The Preachers played at the Rockfish Grill in Anacortes, WA recently. It takes about one and a half hours to drive to Anacortes from Seattle. The city is located on Fidalgo Island, and you can catch ferries there that go to the San Juan Islands and Victoria, BC.
The Rockfish features a nice restaurant, good food, beers from their micro-brewery, and best of all, flying PA main speakers for the bands to use! This is an early gig (8:30 to 11:30) so we were on the way home by 12:30 AM. Many clubs in the Northwest are moving to earlier starting times now - it is unusual to play the old standard 9:30 to 1:30 gigs anymore.
We started a little late, but I thought we we did a pretty good job of entertaining an enthusiastic crowd, including many dancers. This is the gig where I finally decided that my Fender Vibrolux just wasn't cutting it for harp, and I traded for a re-issue Bassman the following week.
Here's some photos from the gig for y'all:
Conrad Ormsby, Patty Mey, and Steve Yonck. Photo by Lauri Miller.
Tim Sherman and Mike Lynch. Photo By Lauri Miller
Blues brothers Tim Sherman and Steve Yonck.
Lauri and I stayed overnight in Burlington and took a leisurely drive home, including a stop in the tiny, interesting village of Edison. We had an awesome breakfast at a restaurant called the Tweets Cafe, then visited the Edison Inn across the street. They feature live music there, so we chatted with one of the owners for a little while. Look here for an interesting blog about Edison.
See you at the nightclub!
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