JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Superstition ain’t way to enjoy tunes

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JUST WHEN WE thought fall was just around the corner, summer kicks back in with a heat wave much like the live music scene on the Peninsula.

Various summer concert series are over, but other venues are opening up with their September-through-May offerings, which means there’s a whole lot more dancing going on.

Just because the 13th falls on a Friday this month is no reason to stay home hiding under the covers.

Get out there and stare superstition down.

Port Angeles

■ Today at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 U.S. Highway 101, Chesnut Junction with multi-instrumentalist Ches Ferguson is joined by regulars bassist Paul Eyestone and percussionist Zubrie Kamau from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Friday, dance to Blues Redemption from 8 p.m. to midnight. Cover.

All Points Charters & Tours can get you there and back free of charge. Phone 360-775-9128 for a ride.

■ On Saturday at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Sarah Shea jazzes it up at 8 p.m.

■ On Sunday at Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St., the RowanTree duo of Mary Tulin and Mike Saunders performs Celtic and folk from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

■ On Friday at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., Chesnut Junction plays for 2FAR (Second Friday Art Rock) with artist-in-residence Jeff Tocher at 8 p.m. Cover.

■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, Jerry Robison and company will have you moving to a country groove from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

■ On Saturday at Elliott’s Antique Emporium, 135 E. First St., Hawaii Amor plays songs of Hawaii from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., followed by special guest “Jazzy Judy” Clark from Seattle for a sing-along from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

■ On Friday at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, Dave and Rosalie Secord and the Luck of the Draw Band entertain with special guest NBR, winner of the talent contest at the Clallam County Fair this year, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Sunday, join the country jam from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

■ On Tuesday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., the Port Angeles Senior Swingers present Wally’s Boys playing ballroom dance favorites from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover; first-timers free.

Sequim and Blyn

■ On Friday at The Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., get your dancing and Dixieland fix with the Dukes of Dabob from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, it’s a full day of live music with Black Rock at 1 p.m., Olympic Express Big Band at 5:30 p.m. and Jack Havoc at 9:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Denny Secord Jr. Trio plays rock and country from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ Today at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Cort Armstrong performs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

On Friday, Ruby Jean plays blues and soft rock from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Gerald Braude plays acoustic jazz on guitar from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ On Wednesday, Victor Reventlow has his “All the Buzz” open mic at Nourish Restaurant, 1345 S. Sequim Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with sign-ups at 6 p.m.

■ On Friday at Stymie’s Bar & Grill at Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, Kevin Lee Magner, Scott Bradley and Taylor Ackley serve up a concoction of “roots in the blender”-style at 6 p.m.

■ On Friday in Club Seven lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, the Machine plays new and old Top 40 dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Saturday, cutting-edge 4 More will have you dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Friday in the Rainforest Bar, Jim Hoffman plays blues and country from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Saturday, Thom Davis, blues guitarist, picks from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Port Hadlock

■ On Friday at the Ajax Cafe, 21 N. Water St., Trevor Hanson plays classical guitar from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Ludlow

■ On Saturday at the Resort at Port Ludlow, 1 Heron Road, Trevor Hanson plays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Wednesday, Trevor returns with more classics from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Townsend

■ On Friday at Highway 20 Road House, 2152 W. Sims Way, the Upstage presents the Jacqui Naylor Quartet, featuring Jacqui singing, Art Khu on piano and guitar, Josh Jones on drums and local jazz icon Chuck Easton on bass. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $12. Reservations and tickets are available by phoning 360-385-2216.

■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., Spencer Tucker & The Mother, Dr. Light and Puget Shore perform with a triple dose of rock ’n’ roll at 9 p.m. $5 cover.

On Saturday, Katahoula with special guest Lori Goldston plays a range of blues, rock and country soul at 9 p.m. $5 cover.

■ On Friday at Port Townsend Brewing, 330 10th St., the Delta Rays play original Cajun and blues from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Sunday, acoustic guitarist John Nelson (no relation) plays a mix of folk, blues and country from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, Port Angeles jam band Joy in Mudville brings its old-time/jam-band/rock/Celtic/funk-influenced music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Saturday at the Pourhouse, 2231 Washington St., Matt Sircely and Danny Barnes perform in the beer garden from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Today, Steve Grandinetti plays guitar at the Owl Sprit Cafe, 218 Polk St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Every Monday, Trevor Hanson plays guitar at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

High notes

■ The local Washington Old Time Fiddlers group, District 15, meets Saturday at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim.

There will be jamming before and after a noon business meeting, and a community contra/square dance from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. A $5 donation is asked for the dance, and donations are welcomed for the jam. The caller will teach contra and square dances. No experience or partner is needed.


John Nelson is a self-styled music lover and compulsive night owl who believes in “KLMA — Keep Live Music Alive” on the North Olympic Peninsula. His column, Live Music, appears every Thursday.

Are you performing in or promoting a live music gig? Contact John by phoning 360-565-1139 or emailing, with John Nelson in the subject line. And note: Nelson’s deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. preceding Thursday’s column.

Also, check out “Nightlife,” a listing of entertainment at nightspots across the Peninsula, in Friday’s Peninsula Spotlight magazine.

Last modified: September 11. 2013 5:02PM
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