GIGS

2020

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  • Fri
    03
    Jan
    2020

    1st Show of the Year!

    7:30-10:30
    Rockfish Grill & Anacortes Brewery
    Brewpub with a beer garden & regular live music, serving fish 'n' chips, pizza & house ales.
     
    Address320 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221
     

     
     
     
    Phone(360) 588-1720

    Anacortes here we come,

    So many shows over the years, Glad to be back in town!

    Start of the 2020 Hind-Sight" Tour

    featuring Rob Smith, Ranger Kidwell Ross, and Rick Haykin.

    Great way to break in the New Year!

  • Thu
    09
    Jan
    2020

    Featured Artist, Dam Bar Blues Jam

    7pm

    The Dam Bar

    Bing Local
    (360) 452-9880

     

    Jammin' the Blues with Big Al and the gang. This Jam is the place to be!

  • Fri
    10
    Jan
    2020

    Roots Blues Show

    5:30-8pm

    Old Alcohol Plant Inn

    www.oldalcoholplant.com
    (360) 390-4017

    Trio in the Spirits Lounge

    Featuring Jon Parry and Rob Smith

    Fine Dining, Art Gallery, Hotel and Blues!!!!!

    No Cover

  • Sat
    11
    Jan
    2020

    Skagit Eagle Festival

    10am-5pm

    Marblemount Community Hall

    60155 Hwy 20

    360-853-8784

    Hosted by J.P. Falcon Grady and the Marblemount community. Sat. and Sun.

    A variety of performers including yours truly at

    10am Peregrine Puppet Theater featuring Bonzo the Clown

    2:15 pm Badd Dog Blues Solo show

    Live Music, Story telling, Indian Tacos, Family Fun All Day!

    $10 general admission/ $5 for the whole family

  • Sun
    12
    Jan
    2020

    Skagit Eagle Festival

    10am-5pm

    Marblemount Community Hall

    60155 Hwy 20

    360-853-8784

    Hosted by J.P. Falcon Grady and the Marblemount community. Sat. and Sun.

    A variety of performers including yours truly at

    10am Peregrine Puppet Theater featuring Bonzo the Clown

    2:15 pm Badd Dog Blues Solo show

    Live Music, Story telling, Indian Tacos, Family Fun All Day!

    $10 general admission/ $5 for the whole family

  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020

    Underground Blues Show

    8pm
    Cellar Door
    Address940 Water St #1, Port Townsend, WA 98368
    Phone(360) 385-6959

    So Glad the Cellar Door has re-Opened. Full Band, Boogie N Blues!!!!

    Featuring Jim Nyby, Tom Svornich and Rob Smith.

    Lunar New Year too!

    $5 Bones Cover all to the Band

  • Sun
    26
    Jan
    2020

    Music on the Land

    2-5pm

    Finnriver Farm & Cidery

    Roots Blues Duo featuring Jon Parry.

    Wonderful setting. All Ages

    Excellent food and beverages! Yeee Haw!!!!!

  • Thu
    13
    Feb
    2020

    Featured Artist, Dam Bar Blues Jam

    7pm

    The Dam Bar

    Bing Local
    (360) 452-9880

     

    Jammin' the Blues with Big Al and the gang. This Jam is the place to be!

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020

    Valentines Dance Party!

    7:30-9:30pm

    Old Alcohol Plant Inn

    www.oldalcoholplant.com
    (360) 390-4017

    Valentines Day Dance Party!

    Full Band in the Skyview Room, Dancin' and Romancin'

    Fine Dining, Art Gallery, Hotel and Blues!!!!!

    Featuring Jon Parry, Rob Smith and Alfred Rijkers.

    Free with Dinner Receipt, or Music only $5 cover

     

  • Mon
    17
    Feb
    2020

    Blues on the Mountain

    Noon-3pm

    Mount Baker Ski Resort

    Andy's Big Birthday Adventure Week Begins!!!!!   

    Presidents Day! Heather Meadows, Upper Lodge. All ages. Think Snow!!!!!

    Blues trio with Rob Smith and Alfred Rijkers.

  • Wed
    19
    Feb
    2020

    Blues in the Tap Room

    7-9:30pm

    Stones Throw Brewery

    www.stonesthrowbrewco.com
    (360) 362-5058

    Andy's Big Birthday Adventure Week!

    Kid and Dog friendly. BBQ Food Truck. Brews, Blues and BBQ, ......FUN!!!!!!

  • Thu
    20
    Feb
    2020

    Featured Artist at JP Falcons, Acoustic Spotlight

    6-9pm

     

    Main Street Bar & Grill

    www.main-street-bar.com
    (360) 312-9162

     

     Andy's Big Birthday Adventure Week,

    Proud to be asked to perform at Falcon's Weekly showcase. I perform at 7:15-8pm.

    Steak night, No cover

    Part of my Big Birthday Adventure!

  • Fri
    21
    Feb
    2020

    Andy's Big Birthday Adventure

    7-10pm
    122 West Brewing Co.

    Early Show at Bellinghams Newest Hot Spot!

    Boogie N Blues Dance Party!

    Featuring Rick Haykin, Rob Smith, and Kevin Kreestoe from Baby Cakes.

  • Sat
    29
    Feb
    2020

    Leap Day Blues Party

    8-Midnight
    Evelyn's Tavern
    Address12667 WA-9, Clear Lake, WA 98235
    Phone(360) 399-1321

    Boogie n' Blues in a real Roadhouse, Great Home Cookin' No Cover.

  • Wed
    11
    Mar
    2020

    Blues in the Tap Room

    7-9:30pm

    Stones Throw Brewery

    www.stonesthrowbrewco.com
    (360) 362-5058

     Kid and Dog friendly.. Brews and Blues, ......FUN!!!!!!

  • Thu
    12
    Mar
    2020

    Featured Artist, Dam Bar Blues Jam

    7pm

    The Dam Bar

    Bing Local
    (360) 452-9880

     

    Jammin' the Blues with Big Al and the gang. This Jam is the place to be!

  • Fri
    13
    Mar
    2020

    Blues Dance Party

    8pm
    Crazy Otter
    Address141 Chimacum Rd, Port Hadlock-Irondale, WA 98339
    Phone(360) 385-1147

    Gonna be a Blast!  Early Show, Let's Dance 

    Featuring, Christian Jensen, Rob Smith, and Tom Svornich.

    No Cover!!!!!

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020

    Blues at the Moon

    8pm-midnite
    The New Moon Craft Tavern
    Address130 S Lincoln St, Port Angeles, WA 98362
     
    Phone(360) 452-4471

    Community Artists Hangout! Love the Moon.

    Fantastic selection of beverages and tasty food.

    Featuring Rob Smith and special guests! No Cover

  • Mon
    16
    Mar
    2020

    Engels Unplugged

    8-10pm

    Engels Pub

    Bing Local
    (425) 778-2900

    Roots Blues Solo Show. Wine specials.

    Relax with an evening of down home Blues!

     

  • Tue
    17
    Mar
    2020

    Cancelled Badd Dogs and Irishmen

    8-11pm

    Engels Pub

    Bing Local
    (425) 778-2900

    Be Safe and Healthy, Hope to see you soon!

    Guest Artist at Dano's weekly Open Mic. Let the Good Times Roll!!!!!

    Celebrating St. Patricks Day! I got the Greens, Soooo Badd!

  • Fri
    20
    Mar
    2020

    Cancelled World Puppet Day Performance

    7-9pm

    Heiner Theater 

    Whatcom Community College

    Be Safe and Healthy, Hope to see you soon!

     

    The Peregrine Puppet Theater will be participating!

    Whatcom Community College ASWCC Art Club co-hosts puppetry Cabaret featuring String and Shadow, Peregrine Puppet Theatre, Vox Fabuli and more. Admission to the cabaret performance at WCC is free of charge.

    World Puppetry Day was established in 2002 by UNIMA, the Union Internationale de la Marionnette, a non-governmental organization affiliated with UNESCO, and has been celebrated around the world since 2003. Bellingham celebrated World Puppetry Day for the first time in 2019 in partnership with the Alternative Library where the three-night mini-cabaret sold-out all shows. Local volunteers, performers and arts groups came together in late 2019 to plan a Bellingham World Puppetry Day celebration with the goal of increasing awareness of the artistry and technical advancement of puppetry, and to demonstrate that this art form goes well beyond childhood play.

    The festival includes a line-up of local and regional performers:

    March 6: Festivities begin with a puppetry display during Art Walk on Friday, 5 -7 pm
    March 7: Trivia Puppet Company presents Puget Sound Puppetry Festival in Seattle, noon to 8 pm. Get tickets here.
    March 8: Pickford Film Center features Dark Crystal, the mystical adventure film by the Henson studio (famous for Muppets). Local marionette artists will entertain in the lobby before the show, 4 pm
    March 14: The Whatcom Museum FIG features Pappenspiel performing and teaching children and families, noon.
    March 15: Welcome Marionettes host an open house at their magical studio theatre in the woods of Deming (details below), 1 – 3 pm
    March 20: Bellingham Storytellers’ Guild features puppetry and story
    March 20: Whatcom Community College ASWCC Art Club co-hosts puppetry Cabaret featuring String and Shadow, Peregrine Puppet Theatre, Vox Fabuli and more. Admission to the cabaret performance at WCC is free of charge.
    March 21: World Puppetry Day at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden features ventriloquist Ellie deVeer (Bellingham’s Got Talent winner), FireFly Productions, Peregrine Puppet Theatre and more, from 3-4:30 pm
    March 22: Mt. Bakery Fairhaven hosts Pappenspiel at 4 pm

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020

    Cancelled World Puppet Day Performance

    3-4:30

    Jansen Art Center

    Lynden

    Be Safe and Healthy, Hope to see you soon!

     

    The Peregrine Puppet Theater will be participating!

    World Puppetry Day is March 21, 2020, and Whatcom County is celebrating with a mini-festival of performances and workshops throughout March. The festival includes a line-up of local and regional performers in a variety of marionette, mask, string, shadow and stick puppetry media.

    World Puppetry Day at the Jansen Art Center features ventriloquist Ellie deVeer (Bellingham’s Got Talent winner), FireFly Productions, Peregrine Puppet Theatre and more!  $10

    World Puppetry Day was established in 2002 by UNIMA, the Union Internationale de la Marionnette, a non-governmental organization affiliated with UNESCO, and has been celebrated around the world since 2003. Bellingham celebrated World Puppetry Day for the first time in 2019 in partnership with the Alternative Library where the three-night mini-cabaret sold-out all shows. Local volunteers, performers and arts groups came together in late 2019 to plan a Bellingham World Puppetry Day celebration with the goal of increasing awareness of the artistry and technical advancement of puppetry, and to demonstrate that this art form goes well beyond childhood play.

    The festival includes a line-up of local and regional performers:

    March 6: Festivities begin with a puppetry display during Art Walk on Friday, 5 -7 pm
    March 7: Trivia Puppet Company presents Puget Sound Puppetry Festival in Seattle, noon to 8 pm. Get tickets here.
    March 8: Pickford Film Center features Dark Crystal, the mystical adventure film by the Henson studio (famous for Muppets). Local marionette artists will entertain in the lobby before the show, 4 pm
    March 14: The Whatcom Museum FIG features Pappenspiel performing and teaching children and families, noon.
    March 15: Welcome Marionettes host an open house at their magical studio theatre in the woods of Deming (details below), 1 – 3 pm
    March 20: Bellingham Storytellers’ Guild features puppetry and story
    March 20: Whatcom Community College ASWCC Art Club co-hosts puppetry Cabaret featuring String and Shadow, Peregrine Puppet Theatre, Vox Fabuli and more. Admission to the cabaret performance at WCC is free of charge.
    March 21: World Puppetry Day at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden features ventriloquist Ellie deVeer (Bellingham’s Got Talent winner), FireFly Productions, Peregrine Puppet Theatre and more, from 3-4:30 pm
    March 22: Mt. Bakery Fairhaven hosts Pappenspiel at 4 pm

  • Fri
    27
    Mar
    2020

    Cancelled Underground Blues Show

    8pm
    Cellar Door
    Address940 Water St #1, Port Townsend, WA 98368
    Phone(360) 385-6959

    Be Safe and Healthy, Hope to see you soon!

     

    So Glad the Cellar Door has re-Opened. Full Band, Boogie N Blues!!!!

    Featuring Jim Nyby on Piano.

    $5 Bones Cover all to the Band

  • Sun
    29
    Mar
    2020

    Cancelled HarpFest Beginning/Intermediate Workshop

    3-5pm

    Bellingham Wind Works

    360-733-5840
    2405 Meridian St. Bellingham, WA 98225

    Be Safe and Healthy, Hope to see you soon!

     

     Beginning / Intermediate Harmonica with Andy "Badd Dog" Koch and Jan Peters
    Local artists Andy "Badd Dog" Koch of the Badd Dog Blues Society and Jan Peters of the Gallowglass Irish Band and The Tango Cowboys will provide insight into developing your harmonica playing style in different musical genres such as Blues, Folk, Klezmer, and more!
    Free! Pre-registration at Windworks recommended.
    Events all month, Check the Windworks Website for Full Schedule

Many have seen Andy play that mouth organ on his knees, with so much soul there is no choice but to meld with it and roll into the rhythm.

Off Leash Sound

NEWS & YELPS

Andy Koch (pronounced “cook”) moved to Bellingham from Seattle in the fall of 1973 to attend Fairhaven College. It was meant to be a temporary move.
His motto now, he says, is “old enough to know better; too late to stop now.”

A heartfelt thanks to all for keeping track of our goings ons, and making it out to shows when you can.
We could not do it without your support.
Our latest CD OFF LEASH! Featuring Fat James, is available at shows and is a perfect gift for the Blues Lover on your list.