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Join us Friday evening for a very special event with United By Music. This hip-shaking show is hitting the highway,  just in time to kick off your holidays!  United by Music North America band, winner of the prestigious MUDDY Award for Best Event 2016 will open the Harpdog Brown show featuring UBMNA mentor, and Highway 99 Blues Club favorite, Ben Rice. This event will showcase UBMNA artists spanning the state from Vancouver to Edmonds, and their full ensemble!  The showcase will begin with UBMNA artist ambassador, Nick Baker, performing a set of holiday songs. 

Highway 99 Blues Club and Harpdog Brown are dedicating this evening to support these courageous artists who are musically talented and developmental challenges and delays - Engaging them in a program of workshops, rehearsals and performances.  In January, the group is headed back to Memphis to perform two showcases during the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge week. Highway 99 Blues Club guests will have the chance engage in and support this trip and other performance opportunities, including UBMNA's feature shows during the USA Games for Special Olympics being held in Seattle in July 2018!
UBMNA is excited to announce their first international associated mentor, three-time Maple Blues Award winner Canadian musician Harpdog Brown. 
United by Music North America performs world-wide and year-round  and is expanding it's programming and seeking new talent in the Seattle area in 2018!  With a strong foundation for success provided by Amanda Gresham and Barbara Hammerman, co-founders and directors, UBMNA is fulfilling its mission of raising awareness about how connected we all are through music, community and our universal aspirations to lead inspiring and fulfilling lives.

Coming Soon!
The Fabulous Roof Shakers - Vintage East Coast R&B (12/20)
The Trailer Park Kings - Classic Rock Blues (12/21)
Harpdog Brown and the Travelin' Blues Show (12/22)
Holiday Rhythm & Blues - Featuring: Zhanea June- with Special Guest - The Funk E Fusion Band (12/23)
John "The Greyhound" Maxwell's Acoustic Juke Joint (12/27)
Patti Allen and Monster Road (12/28)
Nora Michaels - Blues Chanteuse - 70th Birthday Party (12/29)
Ben Smith and Friends (12/30)
Duffy Bishop Band: 13th Annual New Years Eve House Party (12/31)
Blues Double Header with: CD Woodbury Trio and Brian Lee & the Orbiters (1/5)
Big Road Blues - With Very Special Guest - Honey Mustard (1/6)
Wasted Words - A Tribute to the Music of the Allman Brothers (1/10)
Big Road Blues - Classic Soul and R&B (1/11)
JJ Thames (1/12)
Kalimba (1/13)
The Fabulous Roof Shakers - Vintage East Coast R&B (1/17)
Zydeco Rex (1/18)
Randy Oxford Band Featuring Aury Moore - with Special Guests: Linda Carroll (vocals) & Kim Workman (bass) (1/19)
Rose City Kings (1/20)
John "The Greyhound" Maxwell's Acoustic Juke Joint (1/24)
Patti Allen and Monster Road (1/25)
Ben Rice Band with Special Guest - Anni Piper (Bass & Vocals) (1/26)
Doctorfunk (1/27)
Highway 99 Debut - Hurts Like Hell - Original Southern Influenced Blues Rock (1/31)
Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble - Live Louisiana Zydeco (2/2)
An Evening With Seth Walker (2/3)
Big Road Blues - Classic Soul and R&B (2/8)
Lloyd Jones Struggle (2/10)
The Highway 99 All-Stars Featuring: Polly O'Keary, Randy Oxford, Mark Dufresne, Tim Sherman, Frank "Hot Rod" Holman & Steve Sarkowsky (2/16)
The 44's (2/17)
The Hank Shreve Band with very special guests & highway 99 debut of the Durham County Poets from Montreal, Canada (2/24)
Big Time Double Bill with: Sister Mercy and very special guest - the Ty Curtis Band (3/3)
Ridin' With The King - All Star Tribute to the Music of BB King (3/16)
The Andy T Band with Alabama Mike & Special Guest: Anson Funderburgh (3/30)
Mojo Cannon (4/20)

Wednesday, December 20, 8pm     $7


The Fabulous Roof Shakers  (FRS) are composed of veteran musicians from Seattle, Queens, Detroit, and San Francisco and are available for Private Parties, Festivals, Casino's, and Clubs . FRS has been performing Vintage East Coast Rhythm and Blues to enthusiastic crowds in and around the Puget Sound area and beyond since 2006. FRS features a solid rhythm section, gritty vocals, wailing blues harmonica, soulful sax and smokin' guitar.

Thursday, December 21, 8pm     $7


The Trailer Park Kings --This Thursday The Trailer Park Kings play the entire Beatles/Abbey Road medley/side 2.  Don't miss this event along with a night's worth of late 60's and 70's rock and roll.  You wont see many bands attempt a project like this, but that's what the TPK's do...whatever the hell they want. 
Longtime ace blues drummer David Hudson is Back in the Saddle with  his latest project - "the Trailer Park Kings" - a band with enough Creedence to bring Sweet Emotion to the classic blues rock tunes that we all have grown up with.  Band members-- John Comstock, Lauralee Smith, Tanya Hodel, Bart Hyde, Steve Thomas and David Hudson Come Together to play the most rocking blues music - Rolling out a great night of entertaining and danceable classic blues rock music... this band has a Whole Lotta experience and has been culling the records bins all Crosstown to Top off their song list.... ....No Matter What you do, don't fail to Ride On down to the 99 and let the Trailer Park Kings give you every inch of their love.

Friday, December 22, 8pm     $16


He's been called a blues evangelist and that is a very fitting moniker.  "I speak the blues like it's the truth, and it is" he was recently quoted.  "I do feel like I'm a servant of the people.  And I do believe that music heals people if they pay attention to the good messages in the songs we perform."  He delivers those messages in the traditional sound of early electric blues.  Think of the old Chess Records and Sun Records of the late 40's and early 50's. Harpdog says "Blues has a healing power.  It's a beautiful celebration of our perfectly flawed lives.  We help people forget about their issues of the moment and then they realize that we all have our issues, and that's ok."
Vancouver-based Harpdog Brown was born in Edmonton in 1962, an adopted child who has felt somewhat detached his whole life - "a lifelong battle of not feeling like I belonged.  I think I was born for the circus, you know, born to travel.  The blues tapped me on the shoulder years ago and said 'this is where you belong, son'.  So the blues became my circus and there's no better way to travel than with a classic blues band!"

They love the traditional early electric blues sound and they perform that style with authenticity.  Some call it a Chicago Blues sound.  Harpdog calls it Classic Blues.  Think late 40's and early 50's vintage electric blues.  They perform mostly originals yet they often include great songs of the masters from that era.  Think Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed and of course, Muddy Waters.  Audiences say that they love hearing that lo-fi vinyl sound live on stage.  
Harpdog Brown is a gifted vocalist and an imaginative harmonica player.  Guitarist Jordie Edmonds plays a lowdown understated style yet has plenty of flash when needed.  Doghouse bass player Pat Darcus drives the engine with his percussive style.  The Travelin' Blues Show sometimes includes other guest musicians that befit the band and situation such as Seattle's own "Drummerboy" Jeff Hayes who will be joining them on this show.  Regardless of the incarnation you see, this show is unique, refreshing and leaves audiences feeling good and wanting more.
He has won three consecutive Maple Blues Awards for Harmonica Player of the Year (2014/2015/2016),  the Fraser Valley Music Award, has three consecutive Western Canadian Music Awards Nominations, a Juno Nomination and is the only Canadian to win the coveted Muddy Award.  In 2016, he was nominated for 3 Maple Blues Awards (Harmonica Player, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year) for his latest release Travelin' With The Blues.  The album features a duet with Charlie Musselwhite and was produced by the Beale Street Blues Bopper himself, Little Victor with guest appearances from Kid Andersen, Big John Atkinson and more.  
His latest album Travelin' With The Blues released in 2016 is still sitting in the top roots and blues charts and follows his Top 20 charting 2014 release What It Is (Roots Music Report International Blues Albums).
Get off the couch and some see some seriously classic blues that's lots of fun!

Holiday Rhythm & Blues Featuring ZHANEA JUNE with special guest THE FUNK E FUSION BAND
Saturday, December 23, 8pm     $17


Join us for a special holiday celebration featuring the wonderful singer, Zhanea June with special guest The Funk E Fusion Band! 
Zhanea June is a local singer with origins in New Orleans who studied Vocal Performance at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles.  She'll be singing with The Funk E Fusion, which is a collection of some of the best musicians in the Northwest who normally only play songs that have come out on either a cassette, reel to reel, or a record.  
Zhanea June on vocals
John Studamire on Bass
Mark Adams on Guitar-Vocals
Craig Washington on Drums
Micheal Miller on Keyboards-Vocals
Lonnie Williams on Sax-Vocals
Colin Pulkrabek on Saxophone
"Music is the language of the people.  We have strayed to ofar from the essence of music's true perpose, and my job is to create timelessness through sweet melodies.  Music is what's going to heal the people and our nation.  My calling is to make that happen in peace.  After all, God gave me the gift, I just hold the mic."
~Zhanea Jones


The correct answer to last week's trivia question: Congratulations Jon Manning!! The correct answer was: 
a) Meteorology

This weeks question:
(The first correct answer to hit our inbox gets complimentary admission for 2 to the show of their choice. Subject to availability.)

Harpdog Brown's life has been rife with material for the blues songs he writes. At what age did he first meet his birth mother, and learn the story surrounding his birth?

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