Sunday, September 05, 2010

This just in from our friend and unindicted co-consirator John "Mr. Solid" Lee:

The J & M Café and Mr. Solid Productions Presents

The Sunday Evening Social Club and Jam, featuring the rockin’ and funky sounds of the Seattle Houserockers. Also tap dancer Tim Hickey will be performing some hot numbers for all to see. Every Sunday beginning September 12th 2010. 7 to 11pm.

The weekly gathering will also be a jam session of sorts as friends and musical compatriots drop by to join in the fun every week. Joining the Houserockers for the kick-off will be some of the Puget Sound area’s finest and lasting blues and roots players.

Guitarist Jack Cook has played with virtually everyone on the Seattle blues scene including the legendary Issac Scott. At this time Jack leads his own cool ensemble, The Phantoms of Soul.

Jack Cook

Mark Dufresne is an extraordinary vocalist, harmonica player, and songwriter. Mark was the vocalist for 5 years with Roomful of Blues, and during that time the band won the “best band” award from the national Blues Music Awards and one of the two recording projects he did with Roomful, “That’s Right!” was nominated for a Grammy in 2004. Mark is a true delight to hear!

Mark Dufresne

Mike Lynch, harmonica and vocals, has been a mainstay on the Seattle blues scene for many years always fronting top notch groups with excellent players. Mike has been a sideman with both Tom McFarland and Issac Scott. His band the Harmonica Playboy and His Midnight Movers was voted “best band” by the Washington Blues Society in 1998.

Mike Lynch
Members of the Seattle Houserockers are journeyman professional musicians who have performed at festivals and in clubs all over the world. After decades of performing and contributing to dozens of recordings, the Seattle Houserockers have formed to play a cool mix of classic R&B, Blues, New Orleans beat, fatback, and boogie.

The Seattle Houserockers are:

John Marshall- harmonica, vocals ( Wild Rhododendrons, Trouble At Home )

John Marshall

Dan Newton- guitar, keyboards, vocals ( the Crossroads Band, the Mark Dufresne Band )

Dan Newton

John Lee- bass guitar, vocals ( the Crossroads Band, the 3J’s )

John Lee

Marty Lockwood- drums, vocals ( the Blue Flames, Laurinado Almeida)

Tim Hickey has worked on TV, film, and stages all over the world and now produces and choreographs shows with a focus on live music.

The J&M Café and Cardroom is a historic Pioneer Square landmark. The J&M is Seattle ’s oldest bar established in 1889 and has long been a popular watering hole. With new ownership, a little makeover, great food, tasty libations, and top flight blues and roots music, the J&M Café is a great spot to let the good times roll. From 7 to 9pm families are able to join in the Social Club fun. Also, bassist John Lee, former cook at both, Miz Sadie’s at the Owl Café and the Highway 99 Blues Club will be conjuring up his red beans and rice as a weekly special.

J&M Café and Cardroom
201 1st Ave. South
Seattle , Washington 98104

Come on down and get you’re groove on. No cover charge.


Ricky Bush said...

Sounds like a cool group of cats that you hang with out yonder, Mike.

See ya--
Ricky B

Mike Lynch said...

You can say that again! Thanks for dropping in, Ricky.