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The Portage Fill Band

Friday, April 29th, 8pm
The Portage Fill Band
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!  Portage Fill Big Band

Comprised of about 20 Islanders ranging from professional musicians to amateurs, the community musical group is celebrating its 41st anniversary this year. Charter member Lou Engels still plays in the band.

Engels remembers how Monty Sewell, who once played with Louie Armstrong, helped found the band back in 1973. Engels said that Sewell owned a music store where Blooms & Things is now located.

“The band has pretty much been the same over all the years,” Engels said, “except we have a bigger group of musicians to choose from now. All the seats are occupied.”
When Engels was asked if he gets any special treatment for being the sole charter member still playing in the band, he said, “Yeah, they mention me every once in a while, when the old gray beards get up to play.”

Portage Fill rehearses twice a month in the Williams Heating garage, thanks to the generosity of Dennis Williams, one of the horn players. “We’re the Island’s longest running garage band,” said band member David Hackett.

The Jefferson Rose Band

Friday, May 6th, 8:30pm
The Jefferson Rose Band
With youth opener Whitney Silkett
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!   Jefferson Rose Band (1)

Since 2011, JRB has rocked packed houses in Seattle’s biggest venues and gotten crowds dancing at Northwest festivals big and small. Their newest album, Feel Like Dancing, was released in June 2014 to rave reviews and earned 28 weeks on the CMJ World Music Top 40. Feel Like Dancing is also a window into their high-energy, superbly executed live show.

Listeners who enjoyed their first album, Seismic, will love the addition of singer Alex Kitchen, whose wild and potent voice adds another layer to the complex and dance-worthy rhythms. Singing in English and Spanish and a sincere approach to each note, Kitchen transports the listener to places that are at once familiar and exotic. Her powerful, heartfelt vocal style draws influences from R&B, jazz and Latin music.

JRB has played Bumbershoot, Folklife, Everett Music in the Parks, Anacortes Arts Festival, Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Skagit River Poetry Festival, The Tractor, Nectar, The Royal Room and many more.

JRB is:
Jefferson Rose – Bass
Alex Kitchen – Vocals
Daniel Rapport – Guitar
Karl Olson – Drums
Ahkeenu Musa – Percussion
Graham Cornwell – Trumpet
Jason Cressy – Trombone

Our Vashon Events sponsored youth opener for The Jefferson Rose Band will be Whitney Silkett.  Whitney Silkett3 (2)

Whitney Silkett is a young island resident and aspiring musician who currently plays guitar, ukulele and piano. She has opened for Brothers From Another, along with other young musicians, through “Sharing the Stage”, twice. You’ll also find her performing at Strawberry Festival, on the Youth Stage. She considers the genre of music she plays as “Alternative Pop”, and is influenced by artists like Lorde, Lana del Rey, and Coldplay.

These youth musicians will all be paid by Vashon Events as our way to help encourage more youth performances for our community to experience.

Shady Bottom

Friday, May 13th, 8:30pm
Shady Bottom
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!   Shady Bottom

Shady Bottom continues the tradition of Saturday night dust shaking, hard grooving, & hip-thrusting from old school house parties and juke joint jam sessions.  Inspired by the sounds and personalities of that soulful and funky threshold era of the late 60s and early 70s, Shady Bottom serves up gritty and gyrating songs for the modern party. If your bottom ain’t shady, it should be.

A dance floor is Shady Bottom’s best friend while they dish our tight hits and ascending improvisations over vintage 60’s and 70’s soul/funk grooves and originals. The group is an instrumental sextet featuring members of Seattle’s groovinest original soul band, Soul Senate. This configuration features horn-led melodies backed by hammond B3 organ, guitar, bass, and drums. Members also perform in Cascadia ’10 and Kissing Potion, and have also performed in or with Etta James, Bo Diddley, Swamp Mama Johnson, and Altered States of Funk.

Merle Haggard Tribute w/The Great Divide & Guests

“My Life’s Been Grand” – A Merle Haggard Tribute
Saturday, May 14th, 8pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
With The Great Divide
Special guests Ian Moore, Jeff Kanzler, Allison Shirk, Spencer Sinner & more!  1401x788-GettyImages-471033940

Come join us on Saturday, May 14th at 8pm to pay tribute to one of the most amazing country singer-songwriters ever. Peforming as the house band on this epic night of music will be The Great Divide, with guest singers Ian Moore, Jeff Kanzler, Allison Shirk, Spencer Sinner and more!

Merle Haggard recorded more than three dozen No. 1 country hits in a musical career that spanned six decades, from the 1960s into the 2010s. He overcame an early life of petty crime and a prison term in San Quentin to develop a rugged, outlaw image that helped sell millions of records.

Haggard didn’t just sing about the life described in country songs. He lived it.
His father died when Haggard was a child, and he ran away from home and later served time in prison. He drank — one of his best-known songs is called “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” — and partied.

“He loved everything about life and he loved that everyone of you gave him a chance with his music,” recalled his son Ben Haggard. “He wasn’t just a country singer.. He was the best country singer that ever lived.”

The house band at this event is none other than The Great Divide. The Great Divide is a Vashon institution.Great Divide use this This all-islander band was formed in the early ‘80’s and played locally for many years before touring with blues guitar great Elvin Bishop.

Loren Sinner has talked about the early days of The Great Divide and just how groundbreaking it was:

“When the band got going, it was the biggest deal around – there was no other band like this on Vashon. Everywhere we played, it was packed. Now there’s an upswelling of music on the island. But when The Great Divide formed, it was the first Vashon band made up of all islanders – it was very grassroots. And then we took it to a level none of us expected.”

In 1987, The Great Divide won the Marlboro Country Music Talent Roundup, with a $5,000 grand price and the privilege of opening for Alabama, The Judd’s and George Strait in the Tacoma Dome before a crowd of 20,000. They have opened for Asleep at the Wheel, Charlie Daniels, and many other acts, playing a mixture of country rock, Texas swing, and straight up rock.

Loren said, “We really play crossover music – country-based rock and roll. We like to do songs not everyone does, B sides and ones that are hard to find.”

“In 2002 we thought ‘let’s try this again’ – and we played, at it was great. Then we took another few years break and played around 2005. So playing now is a big reunion for us. Two of the six of us live off-island now – Jerry Wilkes, our fiddle player, lives in Yakima, and his fiddle is a big part of our sound. And Bob Goring, his voice is probably the most important piece of the band.”

Joining The Great Divide on stage will be some names that Islanders will recognize and enjoy, each singing some of their favorite Haggard tunes: Ian Moore, Jeff Kanzler, Allison Shirk, Spencer Sinner and more.

This is an all-ages event until 11pm, then 21+ after that. Suggested donation is $10 to benefit Vashon Events and pay the band!

Llama

Friday, May 20th, 8:30pmllama
Llama
With Youth Opener Angelica Odom
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!

Old guys from Flop, The Model Rockets, The P.L.F.C. and The Sharing Patrol bring their LLAMA project to Vashon Island on Friday May 20th. Given the mention of Llama and Vashon, let’s be clear that we’re talking about a band of some dudes playing rock music and not the domesticated South American camelid.

Jim Hunnicutt, Scott Sutherland and Rusty Willoughby have been playing music together, in some form or another, for about nine hundred years. Johnny Sangster has joined us for the last 300 of those years. Television, Kinks and Wire influenced angular shards of guitars over mashed potatoes and gravy, LLAMA  032916 VHS Open Mic 021 might be the staple you never knew was missing.

Our Vashon Events sponsored youth opener for Llama will be Angelica Odom.  These youth musicians will all be paid by Vashon Events as our way to help encourage more youth performances for our community to experience.

So don’t miss it! Young and old. Tell your friends. This one is an ALL-AGER RAGER!

Rooster

Friday, May 27th, 8:30pm
Rooster
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!   Rooster2016-VSF

Wailing guitar, swirling organ, thunder Bass, throbbing drums and the urge to make you dance are what we bring to the party. The group has made appearances in the last three Strawberry Festival lineups, two years at the “Cat Butt” festival, several dates at the “Red Bike” and a truly unique mid-summer party for Tony’s Going Away (that never happened, he’s still here). The repertoire is comprised of material from such notable groups as Steely Dan, Jeff Beck, CCR, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, and Harry Nilsson. Kinda sounds like early 70’s FM radio fare, doesn’t it?

This performance will be very special indeed as we say farewell to our dear friend and drummer par-excellence, Dan Bruce. We’ve been truly fortunate to have Dan in the fold for the last three years and will miss his brilliant playing and warm, comical and collegial presence, as will so many other groups who have graced the Vashon landscape. In the spirit of community frivolity we are asking many of his Ex’es to participate with Dan and the band. The first hour and a half of the night will be the Rooster set. After that we’ll host the thronging hordes of Musicians who wish to bid him a musical salut.

The Allison Shirk Band

Friday, June 3rd, 8pm
The Allison Shirk Band
With youth openers Ryan Hotchkiss & Zoey Rice
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!        Allison Shirk Bike 2016

Allison Shirk is a singer-songwriter whose music blends the rootsy foundation of country with the emotional honesty of rock & roll. Allison is originally from Texas and is the third cousin of Country Music Hall of Famer, Earnest Tubb. From an early age, her mom would have her sing country western standards for house guests and at elderly care homes. She rebelled from small town life and domestic violence in her home as an early teen, becoming head strong and fiercely independent from her family. It was finally in college that she picked up the guitar to accompany her voice and immediately began writing songs. At the same time, she was introduced to the Beatles and Bob Dylan and binged on the new music with a fury.

She moved to Hawaii in 1996 and began performing with rock bands and in coffee houses while continuously writing new music. She married her college sweetheart and then was betrayed by him three weeks after their wedding. She then backpacked through Europe writing poetry in an attempt to mend her broken heart. Then in 2000, she re-emerged in the Northwest playing in bands and solo as a singer/songwriter.

And then there was the constant creative challenge of making an album worth making. With scenes from the beginning, middle, and end of two marriages, she released her debut album, Break My Heart, in 2014. The album chronicled her dark childhood and romantic yearnings. The album was a heartfelt mixture of folk , country, and jazz, and drew upon influences like Ryan Adams and Norah Jones. Allison released Live from the Blue Heron in 2015, a live recording of a sold-out concert in her hometown, Vashon Island.

Allison’s rich voice has just the right amount of grit and warmth and her melodious tunes support her poetic and often personal lyrics. Her voice is unique, with subtle inflections, and her sincerity and soulfulness are infectious.

Today, Allison is backed by a stellar band of local musicians including Wesley Peterson on drums, Christopher Overstreet on keys, Scott Carness and Doug Pine on lead guitar, and Michael Marcus on bass. The group is scheduled to record a music video and head to the studio to record a new album of original Ryan Hotchkiss & Zoey Rice 071915 Strawberry Festival Sunday 081music in 2017.

Our Vashon Events sponsored youth opener for The Allison Shirk Band will be Ryan Hotchkiss and Zoey Rice.  You may remember them at the Love Duets show earlier this year when they performed a Beatles tune – their harmonies together were pretty amazing.  These youth musicians will all be paid by Vashon Events as our way to help encourage more youth performances for our community to experience.

This is an all-ages free cover show ’til 11pm and 21+ after that.

Cami Lundeen

Friday, June 10th, 8pm
Cami Lundeen
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
$10 cover    Courtyard Show Pic 3

Vashon’s own, Cami Lundeen, returns to the island this June for a show with her band. Lundeen will rock the stage with your favorites from her debut album as well as new songs she’s written since leaving the island. Joining Lundeen on stage will be Wesley Peterson on drums, Jason Everett on bass, and more to come…

Website
http://www.camilundeen.com

Facebook Musician Page:
http://www.facebook.com/camilundeen

Indie Pop/Rock Singer-Songwriter Cami Lundeen’s beautifully haunting voice, profound lyrics, and creative melodies linger long after you’ve heard them. She sings and performs with a contagious passion and conviction that moves you to the depths of your being. Her energetic style is a blend of the bluesy-soul of Adele, an alternative rock flare reminiscent of The Cranberries, and the edginess of Pink.

Lundeen began writing songs and performing shortly after being diagnosed with a rare, incurable liver disease. What began as an outlet for coping with a heartbreaking diagnosis surprisingly became Lundeen’s life path.

She quickly grew a large local following by playing numerous shows and festivals around the Seattle area, and with barely one year of live performances under her belt, raising over $15,000, she successfully crowd-funded, recorded, and released her debut album Run Free.

In June of 2014 Lundeen and her family sold most of their possessions and hit the open road touring the country in their minivan and pop-up camper.

Lundeen is currently residing in the Gainesville, Florida area. She travels throughout Florida performing at a variety of venues, as well as working on the follow up to her debut album Run Free (released in 2013). This June she will be touring throughout Washington and Alaska.

 

The Joy Mills Band

Friday, June 17th, 8:30pm
The Joy Mills Band
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!    Joy Mills Band 2

The Joy Mills Band engages audiences of all stripes with upbeat, rootsy tunes, lyrical ballads and soulful country songs, all set against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest. Following the release of their balladeering and soulful country album, Trick of the Eye, The Joy Mills Band, they followed it up with a new EP called “Deep Cut”. Joy Mills, on acoustic guitar and vocals, is joined by Lucien LaMotte on electric guitar and pedal steel, Tom Parker on bass and vocals, and Mike McDermott on drums. The resulting sound is a well-grooved blend of roots, rock ‘n’ roll, folk and country. 10 songs that explore modern themes – characters that filter world-weariness through the lens of self-awareness. “You’ve been here this whole time / moving like the colors move the day” Mills sings on the title track. “Cat and mouse / one would think you’d tire of me after all this running around.” Elsewhere, on “Blue Nights” (co-written with La Motte), the pedal steel pulls like an undertow as the song’s characters are inhabited with “a haunted feeling that’s hard to shake / you can’t see the wind, only the wake.”

“Seattle’s liveliest country-flavored act since Neko Case.” – The Stranger.
“Organic country…both delicate and edgy… For the lo-fi country enthusiast.” – Maverick Magazine (UK)

TBA

Friday, June 24th, 8:30pm
TBA
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!

The Garth Reeves Band

Friday, July 1st, 8:30pm
The Garth Reeves Band
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!  Garth Reeves 2

Garth Reeves has been playing professionally for over 18 years. After cutting his teeth in the halcyon days of the Olympia scene, Garth moved to Seattle to explore that cities burgeoning music explosion. A short of list of bands Garth has been in include: Dangermouse, Nubbin, Goodness, Blue Spark… and now as a solo artist and in collaboration with others, Garth is expanding on a catalog of solo work that mines the roots of American musical vernacular.

After returning to Seattle from a stint in Brooklyn, Garth and producer/keyboardist (and Vashon Island resident) Jason Staczek began recording the follow-up to Garth’s first record Nothing But Time in several Seattle studios. Collaborating notably with Ian Moore, Timo Ellis, Pete Droge and Garth’s regular touring band The Unfaithful Servants (Jeff Fielder, Andy Stoller, Mike Musburger), Garth and Jason are honing the song craft and production style of Nothing But Time, while continuing to mine that albums musical landscapes.

Garth’s album Nothing But Time, released in 2005, was made using analog tape, an old Trident board, and a tight knit group of Vashon and Seattle musicians (Jason Staczek, Pete Droge, Rob Brill, Jeff Fielder, Andrew McKeag, Carrie Akre, Danny Newcomb, and Dan Tyack, and others). The result is a stunning and emotional record deeply rooted in tradition.

This is an all-ages free cover show ’til 11pm and 21+ after that.

 

The FieldHands

Friday, July 8th, 8:30pm
The FieldHands
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!     The FieldHands (6)

Together for years writing and playing original music on Vashon Island and in the Seattle area, The FieldHands are a rock band. Their music blends some of the best traits of rock, alternative country and the Americana vibe present in music from artists like Wilco, Son Volt, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams, Iris Dement and others.

Multiple harmonies, driving guitar lines and soaring lead instrumentals punctuate good stories and strong melodies. The FieldHands incorporate local flavor and imagery in their lyrics. They write songs about love, friendship, journeys, the road beneath their feet and the water that surrounds us.

The JD Hobson Band

Friday, July 15th, 9pm
Strawberry Festival Friday
The JD Hobson Band
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
$8 cover!     ORIGINALIMG_8375

Welcome to the Outlaw Blues! Welcome to the JD Hobson Band.

When Outlaw Country and Americana meet the Delta Blues you get a whole new genre. JD Hobson takes his Virginia Appalachian blues roots and combines it with Seattle’s Americana and rock scene, and a sound is created that has gotten people standing up to take notice.
“Hobson’s brand of bluesy Americana is steeped in rich outlaw tradition.” (Seattle Weekly Reverb Magazine)

Somewhere out there on the road between Seattle, Austin, and Memphis is a man on the run. Whether from the law, or just his own personal demons, it’s hard to say, but he runs as though the boogie man himself was on his heels, or as Robert Johnson put it in his famous song, “there is a Hell Hound on My Trail.” Maybe every man has felt a little like this in his life, and JD Hobson expresses this feeling in what he calls the Outlaw Blues.

JD Hobson was born and raised in Seattle, yet his father comes from the Appalachian blues country of Virginia. The music that drifted up from a juke joint named the Dewdrop Inn in Martinsville Virginia made a permanent impression on JD’s father when he was a child. The seed was planted in JD as he grew up listening to his father’s music on the radio.

Studying under greats like John Jackson, David Honeyboy Edwards, and John Cephis at Centrum in Port Townsend helped JD hone his craft. The end result is that JD has an exceptional feel for most roots music. His ability to grasp every nuance down to the minutest inflection has become his hallmark.

“This music is about reaching down deep and coming up with something authentic and timeless. The trials, sadness, and triumphs of people here in America continue on today only dressed in different clothes. Times have changed, but we inherit the blues.” – JD

In JD Hobson’s music some will say they swear they hear the rootsy goodness of Bob Dylan and the Band. Others will say they feel the bluesy rockin’ groove of the Black Keys. Still others will say it reminds them of the roadhouse vibe of Howlin’ Wolf with a little Willie Dixon in the rhythm section. What’s unanimous is that the music is infectious. Enough groove to move your feet and enough passion to move your soul.

JD played for years as a solo artist. Multiple guitars in multiple tunings with a stomp box to hold down the foot tapping beat. From sweet slide, to intricate finger picking, he proved his skill and versatility in the trenches. His efforts didn’t go unnoticed. JD was nominated for best solo/duo blues act by the Washington blues society’s “Best of the Blues awards.” He also was South Sound Blues Association’s Back to Beale Street Competition solo/duo winner in both 2010 and 2011, and represented them in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge.

The JD Hobson Band is the natural evolution of JD’s solo career, and his fans have responded by selling out a number of shows locally in the Seattle area including the famous Tractor Tavern.

The JD Hobson Band is composed of four members: Dan Infecto on bass, who toured for years with the infamous Bob Wayne as one of his “Outlaw Carnies,” often opening for Hank Williams III. Then there is Mike Peterson on drums, and Ron Weinstein (Suffering F*ckheads, Crack Sabbath), who packs a genuine Hammond B3 organ with Leslie speaker to every show. The sound of the organ and its rotating speaker adds a mesmerizing depth to every song.

A wounded soul with a gentle heart and a fire in his belly, JD is a visionary on a mission to create American roots music with his stamp on it. “This music is something I need as much as want to play. It has saved my sanity time after time. Hopefully I can move people, while having fun at the same time.” –JD

DJ’s nationally and internationally stood up and took note in 2013 when JD Hobson’s “Where the Sun Don’t Shine” hit #8 on the Freeform American Roots Chart, and #26 on the Roots Music Report chart in addition to hitting #3 on KEXP’s Blues chart.

This is an all-ages free event until 11pm, then it will be 21+ after that.

REWIND

Friday, July 16th, 9pm
Strawberry Festival Friday
REWIND
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
$8 cover    neumos

REWIND takes you back to the 80’s – Strawberry Festival at the Red Bicycle Bistro!

Remember the days of watching The Breakfast Club and playing Atari? Rewind takes you back to those days, if only for the evening…

Rewind is a high-energy ‘80s cover band specializing in the hits you can dance to, and the classics you can’t help but sing along with… Rewind plays many of the popular live music hot spots, such as Nectar Lounge, High Dive and El Corazon to headlining the main stage at The Bite of Seattle.

The seven band members of Rewind bring more than just music – it’s an 80s concert event. Rewind keeps the audience engaged and entertained with their energy and charisma, making them one of the premier cover bands of the Northwest.

Go back to the 80’s with Rewind – find song lists, videos, nostalgia and more at www.rewindseattle.com

This is the hottest weekend of the year on Vashon…and the Red Bicycle is proud to present this amazing dance band…because it’s what everyone has been telling us they want for Festival…a band they can get out on the dance floor and dance to. This will be THE place to be on Festival Saturday, don’t miss it!!

All ages ‘til 11pm 21+ after that. I.D. required.

 

Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery

Friday, July 22nd, 8:30pm
Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!    Joshua Powell

Everyone knows that people go to Florida to die, but fewer people know that there are people who get born there too. Caught between the dualistic disenchanting scenes of Buffet cover bands and high school hardcore, a young Joshua Powell transplanted to the Midwest in pursuit of education and new art.

Now a loudening voice in the Indiana independent music community, Powell has carved out a niche in his new home by setting his hyper-literate lyrics to broad swaths of psych-folk and shedding the vocal affectations of a varied past.

Catch these guys on tour – they were here a few years back at Strawberry Festival and they are pretty amazing.

 

OneNiteStand

Friday, July 29th, 8:30pm
OneNiteStand
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!  OneNiteStand-Promo-44

OneNiteStand is gaining ground with more rocking tunes and incredible vocals by Terri Cole – and the good news is, they’re ready to show off the new polish! This band is ‘nothin’ but rock & blues with the emphasis on classic rock tunes as well as some originals sprinkled in there. Terri’s voice certainly fits the bill of a powerful entertainer and vocalist! You’ll be saying “Oh yeah!” when you hear the band! Can Blues/rock be this much fun? It is for the players and it will be for you when you join this band of musicians who will be playing at the Red Bike on July 29th!

They’ve all got blues chops, from growling it to flat-out rockin’. And wait ‘’til you hear Terri! She has pipes like nobody’s business. The band will knock your shorts off and leave you crying for more. They’ve been playing for a long time and have musical histories too long to mention here. The all-island players present a nice mix of talent:

• Luke’s guitar screams the blues like a down-hearted frail and goes raw at just the right times. And when he sings, he knows most of the words too. Amazing!
• Our horn section of Slab and Adrian will pump out harmonies, solos and general foolishness if prompted.
• Gib, well, has that strong backbeat that keeps things smoking as he’s laying down the beat.
• Percussionist Fletcher creates those additional rhythmic pulsations that enhances Gib’s driving sounds
• Ainslie lays down our bottom end with enthusiasm and oomph!
• Terri will blow you away with the power and clarity of her great voice!

You’ll love OneNiteStand and you won’t forgive yourself if you miss this. See you there!

The Jeff Kanzler Band

Friday, August 5th, 8:30pm
The Jeff Kanzler Band
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!  031815 Townes Van Zandt show 027

Jeff Kanzler is a Seattle born singer-songwriter. Initially working in Seattle before he moved to Los Angeles, then to a remote part of the Alaskan interior and ultimately to Vashon, his work to date is primarily Americana with traditional instrumentation.

What people are saying about Jeff:

Comparisons are as inevitable in music as in life and in this sense singer/songwriter Jeff Kanzler is no exception (“reminiscent of a young Bob Dylan” Don Yates – KEXP).

“Kanzler writes beautifully understated tunes that straddle almost every genre of American roots music. His vocals compliment the songs beautifully, sounding like a cross between a more grizzled Ryan Adams and Johnny Hickman.” Dan Wilkinson – AmericanaUK

“Brilliant” John Richards – KEXP, making KEXP’s top 10 list of 2007 Americana releases.

“This Seattle-born, Alaska-based singer-songwriter debuts with a jaw-dropping set of beautifully crafted country-folk… it’s just mind-blowing considering how great it sounds” Don Yates – KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle

On Friday, August 5th at the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi, Jeff returns to the stage with a full band once again. With a band comprised of veteran Vashon musicians, it promises to be a fun night with a lot of great music.

This is an free cover all-ages show until 11pm, then it’s 21+ after that.

TBA

Friday, August 12th, 8:30pm
TBA
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!

Long Lost

Friday, August 19th, 8:30pm
Long Lost
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!    Long Lost Dec 2012

Island drummer Todd Zimberg will reunite with two of his closest musician friends once again, guitarist Michael Gotz and bass player Keith Lowe, for another epic performance at the Red Bicycle Bistro. The trio has had so much fun playing gigs at the Red Bike that they decided to come back and give the Island another spectacular night of jazz, rock and blues.

The three worked together in the Michael Gotz Quartet back in the mid ‘80s and have since played the occasional outing. Their debut at the Red Bicycle over a year ago was an excellent opportunity for the three to kick off the new incarnation of this group and now it’s become a really exciting project for them all.

Michael Gotz has been performing as a guitarist and pianist for 35 years. His relationship with music began over 40 years ago as soprano soloist with the Sacred Heart Boys Choir. While essentially a jazz player, Michael has performed in a variety of genres including Reggae, Pop and Country.

Keith Lowe, in over thirty years of playing, has yet to meet a musical style that he doesn’t like. He has played and recorded in many different genres, including orchestral, rock electronic ambient, folk, bluegrass, jazz roots and country.

Todd Zimberg has worked in the Puget Sound region as a drummer, percussionist and educator for more than 20 years. On his home Vashon Island, Todd is a member of the Island Jazz Quintet as well as the Portage Fill-Harmonic Big Band. He also maintains a practice in private instruction, has worked as an Artist in Residence in the Vashon Schools as well as for the Washington State Arts Commission. He created and directs a summer youth percussion camp that is now in its 13th year.

In case there are any jazz enthusiasts that are under 21, this is an all-ages free show until 11pm.