BIG ROAD BLUES- 2017 WBS Best New Band Nominee- 6 piece Classic Soul and R&B- With Very Special Guests Wasted Words- A Musical Tribute to the Allman Brothers

Saturday, August 5, 2017 8:00PM

1414 Alaskan Way, Seattle, 98101, WA, United States
Tickets: $16.00



Rockin soul & blues – local all-star band – Big Road Blues is a monthly get together of some of the area’s most talented players – digging deep into the sounds of the blues, R & B and old soul classics, this 6 piece band packs a punch for a great evening of music and dancing……every second Thursday night at the award winning HIGHWAY 99 BLUES CLUB in Seattle.


Marc Lagen (guitar)
Randy Norris (guitar, vocals)
Tommy Wall (bass)
Dave Kennedy (saxophone)
Billy Hancock Jr (keys)
Steve Sarkowsky (drums)



Wasted Words, a Seattle-based Allman Brothers tribute band, is a group of local musicians with different musical backgrounds including Rock, Blues, Classical, Jazz. The one thing they have in common is their desire to play the music of the Allman Brothers Band. While on the surface their music seems simple, it is in fact a a complex blend of many different styles. If you listen closely you'll hear everything from Bobby Blue Bland to Miles Davis and everything in between. (parts of the song Dreams were influenced by Davis' modal playing on Kind of Blue and the soundtrack to 2001 A Space Odyssey)  In listening to their early work, from a musician's standpoint, it's amazing how advanced their music was for their young age.  Musically, they were light years beyond many of their counterparts of that era. While the Allman Brothers were called a Jam Band, they were really a band that jammed. All that time spent together resulted in what Wasted Words have listened to over the years.


In addition to their passion for the music, it's uncovering the many layers, learning and understanding of the Allman Brothers Band music that has brought them together. It's their goal to bring everything they did and play it for you you in a manner that excites and moves you the way they did to so many people for 45 years.