Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Robbie Laws Band at the Salmon Bay Eagles Club

All photos included in this blog were created by Dennis "Zab" Zyvoloski.

I moseyed on down to the Salmon Bay Eagles Club a few weeks ago to see the award winning Portland guitarist Robbie Laws' band. This was the Seattle version of Robbie's band, the one that usually plays at the Highway 99 Blues Club with an additional two horn players (I believe that that band is called the Robbie Laws Bigger Blues Band).

The band included Robbie on guitar and vocals, Charlene Grant on bass and vocals, Steve Sarkowsky on drums, Frank "Hot Rod" Holman on keyboards. There was an open invitation for Seattle musicians to sit in, but only a few showed up, including yours truly, guitarist Jack Cook, harp blower Jeff Hertzog, and 'bone player Mike Tooley.

The band sounded great, and I wish that I had made an earlier appearance to listen more. The fan turnout was pretty light, especially for an unusual show like this. Zab was asked me: "What in the heck do we need to do to get people in here?" I dunno know, but consider this:

1. There is never a cover at the Eagles - never.

2. The drinks are nuclear powered, and practically free compared to other joints.

3. You are always going to run into some of your other blues lovin' pals there.

So what's not to like? Get yer butt down there for the next show...

Mike Tooly and Robbie Laws

Robbie Laws and Charlene Grant

Frank "Hot Rod Holman, Jeff Hertzog, and Robbie Laws

Left to right: Frank "Hot Rod" Holman, Robbie Laws, Mike Tooley, Charlene Grant, Steve Sarkowsky, and Jack Cook.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

saw Robbie 6-8 years ago in Ft.Pierce ,Fla. He play w/ DahliLamas and was UNFUCKIN BELIEVABLE!Bought cd(akin the night train) and is still one of our favs! Come Back To SoFlorida!!!