Observations of the Northwest blues scene by Mike Lynch and other noted contributors.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Dana Lupinacci Band at the Eagles Club
Here are some photos I took of the Dana Lupinacci Band playing at the Salmon Bay Eagles club about a week ago. My old pal Jeff Ziontz is playing guitar in this version of the band, and the group sounded great - swinging and not too loud. I sat in with the band for a couple of tunes, as did harp maestro John Marshall.
So what's not to like about the Eagles? The Thursday night gigs are early (8:00 PM to 12:00 AM), there is never a cover, and the inexpensive drinks are nuclear powered.
Left to right: Jeff Ziontz, Dana Lupinacci, Dave Petrie, and Charlene Grant
John Marshall sitting in on the harp and vocals.
Katie, the Eagles's singing bartender.
These guys were trying to get me to join the Ballard VFW. I'm considering it!
Here are some photos from a gig that Nitelife did at the Highway 99 Blues Club last month, with our special guest Johnny Mercury. Johnny is well known in the Northwest country/rockabilly scene and is a fine guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Thanks for the helping hand, Johnny!
Note: All photos in this blog were created by Cathy Borste.
Left to right: Greg Roberts, Mike Lynch, Russ Kamerer, Johnny Mercury, and Guy Quintino
Our friend Brice reminding us the that the Liquor Control Board is cracking down on musicians drinking on stage. We wouldn't want to encourage drinking in the nightclub!