Located on Beautiful Vashon Island. Just a Ferry Ride away from
Seattle, Tacoma and Port Orchard. Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi offers American Classics and Sushi at great prices. We feature a Large Selection of Micro Brews on Tap, Bottle Beers & Cocktails. Full Food Menu is Available in the Bar. Free Wireless Internet Access throughout.
Ferry Schedule – Directions Click Here!
Lunch is Back! Enjoy your favorite Sushi for Lunch. Our Full Lunch Menu is back with all your favorites.
Sunday-Thursday, Cafe & Sushi open 11:30am to 9pm (Sushi til 8:30).
Friday & Saturday, Cafe & Sushi open 11:30am to 10pm (Sushi til 9:30).
Upcoming Music Shows at the Bike – Just Scroll on down
The High and Lonesome Band is a group of friends who’ve played together nearly 30 years. They’ve been together so long that some original band members have even been replaced by their offspring. With roots firmly planted in American Ethnic music, High and Lonesome brings an intricate, tasty brew of bluegrass, blues, and Bakersfield-style country music.
Islanders will recognize John Schubert on guitar and vocals, with Tab Tabscott on dobro and pedal steel. Will McSeveney will play the banjo, Pete Martin on fiddle, mandolin, and vocals, Terry Enyeart on bass and vocals, and Jim Bluhm on a variety of instruments.
Get ready for some good time dance music in a folky/country vein.
No cover, show starts at 8:30, all ages until 11:00pm.
The Doors were the quintessential American rock band of the late 60s. Their unique sound which blended elements of rock, blues, jazz, psychedelia, poetry, shamanism, rebellion, and live theatre has captured the imagination of every generation. Their iconic front man, Jim Morrison, a leather clad demon poet along with the talents of Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, and Robby Krieger gave audiences a glimpse of ‘The Other Side’.
The American Night, a touring Doors tribute act from Seattle, will treat Vashon with a live recreation of a Doors concert at The Red Bicycle this Friday night. The American Night is a highly acclaimed tribute act that tours throughout the Pacific Northwest. Authentic instruments, costumes, and psychedelic lighting are used to recreate the experience of a live Doors concert.
Opening for The American Night is Rooster. This group of musicians packs a wallop and is sure to be high in the island musical pecking order in the very near future. Last year saw the band cutting its beak at the Island festival main stage, the Red Bike and a few sets at the infamous Coop parties.
This show has a free cover and is open to all-ages until 11pm, 21 and over after that.
Vashon sent her off with a big bang of a farewell show last June, and now, after touring the country throughout this past year, Cami Lundeen is finally returning to the island with a multitude of new songs and stories to share as well as favorites from her debut album.
Don’t miss your one chance this year to see Lundeen live! Sunday, August 9th, 2015 at 8pm she will be taking over the stage at The Red Bicycle along with drummer Wesley Peterson, bassist Jason Everett, guitarist Chris Brandt, and more to come. Tickets are $10.00 and will be selling quickly so guarantee your seat and grab them early online at http://camilundeenlive.brownpapertickets.com/
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.
Originally from Vashon Island, WA, Lundeen began her musical journey as an outlet for a devastating diagnosis. She turned her fear into a passion for songwriting and performing, which led to a Kickstarter-funded debut album and nationwide tour.
After making her way across the country over this past year, Lundeen has temporarily settled in the Gainesville, Florida area. She is continuing to travel throughout Florida performing at a variety of venues as well as working on the follow up to her debut album Run Free.
Run Free was released in August 2013. This record is an intimate weaving of her story – a journey of life’s struggles and a tale of overcoming fear and choosing to live life to its fullest.
The Return of Cami Lundeen
Sunday, August 9th, 2015 8pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi 17618 Vashon Hwy SW Vashon, WA 98070
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/599890106817714/
Gus Reeves and Camille Coldeen met on a rainy night in Portland and sang gospel songs under an awning. Instantly realizing their connection, they started arranging and performing American and world folk music.
On guitar and mandolin, Gus and Camille play a wide range of traditionals, soul standards, and originals, weaving their voices in rich harmony. Gus fronts a Portland based duo called River Twain and Camille is the former front-woman of The Diggers. They live on Vashon Island and run an art school called Riverbed Creative Academy.
Bill Carter has been a pillar of the Texas music scene for three decades. Over 200 artists have found gold in the songwriting genius of this legendary Texas troubadour, including Stevie Ray Vaughan ( “Willy the Wimp” and “Crossfire”… for which Bill won BMI’s Million -airs Award and an Austin Music Award for “Best Song of the Decade” ), The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Palmer ( “Why Get Up”), The Counting Crows, Toni Price, Ruth Brown ( “Richest Man/One”), John Mayall, Waylon Jennings (“Jacksboro Highway”) Storyville, Omar and The Howlers, Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats, John Anderson and many, many more. The list is endless.
Bill Carter and The Blame is a revolving world class band that includes at any given time Chris Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble), Denny Freeman (Bob Dylan), Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan, Arc Angels), Will Sexton, Andy Salmon (Christopher Cross), Dony Wynn ( Robert Palmer, Brooks & Dunn) Cindy Cashdollar ( Asleep at the Wheel, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams) and Mike Thompson (Eagles).
“Bill Carter has an audacious knack for a roadhouse hook and a wicked tongue for lyrics, making music that is at once powerful, sly, intelligent and rocking. Carter is one of the most successful, if not the best singer-songwriter in Austin.” Margaret Moser – Austin Chronicle
“Simply put, no one writes songs like this man.” Stu Gilbert, MVRemix
“Unknown is a resounding collection of hard-nosed rock and blues arrangements with a country sensibility and features Carter on ten instruments, including bongos, bass. Carter”s voice is that of a true troubadour, one who speaks it like he’s lived it. Carter deserves to be up there with international song-writing royalty.” Glide Magazine
“Anything made of Paper” was what visitors were allowed to bring Damien Echols in prison, yet Carter’s song which played over the closing credits of West of Memphis focuses on everything else the falsely accused prisoner received in time: life, freedom, love, and dignity.”
American Songwriter ( “Anything Made of Paper” Top 50 Songs of 2013)
“This heartfelt song, penned by my dear friends Bill and Ruth Carter, is a sublime, haunting number that offers us outsiders a tiny insight into the cruel world that Damien and Lorri were forced to inhabit for so long, Those words “Anything Made of Paper” are rooted in truth, for no item but paper was permitted either in nor out of Damien’s Arkansas cage. In this track, such barbaric limitations are turned into a thing of beauty and poetry, emulating the way in which Damien and Lorri persevered and ultimately triumphed out from the savagery interminably imposed upon them.” Johnny Depp – Entertainment Weekly Feature
“Carter recently released a solo album, ironically titled Unknown which features “Anything Made of Paper” as well a hilarious and timely ditty titled “Amerijuana.” Profoundly influenced by Dylan and the Band, the gruff-voiced Carter is strong on Americana. His dark blues for a murdered streetwalker “Eva Bible”, is the kind of thing Dave Van Ronk could have sung. “Save You” has the kind of pop hook that makes you see why Carter has made a living as a songwriter.” Paul de Barros – Seattle Times
“[Carter’s Unknown] is a one-man Traveling Wilburys, beginning with Bob Dylan and moving its way through George Harrison’s spiritual pop and the guitar crunch and deadpan observations of Tom Petty. Add in the sweeping emotionalism of Bruce Springsteen and suddenly you’re ashamed for thinking Carter’s just a nice guy with a “skill set” instead of a prodigious talent. ” Michael Corcoran – Austin Chronicle
“A massive spiritual theme runs the length of the record. Devils, angels, sermons, sacrifice and salvation, “Revelry;” the first half tells of a world rich in gospel traditions. It is not a religious spirituality, but a humanist celebration of the mountains and valleys of existence. Perhaps because of that, Unknown has a much more mature voice than any of Carter’s previous output. The smirking aggression of youth is replaced by a calmer world view. The passion, the wit, the sharpness, the love for life; it’s all still there, but manifests itself in a different way. It’s an appreciation of what remains, of the experience survived, rather than an anger at what might have gotten lost in the process.” MVReMix, Stu Gilbert
“The best in Americana with a couple of dashes of Tabasco sauce and hot rock and roll. Bill’s music is the richest mixture of the great storytellers such as Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt the Traveling Wilburys, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Elvis Presley all blended together to make one big treasure chest of songwriting and irresistible music. Unknown is the one you will keep near you in your favorites library. It’s just one that you will never get tired of hearing.” Examiner.com
“Unknown rocks its rich Southern rock Dylanesque, layered in guitars alongside a voice of rhyme, reason, and outrage.” Raoul Hernandez – Austin Chronicle
“Carter has written songs for stars from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Waylon Jennings, but on his debut, he gives his gnarled roots-rock songs his own gruff authority.” Jim Farber, NY Daily News
“Anything Made of Paper” has already garnered critical acclaim for its inclusion in the upcoming Peter Jackson documentary about the Memphis 3, there is plenty left to hear from this release.” Paste Magazine Video Premiere
“The album reflects the raspy blues sound of East Austin and, as expected, is best as street poetry set to music.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Behind the Barn hunkers down in the blues and acoustic rurality. Richard Bowden, Cindy Cashdollar, and Bobby Keys lend an authoritative twinkle to Carter’s always-accomplished compositions, which here are mostly ribald and offbeat. With joint-rolling “Fez” leading the way, Barn is packed with Americana visions worthy of Ry Cooder and John Hartford.” Jim Caliguiri – Austin Chronicle
“[Americana] The catchall genre for any roots-based music is a perfect description of Carter’s songs. His sounds and influences are as diverse as the musical culture of the city he calls home.” Twisted South
“[Carter and Ellsworth] have crafted tons of great songs right here in Austin, Texas. I highly recommend you go out and get a hold of Bill Carter & The Blame’s 2013 album Unknown. It’s full of great tracks.” Ray Benson -Asleep at the Wheel/Texas Music Scene TV
“A winning amalgam of pop hooks, ethereal blues, and country-tinged ditties, Carter Doster Sexton bears actual comparison to the Traveling Wilburys, who possess a similar bounce and incandescent flair.” Jim Caligiuri -Austin Chronicle
“The world of film and music collided today when Bill Carter teamed up with Johnny Depp, Mike Thompson from The Eagles, and Bruce Witkin to give us the instrumentally charged cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “State Trooper.” Contrary to The Boss’ calmer more acoustic “State Trooper,” Carter (guitar and vocals), Depp (lap slide), Thompson (keys) and Witkin (bass) have made sure to go out with a bang in their cover: putting in a lot more instruments and giving it an eerie, yet bold feel to it with bass drums, tambourine appearances and harmonica front and center.” Filter Magazine
“Johnny Depp and Bill Carter were onstage for the second night at the historic El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Bill Carter’s vocals and incredible song writing skills delivered a cool, funky, enjoyable vibe. Austin style came alive in LA last night!” Atlas Jams
“Bill Carter contributes a gorgeous country-inflected gem in ‘Anything Made of Paper.’ Wielding a voice that sounds more Times They Are A-Changin’ than Bob Dylan’s cursory appearance on the album, Carter pens lines about being ‘inside the world where bitterness grows, imploring both the listener and the Memphis Three themselves to ‘hold on ’til tomorrow just to see what it brings, no matter how small.’ Arizona Daily Wildcat ( West of Memphis CD)
“Renowned Austin songwriter Carter and actor Depp go way back to the days when they were both members of the band P (yes, the band whose name is that single letter). A legendary Austin singer-songwriter, Carter has been a fixture in the Texas town’s music scene since the late ’70s. He’s best known as the writer of hits for artists who include Waylon Jennings and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Carter wrote the late blues legend Vaughan’s only No. 1 hit, “Crossfire.” LA.com
“Anything Made of Paper” by Bill Carter and Ruth Carter.I just found this song and video this afternoon. I’ve watched it a few times now and its beauty and message moves me to tears. Thank you everyone who helped us survive. Thank you!” Jason Baldwin (exonerated West Memphis 3)
“Carter is one of the most successful, if not the best singer-songwriter in Austin.” Margaret Moser – Austin Chronicle
Subconscious Population….a band that everyone on this Island knows and has always been a huge part of our musical and spiritual history on Vashon Island. The original band dates back to 1980, with different members coming and going, but always centered around front man Ron Hook.
Santana was a huge influence in the beginning, but Sub-Pop found it’s own vibe that blended Reggae, jazz, blues, rock and country together. Drawing on the infinite source of knowledge and inspiration, Subconscious Population quickly became an Island favorite – it’s always been about the dance…which is perfect, because they’ll be rockin’ the Red Bike for this show!
Vashon Island band Fendershine’s members hail from five distinct corners of America, and their respective swampy, poppy, psychedelic, prog-rock and folk-punk influences come together in their own concoction of danceable rock. The ‘Shiners all came of age in the 1970’s and musical immaturity in the 1980’s. Collectively they have attended hundreds of arena rock shows, sported dozens of questionable hairstyles, and played gigs in an array of venues including countless crappy clubs, two post offices, one laundromat, and a quilt shop closing party.
Rick Vanselow: Guitar
Kim Thal: Violin
Eric Frith: Guitar
Ellen Parker: Bass
Stephen Buffington: Drums
For Gregg Curry, Ragged Glory was a sound birthed from the radio of a Mercury Montego he drove down Southern highways in summer with the windows down. It was Dylan, The Stones, The Band, Neil Young, Tom Petty, and so many others making something raw sound so perfect. He just grinned and turned it up louder.
Now, Ragged Glory is the band Curry says he’s “lucky to work with because they get where I’m coming from and understand where the songs seem to want to go.” The band (Curry and Rick Dahms on guitars and vocals, Kevin Almeida on bass and vocals, Matthew Chaney on keyboards, and drummer Emory Miedema-Boyajian ) has evolved a sound around Curry’s original songs that is their own – a sort of rock-and-roll tent revival/minstrel show that mixes the sacred, the profane, and the in-between into a musical stew, new and familiar at once. The words may make you pause, the music may tempt you to dance, and chances are good you will grin like you do when you hear a song on a car radio and you want to turn it up.
Friday, September 18th, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
If not now, when?
It’s the question Joe Reineke throws back when asked why he’s releasing a solo record in 2015. After a music career that started in 1990 in San Francisco when he formed pop-punk darlings The Meices and wound its way to Seattle with Alien Crime Syndicate, Reineke seemed
to have traded songwriting and performing for behind-the-scenes work at his recording studio, Orbit Audio.
And who would’ve blamed him? His two bands had gone through three major label deals (London, Giant/Warner, and V2) and toured with the likes of the Pixies, Green Day, The Offspring, Jesse Malin, Sugar Ray, No Doubt, Weezer, Nada Surf, Deftones, and The Killers . His songs had aired in over 1,000 television broadcasts around the globe. The Meices had a certified gold record for a song on the Empire Records soundtrack, and Alien Crime Syndicate had backed Tommy Stinson on his US and European tours.
People have retired from the spotlight after achieving far less.
But life got interesting, and the songs wouldn’t leave him alone.
“I started writing again about 5 years ago after I got sober and found out a little about more who I was,” he says. “Then I had a brain aneurysm and was in a hospital bed for a month. I had some time to reflect, plus these songs wouldn’t stay quiet — they needed to have a vehicle and person to bring them into the world. “I have a theory that if you don’t grab the songs out of the ether they continue on to the next person,” he continues. “Kind of like a carousel of music – or like a revolving sushi buffet where you only have so much time to grab something or it disappears out of reach forever.”
As evidenced by the recorded material, Reineke didn’t waste the opportunity. Aided by good friends Mike Musburger (Posies), Mike Squires (Alien Crime Syndicate, Duff McKagan’s Loaded), Andre Bearfield on piano and his wife Karyn Gold-Reineke on backing vocals, he
manifested an album’s worth of material that’s more textured and less noisy than previous outings, but just as undeniably catchy.
“I’m a different person now — my songs reflect that. I have different moods, not just one, and always make records that go different places.”
With the release of this record, some of those places will once again include the stage. Look for Reineke as he (and his songs) embark on a new set of adventures.
The Van Redeker Band performs danceable interpretations of songs by pop music’s greatest songwriters, including The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke and JJ Cale, as well as originals by veteran musician Daryl Redeker. The band is quickly gaining a reputation for their energetic performance style and lush vocal harmonies.
The Van Redeker Band is: Daryl Redeker on lead guitar and vocals, Sara Van Fleet on bass guitar, acoustic guitar and vocals, and Sam Van Fleet on guitar and vocals.
Swindler is a fresh take on deep pocket groove with a penchant for intricate fusion and improv magic. Hailing from the Emerald City, this exciting project features Mike Saskor (guitar), Willow Goodine (Keys), Rob Cochran (Bass) & Chris Martin (Drums). Featuring Seattle area band members who have played and formed prior well followed Northwest bands such as Olympic Sound Collective, Rai, and Altered States of Funk.
Swindlers reach is growing rapidly around the Northwest. Swindler has shared the stage with National Artists such as Jerry Joseph, and most recently headlined the Port Townsend Strangebrew Festival, drawing rave reviews.
This is an all-ages show ’til 11pm, 21+ after that. Free cover!