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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.

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Friday, November 1, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019

SAVAGE DUO

Local musical legend, John Savage, appears with his son, Tom of Ebb Slack and Flood fame, for this special Rockfish engagement!
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019

THE UNKNOWNS

The Unknowns bring three-part harmony and a unique twist on a variety of old and new songs. They weave together a mix of jazz, contemporary originals, blues, soulful ballads and lively swing. Kim Bowman on keyboard/vocals, Allison Bowman on ukele/vocals, Caitie Bowell on tenor guitar/vocals are joined by Melanie Sehman on drums and Sarah Yates on upright bass.
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Sunday, November 3, 2019

BUILD YOUR OWN BLOODY MARY BAR EVERY SUNDAY

Enjoy Anacortes' only Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar every Sunday.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

JOAN PENNEY

Joan Penney’s performances include jazz standards, Latin, Pink Martini, blues, musical theatre classics and one of a kind arrangements.

With two degrees in music, she has enjoyed a diverse and successful career in the arts. Joan’s vocal training is the foundation of her versatility, singing prowess, and musical interpretation of the great American songbook.
Monday, November 11, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019

DINNER AND A MOVIE EVERY MONDAY


Join us for Dinner and a Movie! Every Monday night, stop by the Rockfish Grill, order any food item and get a ticket to the Anacortes Cinema located right across the street for only 6 bucks! Movie tickets are good for any day of the week.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

JIM McLAUGHLIN QUARTET

Jim McLaughlin brings his quartet to the Rockfish tonight at 6! Jim is adored and honored for his harmonica techniques, in his hometown of Everett, WA as well as all over the world. He has toured the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Europe, and the West Indies. He has given workshops all around the nation as well as Australia and Europe; assisted many professional and renowned players on the overblow techniques. Jim has been honored with many awards and won many competitions including, the International Harmonica Organization “World Harmonica Championship” in 1991/92. He has been the Washington Blues Society “Lifetime Achievement Award” honoree and a Hall of Famer. And, he was the Washington Blues Society “Best Harmonica Player of the Year”, three years in a row. He is also recognized for his harmonica knowledge and expertise in harmonica maintenance. He currently works for Lee Oskar Harmonicas as a Service Specialist.

He continuously builds on his knowledge gained from attending professional music theory and jazz improvisation classes, and he later taught harmonica at University of Washington Experimental College.

Jim has been honored to play with some of the world’s greatest harmonica players such as: Lee Oskar, Norton Buffalo, Howard Levy, Jimmie Fadden, T.C. Carr, Mike Turk, Mark Hummel, Joe Filisko, Peter “Madcat” Ruth, Curtis Salgado, Jason Ricci, James Cotton, Rick Estrin, Charlie Musselwhite and The Harmonicats; just to name a few.

Jim is often welcomed on stage as a guest artist or a band accompanist. He has joined notable bands such as: the original band WAR, Bill Monroe, Vassar Clements, Mark O’Connor, Townes Van Zandt, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, the Wooten Family Band, Tommy and Phil Emmanuel, and the Everett symphony Orchestra and many other local & national acts.

Jim is locally celebrated for producing his Freedom Fest Event since 2010, a 4-day event, which recently hosted 44 bands with over seven thousand attendees. The highlight includes his “Harmonica Hell” act, during which as many as 42 harmonica players have shared the stage for a one-hour collaborative harmonica set.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

KIDS EAT FREE EVERY TUESDAY


Don't feel like cooking? Bring the family to the Rockfish Grill on Tuesday where kids twelve and under eat free all day (One child entree complimentary with each adult entree purchased).
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

RANDY WEEKS

His cool, easy-going attitude paired with his sharp and witty undertones make Randy Weeks’ style undeniably his own. Soundtracking the ever-present undercurrent of our popular culture, Weeks’ music can be heard on international radio stations, Grammy award winning albums, and in feature films.

Hailing from Windom, Minnesota, Weeks grew up on a steady diet of the music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals and The Kinks. California dreams lured him away from the Minnesota winters, and he spent nearly three decades as an integral member of the Los Angeles music scene.

As part of the scene that included Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Jim Lauderdale, Rosie Flores and Buddy Miller, Weeks helped revive country rock and launch the Americana music movement as a member of the legendary Lonesome Strangers. The Strangers became the stronghold of California Americana, recording three influential albums, (two of which were produced by Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam) which, not only earned them a Top 40 Billboard hit, but thrust them into the surge of the Americana Music Scene uprising.

In the late ’90s Weeks struck out on his own, recording four highly celebrated albums. The first, Madeline (Hightone), Salon.com called “maybe the best breakup album since Chris Isaak’s Forever Blue.” His song, “Can’t Let Go,” became the sole cover and biggest hit on Lucinda Williams’ Grammy winning album, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.

Not one to sit back on his laurels, Weeks followed Madeline with a series of exceptional albums: Sold Out At The Cinema, Sugarfinger and, most recently, Going My Way. Sugarfinger scored Weeks’ biggest hit with “Transistor Radio.” Described by CMT.com’s Craig Shelburne as “easy to sing, impossible to get out of your head,” this indelible tune became popular on L.A. taste-making radio stations KCRW and Indie 103.1 before spreading across the nation on terrestrial and satellite radio stations.

Upon the release of Going My Way, The Los Angeles Times named Randy Weeks the “Artist to Watch,” raving “[Weeks] puts together a batch of consistently evocative, witty lyrics that he sings in a distinctively wry Lou Reed-meets-Willie Nelson voice.”

Weeks’ albums have consistently drawn rave reviews and made the “Top 10” lists of the likes of former Billboard Magazine music editor Chris Morris, No Depression’s Peter Blackstock. In addition, he’s had songs featured in several movies and commercials, including Shallow Hal, Sunshine State and Say It Isn’t So.

Ever so cooly, Weeks’ songwriting and subject matter spans from the deep and poignant to the light and airy. It’s been said that “Weeks can take you from crying in your beer to dancing on the bar.” As an instrumentalist, Weeks’ style effortlessly melds surf rock with folk rock; Americana with American Pop.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Saturday, November 23, 2019

HARPDOG BROWN and the UPTOWN BLUES BAND

Get ready for Harpdog Brown & The Uptown Blues Band!
Canada’s Classic Bluesman, Harpdog Brown has a brand new album out. It’s called For Love & Money and it’s unlike anything you’ve heard from Dog! It’s a little bit Chicago and a lotta New Orleans and it’s guaranteed to move ya!

"I love Harpdog’s singing and playing. He’s old-school which is a high compliment because Old-School is Real-School! Harpdog is Real Deal Smokin and Cookin Old-School style. Look out and stand back for the real deal!"
- Charlie Musselwhite, Blues Harmonica Legend and Host of Charlies Back Room on 95.9 The Krush

"Hearing Harpdog Brown singing 'Reefer Lovin’ Woman' is a joy
with the traditional old school instrumentation here. I am always drawn to the good old downhome style blues and this is certainly it!”
- Duke Robillard, Legendary Blues Musician

Harpdog Brown has grown a reputation as a real-deal purveyor of classic electric blues. Think of the old Chess Records and Sun Records of the late ’40s and early ‘50s. These days he’s been touring more and more as Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Blues Band - a vintage New Orleans Blues sound featuring slide trombone, keyboards, bass and drums and often a sax and clarinet. Still a vintage vibe, just a different vintage! This music will move you! They perform mostly originals yet they often include great songs of the masters from that era. Think Louis Jordan, Satchmo, Sonny Boy Williamson, Wynonie Harris, even Duke Ellington. Audiences are raving about this new show!

He’s been called a Blues Evangelist, and that’s a very fitting moniker. "I speak the blues like it's the truth, and it is”, he was recently quoted. "I do feel like I'm a servant of the people. A missionary if you will. Music can heal people if they pay attention to the messages in these songs.” He delivers those messages using the vintage sound whether it be with his lowdown classic blues band the Travelin’ Blues Show or with his Uptown Blues Band. Harpdog says "Blues has a healing power. It's a beautiful celebration of our perfectly flawed lives. We help people forget about their issues of the moment and then they realize that we all have our issues, and that's OK."

Vancouver-based Harpdog Brown was born in Edmonton in 1962, an adopted child who has felt somewhat detached his whole life - "a lifelong battle of not feeling like I belonged. I feel like I was born for the circus, you know, born to travel. The blues tapped me on the shoulder years ago and said 'this is where you belong, son'. So the blues became my circus and there's no better way to travel than with a band!”

Harpdog Brown is a gifted vocalist and an imaginative harmonica player. Piano man Dave Webb has been working with Harpdog over the years and they share an intuition that only comes with many hours and miles shared on and off stage. Joseph Abbott (Clarinet/Alto Sax) is the newest and youngest addition to the band. Rounding out the band is Rick Jacobson from the state of Washington on the tubs.

Harpdog has won three consecutive Maple Blues Awards for Harmonica Player of the Year (2014/2015/2016), the Fraser Valley Music Award, has three consecutive Western Canadian Music Awards Nominations, a Juno Nomination and is the only Canadian to win the coveted Muddy Award. In 2016, he was nominated for 3 Maple Blues Awards (Harmonica Player, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year) for his latest release Travelin’ With The Blues.
Travelin' With The Blues released in 2016 is still sitting in the top roots and blues charts and follows his Top 20 charting 2014 release What It Is (Roots Music Report International Blues Albums).

Get off the couch and some see some seriously vintage blues that’s lots of fun!

“This band could play anywhere in the world, in any venue, large or small, and blues fans of all stripes would love this show." - Holger Petersen, SiriusXM, CKUA and CBC broadcaster and President of Stony Plain Records
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

JANETTE WEST

Seattle-based vocalist Janette West's multi-layered career spans four decades and was nurtured in the fabric of Northwest music history. Her voice and style is a rich composite of dynamic jazz improvisation with the plush warmth of soulful R&B influences. JazzTimes magazine writes, “West is a first rate swinger, comparable in style and gusto to Ernestine Anderson, though the warmth of her ballads is more reminiscent of Natalie Cole.” The Examiner writes: “Janette West is a lovely and mercurial vocalist, a local favorite.”

When Janette sings, she shares a passion behind every note, every breath, and you get the feeling she has lived every lyric. She knows her way around the music and easily draws the audience into a robust ride. There is an obvious respect between her and the musicians with whom she generously shares the spotlight. Says Janette, “We have an amazing resource of world-class musicians in the Seattle area. I am in awe of the players I have been fortunate to work with and I feel privileged to play music with my husband (drummer Marty Tuttle) as well.”
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