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There's always something going on at the Rockfish Grill and Anacortes Brewery. Check out our calendar for upcoming special events. Visit the Rockfish Grill for live entertainment including the best in jazz, blues and beyond.

Here is What's Happening at The Rockfish Grill

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Friday, April 3, 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020

CANCELLED: RED HOUSE

Red House is Mark Noftziger on guitar, Jimmy Holden on keys, Tim Scott on bass and Robin Crane on drums. Individually and collectively, these guys have played with a who's who of people over the years including Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Dr. John, Billy Preston, Chaka Khan, Albert Collins, Herbie Hancock, Steve Vai, Al Dimeola, Tower of Power, Robben Ford, Etta James, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Aaron Neville, Cold Blood, Tina Turner and that's just to name a few! Come and enjoy the blues and beyond from this all star band!
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

CANCELLED: QUEEN'S BLUEGRASS

Hard driving, traditional bluegrass with roots reaching back to the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Ernest Queen, our founder, was born and raised in and around Cowarts, North Carolina. As a young man, Ernest moved to Sedro Woolley, WA bringing with him the music he heard and played throughout his youth. For thirty years, Ernie and his band entertained audiences throughout Washington and British Columbia. Ernie passed away in 2015 and left the current line-up in charge of playing the music that he so loved. Queen's Bluegrass is now based in Lynden, WA and plays throughout Northwest Washington.

Kevin Fazio and Aaron Maas, both longtime Queen's Bluegrass members, had the privilege of spending a good bit of time with Ernie in his final days. One of Ernie's last requests was that we "keep playing the music." Kevin and Aaron have honored the request since Ernie's passing.

Kevin joined the group in 1991, plays banjo, and acts as the group's manager. You can reach him through the Contact page.

Aaron joined the group in 2003, is the group's lead singer, and plays rhythm guitar.

Katie Weed is the newcomer to the group, plays fiddle, and rounds out the three part harmonies.

Showtime is 6PM.
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Saturday, April 11, 2020

CANCELLED: JOE BLUE and the FABULOUS ROOF SHAKERS

Joe Blue and the Fabulous Roof Shakers perform Rockin’ East Coast Blues. Joe Blue (harmonica player and lead singer) is a former recording artist for Capitol Records and has performed with several blues greats such as John Lee Hooker, Marsha Ball, Steve Bassett, and the Roomful of Blues. The band is composed of 5 veteran musicians from across the U.S that features a wailing blues harp, gritty vocals, soulful saxophone along with a rock-solid rhythm section.

Showtime is 7:30PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

CANCELLED: HERON and CROW

Heron & Crow is a bluegrass/old time band that relies on original tunes and chestnuts from the great recordings of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, some contemporary songwriters and the original songs of songwriter Steven Dolmatz.

Their first album, The Big Sky, was released in 2014, and the new album. Bird in the Hand, was released in December. The band consists of Steven Dolmatz on vocals and guitar; Mark Ingham on mandolin, banjo and vocals; Chris Norman on dobro, guitar and vocals; and Angus McLane on string bass.

Showtime is 6PM.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Saturday, April 18, 2020

CANCELLED: BOBBY PATTERSON BAND

The Bobby Patterson Band, voted IEBS Best Blues Band?, is a national touring act entertaining fans from Arizona's Yuma Blues Festival, Idaho's CDA Blues Fest, Washington State Mt. Baker R&B Fest, Montana's Flathead Lake Blues Festival, and more.

Bobby "Fat Tone" Patterson is a world class guitar player, singer/songwriter with more than 30 years of professional experience. For over thirteen years, he was a moving force of the popular group, "The Fat Tones", as an accomplished singer with a powerful voice and wide vocal range delivered from his heart and soul. Bobby's true passion began with the blues, and is still the fire that burns!

The Inland Empire Blues Society recognized him for Best Blues Guitarist in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011 & 2012, an achievement that put him in the Hall of Fame!! He has been nominated or won many other IEBS awards as well., including 2018 Best Blues Guitarist, Blues Male Vocalist, Best Blues Performer. His Bobby Patterson Band became the IEBS Best Blues Band 2018. Their live recording from Pig Out, was awarded Best Album of the NW. Whether it is electric, acoustic, slide or scattin, his aggressive guitar skills, and unique voice combine to excite audiences at every performance.

Ken Danielson is a classically trained musician, with a degree in music performance, who views his musicianship as creating moments to move people?. Originally from the Inland Empire, Danielson started out in the 724 Air Force Band, and has experience in genres from polka to jazz to reggae. IEBS awarded Ken Best Blues Drummer? title for three years. Ken represented the Inland Empire and the Washington Blues Society in the International Blues Competition in Memphis with Bakin Phat. In 2019, Ken for Sammy Eubanks and the Working Class, winning second place in the world. Ken performs a light touch with brushes, or if the mood of the song permits, hard-hitting percussion, always providing a solid groove for the dynamic rhythm section.

For the In-the Pocket, rock solid bass player of this group, BPB has Randy Knowles. He is a veteran musician honing his craft from age 14 when he started playing bass with a professional, award-winning band. Excelling in many styles, he has performed with various local and regional acts in genres including the blues, classic rock, and reggae. His reputation is built on character and a quality talent that the Bobby Patterson Band is grateful to showcase.

The Inland Empire Blues Society named Randy Knowles Best Blues Bassist in 2015 and 2016. Randy's personal passions include performing at community events, and his collection of musical instruments, including his '62 Harmony bass and the '62 and '78 Fender basses he plays on stage with Bobby Patterson. No band is complete without a great bass player, and thankfully, Randy is capable of moving the Bobby Patterson Band to the heights with his innovative, melodic bass solos, and simple to complex bass lines that elevate each song!

Show starts at 7:30PM.
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020

CANCELLED: BILLY APPLETON BAND

Obsessed with music from an early age, Billy started as a drummer at the age of 9, playing in Elementary and Junior High stage band until the age of 14 when he switched to guitar. Heavily influenced by the rock and blues guitarist's of the 60's and 70's, he spent countless hours jamming and playing with various local bands playing music from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Alvin Lee, Johnny Winter, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, SRV, Robin Trower and many more.

In the early 90's he got bit by the blues bug and began a musical journey to find out where rock and roll really came from. It was during that period in his life that the light bulb came on so to speak, and transformed forever the way he approached guitar playing and songwriting. Some of his biggest blues influences include the 3 Kings- BB, Albert and Freddie, Albert Collins, Muddy Waters,Robert Johnson, Howlin Wolf, Johnny Copeland,Willie Dixon and Elmore James, to name a few!

During this time he played with a locally successful band, Smokin' Gun, which went on to record a CD " Bad Luck Blues" in which Appleton wrote and co-wrote the majority of the original Music on the project including the flagship track, "Don't touch my Girl". In 1998 collectively, as a band , they won the Washington Blues Society Award for Best Northwest Blues Recording. Later the Blues Society would use one of Appleton's songs on a blues compilation CD, " Best of the Northwest Blues", featuring Smokin' Gun and many other northwest blues bands.

In the early 2000's he took the lead guitar job along side blues harp master Bill Mattocks, and played shows across the northwest for the next 6 years in that capacity. Finally, expressing a desire to front his own band, he has put together a group of stellar musician's performing the rock and roll and blues music he has loved for the last 40 years as well as a new crop of original music that is sure to please! He is also grateful to God for the love and support of his wife Linda of 31 years, all the many great musicians, and people he has had the pleasure to play with and know. Rock on!!
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