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So, lets get started with the local live music report for this week...Of course it's Ms. Bluzzzzzz, Shelly Ely first up today 'cause her jam's tonight...each Sunday night 7 pm at UNCLE SAMs BAR AND GRILL in Spanaway, WA. Shell has nothing posted on FACEBOOK about who'll be there tonight. She did jam with BILLY SHEW this week at DAWSONs last Thursday in Tacoma....OK, then, let's see.hummmmm, I'm on my own... I know,.. it's DYLAN LANNY ENGLAND/drums with TERRY JAE/bass at THE SHELLY ELY JAM....that's cool. And beautiful SHELLY ELY sings really cool, so that's covered too. That leaves the guitar guy...don't worry..there's no problem...Shell gets great guitar guys to play at HER jams...so, it'll be fun. We just have to show up... a really GOOD time is guaranteed....way cool.
LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERs in McKenna. Last Friday, the 11th, my hubby was a part of a fantastic bunch of musicians called WALTERs BIRTHDAY. This band rocks!...and is so cool. A large crowd showed up for the event...AND, everyone went home smiling...the crowd, the band and MARTIN SALINAS, owner of Liquid Soul. So, they decided to do it again.... they're doin' it again next Friday night, February 18th at 8 pm at LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERs in McKenna. WALTERs BIRTHDAY February 18th....come on down to join in the fun. Only $5.00 cover...what a deal for GREAT live music. This a cool family place, so bring the whole family...kids welcome. There's a dance floor and beer and wine too, along with fresh roasted coffee, soups, sandwiches, desserts, that kinda thing.
And, each Thursday night at LIQUID SOUL, it's OPEN MIC hosted by David Wayne. Begins at 6 pm to 9 pm. Go have a fantastic time on Thursday nights. Have any questions, just call Martin at 360/400-soul. Location, you know, is at the McKenna 'Y' behind BAYDOS.
No live music reported from Kenny for this next week. Bet he's still organizing his jazz group called NO BOXES. Wonderful stuff.
Now, THE MANDOLIN CAFE in Tacoma. DENNY FOREMAN AND FRIENDS host an OPEN MIC each Sunday at 6 pm, sign up at 5:30. I always have to get there early for parking, so, that's what I recommend. Tasty original soups and sandwiches at The Mandolin Cafe each week.
STEVE BARTLETT/BARTLETT ON BASS My Steve's playing this next Friday night 2/18, at LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERs in McKenna, he's the bassman for WALTERs BIRTHDAY. It'll be another great night of live music. Members of this band are TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums, JON BARONI/keys/vocals/harp and STEVE BARTLETT/bass/vocals. See you there.
Steve will be meeting friend, MIKE KARNES tomorrow 2/14, they're still organizing that fantastic KIDs MUSICAL WORKSHOP for March 5th. Mike will teach the guitar stuff, Steve will give the bass instruction for some very lucky kids. Also, a vocalist will join the group for lots of fun. Cool.
And, I want to especially thank our neighbor STEVE HICKS/drums...who let Steve borrow his van quicky, in kinda an emergency, so Steve could rush to Shelton and, put money down on our new 'old' truck....with a camper just for me [the old hippie, Jan]. Brave Steve then, risked life and limb + hitch-hicked to Shelton the next day and got the truck home...HURRAY! Many friends offered to help us when we were 'carless'...so,many thanks to friends Shelly Ely and Jon Baroni for their offers.
Oh, what kinda truck you ask...Well,it's a really cool 1970 Chevy Camper Special...'350...something'. It's a big white truck.
Phillip, our mechanic, was here yesterday, getting it in top shape...Thanks Phillip.
I'm now learning to get 'into' the truck...the camper is for an advanced 'camper' LOL ....So, no problem...I should get it straight away. SMILE and WAVE. Jan
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