check out THE SPIRAL CAFE's new chicken real soon...OK?
That's THE SPIRAL CAFE.... 201 Yelm Ave. in Yelm
Phone: 360/400-2233
I've posted JAMES BROWN...'I Feel Good'...'cause I always feel good while eating chicken and listening to great This was posted on YOUTUBE

Friday, November 11, 2011


Thank you SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drummer for this link. T. Jan.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Today...BE A HERO Thanks Steve Klein and Kliener's Korner...

I sure enjoyed over the years. This is a hero's story that will touch your heart. I salute Steve Klien for all of his dedication to truth. Thank you Steve Klien. T. Jan

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


ERNESTO AUGUSTIN BARELA and daughter Crystal 1982
Sunday, October 30th 2011, my ex died. Steve' s helping me and the kids so much finding out more about it all. T. Jan
Written by Ernie's and my daughter, Crystal Sincoff from FACEBOOK. T. Jan

"RIP - Ernesto Augstine Barela

.by Crystal Sincoff on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 2:47pm.This was not as I expected. The feelings I am having. I have not talked to my father since I was in college and it was a strained relationship then. I don’t have many father daughter memories to fall back on with a smile. I did not get along well with him...
Am I crying for the little girl who remembers riding on her father’s shoulders as we go to cut down a Christmas tree up at Mt. Spokane? Or the girl who remembers her father tinkering with a car engine, while she sits at the wheel pretending to drive? Or the man he was that I never really got to know? The man my mother fell in love with. I wish I knew that man. The man who made my mother smile. The man I only got glimpses of.
My father was a putterer. He puttered around the garage, fixing things. He puttered in the yard, growing things. He was actually quite good with fruit trees, berries, gardens, plants. It was here that my father nurtured, not with people.
I don’t know what happened to my dad in Vietnam…but it made him hard. It made his ability to be a father, a husband, a happy person, impossible. I mourn for the loss of that person he could have been. The relationship we never had.
It is 2011 and my dad served in Vietnam before I was born. More than 40 years after that war it was Agent Orange that killed him."
Found on YOUTUBE, from Thea Whalen..

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Last Night's Creepy Crawly Halloween Bash At THE SPIRAL CAFE in Yelm

What fun last night at THE SPIRAL CAFE in Yelm. We'd all expect all sorts of creepy crawly things on Halloween week end, but that's not what my Steve reported this morning at breakfast. WALTER's BIRTHDAY had a awesome time last night with great live music, and their new fantastic CD, just called 'WALTER's BIRTHDAY' available. WALTER's BIRTHDAY are my Steve BARTLETT ON BASS, JON BARONI/keys, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums, and of course, TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, go HERE for WALTER's BIRTHDAY, and st_robert as sound engineer for the evening [for st_robert, check out BLOOMLINE HERE]. 
The sensational opening music was performed by YASMINE ARIEL, go HERE, to take a listen on MY SPACE. I [T.Jan] listened to her CD this morning and was delighted with it. Steve reports that her amazing accompanying acustic guitarist is a world class performer also. Yasmine's photo from her MY SPACE site. Check them both out! I will find out his name and report it here, when I find out. OK?
What fun, not only was former BLUE BOTTLE owner MICHELLE JONES and her hubby FLEMMING OLSEN  enjoying themselves last night with their new grand daughter, so was STEVE HICKS/drums and owner of the HOBBY STREET STUDIOS in Yelm. More Thank yous go to TAMBORINE BORRELLI, owner of THE SPIRAL CAFE in Yelm. That's at 201 Yelm  Ave in Yelm. Phone 360/400-2233, go HERE.
Found this video on YOUTUBE of YASMINE ARIEL doing 'BUTTERFLY'.  Posted by .

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Oh Yea! 'Bring Me Sunshine' Thank You Suzanne

Thank You Suzanne...Uplift your day. Posted on YOUTUBE by

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gig With MARTIN SALINAS Last Week And WALTER's BIRTHDAY This Saturday


Last Friday, Steve was honored to be asked to play again with MARTIN SALINAS/guitar, STEVE HICKS/drums, TERESA OAKMAN/vocals at UNCLE SAM's in Spanaway. I, T.Jan, enjoyed the evening too. Only second gig I've got to see in the last year, because of my health.

I had heard such great reports about Teresa's beautiful voice from my Steve and our neighbor, STEVE HICKS/drums, who owns HOBBY STREET STUDIOS, a fantastic place to go for recording or to hear fine music in this area. It was wonderful to get to hear Teresa myself. And, even though she had experienced a unexpected vehical breakdown up by Alder Lake, WA.,  with the help of many friends ans strangers, she was at the gig on time and ready to give a great performance.  She had several of her fans at the gig...they all were enjoying themselves too. Thank you Teresa.
Martin will be leaving soon for California, we will miss him, what a awesome musical talent.
I hope some of Teresa's fans will send photos of this gig as promised soon...I'll post them here. It was a fine evening of live music.
AND,This Saturday evening, October 29th, 8:30 pm, at THE SPIRAL CAFE in Yelm, enjoy Steve BARTLETT ON BASS in the band WALTER's BIRTHDAY.
WALTER's BIRTHDAY are my BARTLETT ON BASS, and JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums, TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, with st_robert sound engineer.
The band's latest CD will be available at this gig. $5.00 cover. T.Jan

Friday, September 23, 2011


Tonight, Friday, Sept. 23rd hear BARTLETT ON BASS...Steve Bartlett/bass with his genuis musical buddies...TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums, JON BARONI/keysd/harp/vocals...they're all known as the awesome music group... WALTER's BIRTHDAY. They're performing in Yelm at THE SPIRAL CAFE, beginning 'round 8 pm. But wait, the fun all begins around 7 pm, with two guest performers that you don't wanna miss.
TAM BORRELLI, owner of THE SPIRAL says tonight they will be offering a full bar and bar menu...come thirsty with your dancin' shoes on...BIG bamboo dance floor .

WHERE: The Spiral Cafe
                201 Yelm Ave, first floor

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Surfin´ Bulldog (Beach Boys - Surfin´ USA)

Thanks Kenny WilliamSon/drummer for this fun music this morning. Posted on YOUTUBE by Robberderob

Monday, September 05, 2011

Johnny Lang - Lie To Me

Posted bymistatt2 on YOUTUBE....He's such a cool powerful voice. T. Jan

Saturday, September 03, 2011

The Heavy - How You Like Me Now? (Live)

MUSICIANS: TWO New Gig Venues To Check Out AND I Don't Kiss Like A Banana Slug!

Photo by by Jim Whitehead cc..banana slug
ATTENTION all great musicians ....In our area there's TWO great music venues to check out, that's THE SPIRAL CAFE, ARTS and WELL BEINGNESS CENTER in Yelm and THE HIDDEN RIVER INN in Rainier. Cool places...each one.
BARTLETT ON BASS will be performing at each one in the next couple of weeks with that fantastic band he's in with his music buddies..Jon, Scott and Tod.
Since, I have some problems lately with mobility, don't worry it's just temporary...I haven't been at the gigs...BUMMER. [T. Jan]. But, I have a great idea, I'll tell later AND, remember, I don't kiss like a banana slug, explanation to follow.
Steve tells me everything that gos on at his, I can report it here. He says THE SPIRAL CAFE is just beautiful, with a fantastic stage, dance floor and fun, it's open for many cultural events. THE HIDDEN RIVER INN has so many great things posted about it online..a fine Restaurant plus  theatre area that can hold up to 500 guests for music It's in a wildlife santurary too.
So,....I want to get to ALL of my hubby's gigs, even if I do it creatively...OK? So here's my new idea...if a venue is difficult for me to get to I can be carried on one of those liter-things, you know what I mean, like Cleopatra...I like those big feather fans'll be fun you guys.... really. Just sit me down by that cool bassman with his beautiful smile, and let me hear the music..OK? That's all, I'll be in Bartlett heaven.
This is where that banana slug story begins...that beautiful smile.
Steve and I have been together since Nov. 1995...we use to do everything together...after all, we're best friends that's all. I was at every gig and rehearsal too. I even went up north to his day-job with him when I could walk, using only a cane.
One time, Steve was working in Federal, it was Kent. We camped out each night at a State Park nearby. Since we hadn't packed a tent we just put our sleeping bag on the ground and had no tent. 
One morning...Steve was smiling THAT smile, and grinning ear to ear, as we got up for coffee.
"What's up Steve?"...this is what he said. During the night, he woke up...thinking I was kissing him, and he was telling me this was NOT the time or place, he's a shy guy....that's when, he heard my snoring beside him. WHAT???
He reached up to pull a HUGH Banana Slug off his lips , and flung it into the forest...I just kept snoring peacefully the whole night. I don't kiss like a banana slug you guys AND, snore very dantily too,.THE END. T. Jan
THE SPIRAL CAFE info, go .HERE 201 Yelm Ave. 1st floor, 360/400-2233
HIDDEN RIVER INN info, go HERE. 15420 Vail Cut Off Rd. SE, Rainier, WA, 98576
Found this banana slug info on YOUTUBE. Posted by

Friday, September 02, 2011

New Event Confirmed...HIDDEN RIVER INN On Sept. 24th

This just in.... BARTLETT ON BASS, my Steve will be performing at the HIDDEN RIVER INN in Rainier, WA. Saturday, Sept. 24th again in WALTER's BIRTHDAY....Look at  that WALTER go....three [3]very cool gigs in the next couple of weeks...WOW!
Their new CD is just getting everyone excited...that's all. Well, OK now. It is a cool CD. Haven't heard it yet? Here's a link for a free listen. OK?..go HERE
WALTER's BIRTHDAY are JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals, TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums and my bassman....STEVE BARTLETT/bass/vocals.

15420 Vail Cut Off Rd. SE, Rainier, WA, 98576
(360) 446-6800 -
This is what THE OLYMPIAN says about HIDDEN RIVER INN:
"Hidden River is a 5.58 acre certified wildlife sanctuary that is available to rent out for private events, weddings, BBQ, and live music festivals. Hidden River is situated just 25mi East of Olympia and a mere 1.25hrs from downtown Seattle"

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Buddy Guy with Ron Wood & Johnny Lang - Five Long Years 'Crossroads Guit...

JOHHYLANG...ine of my favorites. Found this posted on YOUTUBE by Meeuweschijt

What's Up? Latest BARTLETT News Here

Wasn't last week end fun?...TWO very cool much wonderful music... First, Friday's WALTER's BIRTHDAY CD Release Party at THE SPIRAL CAFE in Yelm went very well indeed with a packed crowd AND lots of CD's sold. A great sucess. That's TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums, JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals and of course...STEVE BARTLETT/bass, as WALTER's BIRTHDAY. An awesome background video by SCOTT ERCOLIANI, opened the show as JON BARONI sang his DAKOTA RODEO...written by JON BARONI the late TED HALL, Steve reported that it was all very touching. Wish I could get there...soon folks. Go HERE to take a free listen to the CD or link to buy CD at CDBaby. 
Then, THE SHELLY ELY JAM in Spanaway on Sunday at UNCLE SAM's AMERICAN BAR AND GRILL...lots of fun, STEVE BARTLETT/bass was filling in for TERRY JAE/bass.... well, first we all know Ms. Bluzzz, vocalist SHELLY ELY's always a blast...and amazing JHO BLENIS was on guitar...WOW, What a great night of music.
But,...the big surprise of the night was.....MARTIN SALINAS/guitar/vocals came into jam with these great musicans. This was the first sighting of SALINAS since the closing of his LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTER's in McKenna on August 12th. He told Steve,,,he'll be in the area for about the next six months, then plans to return to his old home town of San Diago, CA. We'll miss you Martin.
So, what's next?....On September 9th, a private gig THE BOW-WOW BASH in Olympia is set up with BARTLETT/bass playing again with that fine band, WALTER's BIRTHDAY. JON BARONI will be arranging all the details.
On Sept 23rd, the WALTER's BIRTHDAY band will return to THE SPIRAL CAFE in Yelm with BARTLETT ON BASS. SCOTT ERCOLIANI is setting this gig up with TAM BORELLI/owner of THE SPIRAL CAFE. It will be posted on the WALTER's BIRTHDAY site by TOD LEMKUHL. Go.HERE T. Jan

Saturday, August 27, 2011

OK...BARTLETT With SHELLY ELY Sunday At Shell's Jam.....

Yesterday, I got the call from my favorite kinda hero,...A Music Hero...that's Ms. Bluzzz herself...SHELLY ELY. She needs a bassman this Sunday's Jam...well, OK got it. My hubby will be there with his bass all warmed up and ready to play. It'll be a great night.
Be at UNCLE SAM's BAR AND GRILL, Sunday 'round 7pm 'til 10pm for a great jam with Ms. Shelly Ely AND her fantastic group of guys. Bring your ax, play, relax, have a beer and some food too.
Shell always has fantastic musicians at her jams...that's SHELLY ELY/vocals, DYLAN LANNY ENGLAND/drums, lots of times it's JHO BLENIS/guitar....her guitar guy changes...but they're always awesome. My STEVE BARTLETT/bass will be filling in for TERRY JAE tomorrow Sunday, 8/28th. Come in for some fun and great live music. Thanks, T. Jan

ADDRESS: Uncle Sam's American Bar and Grill 7pm to 10pm

16003 Pacific Ave. Spanaway WA.
Here's a video of Shell with her band, THE SHELLY ELY BAND doing 'I'd rather go blind', that I found on YOUTUBE...posted by

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tonight Be At THE SPIRAL For A BIG Long Awaited CD Release....YEA!

Tonight's the big night, Friday, August 26th....Everyone's ready and pumped up....Way Cool.
It all starts 'round 8 pm with the talented BLUEWAVE's Eric Delome/guitar/vocals warming up the crowd,   well, Eric's great, you'll enjoy him, thanks Eric,....THEN At 9 pm. the WALTER's BIRTHDAY band begins. They'll be playing ALL their new tunes on this CD, just called 'WALTER's BIRTHDAY'...the band's named after a way cool 100 year old piano named 'Walter' by the way...Oh where was I?....oh yea.... the CD Release Party. It'll be great, you'll wanta be there. Steve's son James and Jessica will be there. I know Jon's Julie and Aline will be there too. Bet, Gerie and so many more have said they're ready for this night during the past week. Take a listen to the CD.HERE Members of this band are: SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums, TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals and my hubby STEVE BARTLETT or BARTLETT ON BASS/bass, of course. st_robert will be the sound engineer for tonight.
Tam Borrelli, owner of the Spiral offers a full bar and bar menu, come thirsty...OK?
OK....The ADDRESS?.....
The Location is 201 Yelm Ave, first floor. That's in Yelm...only 14 miles from Lacey, pass The RED WIND CASINO...into Yelm, THE SPIRAL is on the right, 2 blocks from the first stoplight...AND,15 miles from Spanaway...take the Roy 'Y' exit to Yelm.  Phone 360/400-2233. Go HERE Thanks.T. Jan

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Rehearsing....John Mellencamp - Small Town AND A BIG Secret too

Bartlett rehearsing
BARTLETT's rehearing this lovely tune. One of the guys in the band is getting it ready 'specially.... for their BIG CD RELEASE PARTY @ THE SPIRAL CAFE this Friday, 9pm., [201 Yelm Ave, Phone 400-2233].... in Yelm....come see who does this fine tune plus all the latest written by this very talented group. click HERE for a big hint...OK?
SSSHHHHHhhhhh, remember...I didn't tell who...did I? T. Jan
you know the person?? or?? who posted this video on YOUTUBE wants it kept a secret's blocked out...what's with this anyway? T. Jan

Where There's Smoke...There Must Be... A Hot Band....Yep

Photo from their site, see link
Got this smokin' Email yesterday from the Seattle-based band called....'THE SMOKIN' J's' or JAYS. Check 'um out all you guys up north, will ya?... AND Look, they're in Olympia at the 4th AVE TAV, Saturday. Sept. 17th, 9PM,...that's way cool too. Let's get out there. OK? I'm posting a cool video of THE SMOKIN' JAYS below. Thanks SMOKIN' J's. T. Jan

FromTHE SMOKIN' J's.....

What's up, folks...time to get out & jam with the J's...

Several gigs upcoming...
We hope you're able to come out & join us...

This Friday, Aug. 26th
We're playin' a rare acoustic gig at the Garden House in Beacon Hill.
We'll perform originals, tunes you don't catch at our electric shows,
plus unique versions of the stuff you know...It'll be cool.

Sunday, Aug. 28th
We play at 1 p.m. on the main stage at Fremont's Lovefest...Should be a happenin' event again this year...

Saturday, Sept. 10th
The Ould Triangle in Greenwood
It was one of our first shows years ago and we always enjoy a good 'ol jam in the stompin' grounds.

Saturday, Sept. 17th
We're down in Olympia to play the 4th Ave Tavern
...great stage and dance space. If you haven't seen a J's show there yet...Now's the time...

Hope your enjoyin' what's left of the summer.

...Come share some of it with us...

the J's

Check out the website for times, locations and video clips: HERE
Video of the SMOKIN' JAYS, posted on YOUTUBE by

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour (Rare 1965 clip)

'IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR' by Wilson Pickett. A rare '65 clip....WOW, just look at those girls...will ya. Is that way we all looked? Amazing. This was posted by SixtiesPopGold on YOUTUBE. Enjoy. T. Jan

Saturday, August 20, 2011

WOW...It's Herbie Hancock in Chameleon (live, 2006)

Steve BARTLETT ON BASS is rehearsing this cool tune by Herbie Handcock. First done in 1973. This video was done in 2006. Original bassman was Paul Jackson. Steve likes this ending. The video was posted on YOUTUBE by musicbox285

This version was done in 1974. Posted on YOUTUBE by Chameleon41.

Friday, August 19, 2011


Sheryl Clark, by unknown. A.P.
 Long time friend, SHERYL CLARK/sax just sent this event info. to me per FACEBOOK for tomorrow night, Saturday, Aug. 20th in AUBURN, WA.
Steve first played with Sheryl in the band first called FUNKINGROOVIN then the name was changed to ROAD DAWGS, 'round 2005 in Tacoma, WA. Members of that band were Al Earick/guitar/vocals, DON BENSON/drums, later KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drums, STEVE BARTLETT/bass/vocals, JON BARONI/keys/vocals [Jon only in the early days that Steve was in this band]. And,  SHERYL CLARK/sax and JEFF MASON/trombone/harp for some gigs too. There was another guitar/vocals/harp named SKY? Forgive me, I'll remember his whole name very soon, I know I will...thanks for understanding folks. Thanks for the heads up, Sheryl. T. Jan
More BARTLETT ON BASS and local area music history. Well, almost the whole history...I'll remember his name soon...very soon, I just know I will. T. Jan
-Check out HIGHROLLERS here with Sheryl Clark/sax. Check it out below.
Tomorrow at 8:00pm - Sunday at 12:00am

Location BB Mcgraws in Auburn

Created By Sheryl Clark

More Info ADDRESS: 440 16th St NE
Auburn, WA 98002
(253) 333-8205


The High Rollers
Seattle-Tacoma Party Band

Rock & Roll, Soul, Funk, Disco, R&B, and Blues... High energy performances of the best hits from the 60's, 70's, and 80's!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Vicci Martinez - "Jolene" (Live in Los Angeles 7-27-11)

Vicci Martinez A.P.
 Yep, a case of 'Local Girl Does Good'

I [T. Jan ]first saw Vicci Martinez at a RANDY OXFORD JAM at JAZZBONES in Tacoma, Washington in 2006. Just loved her voice. WOW.
On April 6th 2006 , I again [T. Jan] reported on BARTLETT ON BASS this very exciting news....A FREE Vicci Martinez show @ LITTLE CREEK CASINO in Shelton.
A bit of BARTLETT ON BASS, and local music history...From that April 6th, 2006 post. Enjoy. T. Jan
For the latest on VICCI MARTINEZ go HERE.
"Vicci Martinez will open for the band 'Paperboys' at Little Creek Casino April 6th and 7th. in Shelton, Washington. Show begins at 9:15. Click here for more on Vicci . Little Creek Casino is on Hwy 101 north of Olympia. Ticket info call 1-866-958-7300. When I called the casino, they said this was a free gig! It will be performed in the lounge, first come, first served for seats. They thought Vicci would be singing earlier than 9:15 as the 'Paperboys 'begin at 9:30."
Vicci Martinez video. Posted by TheRealConcertKing on YOUTUBE.

More of Vicci Martinez 2009,recorded in Tacoma, WA. Posted on YOUTUBE by tiggertale

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

More Area Live Music Than We Can Shake A Stick At....Cool Stuff Here From Daven

Photo by  Carnoodles  cc
Just got this cool notice from Daven. Thanks for keeping us updated Daven. T. Jan
Hello friends,

Daven here.

Well, I've barely recovered from the six-week run of Harlequin Productions' Summer in the Sixties, and a sincere thanks to all of you who came out and supported the show. It was wonderful to be part of such a hard-working team of professionals (plus I had a blast).

Now I've gotta catch up with all my other bands:

- Next Tuesday 8/23 Jessica Blinn Quintet plays swing classics @ the Eagle's Ballroom for the Tuesday Night Swing Dance, $7 8-10pm (or see the flyer below)
- Next Friday 8/26 Hover Conversion Kit plays original rock @ the 4th Ave Tavern w/Horace Pickett, $5 10pm
- Sunday 8/28 the Olympia Jazz Tentette plays cool jazz @ Traditions Cafe, free admission 2pm
Hope to see you out there,

Monday, August 15, 2011


OK, OK,.....we're ALL ready for this....The WALTER's BIRTHDAY CD RELEASE PARTY on Friday, August 26th, at THE SPIRAL CAFE ARTS and WELLNESS CENTER in Yelm.
This new CD is awesome and a keeper, it's called just 'WALTER's BIRTHDAY' and that says it ALL....Cool, all music especially written by these very talented musicans.. AND, the CD will be available, of course, at this very special event. So, none of us want to miss this fun night of live music in Yelm. st_robert will be the sound engineer for the night and recording the evening too. So, come early so you won't miss a thing.
It all begins at 8:30 with a special guest warm us all up and get our dancing feet 9 pm,...the WALTER's BIRTHDAY band will begin and perform all of the new CD tunes along with all our favorite  WALTER's BIRTHDAY tunes until 12 midnight. There's only a $10.00 cover for this awesome night.
My hubby, STEVE BARTLETT/BARTLETT ON BASS just loves this band. He plays bass with his special music buddies in WALTER's BIRTHDAY. That's JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums, and TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals. To listen to a sample of this CD, visit WALTER's BIRTHDAY HERE.
What a fun night. T.Jan
WHERE: The Location is 201 Yelm Ave, first floor. That's in Yelm...only 14 miles from Lacey, pass The RED WIND CASINO...into Yelm, THE SPIRAL is on the right, 2 blocks from the first stoplight...AND,15 miles from Spanaway...take the Roy 'Y' exit to Yelm. T. Jan
Just called Tam Borrelli, Owner of THE SPIRAL CAFE  HERE. Phone 360/400-2233. She said there will be a full bar and bar menu offered on the 26th. Always...A BIG dance floor. Cool. T. Jan

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Mike Karnes Is The Man...Looking For Guitar Lessons?


Steve's old music buddy MIKE KARNES gives awesome guitar lessons. So, if you're dreaming of music and desire to learn it right...check him out. OK?
He teaches in the Port Orchard area and also in
Thanks, T. Jan

Sunday, August 07, 2011

'I Love Lucy's Star....100 Years Old AND A New World's Record of Look-Alikes

Photo by cliff1066™
 More than 900 people get together at the annual 'Lucyfest' and celebrate the 'I Love Lucy' star's would be 100th birthday in Jamestown, New York last week end. By the way... this set a new world record for most Lucy-look alikes all together at once.... [with some look alikes being men!]. I found this today on the HOLYWOOD REPORTER. Go HERE..T.Jan
I Love Lucy...posted on YOUTUBE by

Saturday, August 06, 2011

the Kinks... 'All Day And All Of The Night'...An' Oldie

Posted on YOUTUBE By dyloen

Friday, August 05, 2011

Joe Cocker~You Are So Beautiful (Live at Montreux 1987) Yes You Are... Joe Cocker

Hey......Where Was That Rascal BARTLETT Last Night Anyway?

Flemming Olsen, cc

Michelle Jones. cc
Recent Mug Shots from FACEBOOK of the suspected leaders of the OL' BLUE BOTTLE GANG...MICHELLE JONES and FLEMMING OLSEN. As you can see...Flemming is trying to pull a fast one on us...BUT, it's not gonna work Flemming, we ALL know you have eyes...very clever that Flemming. We have to watch that guy. T. Jan
'Gon't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue' by Crystal Gayle....for Flemming. Posted by   on YOUTUBE.

OK, OK...I know we're all waiting to know just where was BARTLETT last night anyway.....Well, I have it from a loyal and trusted source, that he was with that 'Ol' BLUE BOTTLE GANG from 8 to 10pm last night...out on the town..partying again.

Yep...he was seen at LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTER's in McKenna, celebrating 'little Michelle's' birthday party. Now, that the BLUE BOTTLE's gone, Little Michelle is working with our friend MARTIN SALINAS/guitar/vocals and owner of Liquid Soul.
There were lots of happy musicians there last night 'cause not just was it Liquid Soul's regular THURSDAY's OPEN MIC crowd there, but BLUE BOTTLE's old CREW and birthday well-wishers too, led by that nortorious  newly wed known as Michelle Jones and her side-kick and partner in crime hubby Flemming Olsen. It was they who let me [T. Jan] in on this little surprise for 'little Michelle'... OK? Cool Now you know the whole story.
Now, Steve had a great time and there was plenty of musicians and music. too...a few of the musicians that BARTLETT mentioned to me were...... that talented Recording Artist, JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals. From THE MANDOLIN CAFE's Sunday night OPEN-MIC fame DENNY FOREMAN/jazz guitar/vocals and RUSS HARRIS/congas/harp,  BLUEWAVE's ERIC DELOME/guitar/vocals. Amanda/guitar/vocals, Carol/guitar/ know...Carol and Kenny, that thanks you guys...and of course, there was DAVID WAYNE/guitar and MARTIN SALINAS/guitar/vocals and more folks that my hubby didn't get to have a beer with but, enjoyed their music just the same.
Vocalist/ G.W TAYLOR called us yesterday...but, he was in a performance across town...and could not make it last night.
 That's the way it was last night. Well,... about the way it's pretty darn close anyway. OK? Good enough...print it. T. Jan.

Monday, August 01, 2011


Tracy Nelson, photo from her web site, see
Well, what can I say?....You all know how very cool Shelly Ely is, that's Ms. Bluzzzz herself, we have found her every Sunday at THE SHELLY ELY JAM, of course at UNCLE SAM's BAR AND GRILL in Spanaway.  But wait, there's even Sunday 8/7/11, @ 6 pm. I just found out there will be be at UNCLE SAM's in Spanaway TWO very cool Ms. Bluzzzez...WOW! How can we miss? This will be a fantastic night for all of us.
TRACY NELSON,  that  awesome 'victim of the blues' gal...yes, THAT Tracy Nelson , go HERE, will start the night off at 6 pm...and SHELLY ELY will join her, as her special guest. Alright...Didn't I say...this would be a very special night? Need I say more? I think not. Just be there...OK? Only a $15.00 advanced, or $20.00 at the door cover too. Cool. T. Jan

Tracy Nelson“ . . . a bad white girl . . .” —Etta James, from her autobiography, Rage To Live

WHERE:  Uncle Sam's American Bar and Grill, Tix are $15 adv. $20 @ door.

16003 Pacific Ave. Spanaway WA.
Video of TRACY NELSON. Posted on YOUTUBE by

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love (1997 Promo)

Posted by  on YOUTUBE. Brings back memories. T.Jan

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Jammin' In Snohomish Tomorrow.....JAZZ JAM LIVES

photo by pink shebert photography/flickr, cc
 Received this from up north....Jamming in the Tim Noah  Thumbnail Theater. Thanks Ted, T.Jan
Hi Everyone,

"Jazz Jam Lives!" the jazz and blues (and other surprises)jam session is held the last Sunday of every month 4-7 at the Thumbnail Theater in Snohomish. The Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater is a non-profit organization and I am excited about having our Jam Session under their wing.
Remember that this is an all ages, all levels jam session with a house rhythm section (Piano, Bass and Drums)
There is a suggested donation of $5 per person ($10 max per family) to help cover the costs.
Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater is located in an historic building in the heart of Snohomish WA. on the southeast corner of 4th St. and Ave D. Parking is available on adjacent streets and the entrance is on 4th St. A handicap ramp is off the driveway on 4th.

Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater
1211 4th St.
Snohomish, WA. 98290

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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.