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We were unable to go yesterday...no transportation. Shell called an offered to loan Steve her car. Thanks Shelly, sadly.... Steve could not get a ride to Shelly's in Spanaway to pick up her car and get out to Ording. 'We thought of you often yesterday Sandy...will always think of you with love'. Jan and Steve.
Now, for our weekly tune-talk....The Shelly Ely Jam is tonight...Sunday, 2/6, at UNCLE SAMs BAR AND GRILL, starts at 7 pm. Always a treat. GREAT BLUZZZ and a fun jam too. DYLAN LANNY ENGLAND/drums, TERRY JAE/bass, SHELLY ELY/vocals with DAVE BRAY tonight on guitar in Spanaway. This is what Shell says on FACEBOOK about tonight's gig.... "This is unusual so you gotta be there..Mr.Showbiz, Salmon Dave Bray, will be joining us tonight at Uncle Sams. Fun!!!"...so cool, Shell. OK, now you heard it folks from the bluzzz lady herself SHELLY ELY...'we gotta be there. And, it'll be fun'. As I [Jan] sees it.... we can't lose..... So, see you around 7 pm. P.S. bring your axe, if you wanna jam with some dyn-O-mite players. Cool. They have a grill. HERE's the menu...check it out. LATEST UPDATE: From Shelly...Jam will be just tad bit late because of 'stinkin' football', thanks for the news. 'I hear ya. Shell' [Jan]
THE JERRY MILLER BAND each Thursday at 7 pm is a fantastic choice for live music. The members of this band are awesome too, there's Jerry Miller/guitar, Denny Foreman/guitar, Dave Erwin/bass, JEFF WALLACE/keyboard/violin, Allen Heath/drums, and RUSS HARRIS/congas/harp.....AND, tacos for a buck on Thursdays.
LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERs in McKenna have some cool things happening this week. It's always DAVID WAYNE hosting AN OPEN MIC each Thursday...so, there's a cool open mic this Thursday night, beginning at 6 pm., gos 'til 9. You can count on that.
AND, I'm really jazzed about next Friday night, February 11th at 8 pm. My hubby, and excellent bass-guy...STEVE BARTLETT/BARTLETT ON BASS will be performing again in the band WALTERs BIRTHDAY. They had a rehearsal last night...Steve got home later than usual...really excited, he had forgotten the time, they ALL had...they were all enjoying the tunes so much...'we sounded so good', he said. Members of WALTERs BIRTHDAY are TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums, JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals and my STEVE BARTLETT/bass/vocals. Cool.
Cover, only 5.00 bucks at the door. Remember, kids are always welcome and the food so yummy....organic salads, soups, sandwiches, wraps, desserts...all good stuff. There's fresh roasted fair-trade coffee, beer and wine too.
Now, for KENNY WILLIAMSON/drums. Kenny sent me an Email this week...giving a full report on the MYKEL SPATZ AKA MICHAEL SPOTTS MEMORIAL on 1/23rd. Sounds like it was a great success...Michael would be proud, as Kenny said. Go HERE for the report.
Looks like Kenny's latest jazz project is called NO BOXES. Members of this group Instrumentation: Grant Stott/ Sax/Keyboard, Bill Chrey/Flute, Michael Simpson/French horn, Melody Funk/Oboe, Howard Mostrom/Sax/EWI, James Clark/Bass, Miguelito Fieldhouse/Congas/Percussion, Drums/ ....Jazz oriented improv....Development in progress." ....they are getting organized and will be performing hopefully soon. OK...sounds fantastic. I'll keep a look out.
WILLOUGHBYs REATAURANT AND LOUNGE in Yelm. DJ 'THUNDERHAWK' Karaoke on Fridays.
THE MANDOLIN CAFE in Tacoma. I know they always have live music several times a week. Look at their calendar, posted HERE. As you will notice, each Sunday evening DENNY FOREMAN/guitar AND FRIENDS host an OPEN MIC...6 to 9 pm. OK, Cool. I'm not sure if every week, but RUSS HARRIS/congas/harp does helps Denny with this open mic. Russ will not be there tonight. Sign up 5:30...starts 6 pm OK, this is perfect for the 'north-enders' in Tacoma. Yeah! Go for it.
RAMTHAs SCHOOL of ENLIGHTENMENT in Yelm. BLUE COLLEGE RETREAT starts on Friday, 2/11
STEVE BARTLETT/BARTLETT ON BASS...My Steve is getting together with MIKE KARNES tomorrow in Olympia, they're organizing that way cool KIDs MUSIC WORKSHOP for March 5th that I've been talking about.
Mike Karnes, has been Steve's buddy and is a long-time friend from college, has been teaching music for many years in the Port Orchard area, will give the guitar instruction. Steve will give the bass instruction. There's a world-class vocalist too. Cool I wanna go. I'll keep everyone updated. OK?
AGAIN, this Friday night, February 11th, be at LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERs in McKenna @ 8 pm. Hear some wonderful live music by the band WALTERs BIRTHDAY [members of band are listed above]. $5.00 cover, and well worth it.
Location: At the McKenna 'Y' behind BAYDOS. Only one mile outside Yelm. Phone 360/400-soul. From Tacoma, take the Roy 'Y', straight pass Roy to McKenna....or take I-5 to Old Nisqually Exit...through Yelm to McKenna. It's easy to find, and you won't be sorry. I promise. A cool gig.
Steve enjoyed jamming with our neighbor Steve Hicks/drums and Jason/guitar this past week.
OK...Here's a cool video. Those kids that MIKE and STEVE are teaching in the KIDs MUSIC WORKSHOP on 3/5/11 won't be learning 'the little brown jug'...Yawn. It's this cool stuff. Like JAMES BROWN AND THE JAMES BROWN ORCHESTRA...'COLD SWEAT'. Posted by mcreminisce.on Youtube.