Garden House Country Blues Concert #2
Blues To Do is utilizing an ideal setting of Garden House on Beacon Hill, just north of the light rail station at 2336 - 15th Avenue South, to present a series of three Friday Night Country Blues Concerts in partnership with ROCKiT Community Arts www.rockitspace.org Tickets are $20 per show or $50 for the entire three part series. Tickets are available at: www.bluestodo.com
Garden House is a beautiful older house with classic wood floors and a large living room space featuring a nice upright piano and wonderful acoustics. It is surrounded by a big lawn and large trees on one side and a graceful set of stairs flowing from the house and opening up to more lawn and a beautiful garden surrounding the other side. It is accessible and has lots of parking behind from the alley and in front on 15th Avenue, and is an excellent spot for an apartment dweller in Seattle to enjoy a connection with nature and a live music show. Garden House is owned by the Washington State Federated Garden Club, part of the world's largest volunteer organization, and you can see part of their story in the black and white framed photos of the women who own the house lining the entry hall wall, with a great story behind it. ROCKiT Community Arts has offices upstairs and brings the Beacon Hill community together on a regular basis for folk music nights and more. Capacity is appx. 80 seats and all ages are welcome.
GARDEN HOUSE COUNTRY BLUES SERIES - CONCERT #2
Friday, Oct. 19 Lloyd Jones & Paul Green
This second show in the series brings together a rich combination of love for the music and for the people in Lloyd Jones and Paul Green. Portland, Oregon roots artist Lloyd Jones has recorded six critically acclaimed albums, toured internationally, and racked up dozens of major awards and accolades. He's a relentless road dog, hitting festival stages, Delbert's annual Sandy Beaches Cruises (he's been a regular on six winter cruises), and clubs all across the land to enthusiastic crowds who can't get enough of his swampy blues and backporch picking yet he may be the most invisible, best-kept secret in the blues today. He understands the music, the history behind it and delivers it with loving expertise. He released another critically acclaimed Traditional Folk Blues CD last year called "Highway Bound".
Paul Green started playing harmonica in New Jersey performing with names like Bruce Springsteen, Clarence Clemons and Little Steven Van Zandt. Moving to Oakland, California, in 1975, Paul became a member of the house band at a popular blues spot, Eli's Mile High Club, performing there weekly and recording two albums with JJ Malone and Troyce Key. From 1975 to 1989 he performed throughout the Bay Area with his own band and other musicians, including Sonny Rhodes, Little Frankie Lee, JJ "Bad Boy" Jones, Cool Papa, Percy Mayfield, Lowell Fulson, Pee Wee Crayton, John Little John, and many others. In 1989 Paul relocated to Chicago performing at Buddy Guy's, Rosa's, Kingston Mines, and Blues Etc., and shared the stage with such notables as Sugar Blue and Junior Wells. Paul came to the Seattle area in 1991 and promptly won the Washington Blues Society's award for "Best Blues Harmonica" in 1992. Since then, he has won that award several times as well as Best Male Vocalist twice. In 2008 he was voted into the Washington Blues Society Hall of Fame. He was also part of the award-winning acoustic blues duo Cooke 'n' Green with the late Curley Cooke. www.lloydjonesmusic.com www.paulgreenblues.com
GARDEN HOUSE COUNTRY BLUES SERIES - CONCERT #3
Friday, Nov. 16 Bonnie McCoy (Memphis Minnie's niece) with special guest Mary Flower
Garden house (View)
2336 15th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|