San Juan Island
Musicians and Band
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The local music scene has had many great bands over the years. Who can forget the Chevys or the Down Home Band of years gone by. Bands like The Fabulous Rhythmatics, who are still pounding it out. Kanaka Joe the original punkers, Rockfish , Hunk a Funk now Betchawannaboogieband The Snags, Stockrocker, The Relics, Full Circle, SunDog, Uncle Otto, DirtMonkeys, No Exit, Solar Siblings, Sugar on the Floor, Jesus Chords, Atlantics, Silvertones, Santos de Lopez, Cheap Friends and more. Its an ever evolving state of musicians and gatherings with many great players, many who seem to show up in multiple bands. They come and they go. This island, that island. People come to these islands to live and work and play and we're very lucky to have such a great selection of musical talent. Not only are there Rockers, Blues guys, Bluegrassers, Celtic, Old Tymey players and Jazzers but a few greats drop in too! Steve Miller (yes the original joker) a legendary guitarist/songwriter has dropped into the world reknown Bella Luna Social Club (Now The Rumor Mill) on Blues Nite. !, world renown violinist, Andor Toth who is one of the classical worlds heavyweights and , hey even Queensriche recorded an album here!... This Site is intended to introduce you to the players/bands and what they're about. Let me know what you think about islandsmusic.com. We accept good (and not so good) feedback, and encourage you to help us with developing this site... If you have a band or are a musician...or know some of the past groups from and around the San Juan Islands...yes our Canadian Friends too, drop us a note, we'd really like hearing from you, and we'll hook you up!...Keep on Picking

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Henry-James Band....Long time local players Tom Doenges, James Barkshire,Denny Penrose and Steve Cutting...Rock, Country, Blisterin Slide Guitar and a great ryhthm section....there it is...go see em....check back for more local shows.
Duo-Tones Bob Leytze & Mike Adams play Beatles, Zepplin, Elvis Costello, The Who, U2, and originals. Good singing and playing. Energetic dynamics along with other dog and pony show highlights...always fun, expect the unexpected.. on Hiatus for now!...
OOPA...Traditional Eastern European Roma(Gypsy) with Bob Freeauf, Greg Sadowsky, and Kirk Fuhrmeister...cool roots music played with much zest...recommend you catch em.
Chameleons 4 Piece Dance band w/Kira Sable on vocals, Michael Linehan on drums, Kevin Cullen on bass, and Darvis Taylor on guitar/vocals ...Check em out on facebook
The Rocktopus Todd Cochrans new band...from Lopez but play in and around all the islands!..Rock and Roll Baby!
T-Flo.....local singer/guitar player...plays around Friday Harbor from time to time...always a good show!
Kels Boreen ..and One Tree Records...Great tunes, Solo Guitarist Songwriter and local stalwart of some magnitude
The Jesus Chords...Local Friday Harbor kinder, rocking alt country in the big city and beyond...git er done!
The Fabulous Rhythmatics...Big Shoes Ryhthm and Blues. One of Friday Harbors Longest Living Bands! 22 years strong in 2017! You wanna dance?...These guys got the stuff that big grooves are made of...Local Islanders breakin a sweat! Available and Able! We will be firing up this old hoss on July 22nd @ the Rumor Mill!...
Uncle Otto...Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin, Dobro and Harmonies that will make you swoon, mabey eh? ...they like David Lindley, the Band, CSNY, New Riders, Dan Hicks, plus original tunes. These guys are a local favorite and love to play...nice fellas check out thier link for more info on booking etc. "Old Kids on the Rock Production"...on temporary hiatus til fall 2015....TBD
San Juan Strings...Enjoy elegant Classical music and cheery Celtic/Irish music performed by first-class island musicians
J-Bots...locals playing Classic Rock covers...good at it too!...

check em out...

San Juan Jazz Quintet.......these guys are laying down, Miles, Coltrane, and the classics...great tunes in and around Friday Harbor
Devorah...Psudoname of one of Friday Harbors longtime performers...Deb, Devorah Gottesman also known as Deb "Sundog" and other affections we wont go into...see fer yerself, check out her site(s)!!! Debbie has been in Seattle for sometime hammering out her career and on occasion graces us here in F.H. with a visit, and sometimes even a performance!...much love Deb~
Ian Byington...longtime local performer now living in Victoria BC...Ian writes compelling songs about life and it all its quirks...now living in Victoria BC. He does like to visit us here though...post him and say Hello from www.islandsmusic.com
One more time Jazz Band....Friday Harbors own Big Band!..One of the islands oldest outfits, today it has 15-18 members with guest vocalists and plays the last Friday of the month regularly at the Rumor Mill!

...If you want us to list your group...
email us at funkon@rockisland.com
or visit us at

www.islandsmusic.com

This site owned and maintained by "Old Kids on the Rock Productions" Tm

...If you want us to list your group...
email us at funkon@rockisland.com
or visit us at

www.islandsmusic.com

This site owned and maintained by "Old Kids on the Rock Productions" Tm