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Local Area Live Music Events


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy My Local Live Music/Community Events for Today...YAY

Steve saying 'Hi'  by me [Jan]
First posted on BARTLETT ON BASS, go there for links/ Jan
Today is Sunday, February 20th and time again for SHELLY ELYs JAM...7 pm at UNCLE SAMs BAR AND GRILL. That's in Spanaway, WA. on Pacific....So cool. Just saw Shell's post on FACEBOOK for tonight. Here it is...Ready? Me too. From Shell.. "Laurie Johnson kicking ass tonight at Uncle Sam's.. As always.. Plus Jho, Salmon Dave Cox, a naked drummer and Mr. Willit.? Hey, cool Shell...and look.... DYLAN LANNY ENGLAND /drums will be naked! That's new.. WOW! Bet, lottsa ladies show up tonight at UNCLE SAMs. It'll be a good show, so get at Uncle Sam's early. Plus...THREE [3] more great musicians too! WOW...'when it rains it pours...huh, Shelly'. So, that's the fantastic JHO BLENIS/guitar AND Salmon DAVE COX/keys? [please forgive me Dave, we've never met...my name is Jan and my hubby plays a fine bass guitar...and, I write about it. AND, other cool music stuff too]. OK,... Speaking of fine bass guitar...TERRY JAE/bass is up tonight in Shelly's jam ...and LAURIE JOHNSON/harp/vocals. Laurie is the fearless leader for the band 'Careless Hunter' the last time Steve and I saw her...She's always cool. It'll be a great night.

On Thursdays, it's always THE JERRY MILLER BAND [looks like the Jerry Miller Band is starting a new web site...check it out] is playing at UNCLE SAMs, again that's 7 pm. The group members are Jerry Miller/guitar, Denny Foreman/guitar, Dave Erwin/bass, JEFF WALLACE/keyboard/violin, Allen Heath/drums, and RUSS HARRIS/congas/harp. Please send an update guys, if there's been any changes it's not on your new site yet. Thanks. Jan
Next up is LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERs in McKenna. Always a fun place. My wonderful hubby STEVE BARTLETT/bass played at Liquid Soul last Friday night, he's a member of the band, WALTERs BIRTHDAY. It was a great night with a good turn out for this awesome band. Steve loved it.
On Thursday's there's an OPEN MIC hosted by David Wayne at Liquid Soul. Bring your axe down and play some. Starts at 6 pm. That's in McKenna. At the McKenna 'Y' in fact, behind BAYDOS.
That's all live music that's been reported at the Liquid Soul web page. Look at link if you like.
Now, KENNY WILLIAMSON/drums, Kenny sent me a link yesterday about Music frequency and control. Check it out HERE. Interesting ideas Kenny, thanks. No new live music to report from Kenny. Bet, he's working with his newly created jazz band called NO BOXES. Cool.
WILLOUGHBYs RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE in downtown Yelm. OK,...SHELLSHOCK doin' Karaoke this past week and, new 'Dance Cages'? What's that?? I'm I getting old or what? I've never remember ever dancing with or in cages, and I've always been real cool. Anyway, never mind that, Willoughby's got new ones [cages]. Check them out. OK.
THE MANDOLIN CAFE in Tacoma. I know each Sunday at 6 pm DENNY FOREMAN AND FRIENDS host an OPEN MIC at The Mandolin, sign up at 5:30. I found this on FACEBOOK this week, posted by THE MANDOLIN CAFE. I saved it to re-post here. From the Mandolin Cafe on FACEBOOK..." MEMO TO MUSICIANS: The submission form on the website is not working. It adds your information to our database, but does NOT generate an email to notify us of your requests to play. If you have sent a request recently or want to, email music@themandolincafe.com with Band Name, Website, Genre, Contact Name, Email Address & Phone Number, Desired Dates (check the calendar). Thanks! We will work on getting it fixed!". OK, now you got it...straight from the Mandolin Cafe.
Remember, tip well or buy the musician's CD at the Mandolin, musicians do NOT get paid. Get there early for parking. One of my [Jan's] favorite places to relax in Tacoma.
RAMTHAs SCHOOL of ENLIGHTNMENT in Yelm. Ramtha's Q & A + Mexico Feast for 3/4 and 3/5 has been canceled.
STEVE BARTLETT/BARTLETT ON BASS..This past week, Steve played at Liquid Soul Coffee Roaster's In McKenna. The band WALTERs BIRTHDAY played and he's their awesome bass guy. Cool Steve. It was a great turn out, lots of nice new faces showed up plus old friends and Steve really enjoyed it.
He will again be meeting with guitar/bass instructer MIKE KARNES tomorrow. Mike will be teaching the guitar stuff and my Steve will do the bass instruction for some very lucky kids on March 5th. That's at the KIDS MUSICAL WORKSHOP, that Mike and Steve have been getting ready for. Also, a very mysterious world class vocalist will be doing their thing at this awesome event. [ YAY! I know who, HINT: Starts with...just kidding I won't tell...AND, I don't wanna miss this event]. When I know more, or they let me know more, I'll post it right away...and we'll ALL know. OK? The workshop's location and price have not been given to me yet...what they worried about?...I'd never spoil any of their surprises or anything like that..would I?....come on guys...just a little hint.....pretty please..OK, P-L-E-A-S-E...with sugar on top....pause.... Well, I tried folks. I'll let you know soon, over and out for now. 'Bye'. Jan
Remember, If you're a musician, band or club owner in my area, and want your live music event included on my Live Music Report. Please send your gig info. at bartlettonbass@aol.com for review. I will review and post the very best gigs and live music events in the area Thanks for reading my report and supporting live music. 'Jan'...JA ROSE-BARTLETT.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Local Live Music Community Event Stuff For Week 2/14/11...Meet Our 'New' Old Truck

First posted on BARTLETT ON BASS, go there for links. Jan

Well, I just listened to BETTE MIDLER...''Never Be Your Beast of Burden', with Mick Jagger...OK Bette....we respect everone 'round here. Don't we guys? Yep. no worries.
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.
Next, on Thursdays it's THE JERRY MILLER BAND at UNCLE SAMs, with his great group of musicians. Jerry Miller/guitar, Denny Foreman/guitar, Dave Erwin/bass, JEFF WALLACE/keyboard/violin, Allen Heath/drums, and RUSS HARRIS/congas/harp.
All this week a cancer benefit is going on at UNCLE SAMs for BANDIDO PADRE. Check it HERE. THE TIM HALL BANDs performing and lots of great musicians helping out. Cool. Go see great live music at UNCLE SAMs each week.
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.
This week, KENNY WILLIAMSON sent in a really cool old photo from a BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE concert in 1975. Kenny, you look awesome...really cool. Check the photo out HERE, and see if you agree...cool Kenny-cool photo.
No live music reported from Kenny for this next week. Bet he's still organizing his jazz group called NO BOXES. Wonderful stuff.
WILLOUGHBYs RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE in Yelm. Nothing new to report.
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.
RAMTHAs SCHOOL of ENLIGHTENMENT Live-streaming 3 guest speakers during Blue College this week. 2011 home study program now available.
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
If you're a musician, band or club owner in my area, and want your live music event included on my Live Music Report. Please send your gig info. at bartlettonbass@aol.com for review. I will review and post the very best gigs and live music events in the area Thanks for reading my report and supporting live music. 'Jan'...JA ROSE-BARTLETT.

Remembering Sandy McCaully, Local Live Music For Week 2/7

Photo by Eric Andersson cc

First posted on BARTLETT ON BASS, go there for links. Jan
Yesterday,Saturday, 2/5 Sandy McCaully was remembered at the Ording Eagles. He passed on 1/21/11. There was a jam/wake, Shelly Ely called us and let us know....'A Good-bye Sandy'...I have a photo posted of Sandy McCaully, that I found on FACEBOOK by ERIC ANDERSSON. I remember him fondy...a kind, thoughtful music loving man with a gentle smile. Steve and I went to his home in Ording, Washington and jammed with him and his friends. He called Steve several times to chat music. We first met him at LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERs. 'Round 2008.

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.
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.
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.


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